60 Diverse Picture Books to Celebrate the Holiday Season

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All the Colors of Christmas Written by Matthew Paul Turner & Illustrated by Gillian Gamble It’s God withina baby’s skinon that very first Christmas Day. All the colors come together when readers are reminded that Christmas is YOU—you’re a part of the story, the joy and the glory! Matthew shows us again and again that the … Continue reading 60 Diverse Picture Books to Celebrate the Holiday Season

35 Diverse & Inclusive Books for ‘Back to School’

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Hello Literally Cultured Readers! Wow! I can't believe a new school year is upon us, and whether a teacher, parent, or a caregiver -- will be one that will surely be different than we have ever experienced before. I myself am gearing up for returning to school as full-time online teacher. Among the myriad of … Continue reading 35 Diverse & Inclusive Books for ‘Back to School’

I Am Every Good Thing: Q & A with author Derrick Barnes

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As a mom of three Brown boys, my pursuit of books with positive representation of Black and Brown boys is neverending... and Derrick Barnes answered the call. He quickly become one of my go-to authors, and following Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut and King of Kindergarten... I found myself anxiously waiting for "what's … Continue reading I Am Every Good Thing: Q & A with author Derrick Barnes

Dear Khloe: Love Letters to My Little Sister

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When I first connected with St.Clair Detrick-Jules I knew I wanted to do something special to honor her first book release, but also honor the special women in my life that I feel could contribute to the ever-evolving conversation surrounding Black hair. When it comes to Black hair, one would think our society had made … Continue reading Dear Khloe: Love Letters to My Little Sister