Literally Cultured’s Best Picture Books of 2021

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Last year I began my annual round-up of favorite picture books of the year with one book for each month, and needless to say, choosing only 12 books was an agonizing feat. So this year, since 2021 decided to throw us some curve balls and seemingly break all the rules...I decided to reward myself (and … Continue reading Literally Cultured’s Best Picture Books of 2021

85 Diverse Picture Books to Celebrate the Holiday Season *Updated Dec. 2021*

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Charlotte and the Nutcracker: The True Story of a Girl Who Made Ballet History Written by Charlotte Nebres & Illustrated by Alea Marley The only thing Charlotte loves as much as ballet is Christmas. So, when she gets the opportunity to play Marie in the New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker, she leaps at the chance. … Continue reading 85 Diverse Picture Books to Celebrate the Holiday Season *Updated Dec. 2021*

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