Bilingual Books for Early Readers – Escucha Means Listen

Bilingual Books for Early Readers – Escucha Means Listen Escucha Means Listen is a bilingual children’s picture book for early readers, approximately ages 3-5.  Authored by Talia Aikens-Nuñez, Escucha Means Listen is simple and thoughtfully written.  It’s back and forth, English / Spanish transitions sound natural and are fun to repeat with young children as they learn.  Both […]

Multicultural fiction author, Mina Khan, opens up about her new book ‘Dead: A Ghost Story’

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A new multicultural fiction tale, ‘Dead: A Ghost Story’ The following is a guest post by author, Mina Khan I started writing when I was a child and never stopped. It was and is my preferred way to communicate and to make sense of the world. I started out writing poetry and ended up working […]

Killing Rage: Ending Racism {Book Review}

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Killing Rage: Ending Racism {Book Review} “Many African Americans feel uncontrollable rage when we encounter white supremacist aggression. That rage is not pathological. It is an appropriate response to injustice.”  This quote from bell hook’s insightful novel, Killing Rage: Ending Racism, illustrates that many African Americans have rage about race and racism. Hooks suggests that […]

LISTEN: Interview with Author of “In Search of My Father” Shadé Ashani {Podcast}

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Interview with Author Shadé Ashani {Recap} On Wednesday night, Amanda (@MarocMama) and I had the pleasure of interviewing an up and coming author, Shadé Ashani.  In the interview, she spoke frankly about her struggle to overcome the challenges that she faced after her father left her family.  After starting college, she began noticing that many of […]

Interview with Author of “In Search of My Father” Shadé Ashani {LIVE TONIGHT 9pm EST}

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Multicultural Familia Radio Show Wednesdays at 9pm EST/6pm PST, Multicultural Familia will be hosting biweekly shows on Blog Talk Radio about a variety of topics relating to multicultural families.  The one hour show will include interviews with with parents and experts, guest appearances from popular multicultural bloggers and commentary about the latest ‘hot topics’ in […]

Bill of Rights for Racially Mixed People {via The Multiracial Experience}

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Bill of Rights for Racially Mixed People Authored by Maria P.P. Root I HAVE THE RIGHT… Not to justify my existence in this world.  Not to keep the races separate within me.  Not to be responsible for people’s discomfort with my physical ambiguity.  Not to justify my ethnic legitimacy. I HAVE THE RIGHT… To identify […]

Multicultural Mondays Blog Hop: Growing Up Global {Play}

  For Multicultural Monday, I’m continuing my reading from Homa Sabet Tavangar’s Growing Up Global. This week’s chapter was about play.  In the book, Homa list a variety of international games, some common and others not so well-known, that can bring communities together.  As well as forging global friendships through games, children can learn about geography, language, […]

Black History Lit Review: Life Upon These Shores

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    A Look at Black History We all learn stories about Black heroes like Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and George Washington Carver; but there are so many more stories from Black History that should be shared.  African-Americans represent a diverse group of people with a rich and varied history in the United […]

Multicultural Mondays Blog Hop: Growing Up Global {Greetings}

  This week, for Multicultural Monday, I’m continuing my reading from Homa Sabet Tavangar’s Growing Up Global.  This week’s chapter was about greetings and how important they are for forming friendships that can allow us to see others as individuals, rather than within a narrow box of traits. There are many interesting thoughts and ideas […]

#MulticulturalMondays Blog Hop: Growing Up Global {Friendship}

  Image via growingupglobal.net   It’s been a couple of weeks since I last wrote a Multicultural Mondays post.  Being sick does that to you.  But I’m starting to feel better now and I’m actually glad that I had those two weeks to give my brain a little rest and think about how I wanted […]

Why You Should Protest the Arizona Book Ban

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Why You Should Protest the Arizona Book Ban As I was on Facebook, I noticed a friend of mine had posted a link to a site called Censored News talking about Tucson, AZ and book banning. I figured it was still over the Mexican American cultural studies debacle since the state found that the schools […]

Fiesta Feminina by Mary-Joan Gerson

 Images via Barefoot Books Fiesta Feminina by Mary-Joan Gerson ~ THIS GIVEAWAY HAS CLOSED ~ Today marks day four of the anniversary celebration and giveaways!  A book that I really wanted to share is this feminist children’s book that explores the empowered women and folklore of Mexico.  From la virgen de Guadalupe to la luna, […]