This September will mark the second anniversary of the Reading While White blog, and there is much work to be done. We are committed to our mission.
To mark our second anniversary, we are planning a series of posts for September to shine the spotlight on amazing books written by creators of color and First/Native Nations authors and illustrators. We will also challenge ourselves to look back and to re-examine beloved texts from our pasts through nostalgia posts. With the help of colleagues who have volunteered to share guest posts, we will also have the opportunity to bring in new voices and ideas as we move forward.
We are reminded of the August 2017 ALSC Community Forum in which Dr. Nicole Cooke recommended Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence by Derald Wing Sue and said, “silence speaks volumes.” As we enter into our third year, we will continue to listen to feedback and to keep speaking out and sharing our reflections, learning, and growth.
Read These Folks First, Then Read Us Afterwards If You Still Have Time
- A Year of Thursdays
- American Indians in Children's Literature
- Brown Bookshelf
- Cotton Quilts
- Cuatrogatos Foundation
- De Colores
- Disability in KidLit
- Hijabi Librarians
- Indigo's Bookshelf: Voices of Native Youth
- Latinxs in KidLit
- Medal on My Mind
- OurStory (from We Need Diverse Books)
- Research on Diversity in Youth Literature
- Rich in Color
- See What We See: Social Justice Books
- Teaching For Change
- Vamos a Leer
- We Need Diverse Books
- We're The People Reading Lists
- YA Pride