KADIR NELSON CREATES NEW ‘SUMMERTIME CITY’ ILLUSTRATION FOR ‘THE NEW YORKER’
Kadir Nelson: “I was poring over photographs of neighborhood kids playing in the street, and I found an old photo from the nineteen-sixties of a kid wearing goggles as he basked in the spray unleashed by a fire hydrant. It made perfect sense to me. If you can’t make it to the pool or the beach, why not still wear goggles? It was so imaginative and practical. For some kids, the fire hydrant is the pool or the ocean.”
ONLY 1% OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS HAVE B.A.M.E. MAIN CHARACTERS – UK STUDY
Only 1% of British children’s books feature a main character who is black or minority ethnic, a investigation into representations of people of colour has found, with the director calling the findings “stark and shocking”.
This compares to the 32.1% of schoolchildren of minority ethnic origins in England identified by the Department of Education last year.
…the late American children’s author Walter Dean Myers (wrote in 2014 “Books transmit values. They explore our common humanity. What is the message when some children are not represented in those books? … Where are black children going to get a sense of who they are and what they can be?”
9 HOPEFUL BOOKS TO READ IF YOU LOVED THE MISTER ROGERS DOCUMENTARY ‘WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR’
How I Resist brings together modern luminaries like author Jacqueline Woodson and Broadway actor Javier Munoz, to tell their stories of activism and hope. The book focuses on how every person can make the choice to help, and insist on standing up and being heard in the face of helplessness.
EVERY YOUNGSTER IS REVOLUTIONARY: PAK AUTHOR
Call it a reflex thing, but the moment we see a Pakistani woman talking about feminism and political Islam, the first question hurled at her is about why women in Pakistan do not have any rights? “Well, this is a misconception. I mean, the face of modern Pakistan is Malala Yousafzai,” says Aneela Zeb Babar, a celebrated Pakistani author, and researcher.
CDPL CELEBRATES WOMEN WHO BREAK THE RULES
While some of the women we’re highlighting behave badly according to the law, we’re also featuring ladies who have disobeyed a different set of standards — mens’ standards. Pick up “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai and read the story of how the author was shot by members of the Taliban at the age of 15 for her activism and involvement in pursuing education rights for girls in Pakistan.
BOOK REVIEW – WALT IMAGINATION: THE LIFE OF WALT DISNEY
Author Doreen Rappaport is no stranger to non-fiction literature, having published similar books on Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Walt Disney once said “We should never lose sight of one thing, that it was all started by a mouse.” I would argue that the thing we should never lose sight of is that it was all started by a man who was not so unlike others, except for his forward-thinking ideas and commitment to quality entertainment the entire family could enjoy. It’s important to share this with the children in your life to inspire them to dream big.
NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK RISING WATER TO TELL STOR OF THE THAI CAVE RESCUE
Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, will publish Rising Water: The Story of the Thai Cave Rescue, a middle-grade nonfiction book detailing the incredible story behind the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped in a flooded cave network in Thailand…
“The Thai cave rescue captivated the world — as a thrilling adventure, an example of global cooperation, and through the inspiring story of the young men, both Thai and stateless, who showed such courage and good nature,” Aronson (author of the book) said in a statement.
HYENAS BROUGHT TO LIFE, SHOWN RESPECT, BY LOCAL AUTHOR
Sy Montgomery of Hancock hails the marvels of octopuses, cheetahs, great white sharks, snakes and tree kangaroos in writing about her adventures.
SAVE THE DATE: JANE ADDAMS CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD CEREMONY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018 AT 2:30 PM
777 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA FL 2 (44TH & 1ST)
A memorable afternoon of award presentation and responses by authors and illustrators. Meet and talk with the honored guests, including Award winners and honorees. Enjoy a reception and an opportunity for book signing after formal presentation of the awards. All the award books will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to all. Reservations are not needed. Can’t come to NYC? Follow the ceremony as it is live streamed! (Details of streaming to be announced at a later date.)