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Diversity in Children's Lit

By Andrea Routley
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Here is a list of kids books featuring characters of diverse cultural and family backgrounds.
Dipnetting with Dad

Dipnetting with Dad

edition:Hardcover

BUMP, BUMP - SLAP, river sockeye salmon are pulled onto shore! Set in the beautiful landscape of the Cariboo Chilcotin region, DIPNETTING WITH DAD is a delightful and colourful story of a father teaching his son the Secwepemc method of fishing known as dipnetting. Together they visit the sweat lodge, mend the nets, select the best fishing spot and catch and pack their fish through rugged bush back to the family home for traditional preparation. In his first book, Williams Lake IndianBand member …

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Please Clean Up Your Room!

Please Clean Up Your Room!

by Itah Sadu
illustrated by Roy Condy
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
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What will make Christopher clean his room? Christopher is a good kid with one bad habit: he refuses to clean his room. He likes it that way, cheesy socks and all. Even the bugs don't want to stick around. Finally the critters unite! The fish convince the cockroaches to send a message to Christopher: clean up your room! Itah Sadu's wild storytelling voice shines through this hilarious book that will appeal to anyone who has ever had a messy room - or lived with someone who has!

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Smelly Socks

Smelly Socks

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover

Tina's new socks are so wonderful she vows to wear them every day! But they begin to smell really, really bad because Tina will not take them off - even to be washed. The kids finally drag Tina down to the river and make her wash those stinky socks, driving away all the fish with the nasty odour! Tina's mom gets her a new shirt as a reward for finally getting her socks clean. A shirt Tina loves so much, she vows never, ever to take it off!

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Up Home

Up Home

by Shauntay Grant
illustrated by Susan Tooke
edition:Hardcover

A positive, heartwarming portrayal of North Preston past and present. This touching poem from spoken-word artist, poet and CBC Radio personality Shauntay Grant portrays the Nova Scotian community of Preston. Short, staccato lines, musicality and the use of real, spoken language, and Susan Tooke's breathtaking illustrations using real models from the community, combine in a sensory experience that is sure to wow readers of all ages. Grant's memories of growing up reflect a magical place where lan …

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Suki's Kimono

Suki's Kimono

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
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Suki’s favorite possession is her blue cotton kimono. A gift from her obachan, it holds special memories of her grandmother’s visit last summer. And Suki is going to wear it on her first day back to school — no matter what anyone says.

When it’s Suki’s turn to share with her classmates what she did during the summer, she tells them about the street festival she attended with her obachan and the circle dance that they took part in. In fact, she gets so carried away reminiscing that she’ …

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Abby's Birds

Abby's Birds

edition:Hardcover

Mrs. Naka teaches Abby how to make origami birds and Abby conjures up a surprise to comfort her.

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Chin Chiang and the Dragon's Dance

Chin Chiang and the Dragon's Dance

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

Winner of the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator Award

From the time Chin Chiang stood only as high as his grandfather's knees, he dreamed of dancing the dragon's dance. Now the first day of the Year of the Dragon has arrived, and Chin Chiang is so scared that he wants to melt into his shoes.

Chin Chiang is a most appealing small boy, whose plight will touch readers young and old.

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Asha's Mums

Asha's Mums

edition:Paperback
tagged : girls & women

When Asha's lesbian mums become an issue for the teacher and the curiosity of classmates, Asha responds that having two mums is not a big deal. They are a family.

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