Bird by Crystal Chan

In the small town of Caledonia, Iowa, Jewel stands out: she’s “‘half-Jamaican, a quarter white, and a quarter Mexican.'” As if to provide a physical embodiment of Jewel’s hapa background, the audib…

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Is My Character “Black Enough”? Advice on Writing Cross-Culturally

Tu Books Publisher and Editorial Director Stacy Whitman shares advice on writing cross-culturally for an author who wonders, “Is my character black enough?”

Community Village‘s insight:
Another decision to make: Should the character code switch?
I suppose some people speak the same way in all situations, but I speak differently when I’m at work verses when I’m at home or around friends.
Also, code switching can be done by any character – regardless of their ethnic background.

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10 Awesome Books for Children of Mixed Race

It’s valuable for children to see themselves and their families represented in art and literature, to give them a sense of larger community, so we’ve compiled a list of 10 awesome books featuring children of mixed race and multicultural families.

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Garcelle Beauvais: ‘Diversity should be celebrated’

Community Village‘s insight:

TOO DARK to be white, too light to be black. It’s just one of the negative cliché’s history has leveled at mixed race people, reminding them they don’t ‘belong’ to either side.

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Checking Boxes and Filling Blanks: Diversity and Inclusion in Children’s Literature

By Cory Silverberg CBC Diversity The publisher Lee and Low recently mobilized social media (through the nifty infographic featured) to jumpstart a discussi

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The Ongoing Problem of Race in Young Adult Literature

In 1965, 11 years after the Supreme Court outlawed segregated schools, Nancy Larrick wrote an article titled “The All-White World of Children’s Books” for the Saturday Review. Much has changed since then.

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Black Women Birthing White Babies~Whaaaaat?

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On Today’s episode of Mixed Race Radio we will meet Tiffany Harding-Catledge, a married mother of six beautiful children ranging in age from 15 to her 6 year old twins. Tiffany resides in Southern California with her family and is here to discuss her first book, Mixed Me, which is the first book in her planned Mixed Me series.

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“I Am Mixed” Q&A – Mixed Nation

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We spoke with the wonderful creators of the children’s book, ‘I Am Mixed’ by Garcelle Beauvais and Sebastian A. Jones. This wonderful book is essential for all parents raising multicultural children.

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