Our theme for both linkups in January is Human Rights. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is celebrated in the US in January, think about your favorite books to share with children about the importance and the history of human rights and/or civil rights. (As always, the theme is only a suggestion. Diverse posts on alternate topics are always welcome.)
I posted this collage on my Instagram account and I posted on Civil Rights Movement Art and children’s books.
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Our theme for the current month is Human Rights. Themes are a suggestion only; all diverse book posts are welcome. If you’re interested, you can start planning now for our upcoming themes …
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2 thoughts on “Human Rights Books for Kids Linky #DiverseKidLit”
That’s a great list of books related to Martin Luther King. Just linked my review for MCBD 2017. Will be coming back to check out the other links on the linky. 🙂
Thanks so much for your support of MCBD and for sharing your post Priya!!