Our theme for this #DiverseKidLit is books in a series. Series books are great for hooking readers because there’s another book after you finish the first one! Share your favorite book series featuring diverse characters. (As always, the theme is only a suggestion. Diverse posts on alternate topics are always welcome.)
I have a few recommendations!
Grace Lin has three series: Ling & Ting (easy reader), Pacy Lin (chapter book), Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (four book chapter books series).
Ling & Ting are charming short stories that tie up in each book. This series has won many awards including a Geisel.
The Pacy Lin series most reflects Grace Lin’s own childhood.
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon 4 book series
These are companion books but the most recent one is starting to tie back to her previous books. Lin weaves Chinese folk tales and mythology into her award-winning series.
Rita Williams-Garcia’s trilogy is a multigenerational family story that includes the Civil Rights Movement Black Panther movement as well as living in Oakland, Alabama and Brooklyn.
Joseph Bruchac’s series is a departure but it’s clear that he’s having fun writing dystopian young adult adventures with a Native American female protagonist.
Claudia Davila’s graphic novel series covers environmental topics for young readers.
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Our theme for the current month is books in a series. Series books are great for hooking readers, because there’s another book after you finish the first one! Themes are a suggestion only; all diverse book posts are welcome. If you’re interested, you can start planning now …
- Our theme for August (5th) will be socioeconomic diversity. What are your favorite books for honoring characters and families who come from somewhere other than the 1% or even the upper/middle classes? We look forward to seeing your choices!
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