Children’s Books That Celebrate Muslim Culture

04/04/2022

It is Ramadan and your Muslim kids’ families are dominated by fasting. Why not support the kids by providing some books in your school or class library so that non-Muslims can learn more about Muslim lives?

“Whether you’re from a Muslim family looking for more representation in children’s literature, or a teacher or parent of non-Muslim children wanting to better understand and celebrate Muslim culture, there are so many wonderful storytellers in the kids’ lit community who have contributed to essential, diverse narratives that pay homage to the rich history and vibrant present of this community.

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite children’s books that feature Muslim protagonists, celebrate Muslim culture, and illustrate Islamic traditions – perfect for reading during Ramadan, Eid, and all year long.” link: https://www.readbrightly.com/childrens-books-muslim-culture/?fbclid=IwAR0LJVMjmwt-Gbgb2VxAnghqR_iv7erXp_RrYdyWteOF0uz_oKXWbr4j10g


Children’s Bilingual Graphic Novel Series, Our Stories Carried Us Here

30/01/2022

Following the breakout success of the graphic novel anthology, Our Stories Carried Us Here, Green Card Voices presents the children’s graphic novel series of the same name. In this series, we explore the same challenging questions of identity, race, and discrimination, but written for an audience in grades 3-5. As our student population becomes increasingly BIPOC (52% of US school population in 2020), teachers and parents are searching for books that are reflective of who their students and children are, and which help them feel more at home in America. Through authentic narratives from immigrant storytellers and engaging full color visuals, developing and fluent readers access and explore a variety of distinctly American experiences. Each book features a single story presented in both English and the native language of the storyteller. Moreover, supporting pages provide background building content, thought provoking discussion questions, and a well curated list of additional resources for extension opportunities. 

Reading Level: 600L-1200L

Audience: All children, 3th -5th grade, 8-12 years old

Objectives:

  • Share cultures, stories of children immigrants, first and possibly second generation
  • Show how diverse each immigrant journey is
  • Focus on a diverse group of children immigrants coming from several different regions 
    • Vol 1.: Mexico (March 2022)
      • BELONGING TO AMERICA AND MEXICO
    • Vol 2.: Yemen (Sept 2022)
    • Vol 3.: Hmong (Feb 2023)
    • Vol 4: Rohingya
  • Provide detailed and authentic resources for other children immigrant to reference about their culture
  • Focus on the change/transition from the immigrant’s previous life in their birth country to America
  • Show the integration of their culture and America’s culture and how they could still be themselves and follow their culture while living in America

Book Details:

  • Estimated total count of pages: 32 pages in English, translated; TOTAL: 64 pages
  • Type of book: Children’s hardcover book
  • Bilingual flip book: one language on one side (front), another on the other side (back)
  • Dimensions of book: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

Book Design:

Source: https://tinyurl.com/24rn2e7v


Free Books incl. Stephen Krashen in English and Other Languages

28/01/2022

Find the library here and search by author: https://u1lib.org/s/Krashen?


30 Reads: A Month of Iraqi Women Writers

27/01/2022

Find the beautiful stories at https://tinyurl.com/2rv6rk5a


Vol. 1 – Belonging in America and Mexico: Graphic Novels

27/01/2022

A beautifully illustrated, bilingual graphic novel that explores what it means to belong in Mexico and in America, and doing what it takes to survive and thrive.

Born in the US, Daniel’s family moves back to Mexico when he is 9 years old. Despite looking like his peers, Daniel struggles with being accepted in his new environment.

Daniel’s story is presented in both English and Spanish, the two languages of Daniel’s youth.

More here: https://tinyurl.com/24rn2e7v

Book Contents

  • 64 pages in full color
  • Discussion questions
  • Important concepts about Daniel’s story
  • Words to know from the story
  • Written in English and Spanish
  • Reading comprehension for ages 8+

Ellen Ochoa, first Latina to go to space, to publish bilingual STEAM-themed children’s book series

25/01/2022

Please share widely with your school libraries:

https://aldianews.com/articles/culture/literature/ellen-ochoa-first-latina-go-space-publish-bilingual-steam-themed?fbclid=IwAR0p_wjZ1bntIHhfoNoPU2ZF7GbIyDtoFWRqQGPjbuIVShHycJtIMGPA1hs


Culture: Materials for Halloween

01/10/2020

The Halloween Collection   (Screenshots of the content below)

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Free book classic: PAULO FREIRE PEDAGOGY of the OPPRESSED

23/07/2020

Don’t miss the opportunity to download this great book for free! Pedagogy of the Oppressed


List of Major Journals in TESOL, Applied/Sociolinguistics, and Educational Linguistics

03/07/2020

Great help for those of us looking for good resources. Find the list here


Translated into English: Nahuatl Folktales

22/06/2020

A great resource for classrooms with students of this L1. More here


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