At the same time, America as a Cooking Pot is sort of right. I love soups and stews - foods where different ingredients blend together but keep their individual flavors. America is more like a hearty soup.
|Hey! We're all people! We all share the same home, the Earth.|
A good cook doesn't let any one ingredient overpower all the others.
I think I forgot where I was going with this. Oh! Right! Diversity! Celebrate the differences, everyone! All the lovely differences!
Here are some book lists to get you started in this celebration of America, the Cooking Pot. Mangia!
From the Cooperative Children's Book Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, here are 50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know.
Reading Is Fundamental has 40 books on their list.
The Center for the Study of Multicultural Literature for Children puts out a booklist for books published in the current year. 2016 isn't over yet. (Sigh.) So, here is their list for 2015.
Scholastic.com puts a LOT of work into their various websites, so here is their little 7 book long book list about diversity.
Here is an interesting list of picture books, from Storytime Standouts, on diversity and empathy. Some of the titles seem to be off topic. But, there are all kinds of differences out there.
And No Time for Flashcards put together this list of books about families that don't fit the mother/father/2.5 children/and a dog mold.
Hmm, I think this soup needs a little more of.....YOU!