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Combating Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: Children’s Lit Resource Round-Up

February 4, 2021
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Multicultural Children’s Lit Resource Round-Up
Image of two book covers left to right: "The Story of Passover" by David A. Adler, "King for a Day" by Rukhsana Khan

Multicultural children’s literature can provide the positive representation a child is looking for.

Having multicultural children’s literature in your library — and programming around it — can provide much-needed positive representation for a child. These books can also help to normalize the acceptance of others and influence the actions children make as they mature.

The following book lists come from ALA’s Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table’s December 2020 webinar, “Combating Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia with Multicultural Children’s Literature” with Heidi Rabinowitz and Sadaf Siddique.Image of four book covers left to right: "What Makes Someone a Jew?" by Lauren Seidman, "The Wise Fool" by Shahrukh Husain, "The Story of Passover" by David A. Adler, "King for a Day" by Rukhsana Khan

Positive representation 

Global perspectives

Celebrating diversity year-round

  • Celebrating Islam: Books about festivals such a Ramadan and Eid, explore similarities between world religions and offers a greater understanding of common ideas and beliefs across faiths
  • Passover: Features books about the eight-day springtime festival of Passover, a major Jewish holiday that is one of the most widely celebrated of the year
  • Let’s Be Friends: Features stories of Jews and non-Jews enjoying each other’s company, stories and food
  • Synagogues, Clergy & Jewish Ritual: Stories that feature synagogues, rabbis and other clergy to demonstrate selected Jewish rituals

Teaching resources

Podcasts

Additional resources

Know of additional resources not listed here? Comment them below or email publicprograms@ala.org

Date / Time
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 11:45
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