BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Books
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Hi! I'm a G/T Bilingual teacher (EC-6th), passionate about bilingual/dual language education and language learning.
Caren Pantoja from Nopalitos in the Classroom, shared an extensive list of multicultural/social justice books she uses in her 4th grade DLI classroom. She shared how she uses these books during her session "Teaching Social Justice through Read Alouds" during our virtual conference. We have also added other books we love and are adding books weekly to this list.
We encourage you to purchase from small bookstore businesses and from bookstores owned by people of color, that's why we have added the following links:
- List of Black Owned Booksellers
- Booklandia- Bilingual and Spanish Books
- Cuentology -Spanish Books
- La Maceta Store (Central Valley pop-up shop)
- Colorful Pages- Multicultural Books and Lessons
TIP FOR TEACHERS: If you have an awesome school librarian like I do, give this list to her and/or check your local library to see how many books you can check out. If you want them for your personal library, simply click on the links and get them on amazon, you can see a list of all the books we have added so far here.
Caren categorize the following books in many different ways, this is a great start to start building your classroom or personal library. We only added 9 books per category, in order to not make this post extra long, but you will find all of the books on this list.
We are already working on another book list that will include: LGBTQ+ voices, identity/self-love, leaders/activists and inclusion.
Native American Voices/Stories
Asian and Pacific Islander Voices
Entire book list here:
- Tags: Book List
- Juliana Shoumbert