For Read Across America we should be focusing on books that make students feel seen, valued, and loved. We should focus on books that truly focus on America. When we know better, we do better. Here are some book recommendations to help you build a more inclusive library today and always. Keep reading below for all the details.
Spoiler alert: you won't find any Dr. Seuss here!
Sharing stories of food and celebrations is a wonderful way to showcase various traditions and cultures. Teaching about the unique experiences of all different people is actually reading across America. Take a look at some of the titles we LOVE:
It is also important to showcase the joy of all children. Books should be an opportunity for all children to be the prince or princess, the hero, etc. Here are some of our favorites that do just that:
And finally, what better way to learn about American families, than by reading stories about them. Here are just a few of our favorites:
We hope you love all these books! Are there any that we missed? Let us know!