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childrens books app

May 03, 2021


Children’s Books to Read Aloud with Cues for Soundscapes

The award-winning Novel Effect iPad app brings stories to life, promotes literacy, sparks imagination, and provides enjoyment for children aged 12 and under. The app follows the voice of users as they read aloud from children’s storybooks, and responds at just the right moment with music, sounds, and character voices.

diverse books

Apr 15, 2021


Diverse Voices at a Grassroots, Community Level

Read in Color is bringing diverse books to Little Free Library book-sharing boxes around the world. The program has four key components: Read in Color pledge; Little Free Library installations; Free diverse books; and Recommended reading lists.

african american history

Apr 15, 2021


Reference Center with Perspectives on African American and Global African History

The BlackPast provides a global audience with reliable and accurate information on the history of African Americans and of people of African ancestry around the world. The compilation and concentration of these diverse resources allow BlackPast to serve as the “Google” of African American history.

Reviews children's book as it relates to diversity.

Feb 15, 2021


Videos Exploring Multicultural Children’s Books Through an Antibias Lens

In response to requests for recommendations of antibias children’s books, Social Justice Books has launched the Freedom Reads: Anti-Bias Book Talk video series. Each episode walks viewers through a synopsis of the book, relevant resources, and four to five key points from an antibias, critical literacy perspective.

civics Library of Congress

Feb 15, 2021


Interactive Exploration of Congress and Civic Engagement

KidCitizen introduces a new way for K–5 students to engage with US history. In KidCitizen’s interactive episodes, children explore civics and government concepts by investigating primary source photographs from the Library of Congress and connect what they find with their daily lives.


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