Wednesday, February 13, 2013

World Wednesday Round Up

Thanks for joining us for World Wednesday. If you have a post about a middle grade book set in another part of the world or with great multicultural characters, please tell us about it in the comments. Here are some titles I found this past week:

African American Poetry at 5 Minutes for Books
Arrival: The Phoenix Files at Jean Little Library
Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) at TMS Guys Read Book Club
Celebrating Chinese New Year at Great Kids Books.
The Deadly Royal Recipe at Saffron Tree
Eleanor and Park at Her Life with Books
A Game for Swallows at Kiss the Book
Gift Day at Sal's Fiction Addiction
Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow at Kiss the Book 
The Lost History of African-American Inventors. at A Wrung Sponge
A Voice of Her Own at Teach. Mentor. Texts. 
Favorite Books for Black History Month at Ms. O. Reads Books

A new interview every day this month at The Brown Bookshelf. 
G. Neri at Middle Grade Ninja

Debbie Reese asks libraries to consider what dated books they are including in their list of "best" titles in the 2/6 posting at American Indians in Children's Literature.

Mitali Perkins works with students to create multicultural picture books at Mitali's Fire Escape.

I feel like I must be missing a lot, and I didn't necessarily put all the lower than middle grade books on the list. Well, this is why I started a "global literature" list (I learned at a meeting that we aren't supposed to call it multicultural because...well, I forget why). Sometimes, it's hard to find middle grade stuff!

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