The Multicultural Minute #21: Christine Taylor-Butler

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Last weekend, I attended the Kindling Words conference, which was an amazing weekend spent with distinguished children's book authors, illustrators, and editors. Not only did I learn a lot about the publishing trade, but I got to meet a whole slew of great people, and I got to talk to a bunch of them about multicultural books. Even better, the issue of multiculturalism in children's literature came up on the last day, and we had an insightful and productive discussion about how we can make the future of children's books more multicultural. This discussion was led by author Christine Taylor-Butler, who I caught afterward to ask the question: What is your one wish for the future of multicultural children's books?

More about Christine Taylor-Butler:
Christine's web site
Christine on Twitter

Christine Taylor-Butler is the author of more than 40 children's books, including:
Sacred Mountain Everest
No Boys Allowed
A Mom Like No Other
Thurgood Marshall
Booker T. Washington
A Home in the Rainforest
(see all of Christine's books here)


Beautifully put. *Informs* them--exactly my thoughts.

I clapped when I heard the question, and even more enthusiastically at the answer. Thank you Renee and Christine!

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Renee Ting is the President and Publisher of Shen's Books. She is the author of The Prince's Diary and the blog, Renee's Book of the Day.

Emily Jiang is a writer of children's and YA literature. She also blogs at TLeaf Readings.

Shen’s Books is a publisher of multicultural children’s literature that emphasizes cultural diversity and tolerance, with a focus on introducing children to the cultures of Asia.

Through books, we can share a world a stories, building greater understanding and tolerance within our increasingly diverse communities as well as throughout our continuously shrinking globe.


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