Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Diverse Reads at Author Cynthia Leitich Smith's Site

Every time I make an Amazon book order, I make sure to get free shipping. I often use the opportunity to add to my collection of children and young adult books with interracial themes since that's the biggest empty spot in my library. What's even better is when I can find lists that include books where the families just happen to be interracial since mine just so happens to be. What's important is for my family members to be exposed to not only stories about some of the challenges they'll face but also where the stories are just that, stories. Naturally occurring interracial stories. So hard to find lists of those, but the below author has some listed.

In my search a couple days ago, I found this link to several good lists of interracial children's and young adult's books at CynthiaLeitichSmith.com. Smith is a New York Times bestselling author and has won awards for her writing. Learn more about her on her Website and check out the "complete site map" and expand to find lists. It'll look something like this:

One of her books:

RAIN IS NOT MY INDIAN NAME by Cynthia Leitich Smith (HarperCollins, 2001) (Listening Library, 2001) 
"The story of Cassidy Rain Berghoff, who reconnects to her family and community after the death of her best friend through the lens of a camera. Ages 10-14. For this book, Cynthia was named a 2001 Writer in Children's Prose from Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers (among other honors)."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this.....off to check out her site right now.

Have a great week!