I am excited to share a terrific new book blog celebrating diversity in children’s literature: Ink & Pen. This is one of the main reasons I started The Children’s Bookshelf – to give parents a way to find great resources in the world of children’s books, and I’m so happy Ink & Pen linked up last week! Ink & Pen is a group of kids’ book geeks (you know, authors, librarians, teachers, etc.) who, in their own words, “feel that there isn’t nearly enough dialogue going on about diversity issues in children’s & YA lit. So, they got sad, they got mad, and then they got going and made this blog.” Ink & Pen was started in February of this year, and already I have added so many of their book recommendations to my must-read list!
The Ink and Penners shared two posts last week: Five Books about Brave and Clever Girls and Four Picture Books that Celebrate Creative Girls. I am particularly looking forward to reading Beautiful Warrior: The Legend of the Nun’s King Fu about a Chinese girl who learns Kung Fu instead of becoming a lady-in-waiting and I Had a Favorite Dress, in which a girl’s mother finds creative uses for her daughter’s outgrown, but well loved-dress.
I hope you will all get a chance to go over to Ink & Pen and explore their reviews. It’s a great resource, and I plan on following their posts closely!
Did you make any discoveries this week through the linky? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!