The Sofia Martinez Series: Chapter Books for Early Readers
An engaging early reader chapter book with a central character of color, and with a narrative that integrates language and cultural nuances.
How My Two Year Old is Teaching Me Thai
My sons Thai helps break down barriers. Without him, I might be just another foreigner.
10 Things You Should Know Before Adopting a Child
10 things you may want to consider before sending in that adoption application.
10 Best Children’s Books for Gifts
Our Editors favorite multicultural books for this holiday season.
Will Three Languages Confuse a Young Child?
I speak Spanish. My wife speaks Italian. We are raising our son in the U.S. Is 3 languages too many when he is really young?
11 African-American Children’s Books for Christmas and Kwanzaa
Some great childrens books featuring African-American characters that celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa as well as a short explanation of Kwanzaa.
What I Can Do as a White Mom After Darren Wilson’s Acquittal
How do I explain to my kids the racism that does not come in the form of explicit laws and overt, blatant prejudice?
10 Multicultural Children’s Books that Make Adults Cry
10 books to uproot, transport and make us part of an experience far away or from another time. And we dare you not to cry.
Why This Mom Banned the Word ‘Weird’ From Her Kids’ Vocabulary
It all started with the guy at the garden store. His face was splotched with purple burns—not badly, but enough for my kids to notice and be scared, making loud comments in the store.
The Cultural Battleground of Sleepovers
Why many multicultural families approach seemingly simple topics like sleepovers from very different angles.
Are Parents Too Overprotective in the West and Too Lax in the East?
Is picking up a strangers child invasive?
Does Religion Matter? Juggling Two Faiths in One Family
I have been looking for daily family rituals as a way to reinforce values that we care about: family, community, compassion and love. Whats the best way to transmit these values to our kids?