The L.A. Times put together a short list of “Books that Give Kids a Taste of Other Cultures.” And I have some issues with this list. This is the best they could come up with? Really? I was so certain that the list was incomplete that I kept blindly clicking on links around the article, thinking maybe I hadn’t read the whole thing. But nope, this is it. Haven’t they heard of The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley? Or Mini Mia and Her Darling Uncle? Or Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella? Sheesh. And these three probably still aren’t near the best of the newer titles – they’re just the first three I thought of. Either way, my point is that, if you’re going to put together a list like this, it should have more breadth and variety.
Thanks to my daily Shelf Awareness email for the link.