Kristen-pro-photoMy name is Kristen Scott Ndiaye, and I have one question: how can we — parents, teachers, caregivers — cultivate tolerance and appreciation for difference in our children? And give them the tools that they need to think critically about religion, language, food, colour, thoughts, expression — all of the beautiful things in the world. For now I’m exploring beautifully illustrated children’s books that can liven up a reading culture. I want to focus on the “culture” in our reading cultures, at home, at school, in our libraries. I want to give children the opportunity to travel to new places, try different foods, and at least recognize the symbols of another language, through the pages of a book. At the very least, I welcome conversation, let’s talk about this!


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