Children's Book Week

Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.
Join us in celebrating Children's Book Week as we embrace the transformative power of literature! This year's theme revolves around the incredible ability of books and stories to ignite positive change in the world. Whether you're an educator, teacher, parent, or a fervent advocate of literacy, you'll be captivated by the potential these narratives hold.
At CLI, our core mission revolves around sourcing exceptional books for Black and Latinx children. Our commitment goes beyond merely selecting books; we actively seek out literature that is anti-racist and anti-bias. Our aim is to shatter stereotypes, dispel misconceptions, break the silence on untold stories, and present narratives that challenge the norm. We're passionate about discovering books that nurture and elevate the language skills of children while embracing their native languages.
In honor of Children's Book Week, we've curated a handpicked list of titles that you can incorporate into your home and classroom libraries. These books, aligned with this year's theme, are catalysts for change. They have the power to spark transformation within an individual reader, influence families, enlighten classrooms, and inspire entire communities.
Dive into these titles and embark on a journey to instill fresh ideas and cultivate change in the hearts and minds of children. Together, we can harness the magic of literature to ignite positive transformations.

Join CLI in becoming a Children’s Book Week Champion, celebrating children’s books and the joy of reading https://bit.ly/2CQ1NkK! #ReadBooksSparkChange @CBCBook

There Was a Party for Langston
Jason Reynolds, Jerome Pumphrey, and Jarrett Pumphrey
It’s Fall!
Renée Kurilla
Fry Bread
Kevin Noble Maillard and Juana Martinez-Neal
I Want to Ride the Tap Tap
Danielle Joseph and Olivier Ganthier
Everything Naomi Loved
Katie Yamasaki and Ian Lendler

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