“At Bayard Taylor Elementary in Philadelphia, a school where three-quarters of the students are…”

“At Bayard Taylor Elementary in Philadelphia, a school where three-quarters of the students are Latino, Kimberly Blake, a third-grade bilingual teacher, said she struggles to find books about Latino children that are “about normal, everyday people.” The few that are available tend to focus on stereotypes of migrant workers or on special holidays. “Our students look the way they look every single day of the year,” Ms. Blake said, “not just on Cinco de Mayo or Puerto Rican Day.””

Young Latino Students Don’t See Themselves in Books – NYTimes.com

Always always always worth starting new conversations about this. Always.

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