Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 159 of The New Family Podcast where we talk about diversity in children’s literature.
Ever noticed that the characters in kids’ books aren’t the most ethnically diverse lot? My guest for this episode certainly has, both growing up in Quebec as the daughter of new Canadian parents, and when she became a mom herself. Alisia Dale is lawyer, linguist and author of the Sela Blue children’s book series. A mom of three, Alisia is on an important mission to broaden narratives about children of colour and to promote diversity in the characters of children’s books.
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Alisia’s Favourite Parenting Advice
“It’s been hard for me to basically come to my acceptance of this — to let your children be who they are. It’s funny because I have twins and you would think that because they were raised at the same time with the same parents, dressed basically the same, ate the same food, and so forth, that they will be the same. But that’s what tells you that it’s really is about ‘nature versus nurture’ and, in this case, they are as opposite as they can be. Learning very early on to let them be who they have come to this earth to be is something that I had to learn, and it’s the best piece of advice because of the fact that I have been able to grow through my childrens’ spirits and their souls. I think they may have come to teach me so I’m learning everyday.”
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