Our Pod

Here at the Pod, we share thoughts and opinions about the growing need for diversity in
children’s literature. As we get rooted, we will feature stories about Mighty Girls and Gentle Warriors of Change. Please stay a while, and join the conversation.

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April 14, 2018

The Root of Our Truth

The most common narrative that is shared about Vaisakhi Day is a 300 year-old first-hand account from a person who was known as a spy. He […]
April 9, 2018

8 Ways to Include Vaisakhi in Classrooms

Culturally relevant (or responsive) education is about looking for ways to engage students in meaningful conversations and critical thinking by drawing on their own expertise. It […]
February 8, 2018

Representation Matters

It is not often that I see culturally responsive materials promoted on social media that have Canadian sources. When I do find something, my immediate thought […]
October 19, 2017

The Relevance of Bandi Chhor Today

When a country is home to a population of over a billion who are practicing any or none of nine recognized religions, traditions and festivity will […]
August 5, 2017

A Canadian Perspective on Remembering Oak Creek

August 5th cannot be buried under a pile of forgotten hate crimes by those privileged enough to never have experienced one. It cannot become another day […]