This post was written by Priyanka Godbole, Publicist, Corporate Communications.
The American Consortium for Equity in Education has named Scholastic multicultural early readers set “Our Voices: Home and Family” as the Best Early Childhood Education Solution during its inaugural Excellence in Equity Awards — which recognizes companies, nonprofits, leaders, and educators whose work contributes to the critical goal of ensuring access and equity for every learner.
As an award-winner, the Scholastic “Our Voices: Home and Family” collection was recognized for its fascinating books for 6–7 year-olds with positive portrayals of children and their families from various cultural heritages, many that have been historically underrepresented in classroom libraries. Written and illustrated by creators representing these cultures, each colorful and engaging book helps develop key reading skills while building empathy and an understanding of difference through a wide range of family experiences. “Our Voices” also blends print and digital with a variety of supportive activities available online and each set provides educators with instructional support.
In addition, the Scholastic Professional book Revolutionary Love was named a finalist under the Best Book for Educators category of the Excellence in Equity Awards. Co-authors of the title, Kamania Wynter-Hoyte, Eliza Braden, Michele Myers, Sanjuana Rodriquez, and Natasha Thornton, share the research-driven message to educators to place love at the center of their work to create a culturally inclusive classroom and ultimately change lives.
As a result, Scholastic will be highlighted on the Consortium’s flagship podcast, EduTalk Radio, and will have a feature in January’s special issue of the Access & Equity PreK-12 Journal dedicated to award winners. Thank you to The American Consortium for Equity in Education for this prestigious distinction.
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