Reviews

Book Review: “The Magic Backpack”

"The Magic Backpack: Rayce's Relatives" – This story is about a little girl who has recently moved from living in England to living in the USA and deals well with the conflicting emotions children have when they are suddenly uprooted.

Book Review: Momma’s Many Hats by Johanna Traynor

In this book the issues of grief and loss are addressed, The main character is Yin Yin, whose mother is a New York City Fire Fighter. The dedication at the beginning of the book is to Rudy Giuliani and to the firefighters and policemen of September 11.

Ella and the Knot Fairies

Ella and the Knot Fairies by Amanda Baker. "a charming little book and perfect for mixed-race families where the children question why their hair is not the same as their parents, or their siblings" 

“MR VERSATILITY”

Delme Herriman is a mixed race man from the North West of England, who, despite an inauspicious start in life, achieved fame and prominence as a professional international basketball player.  He has written this autobiography with his sister, Kirstie Herriman,  as a thank you to his adoptive mother and stepfather and as encouragement to other …

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Book Review: Meeting the Needs of Multiethnic & Multicultural Children in Schools

This book comes with a foreword from Maria P.P. Root whose work is familiar to many PIH members. In it she claims that the book ' delivers a road map pushing readers and educators to embark on a transformative journey rarely mapped in multicultural education and its training.' Whilst the book has a US slant, …

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Book Review: The Axe Laid To The Root – The Story of Robert Wedderburn

Robert Wedderburn was a writer, orator, publisher, agitator, and 'a notorious firebrand' of the 19th century who campaigned against slavery and for equality and justice for all. Born in Jamaica in 1762, to a black slave and her white Scottish owner, he was freed at birth as part of the sale of his mother. He …

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Book Review: Dyslexia from a Cultural Perspective

This is a well written and easy reading book, which I would highly recommend to parents, Senior Management Teams in all schools (with the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) being the obvious choice but NOT the only choice) and most importantly Local Governments where the ongoing battle for schools is to gain funding to support …

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Tomorrow's Children

Book Review : Tomorrow’s Children

This book is a guide to raising biracial children with a positive attitude towards their identity. It stresses the importance of embracing and understanding all aspects of a child’s heritage and is aimed at parents (including adoptive experience as an educator and also as a parent of biracial children.