Now, more than ever, other countries and customs affect our everyday lives, wherever we live, making it crucial to teach our children about the wealth of cultures our world is home to.
In this bimonthly update, we devote special attention to the Philippines, whose unique history and complex cultural amalgamation have created a rich legacy borne out in its children's literature.
By paying tribute to both old and new narratives in English from and about the country, and to the talented writers and illustrators who bring them to life, we hope to encourage readers to explore the bigger—much bigger!—picture of children’s literature from the Philippines and the Filipino diaspora.
Filipino Books for Children: Old and New Favorites
Neni Sta. Romana Cruz;
Who Am I? – Reflections on Growing Up Biracial in the Philippines
by Barbara-Ann Gamboa Lewis;
Helping Children Make Sense of Climate Change
by Carmelita C. Ballesteros.
Interviews with Dorina Lazo Gilmore and Edna Cabcabin Moran, by Tarie Sabido;
Article by Neni Sta. Romana Cruz, The Door to the World of Books Must be Unlocked for All Children.
The Many Possibilities of Poetry, by Lara Saguisag.
Make sure to read PaperTigers' new reviews as well as new additions from our other review sources: CCBC, Resource Links, Books for Keeps...
Lists & Links:
There's much to learn from and discover in these reading lists and links to organizations, book awards, publishers, and more. Happy explorations!