I want to conclude The Elephant Rag posts with a vision. It's Kirsten Cappy's compilation of books and ideas about engagements with the books to build understanding among the world's people.
I'm Your Neighbor Books offers a selection of children's and young adult books indexed by geographic region, setting, and themes.
The Elephant Rag blog remains available to readers. You'll find many reading lists of multicultural books. I documented many of my projects. They include:
The New Hampshire Humanities Council bilingual book project to create a Nepali-English folktale and Tell Me a Cuento, a reading project with moms in Lawrence, Mass sponsored by the Lawrence Public Library.
The Pirate Tree, Social Justice and Children's Literature is created by a collective of children's book writers who I am honored to join.
You can reach me at tfarish at gmail