5 Excellent Animated Films NOT produced by Disney

It is true that for decades Disney studios have produced widely popular films for children. It is also true that Disney films are regularly criticized for portraying cultural, racial, and gender stereotypes that cause many parents to question the problematic messages they give to children. Despite the controversies associated with Disney films, I admit that I have enjoyed the occasional screening of Sleeping Beauty and other…
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Hear Diversity: 5 Audiobooks for Teens that Build Understanding, Not Walls

Diversity in audio is just as important as diversity in print. Kids and teens need to hear themselves in character dialogs and language just as much as they need to see themselves reflected in their print counterparts. Books on CD and downloadable audiobook format also provide accessibility for people with obstacles that prevent them from…
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What do Sylvester Stallone and Katy Perry have in common? Let me explain.

The other day my six-year-old was repeatedly and enthusiastically singing the lyrics: "Eye of the tiger hear me roar!"  I just couldn't help myself when I heard "eye of the tiger" and started belting out lyrics right along with her:  It's the eye of the tiger / It's the thrill of the fight / Rising up to the…
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