Ruth Magee, in the supportive Facebook group “Languages in Primary Schools”, challenged me to put a blog together about books by BAME authors or featuring BAME characters, for use in the primary French classroom. This is as far as I have got so far…
I am ashamed to say that, when I checked, the only 2 blogs that I had written and fitted that description are these 2; click below for:
Then I collated the suggestions that were made when Ruth asked for recommendations.
- click here for a blog I love on the subject, and I will be looking out for some of the books mentioned as they look good for younger children
- click here for another great list of French books for children
- in addition, click here for a list of books to help talk about Black History. I can recommend number 2, from a collection of books which I love and can be exploited in the classroom.
- click here for a list of books for older children
- click here for information about Kirikou, a book and film character that Ruth and I can recommend
- click here to discover a book, translated into French, that Noelia recommended: Tous différents
- Ruth also likes to talk about Josephine Baker – click here to find out about her
- Marguerite Abouet’s comic books were also recommended – click here to find out more about them
- Taï-Marc Le Thahn was also recommended – click here to find out more about his work
If you have any more specific stories that you know can be used in the primary French classroom, please mention it in the comments, and I will add it to this blog. Thanks in advance for your help!