Lessons Learned from Black History: Particularly Pertinent to Present Times

Once again, I feel compelled to focus on diversity in my blog and book reviews. The news is dominated by stories of discrimination of people by their country of origin and/or religion brought on by an executive order. When the leader of our country shows disrespect to fellow human beings, Read More

If You We Me and Lived in...Ancient China

Open a Book, Open a Mind

Friday is Multicultural Children’s Book Day so once again I would like to focus on diversity in children’s books. It was the main impetus for me to start my Barefoot Librarian business. My goal has always been to put quality multicultural books into the hands of as many children, parents Read More

Diverse Book Detective: In Search of Authenticity

Diversity is as hot a topic in the world of children’s literature, as it is in the bigger world today. While controversial, I want to let my readers know my stance on this subject because I often recommend diverse, multicultural books. Multicultural and diverse books are a positive and engaging Read More

Raves & Praise from educators and readers about Eve Panzer, the Barefoot Librarian:

Eve, the Barefoot Librarian has done a wonderful job at hand-selecting books for my three children, ages 3.5, 4.5 and 7. She considered their interests and reading levels in her selection of 23 titles. Some are bi-lingual, which is ideal since they are learning Spanish and English at the same time. All of the books are beautiful and some come with audio CDs, which they love listening to while having the book on their lap as we commute to school. What a wonderful way to get new books!

-Sharon M., Parent