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Diversifying Children's Books

by Nicole Guenkel on 2019-05-23T12:00:00-04:00 | Comments

We are seeing a steady and welcome rise in children’s books featuring people of color, and in children’s books representation that reflects and honors the lives of all young people matters. Children need to see themselves reflected in the books they read, as well as learn about people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Diverse characters should possess their own agency, autonomy and humanity and not be used as devices to advance another character’s moral growth. A good diverse book celebrates our shared humanity, helping young readers see our differences as well as our similarities. Below is a list of wonderful, new diverse books, but for more ideas check out We Need Diverse Books™, a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry. Their aim is to help produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.

Cover Art Ayobami and the Names of the Animals by Pilar López Ávila
ISBN: 9788416733422

Cover Art


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