I recently learned about the We Need Diverse Books Campaign and the amazing things they are doing to put diverse books in our kids libraries.
We Need Diverse Books is a grassroots organization created to address the lack of diverse, non-majority narratives in children’s literature. -We Need Diverse Books, Mission
I’ve shared often how important it is to have things including books that my kids can identify with. Growing up I wanted to see books with relatable characters, foods, celebrations. I want that even more for my kids. It’s important they see themselves in amazing stories.
We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities. – We Need Diverse Books, Mission
This is why I support We Need Diverse Books and I feel it’s important and appropriate to share as we celebrate Mixed Heritage Week.
Here is a list of Diverse Children Books We know your kids will enjoy reading to celebrated Mixed Heritage Week!
- A Mighty Tree by Diane René Christian
- Hairs- Pelitos by Sandra Cisneros
- What Can You Do With A Paleta? by Carmen Tafolla
- Big Hair Don’t Care by Crystal Swain-Bates
- Not Norman – A Goldfish Story by Kelly Bennet
- Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales
- Mei-Mei’s Lucky Birthday Noodles by Shan-Shan Chen
- The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
- The Bat Boy and His Violin by Gavin Curtis
Help support We Need Diverse Books in all their efforts to make a change to our children’s libraries by donating:
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