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Five Diverse Kids Books

Five Diverse Kids Books

Make sure your little one’s bookshelf contains ‘mirrors’ so they can see themselves and ‘windows’ into other cultures. Here’s  five diverse kids books to read now.
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A Kids Book About Racism

A KIDS BOOK ABOUT RACISM

By Jelani Memory

A conversation that’s never too early to start, this brilliant book is an introduction to racism for kids. It explains what racism is, how it makes people feel when they experience it, and how to spot it when it happens. A crucial read for both mamas and minis alike. £18.50;

bon-tot.com

An Abc Of Equality

AN ABC OF EQUALITY

By Chana Ginelle Ewing
and Paulina Morgan

From A to Z, this beautifully illustrated board book contains simple explanations accompanied by engaging artwork to teach little ones about the world we live in and how to navigate our way through it. Characters from a range of backgrounds, ethnicities, and abilities lead the way through the alphabet. £6.99;

blackwells.co.uk

 

Antiracist Baby

 

ANTIRACIST BABY

By Ibram X. Kendi and Ashley Lukashevsky

With bold and colourful artwork and thought-provoking text, this brilliant board book introduces the littlest of readers (and grown-ups too) to the concept and power of antiracism. An important addition to any little one’s bookshelf. £6.99;

waterstones.com

Little Leaders

LITTLE LEADERS, BOLD WOMEN IN BLACK HISTORY 

By Vashti Harrison

Featuring 40 trailblazing black women, this beautifully illustrated book aims to educate and inspire young readers as it tells the true stories of women who broke boundaries and exceeded all expectations. £7.99;

waterstones.com

Diverse Kids Books

 


LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG DREAMS,

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

By Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara and Mai Ly Degnan

The life of the legendary Civil Rights activist is celebrated in this brilliant addition to the popular Little People, Big Dreams range. Making King’s inspiring work, life, and ultimately tragic death accessible to little readers, this is a sensitively handled and beautifully illustrated book. £9.99;

waterstones.com

Read next: How to explain racism to kids.

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