LeBron James has written an uplifting, diverse, picture book about being your best. This would be great in the class room or for a story time about self esteem and being your best.
Inclusive Book List
A charming book about a young Korean girl learning to fit in at an American school. She likes the way her name looks in Korean and is stubborn about writing it in English.This book would be enjoyable in a back to school story time.
Casey loves blocks, puzzles and dump trucks, and he also loves things that shimmer, glitter and sparkle.
Especially his sister’s things. His sister Jessie keeps telling him that it’s not right for boys to like glittery things–until some boys at the library tell him that it’s not okay and then she changes her mind and stands up for him.
A poem to the triumphs and tribulations of the black experience in the United States. The book made me literally cry. It clearly demonstrates why the Black Lives Matter movement is necessary.
I always have a hard time pulling together an inclusive story time at the holidays so I was delighted to find these two books filled with images of children from various races. It has fun rhyming text with a great sense of humor. They also have stickers at the back, which is a nice bonus since diverse stickers can be hard to come by.
I love, love, love the positive image of the relationship between a black girl and her father presented in this book! I’m saving this one for Father’s Day next year. Just beautiful.
A young girl plays with her mother’s various khimar’s in this loving portrayal of a girl doing what most of us did, dressing up in Mommy’s clothes. This could be a lovely choice for an inclusive story time about Mother’s Day.
I didn’t know the difference between a khimar and a hijab and found this article.
Kristen Bell and benjamin Hart have created a book about the things tht bring us together as humans. Be curious, be silly, be you.
There has been some controversy surrounding the book by those claiming the book is teaching colorblindness.
Kristen Bell responded per twitter: I think people are just confused abt what the book is. Its being looked at like book intended to teach kids abt race, which its not at all, &I am also not qualified to teach on. Its a book abt kids finding things in common, being inclusive, being kind, &being uniquely themselves.Xo
I’ll let you make up your own mind. I’m still working on making up mine. What are your thoughts? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.
“And that was the moment when Sofia first knew
being brave means doing the thing you must do,
though your heart cracks with fear.
Though you’re just in Grade 2.”
Sofia Valdez, Grade 2 becomes a social justice warrior when her Abuelo trips and hurts himself in an overflowing landfill. She takes on city hall herself to transform the muck into a park.
A little girl learns about forgiveness and we learn a little bit about Islamic culture. The book ends with verse and hadith about forgiveness and there is also a glossary of Arabic words at the end.