Category Archives: Diverse Children’s Books

The Boy and the Bindi – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: The Boy and the Bindi Author: Vivek Shraya Illustrator: Rajni Perera  Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2016 Ages: 3-7 Themes: gender non-conforming, non-binary, bindi, Indians, lgbtqia, Pride, gender identity, South Asia, belonging, identity Opening: Have you seen my Ammi’s dot? It’s a bright and … Continue reading

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Julián Is A Mermaid – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Julián Is a Mermaid Author & Illustrator: Jessica Love Publisher: Candlewick, 2018 Ages: 5-8 Themes: LGBTQIA, gender expression, diversity, mermaids, boys, nonconformity, unconditional love, afro-latinx, Coney Island Mermaid Parade, individuality, self-love Awards: ALA, Stonewall Picture Book Award, 2019 Opening:  This is a boy named … Continue reading

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So Tall Within – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: So Tall Within – Sojourner Truth’s Long Walk To Freedom Written by: Gary D. Schmidt Illustrated by: Daniel Minter Published by: Roaring Brook Press, 2018 Ages: 8-18 Themes: slavery, freedom, civil rights, Sojourner Truth, mighty women, emancipation, leadership Genre: biography     … Continue reading

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