Our primary mission is to highlight books that represent all children, because an inclusive library should be filled with joyful stories about all people. From words of affirmation to conversation starters, every child’s shelf should be filled with windows into new worlds and mirrors of their own experience.
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- Celebrating Black Canadian History – Book List**Blog Posts Contain Affiliate Links** As we move into the second half of Black History Month in Canada and the US, we have again been struck by the lack of books currently on the market that celebrate the joy, accomplishment,Continue reading “Celebrating Black Canadian History – Book List”
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- Books to Address Grief in ChildrenThis post contains affiliate links. Grief is a complex and multifaceted feeling. Grief is not linear, does not adhere to a formula, and often can manifest in ways we do not expect – especially in our little people. When IContinue reading “Books to Address Grief in Children”
In a 2018 study of books published in North America:
Featured Native American / Indigenous characters
Featured Latinx characters
Featured Asian Pacific Islander / Asian Pacific characters
Featured Black / African / African American characters
Featured animals or other characters
Featured White characters
We MUST do better than this.
*compiled by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2018
What can picture books do?
When children can see themselves in books, it’s affirming and validating.
When children can develop empathy for others through books, we can transform the world.
Expanding a bookshelf can expand a child’s world and start conversations that create change.
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