10 Children’s Books About Race and Diversity

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Race is one of those tricky subjects to talk about with kids. It’s one of those things that has a dark history in our society, and it can be tempting to just leave it until our kids out older, or not address it at all. But, the truth is, if we are proactive in teaching our children about diversity, how to celebrate it and care for those that are different than them, we are taking a good step forward in raising our children to change the world. Here are some books that can serve as tools in your family’s journey.

Cantiflas Around the World

by Patty Rodriguez

This is a sweet baby introduction to Geography in Spanish and English. Cantiflas leads little learners from country to country where there are pictures of various things that can be found in each country.

Global Babies

by the Global Fund for Children

Babies love to look at pictures of other babies. This is a beautiful book with pictures of babies from all around the world.

God’s Dream

by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

This is a powerful book that talks about how God loves all of us, and his desire is for us to love one another no matter where we come from or what we look like.

God’s Very Good Idea

by Trillia Newbell

This book explains to young readers that it was God’s plan to make us all different. There is beauty in our diversity, and that should be celebrated.

Shades of People

by Shelley Rotner

This book talks about the difference in skin colors, and how every color is beautiful.

Skin Again

by Bell Hooks

This book is about how everyone’s skin is different, but in the end we are all human.

I Have The Right To Be A Child

by Alain Serres

This is a beautiful book about the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of a Child. Each page depicts a different section of the document, introducing child rights.

This Is How We Do It

by Matt Lamothe

This fun book looks at the lives of different children around the world.

The Journey

by Francesca Sanna

This is a beautiful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family, and the obstacles they face as they journey towards a better life.

Chocolate Milk, Por Favor

by Maria Desmondy

This book is the story of a boy who learns to be kind to a friend that does not speak the same language as him.

What are some of your favorite books about race and diversity? Comment Below.

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