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Read-A-Thon DEI Book List Recommendations

1/14/2023 7:46 am

All Are Neighbors, by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman (picture book)
Why Not You? by Ciara and Russell Wilson (picture book)
The Me I Choose to Be by Natasha Tarpley (picture book)
We Laugh Alike/Juntos nos reimos by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
More Than Peach by Bellen Woodard (picture book)
Brown Is Beautiful by Supriya Kelkar (picture book)
Little Black Girl: Oh the Things You Can Do!  by Kirby Howell-Baptiste (picture book)
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o (picture book)
Isabel and Her Colors Go to School by Alexandra Alessandri (picture book)
Bodies are Cool by Tyler Feder (picture book)
Mother Goose Goes to India by Kabir Sehgal (picture book)
I Hope by Monique Gray Smith (picture book) (We also have My Heart Fills with Happiness and You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith, who is an author of Cree and Lakotah descent)
Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard (picture book)
Eyes That Kiss in the Corners and Eyes that Speak to the Stars by Joanna Ho (picture book)

-A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara

-Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña

-Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

-The Day You Begin, Written by Jacquline Woodson and Illustrated by Rafael López

-Let the Children March,Written by Monica Clark-Robinson and Illustrated by Frank Morrison

- My Brain is a Race Car: A children's guide to a neuro-divergent brain, by Nell Harris

- It's OK to be Different: A Children's Picture Book About Diversity and Kindness, by Sharon Purtill and Sujata Saha

- Our Diversity Makes Us Stronger: Social Emotional Book for Kids about Diversity and Kindness, by Elizabeth Cole and Julia Kamenshikova

 
MLK Day:
As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel's Amazing March Toward Freedom by Richard Michelson (picture book)
Coretta Scott by Ntozake Shange (picture book)
I Have A Dream illustrated by Kadir Nelson
 
Lunar New Year 
Playing with Lanterns by Wang Yage (picture book)
The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine (picture book)
 
Additional resources can be found at the Pelham Public Library website:
Each list contains board books and books for older elementary students. 
 
Another good list can be found at the Coretta Scott King Book Award List.  On this list you can search by year of interest. 
 
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