This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Lately, motherhood has been heavy on my mind when it comes to my two boys and how much diverse our lifestyle is. I’m part Latina but I also have black and white in my background as well. My husband on the other hand is black and white. Since our boys are in different seasons we have been aiming to instill certain lifestyle choices into their routines. There are so many books about diversity on the market these days to help us as parents to share with our children. Today we’re sharing our favorite new diverse books for kids out now.
There was an incident when Avery was younger where someone took into account that he won’t have trouble as he gets older since his skin color is fairly light. We are changing the way and people we bring around them now. Having our children that are diverse or even multicultural is just part of life. So sharing easy ways that will stick in simple ways is part of our routine.
We always do reading at night before bed which helps keep up Averys reading and use it as Micah’s nighttime routine as well. So this is a great way to get all your kids into reading and learning about diversity in a fun way. Last month was Hispanic Heritage month and this month I’m lucky enough to receive a few diverse books for kids. This was just what we were looking for.
Candlewick Press has been able to release some of the best children’s books about diversity. Candlewick Press is a children’s book publisher based in Somerville, Massachusetts. They publish children’s books for readers of all ages, including books by award-winning authors and illustrators. More info can be found here: candlewick.com
best children’s books about diversity
When We Say, Black Lives Matter by Author + Illustrator: Maxine Beneba Clarke
In this Black Lives Matter book for kids; the narrator relays to a young Black child the strength and resonance behind the words. In family life, through school and beyond, the refrains echo and gain in power, among vignettes of protests and scenes of ancestors creating music on djembe drums.
With deeply saturated illustrations rendered in jewel tones which make it great for kids when they are reading on their own, the author Maxine Beneba Clarke offers an essential picture book for kids and parents.
Africa, Amazing Africa by Author: Atinuke and Illustrator: Mouni Feddag
Africa, Amazing Africa is a fully illustrated guide to the continent of Africa. The author includes Africa’s geography, cultures, and diverse natural landscapes. Readers will come away knowing about the climates, peoples, and cities that make up this continent. The book includes bright and vibrant illustrations to help young readers.
She helps you explore Africa country by country: South, East, West, Central, and
North, its geography, peoples, animals, history, resources, and cultural diversity. She’s able to share snippets on science, industry, food, sports, music, wildlife, landscape features, even snippets of local languages. It’s like a celebration just in a book. This makes a great book for kids, parents, and educators.
Mi Casa Is My Home by Author: Laurenne Sala and Illustrator: Zara González Hoang
This is one of our favorites. Lucia the main character invites you to visit her bustling casa (meaning home) and meet an intergenerational array of loved ones in a charming Spanglish celebration of family life.
Lucía lives in her casa (home) with her big, loud, beautiful familia, and she’s going to show you around! From la puerta, where Abuela likes to wave to the neighbors, to la cocina (kitchen), where Lucía watches her Mamá turn empty pots into soups and arroces, to el patio, where Lucia and her cousins (and her cousin’s cousins!) put on magic shows.
You get to know the whole family. This book is so warm and exciting. You get to celebrate home in this bilingual picture book that feels like a hug from your own family.