Hana has a ginormous collection of hijabs and accessories–and her hijab is always styled oh so beautifully. But when her overflowing collection starts to get a little out of hand, Hana knows something needs to be done and comes up with a clever plan for sharing her talents and possessions with her community.
A stunningly illustrated book—written by Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o—about a young girl's journey with colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.
This book follows the incredible life of Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad conductor who "never lost a single passenger."
As kids are developing their views of the world, they're learning what things each gender "can" explore. This book tells kids at a young age that no matter their gender they're free to explore all kinds of activities and interests—boys can love pink, girls can love trucks, and we'll all grow into our truest selves. Bonus, this brightly illustrated book also teaches young kids about colors!
When a little girl walks into her local barbershop, she knows she wants the flyest, freshest fade on the block—and she makes sure she walks out rocking the hairstyle she chooses. Learn the importance of speaking up for what you want through this fun and empowering picture book.
This Reading Rainbow favorite takes readers around the world, where kids can see other children—who look and live different than them—experiencing the things about life that remind us we're all the same.
An enslaved man named William Lewis becomes a skilled blacksmith at a young age and is able to save enough coins to buy his freedom. His story doesn’t end there: what Bill wanted most was to free his family.
With her new backpack and light-up shoes, Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special. It's the start of a brand new year and, best of all, it's her older sister Asiya's first day of hijab--a hijab of beautiful blue fabric, like the ocean waving to the sky. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful, and in the face of hurtful, confusing words, Faizah will find new ways to be strong.
Teachers do so much more than just teach academics. They build a sense of community within their classrooms, creating a home away from home where they make their students feel safe, included, and loved.
Author and educator Yobe Qiu has written this story to help young Asian girls recognize their power, strength, and value. Read along with page-by-page affirmations. This Asian girl is active, appreciated, authentic, and more!
Seven-year-old Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when she and her mother take a walk through the neighborhood, Lena learns that brown comes in many different shades.
Nursery rhymes have entertained and comforted children for centuries. Over the Hills and Far Away is a unique collection of rhymes and verse from across the globe—rhymes from the English-speaking world as well as verse that entered English from Chinese, Latino, African, and other cultures.
This book celebrates the skin—not just in its variety of colors, but also in how it serves the body, how it keeps us together. It's a lesson in the beauty and power of the skin, and teaching kids to love the skin they're in will teach them to love the skin of others, as well as give them confidence when their body makes them feel different (whether that's because of color, acne, body type, or ability level).
If your children are struggling to fit in at school for whatever reason, this is the book for you. Rick, a school-aged boy, grows flowers all over his body when the moon is full, and even though no one knows his secret, he doesn't fit in with his peers. When new girl Angelina shows up with differences of her own, Rick's empathy towards her creates a great friendship and teaches kids to celebrate our differences—and even how our differences can complement one another and build us up.
Elliot lives in America, and his best friend Kailash lives in India. They're pen pals, and as they share about their lives and their day-to-day events, they see so many similarities (like owning pets and going to school) and they are genuinely curious about and excited by their differences. Maybe this book will inspire your child to have a pen pal of their own!
Bop along with the greats in this adorable baby book that introduces little ones to the rappers that started it all!
A beautiful picture book for sharing, inspired by the life of the first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison
An illustrated board book showcasing true stories of Black women throughout history.
Julian loves mermaids, and after seeing some women dressed fabulously like mermaids, he recreates their style for himself—but what will his Abuela say about his new look and how he views himself? This spectacularly illustrated book celebrates individuality and the magic of creativity and self-love.
Food is a great way to expand your child's palette and cultural understanding—just like the main character in this book. He travels to many different households and sees that they all use rice in their meals in a variety of ways. Try reading this book and then cooking a few different meals with your kids that all include rice. They'll learn that something so simple can be appreciated in a myriad of different ways.
Carmelita's neighborhood is brimming with different people who speak different languages. She wants to learn how to say "hello" to all of them while she walks her dog. This book will teach your child how friendliness overcomes language barriers, and also how the simple act of learning a greeting in a different language is kind and hospitable. Plus, they'll have a blast showing off their new language skills to anyone who will listen.
A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom.
This easy nursery-rhyme feeling picture book teaches kids about all the colors skin can come in, and also the similarities between us all (inside and out).
New in the critically acclaimed "Little People, Big Dreams series," discover the life of Wilma Rudolph, the remarkable sprinter and Olympic champion.