Diversity and inclusion are important for books because they provide a way for people of all backgrounds to see themselves represented in the stories they read. This can help to foster a sense of belonging and acceptance, and can also help to promote understanding and empathy for others.
When people feel seen and understood, they are more likely to be open to hearing different perspectives and experiences. Books that feature diverse and inclusive characters and storylines can help to make the world a more tolerant and accepting place for everyone.
In the #1 New York Times bestseller, The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be, Joanna Gaines celebrates how creativity and acceptance can come together to make for a bright and beautiful adventure. The book, illustrated by Julianna Swaney, follows a group of children as they each build their very own hot-air balloons.
– Together with Joanna, you and your kids will take a journey of growth and imagination as you learn in full color to: Celebrate every child’s one-of-a-kind strengths and differences – Embrace teamwork – Share our talents and abilities to make everything more beautiful – Lend a helping hand and do our best to show kindness and take care of one another – The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be is a vibrant picture book perfect for: Ages 4-8Grandparents, parents, teachers, and librarians – Classroom story times and discussions about diversity and being a good human being – Households that enjoy watching Chip and Joanna on Magnolia Network and HGTV’s Fixer Upper “You’re one of a kind, and it’s so clear to see: The world needs who you were made to be.
I bought this book based on the reviews that it was a children’s book with an uplifting theme and the comments of it being high quality. I do not watch Joanna Gaines TV show(s) so I did not buy it based on being a fan or follower, I am not.
I was very disappointed that I received a poor quality cover. The embossing does not match up with the images. Otherwise, the paper was of good quality and the images are nice. I haven’t read the story yet.
If you are interested in this book, I would suggest picking it up in the store where you can make sure that it is printed properly.
I bought this for my newest addition to the family while shopping at the Silos. When I read it I knew this book needed to be in everyone’s library!! The pages are beautifully illustrated and the words will touch your heart.
I plan to purchase another one next time I’m at the Silos to put in my math classroom library! I teach eighth grade and believe this book is just as relatable to them as it is to my one year old and even to myself!!.
I am a third grade teacher. I saw this book at a local store and picked it up and thumbed through the pages. I immediately loved the illustrations and message throughout the book. I knew that it would be perfect for my class.
Sure enough, they loved it! They enjoyed it so much, and the message is very heartwarming and encouraging that I ended up putting the first copy into my class library. I want them to be able to read it on their own as many times as they want.
I bought a second copy to use as a read aloud! Highly recommend!.
Yes, this really is a kids book about racism. Inside, you’ll find a clear description of what racism is, how it makes people feel when they experience it, and how to spot it when it happens. This is one conversation that’s never too early to start, and this book was written to be an introduction for kids on the topic.
A Kid’s Book About Racism is a fantastic book and tool for promoting meaningful conversations with children and adults alike in the home and within our communities. The book gifts white people a powerfully honest and insightful lesson into the mental, emotional effects of racism; and into the insidious nature of racism.
In my opinion the minimalistic presentation gives voice to the fundamental nature of kindness, compassion, respect, value and equality and the blatant discrepancy that racism creates in these fundamental concepts.
I believe the book is a mechanism for which we can inclusively do our part to foster an anti-racist future now starting with Self, within our Families, and Communities through the power of conversation and storytelling.
I think it’s well written, I teach 2nd grade. It’s easy enough to read that most of them will be able to read it independently with assistance on a few words. It can be read to younger aged children.
Whatever age reads it, the adult needs to put in a great deal of preparation of vocabulary and answers to questions they will have. I’m thinking I would give them time to write down questions that they have.
With a room full of students, it will be hard to get all of them. I have a colleague or two that will think that discussing this will put it in the kids’ minds to use it to acuse others of being racist for everyone.
I think that goes into how you approach the subject and how you leave it when you wrap up the discussion.
All five books in the #1 New York Times best-selling Heroes of Olympus series in a hardcover boxed set of heroic proportions. – Readers longing for a return to Camp Half-Blood will get their wish. the action scenes come frequently as the three heroic teens fight monstrous enemies in North American locales.
Flashes of humor lighten the mood at times, but a tone of urgency and imminent danger seems as integral to this series as the last. With appealing new characters within a familiar framework, this spin-off will satisfy the demand for more.
–Booklist – Follows the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series but also stands on its own – Millions of copies sold the world over – Five hardcovers in a specially designed slipcase – Combines Greek and Roman mythology – Teen demigods travel across the US and to Europe as they uncover mysteries and battle monsters and gods – Told from the point of view of seven different diverse and relatable characters – Fast-paced, action-packed adventures narrated with humor and heart – Ideal for middle schoolers but can be enjoyed by older readers, too – Here is a gift-worthy set of five hardcovers, from The Lost Hero to The Blood of Olympus, for fans of Percy Jackson or anyone who enjoys funny and exciting quest adventures based on mythology.
No Rick Riordan collection is complete without it!.
This was a really interesting and enjoyable series for me! I fell and love with all of the characters and I would definitely like to read more books just like these one’s. The Percy Jackson series was great, but this? Even better! I would definitely read this again, maybe even for a third time.
The series has an amazing plot, but I also like it because it informs you about the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses.
I sold my old paperback editions of this series a few years ago and I now i wanted to own the books again but i paid a little more and got the complete Hardcover Box set and I am very happy with the boxed set.
Each edition has wonderful artwork on the cover and they fit nice into the box. Would recommend this item for any collectors.
Raina Telgemeier, the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Eisner Award winner, SMILE, brings us her next full-color graphic novel. DRAMA! Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school’s production of Moon Over Mississippi, she’s a terrible singer.
Instead she’s the set designer for the stage crew, and this year she’s determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn’t know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen, and when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier! Following the success of SMILE, Raina Telgemeier brings us another graphic novel featuring a diverse set of characters that humorously explores friendship, crushes, and all-around drama!.
Do NOT buy this book if you do not want your children being exposed to mature subject matter at this time. NOWHERE did I see there was mature content in this book about a boy liking another boy. When my daughter started asking questions I was confused as to why.
When she brought me the book I was VERY UPSET! This book should have let parents know there was mature subject content matter in the book and let parents make the decision. No more Raina Telgemeier books for us.
which is sad because my daughter loved this author.
It’s tricky finding appropriate, yet fun books for my very advanced 9yr old reader, so I’d appreciate a heads up when there’s discussion in a book that is sexual in nature. The author assumes that the reader is at least somewhat versed in sexual preference, cross-dressing, and kissing without proper consent.
I’d return it, but I’d pay to ship back, which would be a wash for what I paid in the first place. I will not buy from this author again.
Im reading these graphic novels with my 9yr old and really appreciate this author!. The protagonist in this book has normal struggles of middle school and puberty and I have so enjoyed the way the author depicts her navigating friends and so called friends.
Reading along with my younger daughter has been so wonderful as we talk about Rainas courage and sympathize with her fears and worries. If you are an open and accepting others differences and want to be be able to talk to your children about some of these differences I highly recommend these books.
Even though I have talked about gay people and my daughter knows many gay people and couples, having a character come out in book helps open the door to more discussion and ideas of compassion, acceptance and love for ALL.
Now a Netflix series! A #1 New York Times Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller Inspired by real-life makers Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, this beloved #1 bestseller champions STEM, girl power and women scientists in a rollicking celebration of curiosity, the power perseverance, and the importance of asking “Why?” Don’t miss Ada’s further adventures–with her friends Iggy Peck and Rosie Revere–in the instant New York Times bestseller Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters, the first all-new chapter book starring The Questioneers! Ada Twist’s head is full of questions.
Like her classmates Iggy and Rosie–stars of their own New York Times bestselling picture books Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer–Ada has always been endlessly curious. Even when her fact-finding missions and elaborate scientific experiments don’t go as planned, Ada learns the value of thinking her way through problems and continuing to stay curious.
Collect them all! Add these other STEM favorites from #1 New York Times bestselling team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts to your family library today! Rosie Revere, Engineer Iggy Peck, Architect Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Amazing Architects Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers Questioneers Family Calendar.
Not the book in the picture. This is supposed to be the brainstorm book which I’d an activity book related to the Ada twist story. Unfortunately what turned up (click and collect) was another copy of the story.
You need to ensure that your website shows the correct item. I have noticed this for a fairy doll i was trying to buy aswell. I checked in store sand the item was different to the picture.
Another great book in this series by Andrea Beaty. A meaningful story the helps all kids (inclduing girls) see that there is a space for them in the Science realm. Fun. Funny. Inspiring. A definite inclusion needed in your collection.
My daughter loves Ada Twist from Netflix and I gifted her this book she looked it immediately! She loves flipping through the pages and bringing it to me to read. It’s a large size book with fun illustrations.
Would recommend for your child or a gift! Can’t wait to get the other books from this author.
HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, ANDREW SCOTT, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA! The unforgettable His Dark Materials trilogy that began with The Golden Compass and continued with The Subtle Knife, reaches its astonishing conclusion in The Amber Spyglass.
These modern fantasy classics have been hailed by Entertainment Weekly as an All-Time Greatest Novel and Newsweek as a Top 100 Book of All Time Throughout the worlds, the forces of both heaven and hell are mustering to take part in Lord Asriel’s audacious rebellion.
Each player in this epic drama has a role to play–and a sacrifice to make. Witches, angels, spies, assassins, tempters, and pretenders, no one will remain unscathed. Lyra and Will have the most dangerous task of all.
They must journey to a gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone and from which there is no escape. As war rages and Dust drains from the sky, the fate of the living–and the dead–comes to depend on Lyra and Will.
On the choices they make in love, and for love, forevermore. A #1 New York Times Bestseller – Winner of the Whitbread Award – Winner of the British Book Award (Children’s)Published in 40 Countries Masterful.
This title confirms Pullman’s inclusion in the company of C. S. Lewis and Tolkien. –Smithsonian Magazine Pullman has created the last great fantasy masterpiece of the twentieth century. An astounding achievement.
–The Cincinnati Enquirer – War, politics, magic, science, individual lives and cosmic destinies are all here. shaped and assembled into a narrative of tremendous pace by a man with a generous, precise intelligence.
I am completely enchanted. –The New York Times Book Review – Breathtaking adventure. a terrific story, eloquently told. –The Boston Globe Don’t miss Philip Pullman’s epic new trilogy set in the world of His Dark Materials! ** THE BOOK OF DUST **La Belle Sauvage – The Secret Commonwealth.
As the final book of the trilogy, it is not difficult now, to see why all 3 books have achieved such a status. This is writing of such depth, imagination and such a compelling read. If you read a little and are not hooked by the first book, Northern Lights, then stick with it, as I did for another half hour.
Then I just couldn’t put it down. The same with The Subtle Knife, by which time I couldn’t wait to get the next book and on to the final one, The Amber Spyglass. Brilliant compelling writing from Philip Pullman and by the way I’m male and 66 years of age.
The very last line on their disclaimers is about library books. While I dont mind that, any value is trashed with the taping and adhesive to the book and dust cover. They have so many disclaimers to negate any complaint.
But I see you, and I wont order from you again. Christmas present gone awry.
This book is a great read and an exciting conclusion to the trilogy. I found it compelling and mesmerizing, as well as surprising. It will definitely leave you wanting more, which is great since there’s a follow up to the trilogy.
I would definitely recommend this book to a friend. Anyone who reads the trilogy won’t be disappointed, especially if they’ve read John Milton’s “Paradise Lost”. You get to appreciate both works even more.
Overall, it’s a great product that was fairly priced and in excellent condition.
All five novels in Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series—now available in one beautiful box setFor thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The chance to live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
In The Heir and The Crown, Princess Eadlyn becomes the first ever princess to hold a Selection of her own—but she doesn’t believe that any of her thirty-five suitors will capture her heart. This gorgeous box set includes all five books in this #1 New York Times bestselling series, which has sold millions of copies and captured the hearts of readers around the world.
My niece gave my daughter the first book in this series. My daughter became enthralled instantly. She has never read a whole book series and usually sticks to graphic novels. She will occasionally read a chapter book but not often.
She begged for this full series. I was delighted to oblige her. It was out of stock most places and she was visible shaken at the thought of there being a time lapse between her reading each book! I thought, wow, this is good.
I’ve been waiting for a series to really capture her attention like this and expand her reading away from graphic novels some. Not that I don’t like them but I wanted her to see how enjoyable bigger, wordier books can be.
I found the series here on Target ready to ship! We even got it a day early which was perfect because she had just finished the 1st book. That was a little over a week ago and she’s already on the 4th book.
She is so proud of herself and so in love with these books. I believe some themes may be a bit mature in these. I’ve only read about 30 pages of the companion novel to the selection set (1st three books).
It’s called happily ever after and sold separately. I think it is fine for my daughter as she’s read some books already with very mature themes. She is 11 and a half. Like anything else, you are the best judge of what’s appropriate for your child, there are plenty of excerpts online to read a few pages.
I had listened to the stories before on audio book, and it kept me wanting to hear more. They were very well written, exciting and romantic without all of the sex they seem to want to put into all of the books nowadays.
The story line was very compelling, and the different aspects were explained along the way very well. I liked it so much that I bought this set for my granddaughter who is a reader and in 1st year college now.
It was exciting enough to keep me going, and wondering about what was coming next when I had to stop listening for awhile, so I thought it might do the same for her. As I said it wasn’t full of sex like so many are, but the intrigue was enough to make it well worth the journey.
It had quite a few humorous spots as well. Very good. Highly recommend for an enjoyable reading night in, but if you have to put it down for work or other ‘life’ things, you are able to, until you can get back to it again.
Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity. – A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers’. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother’s, her grandmother’s, and her little sister’s.
They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future. – Drawing from the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self-love and empowerment.
This powerful, poetic picture book will resonate with readers of all ages. – This tale of self-acceptance and respect for one’s roots is breathtaking. ” –Kirkus (starred review)”A young girl finds beauty in her uniqueness.
” –School Library Journal (starred review)”A lyrical celebration of her eyes, their shape, spirit, and legacy. ” –Booklist (starred review)”A poignant testament to familial love and legacy. ” –Publishers Weekly – Plus don’t miss the beautiful companion book from the same team: Eyes That Speak to the Stars.
I brought this book for my 7 year old granddaughter because I want her to have a library of diversity in lead characters that show the diversity of people in the world she lives. I was drawn to this book because of its title about diversity and the beautiful illustrations.
My granddaughter loved the book instantly because she loves any story where little girls are lead characters regardless of their ethnicity and I have always brought dolls for her the same way. She thought the lead character was so cute and she really loved the relationship the lead character with her little sister.
I am an Asian mom with an Asian daughter who couldn’t get herself to read it to her even once just for the beautiful pictures. The way the book starts by saying my eyes are not big and pretty like my white friends’, it’s so odd.
Was I supposed to feel inferior because my eyes don’t look like white people’s? Then it continues by saying it’s ok because my family is awesome and they all have slanty eyes.
This book is absolutely stunning. It’s a beautiful celebration of a child’s connection to her mother, grandmother, and little sister through the shape and color of her eyes. This is a great story for all kids (of all races and genders), because it highlights how we can all embrace the strength and beauty that we find in ourselves that comes from our families.
And the fact that it centers on a young Asian girl celebrating her eyes makes this book a must-have for emphasizing non-Eurocentric views of beauty. The writing and illustrations are both beautiful!.
Adapted from one of Bob Marley’s most beloved songs, One Love brings the joyful spirit and unforgettable lyrics of his music to life for a new generation. Readers will delight in dancing to the beat and feeling the positive groove of change when one girl enlists her community to help transform her neighborhood for the better.
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Purchased this book for a little friends 1st birthday as I knew her parents would love it! And they so did! Even her big sisters begged to be able to read it. One of my favourite songs rewritten for todays society makes this a special present for children of all ages.
I bought this book for my daughter but she nor I liked the book. It’s colorful but I didn’t really like the flow of the book. I would return it but it would cost me $8. 95 to return a book I spent $6 on.
Zulily should just give me full credit for an item that costs less than the $8. 95 shipping fee. The book is not worth it.
By the New York Times bestselling author: a provocative account of the attack on the humanities, the rise of intolerance, and the erosion of serious learningAmerica is in crisis, from the university to the workplace.
Toxic ideas first spread by higher education have undermined humanistic values, fueled intolerance, and widened divisions in our larger culture. Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton? Oppressive. American history? Tyranny.
Professors correcting grammar and spelling, or employers hiring by merit? Racist and sexist. Students emerge into the working world believing that human beings are defined by their skin color, gender, and sexual preference, and that oppression based on these characteristics is the American experience.
Speech that challenges these campus orthodoxies is silenced with brute force. The Diversity Delusion argues that the root of this problem is the belief in America’s endemic racism and sexism, a belief that has engendered a metastasizing diversity bureaucracy in society and academia.
Diversity commissars denounce meritocratic standards as discriminatory, enforce hiring quotas, and teach students and adults alike to think of themselves as perpetual victims. But there is hope in the works of authors, composers, and artists who have long inspired the best in us.
Compiling the author’s decades of research and writing on the subject, The Diversity Delusion calls for a return to the classical liberal pursuits of open-minded inquiry and expression, by which everyone can discover a common humanity.
Ms. Mac Donald has followed up her War in Coos with a masterful look at Diversity. And yes, it is a Delusion. The academic community has been exposed as the most hypocritical within our society. Recently exposed by the parents cheating to get their kids in elite colleges.
At the same time, stocking the admittance forms with underprivileged kids to fill the rolls just to say they have met their administrative goals. The kids then flunk out before graduating or have to select another course of action-in the end only to graduate with a worthless degree.
In the end the student who filled the minority slot keeps more qualified students from attending the school. Meanwhile. 25 new positions added to the administration in diversity roles making in excess of 3 or 400,000 dollars.
This my friends should be required for every college in the nation-but that won’t happen.
Strongly recommend reading this book. First, context. College grad 1961, saw SDS(students for democratic society) meeting in on campus rec building; experienced radical political science professors for required classes.
SLA, Weatherman activists further began to rsficalize college campuses. I was active duty, Air Force, 1961 to 1984. Experienced sensitivity training, watched MLK lead and progress made. Then came the era of false narratives and radical appointees.
McDonald’s book opens with the Ferguson effect. Her book is data driven. She is driven by sense of duty to dig for the truth,the facts. I would have liked some of the numbers in spreadsheet format. She has laid bare the propaganda covering up media’s complicity in the war on cops.
The book is loaded with factual content that tracks the growth of insanity – first in Academia, and then throughout society. It is sobering to realize how the university leaders cave to the lunatics without standing for fairness, justice, or common sense.
After too many years of unfulfilling work, Bronnie Ware began searching for a job with heart. Despite having no formal qualifications or experience, she found herself working in palliative care. Over the years she spent tending to the needs of those who were dying, Bronnie’s life was transformed.
Later, she wrote an Internet blog about the most common regrets expressed to her by the people she had cared for. The article, also called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, gained so much momentum that it was read by more than three million people around the globe in its first year.
At the requests of many, Bronnie now shares her own personal story. Bronnie has had a colourful and diverse past, but by applying the lessons of those nearing their death to her own life, she developed an understanding that it is possible for people, if they make the right choices, to die with peace of mind.
It is a story told through sharing her inspiring and honest journey, which will leave you feeling kinder towards yourself and others, and more determined to live the life you are truly here to live. This delightful memoir is a courageous, life-changing book.
It is one of the best books I have ever read. It focuses on what is really important in life and things we should think of when we are still alive as we all die wheatear we like it or not. I found it encouraging and not depressing as one might think.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK – From a leading voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female that exposes how white America’s love affair with “diversity” so often falls short of its ideals.
“Austin Channing Brown introduces herself as a master memoirist. This book will break open hearts and minds. “–Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Untamed Austin Channing Brown’s first encounter with a racialized America came at age seven, when she discovered her parents named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man.
Growing up in majority-white schools and churches, Austin writes, “I had to learn what it means to love blackness,” a journey that led to a lifetime spent navigating America’s racial divide as a writer, speaker, and expert helping organizations practice genuine inclusion.
In a time when nearly every institution (schools, churches, universities, businesses) claims to value diversity in its mission statement, Austin writes in breathtaking detail about her journey to self-worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice.
Her stories bear witness to the complexity of America’s social fabric–from Black Cleveland neighborhoods to private schools in the middle-class suburbs, from prison walls to the boardrooms at majority-white organizations.
If you say you’ve committed to antiracism and doing the deep dive within every aspect of your life to root out the white supremacy embedded there, and yet you haven’t read this book, you’re cheating yourself of a full education.
Austin walks you through her life and experiences as a Black woman in America while simultaneously educating the reader by exposing the truths in how the structures of our society are teeming with white supremacy.
Everyone should read this. You will learn. You will unlearn. You will be angry. You will be sad. You will laugh. But most importantly, you will grow (hopefully) to challenge the status quo and live out the actions necessary to dismantle white supremacy.
I read ‘I’m Still Here’ the summer of 2018 and was so compelled to share it with others that I bought a second copy and convinced nearly all of my colleagues to read it. This book is not a primer or an introduction to racism.
To quote a colleague who also read the book, “The ground needs to be broken first. ” When I invited white colleagues and friends to read the book, I gave the caveat that we weren’t the target audience for the book.
In a Twitter Q&A with the author on June 5, 2018, I asked the question, “Who was your intended audience for #ImStillHere?” Austin Channing Brown replied, “My intended audience was definitely black women.
Every single sentence I wrote, I asked myself how would this sound to black women? Then people of color, then white people. ” So if you’re from the majority culture in the U. S. and you’re ready to listen, buy this book.
If you want to begin to experience being in the shoes of someone who’s had very different experiences than you, buy this book. If you’re willing to be uncomfortable and to unpack the “why” behind your responses, buy this wonderful book.
The book is well-written and I related to the points made. However, as a Black woman, very little felt revelatory. Much of the book felt like I could’ve written it myself and that I am not the intended audience.
Which is fine, just not what I’m interested in. It’s more of how others should make room for Black dignity than how to create/maintain it for oneself. I found it a much easier read than some of the other reviewers; because it felt so obvious.
So, I suppose I’d recommend for people unfamiliar with the Black experience but not for those immersed in it.
Part of the Penguin Orange Collection, a limited-run series of twelve influential and beloved American classics in a bold series design offering a modern take on the iconic Penguin paperbackWinner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition For the seventieth anniversary of Penguin Classics, the Penguin Orange Collection celebrates the heritage of Penguin’s iconic book design with twelve influential American literary classics representing the breadth and diversity of the Penguin Classics library.
An unusual classic tale, told from the point of view of the youngest sister living in a big old house where the family have a dark history. Strangely spine-chilling and beautifully written. Gave me an impending sense of dread all the way through.
Instant New York Times bestseller! A lyrical, heart-lifting love letter to Black and brown children everywhere: reminding them how much they matter, that they have always mattered, and they always will, from powerhouse rising star author Tami Charles and esteemed, award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier.
The #1 Amazon Best Children’s Book of 2020A Chicago Public Library and New York Public Library’s Best Books of 2020A TODAY’s Favorite Children’s Books of 2020A Shelf Awareness’s Best Children’s and Teen Books of 2020A Best Books of 2020, School Library Journal – A Best Picture Books of 2020, Chicago Public Library – A NPR’s Best Books of 2020A Best Picture Books of 2020, Barnes and Noble – A Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2020* A gem for every household.
— Kirkus Reviews, starred review * Stunning. Powerful. Timely. Illustrated inspiration at its best. — Horn Book, starred review – Discover this poignant, timely, and emotionally stirring picture book, an ode to Black and brown children everywhere that is full of hope, assurance, and love.
– Tami Charles pens a poetic, lyrical text that is part love letter, part anthem, assuring readers that they always have, and always will, matter. This powerful, rhythmic lullaby reassures readers that their matter and their worth is never diminished, no matter the circumstance: through the joy and wonder of their first steps and first laughs, through the hardship of adolescent struggles, and the pain and heartbreak of current events, they always have, and always will, matter.
Accompanied by illustrations by renowned artist Bryan Collier, a four-time Caldecott Honor recipient and a nine-time Coretta Scott King Award winner or honoree, All Because You Matter empowers readers with pride, joy, and comfort, reminding them of their roots and strengthening them for the days to come.
– Lyrical, personal, and full of love, All Because You Matter is for the picture book audience what The Hate U Give was for YA and Ghost Boys was for middle grade: a conversation starter, a community touchstone, and a deep affirmation of worth for the young readers who need it most.
As a mother, I really enjoyed this book on so many levels. I love the illustrations, the writing, and heart that went into the book. My sons now have a book that they can relate to, which is so important for children of color.
I highly recommend this book for both schools and for parents.
Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real, from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft.
Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade.
As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds—and not really fitting into either one.
Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?.
as a middle schooler Great book at just the right time. My grandson was entering public school, as a middle schooler, for the first time. It is a Newberry Award Winner and as an added bonus was written by Jeff Kenny, one of my grandson’s favorite authors.
The book is great. However, when I ordered it, I expected a 1st edition, 1st printing, signed by the author, which was advertised. After I agreed to purchase the book, the 1st edition, 1st printing, signed parts of the ad disappeared.
I believe that the ad must have been hacked by someone. (I do have a screen shot of the hacked ad. ) I ordered two of the books, and I have returned one.
Did not realize when I purchased the book that my 10-year-old grandson was already reading it in school. He loves the book as does his class so I think it was a very good purchase as he starts in a new school next year.
A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism–and antiracism–in AmericaThis is NOT a history book. This is a book about the here and now. The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence.
This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Kendi’s National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antiracist future. It also proves that while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited.
Through a gripping, fast-paced, and energizing narrative written by beloved award-winner Jason Reynolds, this book shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas–and on ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives.
Written with wit and whimsy, in a very readable oral-storytelling style, this book is a delight. Although packed with historical details, it avoids scholarly dryness; history I thought I knew, I rediscovered from a fresh, intelligent viewpoint.
All is fine and my bad for not Noticing the small print of digital. Was just expecting this to be an actual hard cover book. So disappointed with the lack of description in the posting, but it does say it so that is on me for not noticing it.
Elmo and his Sesame Street friends help teach toddlers and the adults in their lives that everyone is the same on the inside, and it’s our differences that make this wonderful world, which is home to us all, an interesting–and special–place.
This enduring, colorful, and charmingly illustrated book offers an easy, enjoyable way to learn about differences–and what truly matters.
Meet babies from around the world in this best-selling celebration of global heritage! First in the Global Babies series. From Guatemala to Bhutan, seventeen vibrantly colored photographs embrace our global diversity and give glimpses into the daily life, traditions, and clothing of babies from around the world.
Simple text in Spanish and English teaches the littlest readers that everywhere on earth, babies are special and loved. A perfect baby shower gift or first book for the toddler in your life. Babies love to look at babies and this bright collection of photos is a ticket to an around-the-world journey.
Part of the proceeds from this book’s sales will be donated to the Global Fund for Children to support innovative community-based organizations that serve the world’s most vulnerable children and youth.
Very young children are fascinated by realistic portrayals (like these excellent photos) of other “babies. ” This book is a great way to expand the horizons of a young child, letting her/him know that the world is full of babies both like and unlike him/her.
Fantastic book for babies and toddlers (and older ones too!). A variety of faces and cultures from around the world – a wonderful way to expose children to the many ways of being, and the diversity of our planet and it’s people.
The toddlers in my care spend a lot of time looking at the different faces and taking in the images – I assume they relate to photographs of real people and find that intriguing!.
Is Harriet Blue as great a detective as Lindsay Boxer? Harriet Blue, the most single-minded detective since Lindsay Boxer, won’t rest until she stops a savage killer targeting female university students.
But new clues point to a more chilling predator than she ever could have imagined. BookShotsLIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson.
Brilliant book, fast paced, as they say ‘un-put-down-able’ loved the story line, J. Patterson & Candice Fox make a great combination. There are 4 other books to this thrilling read, This is the first one.
Found this book a 5 star, the characters are sometimes funny with their sarcasm and there are sad parts to this book, but crazy things happen, lots of shocks and chases. I recommend this book to anyone whether or not you are a J.
I read my copy on my holiday flight that was around 3 & a half hours. It was just about right with a couple of breaks during inflight refreshments. The story was linked to another of James Patterson’s books titled Never Never.
This book directly addresses the myth that all children start from the same spot. White children growing up today can see their privilege and learn how to use it for good. And maybe-just maybe-learn how to give it up.
I liked this book. It was simple and honest and used even the page colors to reinforce the message about how color matters for how we make our way in the world. It ended with a positive challenge to white children: how to use their unasked-for but automatic “head start” to make things better for those who don’t have one.
There was no talking down to the white children and no talking down about children of color. It was honest and straightforward and I loved its message.
I am so thrilled that I was introduced to this series. Please, buy this book (and any/all others related to it) and read it to your kids, and your kids friends, and pass it around. Everyone, including adults, will benefit from reading these books.
Let’s make sure future generations are well equipped with the correct history of America and the implications it has had and continues to have on the black community. I wish I had been read this as a child.
A good intro to understand about white privilege. Examples of what it is and what to do are clear and concrete. A parent or two may also learn something new. It would be great if this were part of series about privilege in general with other identities.
The conclusion of these books is that diversity and inclusion are essential for any organization or business to be successful. A diverse workforce allows for different perspectives and ideas, which can lead to innovation and success.
An inclusive environment ensures that all employees feel comfortable and respected, and that they have the opportunity to contribute to the success of the organization.
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