Please welcome Erin Dealey and Luciana Navarro Powell! Their list is eight of their favorite diversity picture books and includes a six book giveaway of their newest book, Babies Come From Airports. Please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom to enter.
We are thrilled and honored to help celebrate MCCBD with a list of some of our favorite books. As an author/illustrator team, we love these picture books because they show diversity in a very natural way, perfectly woven into the plot and illustrations. Although we’ve included the age range listed by the publisher, we highly encourage parents and teachers of older readers to consider these books too. We’ve added teacher suggestions for each book. Picture books are an excellent way to introduce a topic or start a discussion with readers of all ages. Happy Reading!
8 Great Diversity Picture Books
1. The Airport Book by Lisa Brown
In addition to being a fun, informative and visually arresting book about the nitty-gritty of airports, the quintessential temple of diversity, that makes the mingling of cultures possible in the first place, we have a feeling Adar and Nico –the boys in BABIES COME FROM AIRPORTS–would be very interested in airports, since that’s where the brothers first met too! [picture book, ages 5-7]
Teachers: Add this to your Transportation/Travel unit.