Please welcome picture book author and illustrator Aram Kim today with a list of picture books that just so happen to have diversity characters but that’s not the point of the story. That’s diversity at its finest!
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Many books featuring minority characters are often about specific figures or historical events. Even though these books are very engaging, meaningful and enjoyable, books featuring diverse characters for no specific reasons have a very special place in my heart. Characters in these books are diverse just because people are diverse in real life. The books listed below are among my favorites and feature diverse characters as protagonists.
Diverse Characters in Stories Just Because We are Diverse
1. Ling & Ting Series by Grace Lin
Ling and Ting are twins. They go about their lives doing something fun, something silly and something meaningful. Just as we all do. [easy reader series, ages 4 and up]
2. The Twins’ Blanket by Hyewon Yum
These twin sisters have shared everything in their lives. But now, each sister gets her own beautiful blanket. However, they end up realizing that what really makes them happy is that they still have each other! [picture book, ages 3 and up]