Please welcome author Stephanie Campisi who presents eight diverse picture books about belonging and friendship.
The below list of picture books touches on themes of belonging, friendship, identity, and sense of self–all topics explored in my debut picture book The Ugly Dumpling.
Diversity Picture Books About Belonging and Friendship
The Empty Pot by Demi
A gentle, quiet picture book about a young boy who attempts – and fails – to grow beautiful flowers from the seeds given to him by the Emperor, and is rewarded for his honesty. It’s a story about strength and truth, and it’s exquisitely illustrated in minute detail. [picture book, ages 4-7]