Popular Diverse Families Books
Children Just Like Me
25 Fabulous Picture Books About Families of All Shapes & Sizes
As children around the world return to school, HRC is celebrating back to school season with quality read-alouds. This fall, make sure you pick up at least one of these six books that embrace family diversity, as recommended by Welcoming Schools:. The Family Book by Todd Parr. Written and illustrated in the distinct style of Todd Parr, this book celebrates all kinds of families in a funny yet reassuring way. This book features adoptive families, stepfamilies, two-mom and two-dad families and single-parent families. Each spread showcases a different aspect of home and family life, from houses and holidays to schools and pets. One Family by George Shannon.
They love each other very much and make a nest together. Sadly, Roy and Silo do not have an egg to keep warm. One day their keeper decides to give them an egg that needs protection. Many days pass, Roy and Silo attend conscientiously to the precious egg. At long last the shell cracks and baby Tango arrives.
Books Featuring Racial or Cultural Diversity
Families are no longer comprised solely of a cisgender mother and a cisgender father raising biological children. And two can definitely be enough for a warm family, full of the love, support, and comfort that every child needs.
The world is a diverse place. In order to raise kids in this world, we need to teach them about people outside of their immediate family. On the other hand, some kids grow up not seeing themselves or their family represented in any of the books they read or the TV shows and movies they watch. As I began to research this topic, I quickly realized this could get out of control, so I made the parameters pretty strict: these are all picture books and a few board books —depending on the book, the age range is 1—8. This a perfect book for classrooms, because it depicts a group of kids in a day at their school. They come from a wide range of cultures, and they share these cultures with each other through food at lunch , music, art, and their stories. Not only are different cultures and races represented, there are kids with disabilities as well as a variety of family configurations shown.
Books, of course! When Lena and her mom take a walk through their neighborhood, she notices that there are many different shades of brown skin, and she begins to see her familiar world in a new way. The author wrote the book for her daughter, Lena, who she and her husband adopted from Guatemala. Titular character Marisol McDonald is a Peruvian-Scottish-American with red hair and brown skin who prefers mismatched outfits and peanut butter and jelly burritos. They have charming illustrations, gentle rhymes and a simple plot that shows a day in the life of a child with same-sex parents. A positive look at LGBTQ families, these are great books for kids with two moms or two dads, as well as for kids who could benefit from seeing a different kind of family structure. Pink Is for Boys is a beautiful picture book that empowers kids to express themselves in every color.