I recently engaged in a very disheartening discussion on social media about racism, privilege, and activism. As a kid lit enthusiast and parent, I believe it is vital to share books that celebrate diversity, promote acceptance, foster empathy, and applaud activism. This is my list for Picture Book 10 for 10:
1. Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship by Charles Waters and Irene Latham
2. Stolen Words by Melanie Florence
3. Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders
4. Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee
5. Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Méndez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh
6. The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage by Selina Alko
7. Martí’s Song for Freedom by Emma Otheguy
8. Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel
9. Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
10. Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Jonah Winter
6 thoughts on “Picture Book 10 for 10~2018”
This is a great list. Thank you for sharing.
This is an important list with titles that have the power to spark great conversations, ideas, and action. Thank you!
I really enjoyed Can I Touch Your Hair? – what a great way to introduce conversation!
Why was it disheartening?
Love lists like this! Thanks for putting it together.
Great list! Thank you!