Friday, September 8, 2017

25 Picture Books That Cultivate Inclusion & Value Difference

Reading picture books is a great way to cultivate empathy skills and start conversations with our kids.  Here's 25 wonderful, diverse, inclusive picture books from my library to get you started.  You'll be able to find many of them at your local library.

1.The Secret Footprints by Julia Alvarez illustrated By Fabian Negrin, Dell Dragonfly Books, 2000

 2.Beat The Story-Drum, Pum-Pum By Ashely Bryant, Atheneum, 1987   

3.Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears By Verna Aardema & Illustrated By Leo & Diane Dillon, The Dial Press, 1975   

4. The Ugly Vegetables By Grace Lin, Charlesbridge, 1999
6. My Name Is Yoon, By Helen Recorvits & Illustrated By Gabi Swiatkowska, Frances Foster Books, FSG, 2003   

7. A Chair For My Mother By Vera B. Williams, Caldecott Medal, Greenwillow, 1988, Spanish & English   

8. Tar Beach By Faith Ringgold, Caldecott Medal, Crown Publishers, 1998   

9. A Story, A Story, Retold & Illustrated By Gail E. Haley, Aladdin Paperbacks, Simon & Schuster, 1970

12. The Frog Who Wanted To Be A Singer, By Linda Goss & Illustrated By Cynthia Jabar, Orchard Books, 1996

13. The Lotus Seed, Sherry Garland & Illustrated By Tatsuro Kiuchi, Harcourt, 1993

15. Cornrows, By Camille Yarbrough & Illustrated By Carole Byard, Putnam, 1979

16. The Red Butterfly, By Deborah Noyes & Illustrated By Sophie Blackall, Candlewick, 2007     

17. No Hickory, No Dickory, No Dock, Caribbean Nursery Rhymes, By John Agard & Grace Nichols, Illustrated by Cynthia Jabar, Candlewick, 1991

18. What A Wonderful World, By George David Weiss & Bob Theile & Illustrated By Ashley Bryant, Atheneum, 1995

21. Martin's Big Words, The Life of Martin Luther King Jr., By Doreen Rappaport & Illustrated By Bryan Collier, Hyperion, 2001


22. Tiger On A Tree, By Anushka Ravishankar Illustrated By Pulak Biswas, Tara Publishing, 1997


23. We Are All Alike, We Are All Different, Written & Illustrated By the Cheltenhame Elementary School Kindergartners, Scholastic, 1991

24. The Big Box, By Toni Morrison With Slade Morrison Illustrated by Giselle Potter, Hyperion, 1999


25. Dizzy, By Jonah Winter & Illustrated By Sean Qualls, Arthur Levine, 2006

Do you have a favorite?
Tweet it to me: @cynthiajabar and I'll add it to my list.