So, picture books. A lot of you might not read them yourselves but if I might say so, there are some fabulous picture books out there and yes, picture books that are ‘diverse.’ I am currently taking a Queer Lit class at my college and one of my classmates mentioned that she wished picture books weren’t so generic. She mentioned how nice it would be if she could read some pictures books aloud to her kids that weren’t based on heteronormative ideals and I wanted to shout that there ARE some amazing pictures books out there. AND HERE WE ARE. With me recommending some diverse picture books to you guys. ENJOY.
My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis
Last Stop On Market Street by Matt de la Pena
Jacob’s New Dress by Sarah Hoffman
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
Ladder to the Moon by Maya Soetoro-Ng
I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel