This Week’s Diverse Children’s Books!

Our journey continues! Discovering diverse children’s books each week to share with you! Enjoy these seven spectacular diverse authors of children’s books, we did!!!

Mariama: Different But Just the Same (2014)

Author: Jerónimo Cornelles

Illustrator: Nivola Uyá

📚Mariama and her family have moved from their home village in Africa to a new and strange land. Strange new language, strange new food and strange new people! But strange soon becomes familiar, friendships develop and Mariama discovers that we all can learn so much about life and the world from one another!

Magic Elephants (2017)

Author: Kenya Wright

📚Magic Elephants is part of Kenya Wright’s Mindful Kids series which promotes children’s awareness and acceptance of their personal thoughts and feelings!

We previouly featured Kenya Wright’s book, Dream Big (2017)

Soccer Star (2014)

Author: Mina Javaherbin

Illustrator: Renato Alarcão

📚Felino dreams of becoming Brazil’s next soccer star! Not for the fame but to help provide for his family so his mother will not have to work so hard! His little sister Maria dreams of proving to Felino and his teammates that yes, girls can do it all!

Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Plum Fantastic (2008)

Author: Whoopi Goldberg & Deborah Underwood

Illustrator: Maryn Roos

📚This is the first book in Whoopi Goldberg’s chapter book series, The Sugar Plum Ballerinas! Alexandra Petrakova Johnson’s mom is destined for her to become a world class ballerina but Alexandra loves speed skating! A recipe for disaster? Will Alexandra follow her own dreams or fulfill her moms? Read this six book series to find out!

Beauty, Her Basket (2004)

Author: Sandra Belton

Illustrator: Cozbi A. Cabrera

📚A little girl learns all about her families rich heritage and culture woven into the beauty of basketweaving!

Twintution: Double Cross (2018)

Authors: Tia & Tamara Mowry

📚Twin sisters, Tia and Tamara Mowry, stars of their 90’s hit television show, Sister, Sister, have a chapter book series! This four book series follows the adventures of tween sisters Cassie and Caitlyn who have the ability to see the future!


Be sure to join us each week to discover more diverse authors of children’s books!

Until the next Journey…

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