Diverse Children’s Books You Need to Read!

Mothers, Madres and Dadimas, Isn’t she Lovely? A Race to find The Easy Life. Missing Socks and the beginning of a Holy Month of Ramadan!

HUSH! (1996)

Author: Mingfong Ho

Illustrator: Holly Meade

📚Hush! Mother thinks her Baby is fast asleep, but a closer look into this book will show you things are not always as they seem!

Looking for the Easy Life (2011)

Author: Walter Dean Myers

Illustrator: Lee Harper

📚Looking for the Easy Life? Then DO NOT follow on the tails of these monkeys! Sometimes the life you are looking for is right in front of you!

Love to Mamá: A Tribute to Mothers (2001)

Author: Pat Mora

Illustrator: Paula S. Barragán M.

📚A beautiful collection of poems celebrating Madres y Abuelas! All poems written by various Latino writers!

Little Stevie Wonder (2005)

Author: Quincy Troupe

Illustrator: Lisa Cohen

📚The story of how a little boy grew up to become the amazing Stevie Wonder!

My Dadima Wears a Sari (2007)

Author: Kashmira Sheth

Illustrator: Yoshiko Jaeggi

📚Rupa wonders why her Dadima (Grandmother) wears a sari everyday, and doesn’t she ever just want to wear a regular pair of pants? Dadima shows Rupa the wonder, beauty and history of wearing a sari!

Tell Me More about Ramadan (2018)

Author: Bachar Karroum

Illustrator: Tanja Varcelija

📚The holy month of Ramadan began on May 15 this year. Read and learn more about this religious observance and the practices and principles that is Ramadan.

The Sock Thief (2015)

Author: Ana Crespo

Illustrator: Nana Gonzalez

📚Why in the world does Felipe run around town swapping out magoes for socks? Something about soccer…but not to worry he returns them when he is done! This is a cute read where you can learn some Brazilian history and a little Portuguese!

Racing Against The Odds: The Story of Wendell Scott, Stock Car Racing’s African-American Champion (2009)

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford

Illustrator: Eric A. Valasquez

📚In 1963 Wendell Scott became the first African-American to win a NASCAR Race! Though his accomplishment was not immediately recognized by NASCAR and he did not receive a trophy, Scott continued to pursue and live his dream of racing throughout his life!


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    1. Awesome!!! We are so happy you found some of our book selections helpful and are adding to your preschool library! Exciting!!! Hope the kids enjoy! Happy Reading!!!🤗