- A diverse book you have read and enjoyed
- A diverse book that has already been released but you have not read
- A diverse book that has not yet been released
This week, I am focusing on picture books! I’ve been thinking about expanding my reading, and what better way than with picture books? (I’m also including graphic novels in this.)
I’ll be honest, I don’t tend to read much MG fiction or graphic novels. (Hence why I want to change that!) But as soon as I thought of this particular post, El Deafo by Cece Bell sprung to mind. I read this for the Diversity December Bingo, and I’ve been thinking about it since then.
Check out my review here!
Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz. This looks fantastic – basically, it is an A-Z where each letter has a corresponding ‘radical’ woman featured! There are artists and scientists and suffragettes. For example, ‘P is for Patti’ Smith and ‘X is for the women whose names we don’t know’. I wish I’d had introductory feminist texts like this when I was younger. I can’t wait for my friends to have kids so I can give them books just like this.
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist by Cynthia Levinson. This is the story of the youngest marcher to be arrested in the 1963 protest in Birmingham, Alabama. I’d never heard of her, and I like the idea of encouraging the next generation to be politically active. Even the smallest people have the power to change the world, after all.
This book is being released on January 17th. A review can be found here.
Have you read any of these books, or ones like them? Let me know!