The Power of Di­verse Sto­ries

Kids will see them­selves in th­ese 20 ti­tles, sug­gested by the non­profit First Book, and also learn more about each other. Plus: Find out what our past cover mod­els read to their kids!

Parents (USA) - - Contents - Pho­to­graphs by YUNHEE KIM

Kids will see them­selves rep­re­sented in this list of 20 ti­tles cu­rated with the help of the non­profit First Book.

Baby Goes to Mar­ket

by At­inuke, il­lus­trated by An­gela Brooks­bank

Ven­dors at an African mar­ket give treats to Baby, who eats some and puts the rest in the bas­ket with­out Mom’s know­ing. Kids will love be­ing in on the se­cret and can count along as Baby re­ceives var­i­ous num­bers of ba­nanas, or­anges, and more. Ages 0 to 4

We Sang You Home

by Richard Van Camp, il­lus­trated by Julie Flett Par­ents and ba­bies every­where will feel com­forted by this book, a cel­e­bra­tion of the love that a child brings into this world. The lyri­cal text (“as we give you roots, you give us wings” and “our for­ever home is in­side of you”) wel­comes lit­tle ones who join fam­i­lies in dif­fer­ent ways and is paired with gor­geous il­lus­tra­tions.

Ages 0 to 3

Call Me Tree / Llá­mame ár­bol

by Maya Christina Gon­za­lez Read this bilin­gual book snug­gled up to­gether first, and then have your lit­tle one use the draw­ings to act out the plot: A child imag­ines grow­ing from a seed into a tree, bloom­ing in a for­est of di­verse chil­dren, each free to ex­press their true selves. Ages 4 to 8

A Big Moon­cake for Lit­tle Star

by Grace Lin

In this bed­time read that sounds like a lul­laby, a child longs to eat a moon­cake she baked with her

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