Earlier this week, we posted about the growing #WeNeedDiverseBooks Movement. The movement is drawing worldwide attention to the need to have more diverse books. Particularly looking at diversity represented in children’s literature, this campaign gives voice to underserved communities. As part of this movement, we’d like to highlight some of our favorite Lulu children’s books that celebrate diversity.
I am a Big Girl by Estella Johnson
This charming story follows the daily fun of a toddler who believes she is a Big Girl. From dentist visits to finding new friends, this is a great story for young children about growing up.
Dakota’s Easter Wish by Vasilisa Hamilton
More than anything, little Dakota wants to win Pleasant Mount Sunday school’s Easter egg hunt. Indeed, she was the only child who had never won. Dakota’s Easter Wish is the humorous but touching story of how a child’s quest for a prize leads to a “malodorous” outcome.
The Lion’s Share by Said Salah Ahmed
A Somali-English Bilingual Children’s Picture Book. The hungry animals of the Somali forest have worked together to kill a big fat camel. Now they must decide how to divide it. Will the portions be equal? Not with the lion in charge! Read this popular Somali fable and see why, as the other animals come to understand, “the lion’s share is not fair!”
The Pink Monkey by Kari Wells
The Pink Monkey is a fun and engaging tale about the misadventures of a little monkey hero who teaches everyone around him a valuable lesson about tolerance and acceptance of others.
I’ll Find a Way by Irma Y. Luna
I’ll Find A Way is an inspiring non-fiction story of Alejandro’s perseverance and inner strength. This book will inspire and encourage young readers who are facing any type of disability in their lives to follow their dreams no matter how great the obstacles.
Diverse Books for all
Lulu offers free and open self-publishing, along with low-cost print-on-demand. That means you can share your story, no matter who you are or where you are.
Meg Crawford writes for the Lulu Blog – Archived