12 Kids Books That Feature People of Color

Our world isn't all white. Why should our kids' books be?

by Fatherly
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There’s never been a more critical time to teach children to appreciate, understand, and celebrate diversity. And yet, the vast majority of kids’ books feature Caucasian characters who don’t begin to reflect the world we live in. Buying a children’s book whose protagonists are people of color won’t fix systemic racism, police brutality, or racial injustice, but having open, candid discussions with children about skin color, framed around shared stories, can help you raise kids who are more socially conscious and race-aware. Here are a few standout books to help you do it.

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