Recommend some non-white kids' books
August 7, 2008 5:24 AM Subscribe
Can you recommend some children's picture books that don't just feature white faces?
posted by featherboa to Writing & Language (39 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I run a kids' bookshop and it's been bugging me that almost none of the picture books we stock feature a non-white child as the main character. I'm trying to remedy that.
I'll probably be getting My Two Grannies
, but ideally the storyline wouldn't be particularly about race. I do stock Rastamouse
and that's probably closer to what I'm looking for, except it's about a mouse.
The shop's in London, and I try to keep the books skewed more British than American, but if you have a favourite from anywhere in the world, please let me know.
Similarly if you want to recommend a kids' book without pictures that fits the theme, I'd love to know about that too.