Liturgist fam-I need help finding a children’s book or 5 that feature interracial parents/families! Particularly if the mother is white and the father is black. The book(s) doesn’t have to be about interracial families necessarily, just looking for illustrations that depict such a family. Thanks in advance!
@alexandriahayse Let me ask my librarian group. :)
@Shoshana That’d be awesome, thanks!
@alexandriahayse I read this one to my daughter frequently and it has loads of different depictions: https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Our-Skin-Fran-Manushkin/dp/0763670022
@adamewoods looks like a good one! Thanks!
@alexandriahayse So far this is the only response but if there are more I'll let you know.
"Who has What (which is about body parts for preschoolers) has an interracial family. How My Parents Learned to Eat is an oldy but a goodie."
@alexandriahayse bell hooks writes kids books. pretty sure she does interracial and feminist settings in them
@alexandriahayse friend of mine wrote this one. Might be broader than you are looking for but still a gem.
All Are Family: Celebrating the Diversity of Our Global Family https://www.amazon.com/dp/0991468406/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_xH7MCbDT50HQQ
@alexandriahayse It's not a book. But on YouTube, Sesame Studios has a short video series called "Henriyetti" where the main character has a white mom and a black dad.
@alexandriahayse I think Wedgie and Gizmo might fit that bill.
@alexandriahayse Just noticed I got a bunch of suggestions on my fb question. If I don’t post them to you tomorrow, remind me. 😂
@alexandriahayse Tons more came in!!! If you'd rather have the text than the screenshot let me know.
@alexandriahayse One of my faves is Twenty Yawns. The Princess and the Pony is great too.
@alexandriahayse "Am I a Color Too?" features a white mother and a black father and specifically addresses what it means to be interracial:
Am I a Color Too? https://www.amazon.com/dp/0974019054/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_WtcOCb0Z3NEZV
There's a really sweet book my girls have found at the library called A Family Is a Family Is a Family by Sara O'Leary. This book features students in an elementary school class all describing what makes their families special. There are interracial famiies, same-sex parents, and a beautiful tear-jerking surprise at the end.
@alexandriahayse this collection of resources may help... https://diversebooks.org/resources/where-to-find-diverse-books/
@alexandriahayse this thread makes me happy as an old guy, child of mixed parentage with lots of scars from such a past
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