It’s time to head back to school and we wanted to share a few books that focus what that experience is like for children from a variety of communities.
Here are some of our favorites.
"The Name Jar" by Yangsook Choi is a touching story about a young girl who learns to appreciate her Korean name when she starts at a new school.
"All Are Welcome" by Alexandra Penfold is a sweet picture book about a school where diversity and inclusion are celebrated.
"I’m New Here" by Anne Sibley O'Brien focusing three immigrant students joining a supportive school community.
"The King of Kindergarten" by Derrick Barnes is about a young Black boy’s first day of school.
"Your Name Is A Song" by Jamilah Thompkins is a story about a girl and her mother who teaches her about the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names on their lyrical walk home through the city.
"This Is How We Do It" by Matt Lamothe follows one day in the real lives of seven kids from around the world
As always, we love to help support small and BIPOC-owned bookshops. Shopping our bookshop is a great way for you to join us in this mission, but we also know this may not be an accessible option for everyone. All of these books can be found at larger retailers as well.
Thanks for reading and all of your support.
- Ditto Kids Team