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Ditto Kids Books We Love: On Black History

Happy weekend friends! We wanted to take a moment to share a few of the books that we've been reading to celebrate Black History Month in our homes. We always try to center books that are -- 1) Developmentally appropriate for our kid's ages and emotional skills. 2) Joyous and uplifting of the contributions and legacies that Black history holds. Although we celebrate and honor Black History and Black culture year-round, we make a conscious effort during BHM to center books that highlight stories of Black excellence that sit outside of the more commonly told stories of enslavement and the civil rights movement. We feel that it is vital that children get to see Black stories that encompass a range...

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Ditto Kids Books We Love: On Lunar New Year

Hello and happy Friday Ditto Kid's Friends! As January winds down we're looking ahead to February and wanted to share today's book roundup with you a bit early to account for shipping time incase you want to grab a few titles for your home.  In the states some of us are still recovering from the busy holiday season but for many, the holiday season is far from over at the end of December. With the Lunar New Year falling on February 12th this year in some countries and cultures the holiday season is just about to get started! The Lunar holiday is widely associated with the Chinese New Year but it is actually a holiday that is celebrated across many...

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Ditto Kids Illustrator Series

  We first found Alyssa through instagram and fell hard for her illustrations after just one peek at her immaculately curated feed. We felt instantly drawn in by her style and knew she would be a great fit for some of our issue one illustrations.  Every time we get to work with Alyssa it is an absolute joy and we can't wait to see what we collaborate on next!  Without further ado here is Alyssa!  Name: Alyssa Gonzalez  Current Location: I'm originally from Miami, FL but am currently based in Kansas City, MO. Big change, I know! Background: I studied Illustration at SCAD where I earned my BFA (2017) and since then have been a graphic designer at Hallmark Cards. For about the same amount of...

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Ditto Kids Books We Love: on Inauguration week

Inauguration week is here, and many of us are trying to find ways to mark this momentous occasion in our homes while still being safe and socially distanced. The perfect answer to this predicament in our house has been, you guessed it! Children's books! As you all know, we are big believers in the power of representation, and this new administration, as imperfect as it may be, has warmed our hearts with its groundbreaking representation. From Vice-president elect Kamala Harris to Deb Haaland as secretary of the interior. These strong and diverse women are showing our children that they too can achieve their dreams.  Along these lines, we rounded up some books that are special in our home that highlight some of...

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Ditto Kids Loves: Community Project edition - Little Free Diverse Library

Today we are launching a new series here at Ditto Kids - a series where we highlight community projects and their leaders who inspire us and are doing work which centers anti-racism, marginalized representation, and supporting or uplifting BIPOC communities.  To kick off this series we are highlighting a community project which has brought us so much inspiration and joy in the past year -- Little Diverse Free Libraries.  Little Diverse Free Libraries (LDFL) was started by Sarah Kamya in June of 2020. It began with an idea that came to Sarah while on a walk through her hometown. She walked past all of these little free libraries and realized that this shared community space could be a vehicle for...

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