My diverse reading for January

Here’s a mosaic of the children’s books by or about diverse characters that I read in January. (They were all picture books this month.) Nine books so far — I’m definitely on pace to make my 50 book goal.

I read 24 new (to me) picture books this month, so it’s still less than half of my reading, and six of the diverse books wouldn’t have crossed my radar if I hadn’t been seeking them out intentionally.


Top row: 10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert, Can’t Sleep Without Sheep by Susanna Leonard Hill, Dear Primo by Duncan Tonatiuh

Middle row: Draw! by Raul Colón, The Pirate of Kindergarten by George Ella Lyon, Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote by Duncan Tonatiuh

Bottom row: Happy Like Soccer by Maribeth Boelts, Green is a Chile Pepper by Roseanne Thong, Ellen’s Broom by Kelly Starling Lyons

5 thoughts on “My diverse reading for January

  1. Love your list! I’ve got a review of Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson coming up on my blog tomorrow. Nothing short of AMAZING! I think everyone should read it, not just kids. It is so rich, it deserves the National Book Award and then some!

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