Diversity & Inclusion in Usborne Books & More Titles
Representation matters! I have updated my list of books from our catalog that discuss diversity and inclusion or have leading characters who are People of Color. I hope to keep adding to this album as new titles are released throughout the year. Representation matters in our children's literature! Many of our other books have illustrations that include a diverse range of children as well (Once Upon a Timely and our lift-the-flap questions and answers books come to mind). I want my children to see color and differences and to accept and honor others regardless.
If you are looking for Usborne Books & More titles that are written by Black authors, you can check out this blog article I wrote featuring a few of them.
I also wanted to share this fantastic videothat was recently made by another UBAM consultant. It is about the importance of showing diversity in children's books.
Hi there! I'm Anna, a Literacy Advocate and Team Leader with Usborne Books & More! I live in Sarasota, Florida. My husband, Rob, and I have been married for almost 10 years, and we've been together for Fun fact, we got married on our actual "started dating anniversary"! We have two daughters, ages 5 and 2. We love the Philadelphia Eagles and it's the thing that brought us together. We are both from Pennsylvania but we met in Sarasota!
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What's unique about an Usborne diversity book?
We believes that books should be windows and mirrors for children. It is important for us that characters from a variety of backgrounds and experiences are represented. You will find that we offer several books that highlight and celebrate diversity.
What types of books are there?
- Chapter books
- Picture books
- Board books
Where can I buy these books?
You can shop all diversity books here on our site.
What are some popular books titles?
Frequently asked questions
Do your diversity books feature characters of a variety of different skin tones?
Yes, you will find that our books feature characters of all different skin tones. We believe that people of all different backgrounds should be featured and celebrated in our books.
Do your diversity books help children expand their worldview?
Yes, many of our books highlight different experiences so that children can expand their worldview, celebrate differences in the world around them, and consider others' perspectives.
Do your books celebrate accomplishments of people from a variety of backgrounds?
Yes, you will especially find this in the Extraordinary Lives series, Amazing Women, The Amazing Discoveries of Brilliant Scientists, and Dr. Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System!
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Diversity in Books from Usborne Books & More
Diversity and representation in books is something not to be undervalued. One of the best ways I find I can teach my children about difficult topics is through reading, more reading and using that as an avenue for hard topics and discussions.
Here are some amazing titles from Usborne Books & More that show diversity in all different ways from inclusion, physical differences, cultural differences, differences in the makeup of a family and more. You can click on each of these titles or images to find out more about them.
Polly & Buster
Shine - Bethany Sings Out
Babies Come From Airports
A Celebration of Brothers / A Celebration of Sisters
All About Families
Here and There
Usborne Children's World Cookbook
The Extraordinary Lives series
Grandma's Favorite / Grandpa's Favorite
Dr. Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System
Room On Our Rock
Home Sweet Home
Can I Join Your Club?
The Biggest Story
The Prince, The Witch, The Thief and the Bears
Patty Hits The Court
Luna Loves Library Day
Lily The Elf
Check out this amazing video from another fellow consultant, to see some of these amazing titles up close!
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To read about what inspired this series on World Peace, check out World Peace Shelf.
To read other posts in this series, check out Multicultural Nesting Dolls, International Children Magnets with World Map, Peace & Peacekeeper Cards, Trades of Hope, & World Bank.
L cant read yet, but she LOVES looking at books and having me read to her. When it gets too quiet at home and I go searching for L to find out what trouble shes getting into, I often feel guilty because I find her sitting on the floor behind the couch reading. I knew that having a book basket full of books about other cultures would be perfect for our World Peace Shelf, so I started searching.
I have tried to include many different cultures in this book basket, but I know that there are still many more that I havent even touched on I dont have an unlimited budget, after all, and this book basket is something that can grow over the years. This is a fun mix of fiction and non-fiction, and while some of the books are a little old for L, she is still able to learn about the other cultures through the illustrations. My main goal is for exposure learning about and being comfortable with all kinds of people.
For now, this is what were starting with (in alphabetical order):
1. Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park
This cute book is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers! It tells the story of a family making a traditional Korean meal together, and the words are catchy and rhyming. At the end, it lists the recipe so you can make bee-bim bop at home. L loves this book!
2. Big Picture Atlas, by Usborne Books
This book is also great for the toddler and preschool age, since theres way more pictures than words. It also matches up very well with everything else on our World Peace Shelf! Each page shows part of the world with little pictures of the people and animals living there, foods eaten there, landmarks found there, and more!
3. Children Just Like Me, in association with unicef
This book was actually one that I had when I was a kid (way to go, Mom!). Each page features a different child from around the world. L calls them her friends and knows many of them by name! Some of the styles are a bit outdated, but this will always be one of our favorites. [I linked the newer version coming out in September!]
4. De Colores and Other Latin-American Folk Songs for Children, by Jose-Luis Orozco
This brightly-colored book has been one of Ls favorites since it arrived a few weeks go. Its actually a songbook with music and lyrics in Spanish and English, but its also filled with beautiful illustrations. Ls favorite song is Buenos Dias.
5. Encyclopedia of World Religions, by Usborne Books
This book is awesome! It goes through all of the religions of the world (some of which Ive never even heard of), and comes with Internet links to get even more info. This book is full of photographs of real people practicing their religions, and its actually a book that I want to sit down with to read myself! Where we live, everyone goes to church, so I think this book is great for showing L that other religions have similar values. In terms of the current political climate and worries about terrorism, I want to make sure that L knows the truth about what each religion actually teaches.
6. Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African-Americans, by Kadir Nelson
This book is a little old for L since it has longer stories in it, but the illustrations are beautiful and she loves looking at them. When she asks me to read it, I usually summarize the stories for her. This book tells the good and the bad of African-American history in the U.S., and I think thats very important for her to know especially as we are dealing with some racially-charged events lately.
7. I Have the Right to Be a Child, by Alain Serres, translated by Sarah Ardizzone
This book is another one that is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. It goes through the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in language that is easy to understand and with beautiful illustrations. This is one of Ls favorite books.
8. Illustrated Childrens Bible Stories, by Usborne Books
I chose this book for our book basket because we are Christian. I wanted L to be able to hear what Christianity is all about in language that she can understand. It is for children a bit older than L, but she does sit long enough for us to read one or two stories at a time. I decided that it was appropriate for a book basket on teaching diversity because Jesus teachings were all about love, peace, and compassion.
9. Indian Childrens Favorite Stories, retold by Rosemarie Somaiah
This is a book full of traditional Indian stories for children. The stories are a bit long for toddlers, but the illustrations are beautiful and provide a lot of topics for discussion. L especially likes to talk about the girls jewelry and hair.
Korean Childrens Favorite Stories, by Kim So-un
I dont know if Ive ever mentioned it on here, but my husband is Korean-American. There are many Asian cultures in the world, but I decided to focus on Korea because that is part of L and N! These stories are again a bit too long for preschoolers, but the illustrations show people, clothing, and scenes that cannot be found in any of her regular books, so we get to talk about a lot of new things.
Lila and the Secret of Rain, by David Conway
This book is another one that is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers! It tells the story of an African girl who saves her village by making it rain. L loves talking about the clothing worn by the African villagers, and shes pretty excited about the fact that the main character has the same name as her!
North American Indian, by Eyewitness Books
When I was a kid, I loved these books! Eyewitness Books have tons of real photographs and information about different topics, and this one is focused on the North American Indian. It provides tons of info on different tribes in North America and their history, and it isnt afraid to say what actually happened.
Say Hello! by Rachel Isadora
This book is Ls current obsession. I find her reading it at least ten different times a day, and she now knows the story well enough that she can pretty much tell it herself. It is about a little girl named Carmelita who walks through her neighborhood and says hello to all of her neighbors in their native languages. We have learned a lot of different ways to say hello! This book is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
We Are All Born Free, in association with Amnesty International
This book illustrates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in pictures and using language that is easy for children to understand, and it is one of Ls favorites! Each page is illustrated by somebody from a different country. My favorite page (and the one that is most fitting for this World Peace Shelf series!) reads, We have a duty to other people, and we should protect their rights and freedoms. Nobody can take these rights and freedoms from us.
Who Were the First North Americans? by Usborne Books
This book has great illustrations of North American Indian life. L loves pointing out what they are doing in each of the pictures. As with the other Usborne books, it comes with Internet Links for older children to get more information.
BONUS book for parents: Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally-Minded Kids One Book at a Time, by Jamie C. Martin
A friend recommended this book when she heard about my World Peace series, and this is definitely one that I am going to have to try! It is a reference book for parents that lists over books about every corner of the globe for children ages 4 to The mission of the book is to create worldchangers by introducing young children to stories of people from around the world, and it looks like it has some great recommendations!
[EDIT POST-ELECTION: Children in America are feeling real fear and pain in the wake of the Presidential election. Bharat Babies posted this response on social media: Our company wanted to provide a response to children who feel unsafe, not valued, or unloved. Given the new path our country is taking, we want to light that path with knowledge, light, and diversity. Their books feature Indian children and share Indian culture in stories suitable for infants through elementary-aged children. This is not an Ad, and I receive no compensation in exchange for this recommendation I just think what they are doing is AWESOME and should be shared.]
What books would you add to this list? What other cultures should we study?
Come back next week for a BONUS work on our World Peace Shelf!
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