“What happens when the books from our youth contain language, stereotypes, and situations that are problematic?” asks Anna in her blog post, “What About the Classics?” It’s a great 5 minute read that will really get you thinking about the books you remember loving as a child. Maybe it will also get you thinking about recent titles that have that classic feel, but that include a broader diversity of representation and awareness. I know it inspired me to put together this list to share. Maybe one of them will become a new classic in your home! And if you’d like some more ideas, you should definitely click on our blog’s “Books & Beyond” link, where you’ll find booklists on everything from Latinx Picture Books, Great Graphic Novels, Mindfulness, Politics, and so much more.
Just Ask!: Be different, be brave, be you / written by Sonia Sotomayor; illustrated by Rafael López.