Books of Wonder, the beloved children's bookstore in Manhattan, is closing their Upper West Side Location at the end of June and it's having a big clearance sale.
In celebration of International Children's Book Day, here are five books that educate young readers about diversity in their community as well as ways to create their own voice whenever possible.
Dolly Parton is a national treasure; I don’t think anyone disagrees with that. She’s been historically one of America’s most wholesome celebrities, and her philanthropy is known throughout the entire world. She was even one of the biggest independent donors to the Moderna vaccine, donating over a million dollars to research and development.
While many of us feel as though life is at standstill during this pandemic, some people are making gardens bloom from upended soil. This includes Aiden M. Taylor, an eleven-year-old boy from New York City who has used this time to write a novel and uplift other children' spirits. His illustrated children's book, Me and My Afro, is for all the children out there right now who may be struggling mentally and emotionally during this trying time.
This list of five books- comprised of novels, nonfiction, and children's stories- explores the immigrant experience from multiple perspectives and points all over the world. Pick up one of these enlightening reads and enjoy an entertaining while educating adventure!