That’s why we’re a big fan of books! They encourage us to slow down and engage, and they allow us to see the world from someone else’s perspective. They are the perfect tool for both connection and education!
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite children’s books for you to read with the young ones in your life so you can snuggle up and share a story together. Check them out!
Book: The Boy and the Bindi
Author: Vivek Shraya
Reason you love it: “A young boy wants to wear something that is traditionally worn by women – a bindi. It is heart-warming, poetic, and magical. This book is not just for kids.”
– Adrienne, Victim Services Worker
Book: Lailah’s Lunchbox
Author: Reem Faruqi
Reason you love it: “Lailah, a young girl who has moved from the UAE to the US, is fasting during the holy month of Ramadan for the first time. She navigates homesickness and practicing a religion that many don’t understand in her school. This book does a lovely job of showing how important inclusion is to young kids.”
-Sambriddhi, Manager of Fund Development
Book Name: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Author: Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
Reason you love it: “100 short (1 pg) biographies of diverse influential women from around the globe. Each story has an accompanying picture from a different woman artist.
-Rebecca, Sexual Assault Counsellor
Book Name: Rosie Revere, Engineer and Ada Twist, Scientist
Author: Andrea Beaty
Reason why you love it: I love these two books because they are about celebrating the creative and inquisitive minds of bright young girls!
Ariana – Coordinator of Volunteer and Outreach Programs
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