MCCBD Feature: 8 Diverse Picture Books for Next-Generation Change Makers

Jamia Wilson, author of Young Gifted and Black, shares her own diverse picture book list on Next-Generation Change Makers. Check out the preview below and the full list on the Multicultural Children’s Book Day website!


1. Young Gifted and Black by Jamia Wilson, illustrated by Andrea Pippins

This our love letter to the next-generation of black leaders doers, thinkers, dreamers and creators. [picture book, ages 7 and up]


2. How Mamas Love Their Babies by Juniper Fitzgerald, illustrated by Elise Peterson

Celebrate the variety of ways diverse mothers support their children through labor and love. It also happens to be published by the Feminist Press, where I work. [picture book, ages 4 and up]


3. Thunderboy Jr. by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Yuyi Morales

This gorgeous relationship between a father and son also explores the meaning of names and how they shape who we are. [picture book, ages 5 and up]

Read the full list here.

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