Comments: 10
Saturdays in Books 10 years ago
I feel marginally better about how hard a time I have had finding books for my niece. And also, aaaaaaaaaaaaarghhhh!
feeding the swarm 10 years ago
You try to find books about black people for your niece?
Ceridwen 10 years ago
Not that it should matter, because white children should not be lead to believe that imagination is an exclusively white thing, but her niece is a person of color. So.
Saturdays in Books 10 years ago
Do you have a recommendation?
Literary Ames 10 years ago
This is sad, but I'm not surprised.

My mother struggled to find a children's book for me as the daughter of a black mother and white father. There was only one - Through My Window by Tony Bradman https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6624323-through-my-window

The only other multicultural children's book that I can think of off the top of my head is Barack Obama's Of Thee I sing: A Letter to My Daughters https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9473008-of-thee-i-sing
Ceridwen 10 years ago
I knew it was bad, but I did not have any idea how bad. Really fucking bad.
Ceridwen 10 years ago
Oh, and also, there's The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex which has a main character whose mom is white and her dad black, and has a bunch of good gags about race. I seriously love that book.
Saturdays in Books 10 years ago
This is sitting in my to read pile right now!
Ceridwen 10 years ago
Yay! Adam Rex is my favorite. I drunk friend requested him once on GR, and he was very gracious.