Comments: 10
Saturdays in Books 9 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 9 years ago
You try to find books about black people for your niece?
Ceridwen 9 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 9 years ago
Do you have a recommendation?
Literary Ames 9 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 9 years ago
I knew it was bad, but I did not have any idea how bad. Really fucking bad.
Ceridwen 9 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 9 years ago
This is sitting in my to read pile right now!
Ceridwen 9 years ago
Yay! Adam Rex is my favorite. I drunk friend requested him once on GR, and he was very gracious.