ANTI-RACIST BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

Here, you will find reviews about children's books that members and LTR founder Sarah, a new parent, have read and recommend to those wanting anti-racist books suitable for children.


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TEN LITTLE FINGERS AND TEN LITTLE TOES

Wow! This may be the most perfect book to introduce young babies to the diverse and wonderful different skin colours and races around the world. Not only does it centre around one of a baby’s most adorable features, their little chubby hands and feet, it is beautifully illustrated and magically rhythmic. Me and my son love reading this one together. 
The book is essentially showing babies of all different backgrounds and races coming together as friends, highlighting that all races at the end of the day are humans with ten little fingers and ten little toes. The book ever so simply celebrates our differences and similarities simultaneously through rhyme and lovely watercolour pictures to aid baby’s sensual development.
I highly recommend this sweet baby board book for all parents to be or with young babies. 
The only way that I could mark this book down is through its lack of diversity to any children with disabilities as they are not represented in this book at all, only a child who seems to be unwell for the most part. The concept of ten fingers and toes of course does single out a minority that don’t fall into this category making it not a fully inclusive read. With a more intersectional approach, this book would be a 10/10.

Ten Little Fingers & Ten Little Toes
Ten Little Fingers & Ten Little Toes
Ten Little Fingers & Ten Little Toes

 
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