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Nonfiction Narrative Picture Books for Teaching Diversity and Inclusion

Nonfiction narrative picture books can be an effective tool for teaching children about diversity and inclusion. These types of books use illustrations and text to tell the story of real people from diverse backgrounds, making the information more engaging and accessible for young readers. Some popular examples of nonfiction narrative picture books that can be used to teach children about diversity and inclusion include: "Rad American Women A-Z" by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl: This book tells the stories of 26 rad American women, from Angela Davis to Zora Neale Hurston, and includes diverse representation of women of color, immigrants, and LGBTQ+ individuals. "The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family" by Ibtihaj Muhammad and illustrated by Hatem Aly: This book tells the story of a young Muslim girl who starts wearing a hijab and deals with the reactions of her classmates and her own feelings of pride. "Nina Simone: The Amazing Nina Simone" by Alice Brière-Haquet and illustrated by Joel Stewart: This book tells the story of Nina Simone, a musician and civil rights activist known for her soulful and powerful performances. "Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom" by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Kadir Nelson: This book tells the story of Harriet Tubman, an abolitionist and conductor on the Underground Railroad who helped enslaved people escape to freedom. "The Family Book" by Todd Parr: This book celebrates the diversity of families and teaches children that there are many different types of families and that all families are special. "Last Stop on Market Street" by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson: This book tells the story of a young boy who takes a bus with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in his community, despite its poverty and racial diversity. These books can be used in the classroom or at home to teach children about the importance of diversity, inclusion, and understanding of people from different backgrounds, cultures and lifestyles. Additionally, they can be used to spark discussions and promote empathy and understanding among children and to teach children about important social issues.

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