July, 2020 Books

Celebrate diversity this month with these great book ideas!:

Antiracist Baby Picture Book by Ibram X. Kendi (Author), Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator)

This brand-new book introduces the young readers to the concept and power of antiracism. A great way to begin critical conversations at the earliest age, this picture book can help both children and their parents help form a more just society.

We’re Different, We’re the Same (Sesame Street) by Bobbi Kates (Author), Joe Mathieu (Illustrator)

Elmo and the gang from Sesame Street celebrate differences–and how everyone is the same on the inside. This charming illustrated book offers toddlers and adults an accessible, enjoyable way to learn about diversity and its importance.

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold (Author), Suzanne Kaufman (Illustrator)

Every child has a place and is welcome in this school–no matter what! This book celebrates diversity and inclusion, in a story of children of different races, ethnicities, religions and more coming together.

Teach Your Dragon About Diversity: Train Your Dragon To Respect Diversity by Steve Herman

What does a pet dragon know about diversity? Not a lot, but he can learn a lot from this charming book! With delightful illustrations, the gentle text celebrates differences in appearance, gender, skin, color, and beliefs–and how it makes the world a beautiful place.

Margaret and Margarita / Margarita y Margaret by Lynn Reiser

Two special little girls play together. One speaks English, and the other speaks Spanish. Do they let it get in the way of their fun? No! Told in both Spanish and English, this story shows that true friendship and communication goes beyond differences.

A Rainbow of Friends by P.K. Hallinan

There are all different kinds of friends. Some may be tall or short, some like to play sports, some like to be calm and quiet! This delightful story celebrates the differences that make us truly unique.

Daniel’s New Friend (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) by Becky Friedman

When Daniel visits Prince Wednesday’s castle to have a playdate, he meets a unique little girl, who has braces on her legs that help her walk–but that doesn’t stop her from playing exactly the same way Daniel does!

Celebrating Juneteenth: Freedom Day

Celebrating Juneteenth: Freedom Day

Celebrating Juneteenth: Freedom Day While Americans traditionally celebrate July 4th as the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence which declared the original colonies to be free from British rule, the reality of the matter is that not everyone...

California’s Tax Credit Helps Working Families

California’s Tax Credit Helps Working Families

California’s Tax Credit Helps Working Families If you are working and pay taxes, you may be eligible for a California Earned Income Tax Credit that can give you a refund — or reduce your family’s taxes — by thousands of dollars. And if you have young children, you can...

COVID-19 Challenges: Thank a Childcare Worker!

COVID-19 Challenges: Thank a Childcare Worker!

COVID-19 Challenges: Thank a Childcare Worker! As most parents are keenly aware, quality child care is critical to a child’s development, parents’ ability to work and families’ well-being. While Los Angeles County child care providers have long faced considerable...

Inspiring Children’s Books for Women’s History Month

Inspiring Children’s Books for Women’s History Month

Inspiring Children's Books for Women's History Month Inspire your young reader with these empowering books in honor of Women's History Month! Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed The World By Susan Hood (Author) Sophie Blackall (Illustrator), Emily Winfield...

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