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 Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day Indigenous Peoples' Day — while not a federal holiday — is recognized on the second Monday in October by many cities and states in the United States, including the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County and California. The day...

Celebrating Filipino American History Month

Celebrating Filipino American History Month

Celebrating Filipino American History Month Each year, the United States recognizes Filipino American History during the month of October. As the second-largest Asian American group in the country and the third-largest ethnic group in California, Filipino Americans...

For This New Mom, a Doula was the Key to Joyous Childbirth

For This New Mom, a Doula was the Key to Joyous Childbirth

For This New Mom, a Doula was the Key to Joyous Childbirth When Terika Hameth found out she was pregnant last year, her initial joy was soon overwhelmed by anxiety. “I thought, ‘What if I die?’” she said. Her fear was not misplaced. Black women in Los Angeles County...

First 5 LA Hall of Heroes: Labor Day

First 5 LA Hall of Heroes: Labor Day

First 5 LA Hall of Heroes: Labor Day You are your child’s first teacher and are very important to their intellectual growth. From the beginning, your baby is learning language skills that will help with learning how to read, write and communicate out loud in the...

Black Breastfeeding Week is August 25-31!

Black Breastfeeding Week is August 25-31!

Black Breastfeeding Week is August 25-31! When it comes to breastfeeding, racial equity is an issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control, fewer than 60% of Black mothers have ever breastfed compared to 75% of white mothers. Breastfeeding builds immunities, is...

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