So often, “diverse books” seem to mean struggle. Oppression. Pain. We’d like to highlight some books that celebrate BIPOC life or show BIPOC characters having wonderful everyday experiences. Everyone deserves to see themselves in the pages of a book!
May is the time when we celebrate the rich cultural diversity, historical achievements, and traditions of Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders. This year, it holds particular importance and significance, and we are pleased to highlight books that uphold the AAPI experience, and our AAPI creators.
by Lara Neel, Trade Marketing Manager
We know that books hold true power.
Power to affirm our identities, to build understanding with people unlike ourselves, to challenge our misconceptions, and to broaden our awareness of the world. In the 60 years that Lerner Publishing Group has been creating children’s books, inclusion and diversity have been important considerations for our company.