To continue promoting diversity and acceptance we have found more books and other sources to read and teach your little ones. Elmer, by David Mckee is a favorite at T.B.B.C. “Elmer the elephant is a colorful character. His heady optimism and unbridled sense of humor keep the entire community in a cheery mood. And Elmer’s unusual multicolored checkerboard hide is the wonder of all the other elephants, who are characteristically gray. In spite of his sunny disposition, Elmer begins to feel conspicuous. He starts to believe the others are laughing at him because of his crazy patchwork coat. When Elmer discovers a bush in the jungle with elephant-colored berries, he shakes the bush and rolls in a berry mash until he is as gray as the others. Now no one seems to notice him; for a time he enjoys his anonymity, but after a while he begins to realize just how quiet and dull things are when he’s not around. Finally the practical joker in Elmer emerges, and he soon has the whole gang laughing again. McKee’s gentle humor and love of irony are in full force in this celebration of individuality and laughter. Well-designed spreads are washed with stunning color and the use of textured, painted and airbrushed surfaces contributes to the powerful visual impression. Ages 4-7. ” – Publishers Weekly

We added a T.B.B.C. style Elmer coloring page (below) inspired by the artwork of David McKee for your little ones.

Race Cars by Jenny Devenny
Race Cars is a children’s book about white privilege. It was created to serve as a springboard for parents and educators to facilitate tough conversations with their kids about race, privilege and oppression. Race Cars tells the story of 2 best friends, a white car and a black car, that have different experiences and face different rules while entering the same race.
Good People Everywhere by Lynea Gillen
A colorful picture book that will warm the hearts of children and adults alike and inspire children to grow into grateful, caring, and giving people.
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de la Pena’s vibrant text and Christian Robinson’s radiant illustrations
Who We Are!: All About Being the Same and Being Different by Robie H. Harris
New York Times best-selling author Robie H. Harris helps preschoolers understand what makes us who we are — from our height to our hair, from the shade of our skin to our eyesight.