Books that Matter: A Kids Book About… [Review]
We’ve always pride ourselves on creating an inclusive library for T, despite the fact that statistically you’re more likely to see an animal, a robot or “other” objects (27%) as the main characters than a person of colour or person with a visible disability. The same goes for children’s authors. According to the 2017 CCBC
Books, especially children’s books, are probably our most prized possessions in our house. Whilst they don’t cost as much as say a tablet or bicycle, the messages they often bring with them costs more than any weight of gold. For families like us, it’s so incredibly important that our son see’s himself in the media
Being an LGBTQ+ Family Blog, we often get sent book diverse recommendations or copies to review. It’s definitely a perk of the job as not only does it mean T’s library gets to grow, but we get to spread the word about another diverse and inclusive book that’s come into the world. We’ve written previously
Today is World Mental Health Day, a day I often like to reflect and think about how far I’ve come in regards to my own mental health. Since coming to terms with it, and understanding that just like any visible or physical injury; where you need to make adjustments due a sudden change, mental health
Last month, we were sent Rainbow Revolutions: Power, Pride and Protest, a new book by Jamie Lawson and illustrated by Eve Lloyd Knight. A book about LGBTQ history, dating back as far as 1790. Although we’re the living result of LGBTQ History, we still don’t know it all, and we never want to stop learning
Before T was even born, Sharon and I were talking about our favourite books and what kind of books T would likely have on his shelves. Classics like; Guess How Much I Love You, Spot, and Goodnight Moon were all up there, but, very quickly, we realised that families like us were rarely represented in children’s books.