Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources for Children, May 2023
prepared by Alvin R. Blount
Diocese of East Tennessee
The Peace Table: A Storybook Bible
-Jasmine Pittman Morell
-Teresa Kim Pecinovsky
-description: A comprehensive family storybook, The Peace Table helps readers young and old with its stunning artwork to see themselves reflected in the Good News. Children are encouraged in this resource to explore ways that the themes of peace are woven throughout the Bible.
Muecke, C., Morell, J. P. & Pecinovsky, T. K. (2023). The Peace Table: A Storybook Bible. Herald Press.
I am An Amazing Asian Girl: A Positive Affirmation Book for Asian Girls
-Jade Le, illustrator
-By Yobe Qiu
-description: This story is written to help young Asian girls remain confident and recognize their strength and value.
Qiu, Y. (2022). I am An Amazing Asian Girl: A Positive Affirmation Book for Asian Girls. By Yobe Qiu.
My Heart Full of All: A Diverse, Multiracial, Inclusive and Multicultural Picture Book for Children
-Kat Powell, illustrator
-ages: Baby-12 years
-description: Look no further if you need a resource to teach your children about self-acceptance, inclusivity, and celebrating diversity.
Shao, J. (2022). My Heart Full of All: A Diverse, Multiracial, Inclusive and Multi-cultural Picture Book for Children. Independently published.
A Journey in Color: The Art of Ellis Wilson
-Jayne Moore Waldrop
-Michael McBride, illustrator
-Shadelandhouse Modern Press
-description: In A Journey in Color, Waldrop tells the story of a young man who grew up in the Bottom, a section of Mayfield, Kentucky, during racial segregation. This young man, Ellis Wilson, was determined to become a classically trained artist, but he needed to convince his family and neighbors that art was worth choosing over becoming a farmer. His father, however, was his inspiration to paint and his mother encouraged him to get an education. Eventually, he was admitted to the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago. This is a must have resource written by a Kentucky writer and attorney and beautifully illustrated by Tennessee State University’s Michael McBride, an illustrator of over 75 children’s books.
Waldrop, J. M. (2022). A Journey in Color: The Art of Ellis Wilson. Shadelandhouse Modern Press.
-Imprint Productions, Inc.
-description: This is a moving autobiography about a boy witnessing the illness and processing the death of his beloved grandfather. He and his grandfather did everything together from attending baseball games to going on family vacations. Ta’kari deals with this mental stress in a particular way.
Tatum, T. & Tatum, G. (2023). Snap It. Imprint Productions, Inc.