ASIAN CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHORS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT (PART 1) - LittleBean's Toy Chest

ASIAN CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHORS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT (PART 1)

In recent years, the lack of children’s books featuring Asian children and cultures has been much improved with the increased efforts of big publishers. However, there is still much room for progress when it comes to truly represent the breadth and vibrancy of different Asian cultures, especially for the preschool age group. Cue the talented Asian children’s book authors, usually mamas, who are publishing Asian children’s books all by themselves! 

Inspired by their own journey raising bi-lingual children in a multicultural setting, these moms took it upon themselves to write and publish children’s books featuring Asian characters for their children. Many of them are entrepreneurs – sliding some creative writing and cute illustration in between pick up, mealtime, and sometimes a real job, which makes their efforts all the more admirable. 

On the occasion of Mother’s Day and AAPI Heritage Month, I’ve compiled a list of independent AAPI authors for children’s books that you should seek out and support – if you also care about getting more books with Asian representation for your little ones!  

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7 BOOKS TO TEACH LITTLE KIDS ABOUT DIVERSITY, TOLERANCE AND KINDNESS - LittleBean's Toy Chest

7 BOOKS TO TEACH LITTLE KIDS ABOUT DIVERSITY, TOLERANCE AND KINDNESS

If there’s one parenting lesson that the events of the past few weeks have taught us, it is the importance and urgency of teaching kids about tolerance, acceptance, kindness, and  every human being equally and with love. 

The following books have been recommended by parents worldwide and they are suitable for kids as young as three, which is unanimously agreed to be to be the perfect time to start this type of conversation. 

I hope this list is helpful! If you have further books to recommend, please let me know by commenting below or joining our conversations on Facebook or Instagram! 

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