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Looking for a good bedtime story – or 15 of them? We’ve got you covered.

A few of our St. David’s Center staffers weighed in on some of their favorite books. These reads are generally geared for ages three to eight, and each one celebrates inclusivity and diversity.

Our top 10 (in alphabetical order) are:

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell with illustrations by Henry Cole

Annie’s Plaid Shirt by Stacy B. Davids with illustrations by Rachael Balsaitis

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry with illustrations by Vashti Harrison

I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien

Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Princess Hair by Sharee Miller

Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall

Shades of People by Shelley Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly

The Family Book by Todd Parr

Under My Hijab by Hena Khan with illustrations by Aaliya Jaleel


Need a few more suggestions? Here are an additional five worthy reads:

Donovan’s Big Day by Lesléa Newman with illustrations by Mike Dutton

Lailah’s Lunchbox by Reem Faruqi with illustrations by Lea Lyon

Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina with illustrations by Angela Dominguez

My Three Best Friends, and Me, Zulay written by Cari Best with illustrations by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton with illustrations by Alexandra Boiger

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