With a flurry of books being published on inclusion and acceptance, there are two new standouts.
“All of Us,” by Carin Berger (Greenwillow, 5/18) is a bright and beautiful book about “everyone” — friends, family, neighbors, even strangers standing together –demonstrating cultural diversity. Berger’s exquisite signature collages and her straightforward words conclude with “Love will never fail.” I have been a huge fan of all of Carin Berger’s books, and this one is no exception. It is a lovely and engaging picture book!!
Just out, “All are Welcome,” (Knopf 7/18) is a colorful and encouraging book. We find a group of children during a day at school. Everyone is welcome including kids of any religion, race or background. The kids learn about each other’s customs, beliefs and traditions. The text includes, “We’re part of a community. Our strength is our diversity. A shelter from adversity. All are welcome here.” This is a purposeful book with vibrant illustrations.