$24.99 CAD
Innovative and inclusive, The Barefoot Book of Children empowers young readers to learn about children around the globe and ponder their own place in it. Created with the guidance of diversity specialists, this groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction addresses the need for children's books that depict diversity, while simultaneously demonstrating the interconnectedness and uniqueness of all people.

REVIEWED by PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:Mixing reader-directed questions with statements of fact, Strickland and DePalma seek to get children thinking, both about their own lives and the lives of their peers across the globe. In pages devoted to families, food, bodies, language, and more, Deans vivid acrylic paintings highlight the similarities and differences among the lives of children far and wide—those with adoptive or gay parents, multiracial families, and engaged in work, play, and creative exploration. The authors dont delve too far into specifics in the main narrative (Some people worship. Some people pray. Some people meditate), but a closing section goes into substantial detail regarding the languages, religious celebrations, activities, and foods from the preceding pages. Its a lyrical exploration of humankind that strikes a lovely balance between celebrating individuality while recognizing the rewards of community. Ages 3–8.

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