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1.Beer. S. (2018).Love makes a Family.Dial Books for Young Readers.
‘Love Makes a Family’ is a vibrant board book that beautifully illustrates the
diversity of families from all around the world. This book is an excellent
discussion starter for children as young as 2 years old or younger.
The author provides basic examples of how love is manifested within families
in this book which is centred on the value ‘love’. As a result, young readers
and listeners discover that love is more than words spoken to others. They
begin to realise that love requires action. The book helps the young readers to
build up awareness on how to interact and care for individuals with love. On
the other hand, they develop an understanding that love is a choice to be made
and that its outcome affects the feelings of other individuals. Moreover,
youngsters begin to develop a consciousness of ‘integrity’ as a result of their
At the same time the book illustrates the different forms that a family might
take through drawings. Each picture depicts a distinct type of family. All kinds
diversity. Many children will be able to comprehend this book and recognise
their family unit in the colourful and appealing drawings. According to the
book, Love is a value that makes families a family. It further promotes diversity
and inclusiveness as underlying values.
2.Blake, R., & Sperring, M. (2018).We’re all works of Art.Pavilion
Books Company Limited.
The authors of this book have included wonderful facts about human diversity
and difference that are suitable for young readers, preferably in the age range
of 3 to 5 years. The use of different art forms in the book demonstrates
individuality well. The book then goes on to discuss physical characteristics of
individuals, such as face forms, noses, skin tones, body sizes, flaws and other
ethnicities. These qualities, according to the author, helps to make each
individual a unique work of art.
Empathy, inclusiveness, originality and diversity are among the values taught
in this book. The author’s choice of poetic vocabulary easily presents these
values to the reader. The authors’ efforts to encourage understandings of
individuality and diversity, and difference may be seen in phrases such as
“we’re every shade and hue”, “our bodies might all differ, in shape, and form,
and frame”. He lyrically asks a question in the middle of the novel which
enticingly prompts the young reader/ listener to think in a confident manner
about themselves. All of these human values are presented in the book through
appealing art styles that children of the 3 – 5 ages can grasp. Egyptian, Greek,
contemporary art have been cleverly utilised by the illustrator. They act as
Additionally, it also encourages children to develop and experiment with art.
In a nutshell, Blake and Sperring, celebrates what makes us unique and what
makes us deserving. Through this book, many youngsters will be motivated to
create art. As a result, it can be linked into an art learning experiences to help
students construct a model that represent themselves, demonstrating special
characteristics that make them unique from each other.
3.Pimentel, A. B., & Ali, H. N. (2020).All the way to the Top: How One
Girl’s Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything.
This is the story of a disabled American girl who overcame numerous
difficulties to fight for her rights. She was a brave, courageous and
determined young lady who was resolved to make a difference despite the
fact that the world was in opposite agreements with her. One of her goals
was to raise a voice to the American Disabilities Act, requesting them to
create more accessible public spaces for all the people with disabilities. She
valiantly climbed up a building without her wheelchair all the way to the top
to ensure that she was seen, her voice was heard, and the law was passed.
This book, which is appropriate for children aged 6 to 8 years, can be used to
teach virtues such as courage, determination, never giving up and standing
up for oneself. These ideals are highlighted by the author through the actions
of the young girl. Children will be enticed to discuss the principles conveyed
by the girl’s bravery. Children of this age will be enthralled to immediately
apply these values promoting ‘heroism’ to their environment and peers.
Discussions could focus on why one should speak up for their selves, why
one should never give up, why one should keep trying and why everyone,
regardless of difference or disability, has to be included.