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#Diversebooks4diversekids Podcast 6

Hey everyone! I'm serving up 5 new books today! Each of these books are special because each of these authors talk about characters who are unique because of the situations they go through.

Even though children are immature, they are still faced with tough decisions like: how to deal with strangers and bullies, like in "Afro-Man and The Protectors: Stranger Danger Adventure Book" and "Tyronne Carter Kid Scientist" or how to find food for oneself in "Annie Aardvark, Mathematician". Some kids have to learn to love a step-parent like in "Having Two Dads is Rad!" Finally, the book "Trees" helps us understand that people (like trees) come in all different shapes and sizes.

1. Afro-Man and The Protectors: Stranger Danger Adventure Book by Jacquie Allen and Kofi Johnson

Afro-Man and The Protectors: Stranger Danger Adventure Book is about a group of super-hero friends who have to use good judgement to avoid bad strangers! This book was written by children & youth advocate Jacquie Allen. It teaches kids to be aware around of your surroundings and the people you meet. To buy a copy of this book, shop here

2. Tyronne Carter Kid Scientist by Dr. Tyronne E. Carter

Tyronne is an intelligent kid who loves science and reading. A neighborhood bully tries to pick on Tyronne because he's a brainiac. Tyronne proves to him that you can learn a lot through picking up a book or two! To buy a copy of this book, shop here

3. Annie Aardvark, Mathematician by Suzie Olsen

Annie is an adorable little aardvark who goes out by herself to look for some food! She comes across some tasty berries and bugs and loves using her math skills to count how many she finds on her exploration. To buy a copy of this book, shop here

4. Having 2 Dads is Rad! (Why Stepdads Are Awesome) by C. Perdue

This book is great for blended families! This little girl talks about her very sweet relationship with her biological dad who she loves very much. She sees her stepdad as a great addition to her life because they have fun together too! Why only love one dad when you can love them both? To buy a copy of this book, shop here.

5. Trees by Shondra M. Quarles

Trees is a book that makes an analogy of humans being like trees. Both people and trees have many things in common the ability to grow and get older with time. We have to learn that we are all more alike than we look like on the outside. To buy a copy of this book, shop here.

#Diversebooks4diversekids Podcast 2

The audience for #Diversebooks4diversekids is growing ya'll! I am getting flooded with authors inquiring how to be a part of this movement. I absolutely love seeing authors writing stories about unique children with bold voices.

These stories are all about empowering those who are different whether that's based on skin tone, having large ears that had been inevitably passed down, big crazy hair, or someone who doesn't have somewhere to call home.

1. "I am Tan" by Michele Rose Finley. This is a book about a mixed boy who realizes that race and color is just a perception that people can interpret differently. At the end of the day no matter our color, we are all the same. To purchase "I Am Tan", shop here.

2. "The Magic Poof" by Stephen Hodges. This book is about a little girl with a lifelike and personified afro that likes to talk, dance, and make friends. The poof's got a mind of it's own! To purchase, "The Magic Poof", shop here.

3. "Clarence" by Stephanie Baruffi. This book is about an Italian boy who discovers he looks different than his family and feels sad about it until his Grandmother tells him he looks just like his late grandpa Clarence. To purchase, "Clarence", shop here.

4. "Jabulani" By Jonathan Stotler. This book is about a South African boy who starts doing acts of kindness for the people around him after being inspired by his pastor's message to help other. To purchase "Jabulani" shop here.

5. "My Forever Home" By Joanie Boney. This book is about a very sweet black cat who waits patiently until the right family see how wonderful he is and takes him home to give him a forever family. To purchase "My Forever Home", shop here.