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Homeschool Unrefined

May 8, 2020

Is there any better pandemic distraction than a book chat?! We talked with Diversity & Inclusion Expert Charnaie Gordon from @hereweeread a couple months ago, and we're so happy to finally share this conversation with you. You'll be inspired to read more diverse books AND you'll be equipped with an amazing list of picture books!


Get our EXTENDED chat with Charnaie when you join our $5 Squad! What does a picture book expert read for herself? We talk about some of Charnaie's favorites, what she's read recently, and her all-time favorite picture book.


Find Charnaie as @hereweeread on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. And check out @50states50books.



A Boy Like You by Frank Murphy


Black Authors & Illustrators

Cozbi A. Cabrera

My Hair is a Garden

Exquisite: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

Vanessa Brantley Newton

Just Like Me

Vashti Harrison

Little Leaders and Little Legends books

Derrick Barnes

Crown: An Ode to a Fresh Cut

Oge Mora


Indigenous Books

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story

At the Mountain's Base

We Are Grateful

The People Shall Continue


Latinx Books

Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics

Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré


Asian American Books

Titan and the Wild Boars: The True Cave Rescue of the Thai Soccer Team

Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind

The Name Jar


LGBTQ+ Books

Julián Is a Mermaid

When Aidan Became a Brother

Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present!

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag 


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