Black, White, Just Right! – Marguerite W. Davol

black white just right
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  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
  • Library Binding: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company (January 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807507857
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807507858

 

EXCERPT from goodreads.com:

Celebrating the differences between a mother and father that blend to make the perfect combination in their daughter. An African American mother and a white father are only one reason why this family is “just right.”

Rationale for Inclusion: This wonderful book is narrated through the point of view of a biracial girl whose mother is African-American and whose father is Caucasian, and offers children a unique perspective on diversity and how it might feel like to grow up embracing two cultures. This book is great for biracial children because it provides them with positive messages that help them to embrace their mixed heritage and not be ashamed by it. One of the unfortunate dilemmas with mixed race children is that they sometimes feel as though they don’t quite fit in with either race. As our society continues to become more diverse, there will be a growing demand for books like this so that children of various mixed races can feel valued and comforted in knowing that there is a book out there that represents them.

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