Hi guys! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! TTT was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Today’s Top Ten is all about the books that I would have loved my younger self to have or to read. I will say that there are a lot more diverse books now then when I was reading picture books over 20 years ago. Here are 10 books that I wish I could have read as a younger reader, which means they will be read to my maybe spawn.
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard
The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad
Beauty Beside Me: Stories of My Grandmother’s Skirts / Shimá Sání Bitł’aakał Noot’ishígíí Nizhónígo Nidaashch’ąą’go Baa Hane’ by Seraphine G. Yazzie
First Laugh–Welcome, Baby! by Rose Ann Tahe, Nancy Bo Flood
All of these are books that my younger self would have loved to read, and even then, they are ones that I will love to read to my own spawn, should I have them, someday. They are diverse, they are lovely, the art and the stories all make an impact of some sort and they are all ones that I think every little kid should either see, hear, or read for themselves.
What books do you think you younger self would have loved to read? And why those particular books? Comment below and let me know!