We need books and toys that center BIPOC children and their families. In addition, we need classroom furniture that are aligned to our anti-racist principles for example, we use circle tables instead of rectangle ones to encourage equality as opposed to hierarchy.

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What We Need

The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family

Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special. It's the start of a brand new year and it's her older sister Asiya's first day of hijab--a hijab of beautiful blue fabric, like the ocean waving to the sky. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful, and in the face of hurtful, confusing words, Faizah will find new ways to be strong.
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Babies Around the World: Dancing

The journey takes us from the Bollywood dancers in India to the dragon dancers in China, with stops in Brazil, South Africa, the United States, and many more countries. These friendly babies welcome us to their homes with lots of rhythm and uplifting dance moves. Let's boogie with them all around this musical planet.
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Babies Around the World

The journey starts on a sunny day in New York City and ends on a beautiful San Francisco night, with stops in Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, London, Paris, Cape Town, Cairo, Beijing, and Tokyo. These friendly babies welcome us to their cities with delightful greetings in their original languages (with English translations) in a simple narration that will appeal to any global mini citizen.
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Ten Tiny Babies (Classic Board Books)

The fun continues until ten tiny babies are exhausted from the day, fast asleep in their beds! Karen Katz's bright colors and irresistibly adorable babies are sure to be a hit among the learning-to-count crowd. This board book is perfect for even the youngest of readers.
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Constructive Playthings Baby Dolls Set, 6 Piece Set

Emotion baby dolls encourage children of all ages to identify and label common feelings. Each doll features a unique facial expression that represents an identifiable emotion
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Basket of Babies Creative Minds Plush Dolls

Six culturally diverse baby dolls are made from super-soft material promote inclusion, hugging, squeezing and nurturing role play. The six babies have permanently affixed caps that match the removable, texturally-inviting sack dresses - perfect for little ones to develop matching and motor skills as they dress and undress their dolls
$22.79
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Welcome Visitors: Day Care Facility Disinfected Sign

Durable material that adheres securely to flat, clean surface and removes without damage or residue. Easy application, peel and stick decal. Brightest colors, best selection available anywhere
$11.85
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Butterfly Stool Seating Set for Toddlers and Kids

High-quality, versatile foam stools incorporate flexbile seating options into any learning environment, from home to classroom, and anywhere in between. pack of 6 lightweight, colorful, fun shaped seats that are just the right size for kids ages 2-5 years old
$121.24

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Blue Plastic Height Adjustable Activity Table Set with 4 Chairs

Children need to interact with kids their age and round activity tables in the classroom offer a suitable design to make that happen. This round table set is suitable for use in the home and accommodates children from the ages of 2-6 years of age.
$136.99

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Bintiva Cushioned Spot Markers

The Bintiva cushioned sit markers are the ideal circle time / floor time seats. The large 14 inch diameter soft interior and mesh exterior creates the ideal learning environment.
$49.99

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Blue Plastic Height Adjustable Activity Table

About this item Have kids gather around this round table and allow their imagination to go wild. This multi-purpose table is applicable in the home and school for learning activities and meal time. Pair with five natural plastic stackable school chairs. Seats up to 4 children, age range: toddler - 7 years old
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Green Plastic Height Adjustable Activity Table Set with 4 Chairs

This round table set is suitable for use in the home and accommodates children from the ages of 2-6 years of age. Ideal use in the classroom, daycare, preschool, homeschool, after school centers
$179.61

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Tito Puente Mambo King Bilingual Spanish-English Children's Book

Readers will dance along to the beat of this mambo king's life. Tito Puente loved banging pots and pans as a child, but what he really dreamed of was having his own band one day.
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Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreno Played the Piano for President Lincoln

In soaring words and stunning illustrations, Margarita Engle and Rafael Lopez tell the story of Teresa Carreno, a child prodigy who played piano for Abraham Lincoln.
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Your Name Is a Song

Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school. In response, the girl's mother teaches her about the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names on their lyrical walk home through the city
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We Sang You Home

In this sweet and lyrical board book from the creators of the bestselling Little You, gentle rhythmic text captures the wonder new parents feel as they welcome baby into the world. A celebration of the bond between parent and child, this is the perfect song to share with your little ones.
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Sweetest Kulu

This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic.
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You Hold Me Up

This vibrant picture book, beautifully illustrated by celebrated artist Danielle Daniel, encourages children to show love and support for each other and to consider each other's well-being in their everyday actions.
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When Aidan Became a Brother

This sweet and groundbreaking #ownvoices picture book celebrates the changes in a transgender boy's life, from his initial coming-out to becoming a big brother.
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My Papi Has a Motorcycle

A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo.
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Thank You, Omu!

In this remarkable author-illustrator debut that's perfect for fans of Last Stop on Market Street and Extra Yarn, a generous woman is rewarded by her community.
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Saturday

In this warm and tender story by the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Thank You, Omu!, join a mother and daughter on an up-and-down journey that reminds them of what's best about Saturdays: precious time together
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The Rabbit Listened

With its spare, poignant text and irresistibly sweet illustration, The Rabbit Listened is about how to comfort and heal the people in your life, by taking the time to carefully, lovingly, gently listen.
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Say Something

In this empowering new picture book, beloved author Peter H. Reynolds explores the many ways that a single voice can make a difference. Each of us, each and every day, have the chance to say something: with our actions, our words, and our voices.
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Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You

n Just Ask, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor celebrates the different abilities kids (and people of all ages) have. Using her own experience as a child who was diagnosed with diabetes, Justice Sotomayor writes about children with all sorts of challenges--and looks at the special powers those kids have as well.
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We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

Beginning in the fall with the new year and ending in summer, follow a full Cherokee year of celebrations and experiences. Written by a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, this look at one group of Native Americans is appended with a glossary and the complete Cherokee syllabary, originally created by Sequoyah.
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Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story

Told in lively and powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is an evocative depiction of a modern Native American family, vibrantly illustrated by Pura Belpre Award winner and Caldecott Honoree Juana Martinez-Neal.
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Alma and How She Got Her Name

In her debut picture book, Misty Copeland tells the story of a young girl--an every girl--whose confidence is fragile and who is questioning her own ability to reach the heights that Misty has reached.
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Firebird

In her debut picture book, Misty Copeland tells the story of a young girl--an every girl--whose confidence is fragile and who is questioning her own ability to reach the heights that Misty has reached.
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Woke Baby

This lyrical and empowering book is both a celebration of what it means to be a baby and what it means to be woke. With bright playful art, Woke Baby is an anthem of hope in a world where the only limit to a skyscrapper is more blue.
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A is for Activist

The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents' values of community, equality, and justice.
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Antiracist Baby Board Book

From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a fresh new board book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves.
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ABC I Love Me

ABC I Love Me takes black children along for a journey of self love, confidence, and adventure while teaching young learners positive affirmations for each letter of the alphabet. This book encourages children to accept their unique qualities, and promotes positive self-esteem and a healthy lifestyle.
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When God Made You

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Sulwe

Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.
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Hair Like Mine (Kids Like Mine Book 1)

Hair Like Mine is a fun and easy read following a little girl who doesn't like that her naturally curly hair looks different from the other kids around her. On her quest to find someone with hair like hers, she soon realizes we are all unique and special in our own way.
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Hair Love

Zuri's hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it's beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he'll do anything to make her -- and her hair -- happy.
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Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine Book 2)

From the Creators of Hair Like Mine, Skin Like Mine is a fun, easy-to- read for beginners as well as advanced readers. An entertaining yet creative way to address and celebrate diversity among young children. Guaranteed to make you smile and a bit hungry.
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The Day You Begin

Jacqueline Woodson's lyrical text and Rafael Lopez's dazzling art reminds us that we all feel like outsiders sometimes-and how brave it is that we go forth anyway. And that sometimes, when we reach out and begin to share our stories, others will be happy to meet us halfway.
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I Am Enough

This gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another comes from Empire actor and activist Grace Byers and talented newcomer artist Keturah A. Bobo.
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Rhythm Rescue

Welcome to Music Metropolis, where there's always a song to sing and instruments playing all around. Everyone has something special to share, but Beat Street is where the real magic happens. The musicians of Beat Street have super abilities. The people who live here can do extraordinary things...with the power of music!
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The Name Jar

Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her. On the day of her name choosing, the name jar has mysteriously disappeared. Encouraged by her new friends, Unhei chooses her own Korean name and helps everyone pronounce it: Yoon-Hey
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IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All

The brainchild of three women-of-color sociologists, IntersectionAllies is a smooth, gleeful entry into intersectional feminism. The nine interconnected characters proudly describe themselves and their backgrounds, involving topics that range from a physical disability to language brokering.
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All the Colors of the Earth (Mulberry Books)

Included in Brightly's list of recommended diverse poetry picture books for kids, this beautifully illustrated book celebrates the beauty of diversity to the fullest through engaging, rhyming text, commented Charnaie Gordon in her Brightly review. All the Colors of the Earth would be a wonderful book to use in multicultural classrooms in schools.
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The Colors of Us

Seven-year-old Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when she and her mother take a walk through the neighborhood, Lena learns that brown comes in many different shades.
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Shades of People

A celebration of the diversity of everyday life, this exploration of one of our most noticeable physical traits pairs simple text with vibrant photographs. At school, at the beach, and in the city, diverse groups of children invite young readers both to take notice and to look beyond the obvious.
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All the Colors We Are: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color

Celebrate the essence of one way we are all special and different from one another - our skin color! This bilingual (English/Spanish) book offers children a simple, scientifically accurate explanation about how our skin color is determined by our ancestors, the sun, and melanin. It's also filled with colorful photographs that capture the beautiful variety of skin tones.
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We Are Water Protectors

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth's water from harm and corruption? A bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.
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Dreamers

Dreamers is a celebration of making your home with the things you always carry: your resilience, your dreams, your hopes and history. It's the story of finding your way in a new place, of navigating an unfamiliar world and finding the best parts of it. In dark times, it's a promise that you can make better tomorrows.
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