Research shows that children begin to develop an awareness of race at an early age. As they grow, they become familiar with—and participate in—family and cultural traditions.
Finding ways to introduce children to backgrounds other than their own is a priority for many parents. They believe that making connections through shared experiences, like food, songs, and traditions can help children better understand the world around them.
Real life connections can be lots of fun, but it’s also possible (and easy!) to meet new people in the pages of a book. Check out the titles below to begin your explorations.
You can sign up for a free library card here. If you are new to our eResources, check out these tutorial videos on how to get started. If you’re looking for more book suggestions, we’re happy to recommend them to you! Use this Book Recommendation form to send us some information about what you like to read and we’ll curate a list just for you.
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This booklist was created in support of BUZZWORD PGH to encourage imagination, investigation, creation, and reflection. Available to families throughout Allegheny County, BUZZWORD PGH engages young children and their families as they discover the words that are all around them.