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Emmy Abdul Alim
The Princess and the Pit Stop: Unnamed girl beats A-list cast of fairy tale, nursery rhyme stars
When the Cousins Came: Author-illustrator Yamasaki holistically shows, not just tells, story of mixed race family
Angel in Beijing: Storyline painted against picturesque cityscape, plot lies in the passing of time
Snow Flower and the Panther: Simple tale from author who wants African children to ‘tell their story’
The Boy Without A Name: A Sufi story with plot holes that’ll make you go hmmm
The Tale of Babban Hajjam: Update of old Indian folktale frees oppressor of his own body shame
The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra: Diversity is relative but good art transcends
Hic! Hilarious nonsense verse rewarded with full visual treatment
Billy and the Beast: Shero with the afro saves the day!
We review English-language children’s picture books, for ages
four to eight,
from around the world. For books from USA and UK, we focus on diversity and inclusion.