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Diversity in Children’s Literature with Isabel Cintra, Author of The Sweetest Ladybug

Books That Make You See Diversity and Representation in Children’s Books

When kids read, they automatically see themselves as the protagonist of stories. They learn social norms and expectations, especially from the books they read early on. That is why having representation and diversity in kids’ books is so important.

Author Isabel Cintra is bringing a message of representation and diversity to children around the world. She grew up wondering why the characters in her favorite fairy tales didn’t look like her. Now, she is changing that.

Her children’s books are delightful, fantasy-based tales featuring black and brown heroes and sheroes. Representation and diversity, as well as the importance of kindness and hard work, are the themes she brings to the children of the world in her writing.

Isabel Cintra grew up in the small town of Sao Joaquim de Barra, Brazil. She currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden, with her husband and daughters. You can find her book, “The Sweetest Ladybug” on Amazon.

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