Tiffany Harlan, Manager/Book Buyer at Grass Roots Books & Music in Corvallis, OR, recently gave an annual Fall Children’s Book Roundup book talk for educators of the Mid Valley Reading Council of Oregon. As part of the talk, Tiffany created thematic displays in the children’s area, including one highlighting books about diversity, kindness, and community. To pull the display together, she used the book titles (in bold) to create a sign with a sweet message of acceptance and hope.
Here’s what the sign says, complete with links to each of the books:
Come with Me (written by Holly M. McGhee and illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre) to see that Most People (words by Michael Leannah, pictures by Jennifer E. Morris) “are very good.”
Imagine (written by John Lennon, illustrated by Jean Jullien, and published in partnership with Amnesty International) “all the people living life in peace….Imagine all the people sharing all the world.”
Love the World (by Todd Parr): “Love yourself. Love the World!”
Emulate Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed (written by Emily Pearson, with illustrations by Fumi Kosaka).
Learn how Manjhi Moves a Mountain (by Nancy Churnin, illustrated Danny Popovici) and one person can make a difference.
Live by The Golden Rule (by Ilene Cooper, illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska): “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
And Pass It On (by Sophy Henn).