I have a friend who has just adopted an African American baby. She and her husband are white. I want to give them some baby board books where the families are multiracial. So far I have chosen:
Global Babies, by Global Fund for Children. Babies of all ethnicities from around the world. Not multiracial families but diverse nonetheless.
More, More, More Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams. Three different cute kiddos in a variety of ethnicities and family mixtures. A classic!
Diddle, Diddle Dumpling, by Tracey Campbell Pearson. One of my all time favorite nursery rhymes, illustrated here with a brown-toned family.
Whose Toes are Those? by Jabari Asim. I reviewed this one an a couple others last year. It's one of our family favorites.
I was standing in my favorite indie bookstore with a gift certificate in hand and my mind was a blank as to what to request. Any suggestions? Help me out here please!
Edited to Add: Check out this recent post at Booklights, the PBS parent's blog about inspiring a love of reading in your children. Susan Kusel (Wizards Wireless) has a great list of suggestions.