Kids’s books have come a good distance when it comes to representing the variety of the human expertise, however we nonetheless have a methods to go. Plus-size children specifically don’t usually see themselves represented of their literature.
“Unfortunately, finding plus-size characters who are kind, genuine, adventurous, brave, clever, or all of the above in the pages of children’s literature is really damn hard,” father or mother and author Marie Southard Ospina famous in a 2019 article for Romper.
Beneath, we’ve rounded up 20 youngsters’s books that function characters with underrepresented physique varieties. Whereas a number of the tales give attention to themes of physique positivity and variety, others embody characters who merely occur to be plus-size.
This story is a part of a HuffPost Dad and mom undertaking referred to as “I See Me,” a sequence for fogeys and children on the facility of illustration. We all know how vital it’s for teenagers to see individuals who appear like them on the largest phases, together with politics, sports activities, leisure and past. All through February, we’ll discover the significance of illustration in instructing children about distinction, acceptance, privilege and standing up for others.