It’s important for children and LGBTQIA+ families to see themselves reflected in books. It’s also important for those who are not directly part of the community to learn about acceptance and equality. So, we’ve picked out the best children’s books that celebrate diversity.
Not all superheroes wear capes. A lot of them turn out to be dads or father figures in our lives. So, to celebrate those heroes, we’ve picked out some of our favourite father figures from children’s books.
Gareth Peter is an author and stay-at-home dad, living in Nottingham with his partner, two huskies and their two adopted children. In 2018 Gareth was selected as one of ten exceptional finalists onto the Penguin Random House WriteNow mentoring scheme, seeking new voices from under-represented communities. His experience as a parent within a same-sex couple brings a fresh, funny and sensitive perspective to parenting and family life. His three debut picture books My Daddies, Forever Star and Who Will You Meet on Santa Claus Street? published in 2021.
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