Kids’s books have come a great distance by way of representing the variety of the human expertise, however we nonetheless have a methods to go. Plus-size children particularly don’t usually see themselves represented of their literature.
“Sadly, discovering plus-size characters who’re variety, real, adventurous, courageous, intelligent, or the entire above within the pages of youngsters’s literature is actually rattling arduous,” guardian and author Marie Southard Ospina famous in a 2019 article for Romper.
Beneath, we’ve rounded up 20 youngsters’s books that characteristic characters with underrepresented physique varieties. Whereas a few 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 Mother and father venture referred to as “I See Me,” a collection for folks and children on the ability of illustration. We all know how essential 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 educating children about distinction, acceptance, privilege and standing up for others.