Founded in 2023, Diverse Children's Books Matter (DCBM) was established when the Founder, Juanita Banks-Whittington's husband, Ian, saw a lack of diverse fathers in the books he would read to their daughter Zuri. This put DCBM on a path to educating and advocating for diversity and inclusivity in children's books. At DCBM, each narrative is crafted to authentically portray diverse families while reflecting on their experiences and fostering a greater sense of representation in literature.
Through relatable stories, Diverse Children’s Books Matter's mission is to bridge diversity gaps by forging connections, and laying the foundation for a future where every child feels seen, valued, and represented within the pages of our books.
We are dedicated to breaking down barriers and fostering understanding through literature that showcases characters from all walks of life, embracing different cultures, backgrounds, and family structures. Our commitment is to introduce young minds to relatable stories that mirror their own experiences and lives.
At Diverse Children Books Matter, our vision is to be a catalyst in the literary world by dismantling barriers and nurturing understanding while championing the idea that every story matters. We aim to create stories where families from all backgrounds can find themselves within the pages of our books.
A heartwarming children's book about the special bond between a little girl and her father.
Who Am I, is featured in Joy 365 A Devotional For Joy Restoration along with a host of other phenomenal co-authors.
'I Love My Daddy' has received a Five Stars Readers Favorite Review
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