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A Literacy Holiday Gift Guide From LINC

Updated: Dec 14, 2023

Support from our donors gives the LINC team the ability to handpick books with diverse and inclusive content, encouraging equitable representation in children’s literature that reflects LINC communities across the city. 

We would like to share a list of books that we use for our programs and recommend for gifting!

AGES 0-2

- Our Skin by Jessica Ralli and Megan Madison

- The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez

- ABC and You and Me by Corinna Luyken 

- Colors/Colores by Eric Carle

- Hello Friend, Hola Amigo by Andres Salguero

- Kindness Makes Us Strong by Sophie Beer

- Sonrisas for Babies by Jen Arena

- Strut, Baby Strut by Amika Kroll

- This Little Voter by Ann Bonnie

- Happy All-idays by Cindy Jin

- Baby Loves Lunar Phases on Chinese New Year by Ruth Spiro

- Little Black Lives Matter by Khodi Dill

- Hair Love ABC’s by Matthew A Cherry

- Shady Baby Feels by Gabrielle Union & Dwayne Wayne 

- Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee

- Amor de Colores by Melanie Romero

AGES 3-5

- Danbi's Favorite Day by Anna Kim

- Mama Shamsi at the Bazaar by Mojdeh Hassani & Samira Iravani

- A Boy and His Mirror by Marchánt Davis

- A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi by James Yang

- Luna, Yes! / Luna, ¡Sí! by Jessica Gonzalez

- Blue Ocean Bob Discovers His Purpose / Bob del Mar Descubre Su Propósito by Brooks Olbrys

- The One Day House by Julia Durango

- Hana’s Hundreds of Hijabs by Razeena Omar Gutta

- Andre Goes to School by Mikaela Wilson

- I Promise by Lebron James

- I Love You Because I Love You by Muon Thivan

- The Smallest Spot of a Dot by Linsey Davis

- Grandpa Grumps by Katrina Moore 

- The Talk by Alicia D. Williams

- That's Not My Name by Anoosha Syed

- Paletero Man Que Paletero Tan Cool by Lucky Diaz

- Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho

- I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes

Happy Gift Giving from all of us at LINC!

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