Shades of Black and other toddler books celebrate black families
(CNN) Children love to see images of themselves in the books that are read to them and in the books they read. "Marvelous Me" by Lisa Marie Bullard: A young black boy looks in the mirror and sees himself in all his splendor staring back. by Karen Beaumont: A child of color lists all of the wonderful things she likes about herself in this board book. Black characters and self-esteemThese titles normalize black children in all environments, including STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). In "I Am So Brave," we get to know a little black boy who conquers the playground, petting a dog and more.