I’m really glad that books like Diversity is Key by Bryan Smith and illustrated by Lisa Griffin exist. We need more of them, plain and simple. There’s far to much intolerance in the world to justify not having an ample supply of books that support diversity as well as understanding, accepting, and respecting others for their differing cultures. And I couldn’t be more thrilled to have gotten a chance to read this book here. If you’ve not had a chance, you should definitely make it a point to get yourself a copy because even adults could benefit from reading this book.
Diversity is Key follows several different characters as they share their cultures with their classmates, almost in a class project/science fair kind of way. Each student is able to teach their classmates key factors in their lives that others might not experience growing up. It’s a wonderful book that celebrates people for being different and really pushes the idea that we need to be compassionate and appreciative of others. And I cannot support the message this book sends more.
Please read it.
I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.