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Dear Reader: A Love Letter to Libraries

By Tiffany Rose

$17.99 US / $23.99 CAN

In this book a young girl pens a love letter to libraries and books, and powerfully expresses the need for diversity and the importance of representation in stories!

There was just this one thing, this nagging suspicion, that I didn’t meet the criteria for a heroine’s condition.

In the books that I read, an absence of melanin was a clear omission.

A voracious young reader loves nothing more than going to the library and poring through books all day, making friends with characters and going off on exciting adventures with them. However, the more she reads, the more she notices that most of the books don’t have characters that look like her, and the only ones that do tell about the most painful parts of their history. Where are the heroines with Afros exploring other planets and the superheroes with ‘locs saving the day?

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Book Details

ISBN9781499812251
Page Count32
FormatHardcover
SubformatPicture Book
Trim size9x9
Age range4-8
Publication dateJanuary 11, 2022
Publication seasonSpring 2022

Author/Illustrator Bio

  • Tiffany Rose is a left handed illustrator and author. She is currently living and working in Paris, France. She's a lover of coffee, wanderlust, massive curly Afros, and children being their imaginative, quirky, free selves. She is a full time teacher, part time author-illustrator, and world traveler. Rose remembers what it was like as a brown child not seeing herself reflected in the books and characters she loved so dearly and has been inspired to create art and meaningful stories so that underrepresented children can see themselves in books. Pencil in hand, she's changing that percentage one illustration at a time. Find out more about Tiffany at asouthpawdraws.com.

Product Description

In this book a young girl pens a love letter to libraries and books, and powerfully expresses the need for diversity and the importance of representation in stories!

There was just this one thing, this nagging suspicion, that I didn’t meet the criteria for a heroine’s condition.

In the books that I read, an absence of melanin was a clear omission.

A voracious young reader loves nothing more than going to the library and poring through books all day, making friends with characters and going off on exciting adventures with them. However, the more she reads, the more she notices that most of the books don’t have characters that look like her, and the only ones that do tell about the most painful parts of their history. Where are the heroines with Afros exploring other planets and the superheroes with ‘locs saving the day?