Representation Matters

Every month we get a shipment of Tutus and Tennis Shoes Magic Three and this month included in the box was a book, Harriet’s Yellow Jacket by Analise Harris and illustrated by Adri Norris.

Mayci was so thrilled with this book. She carried it around with her looking through it for about three hours after I first read it to her. She told me she, too, has had problems with her jacket hood not fitting because her hair was too big.

She looked at the picture of the author and excitedly told me that the author has hair just like hers. So much excitement from this book all because the characters and author look like her. Representation matters. Seeing yourself in a book (or TV show or video game or whatever else) is important.

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