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  • Elaheh Bos

Stories within stories - representation matters

Updated: Sep 9, 2020

Cover image for I am book
I am - Affirmations for a new generation

I wanted to talk a little about the importance of representation in children's books and how not only do we need to include diversity, but we must do it in a way that uplifts every child who will look at the image and leave them looking at a window of new possibilities for themselves. I always like to think of each illustration as a story within a story. When I single out each image, without looking at the text, what story does this illustration tell and is this a story that is in tune with the messages I want my children to receive from the world.

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