The #OwnVoices hashtag movement started in 2015 on Twitter to give readers a chance to share books about diverse groups that were written by authors that belong in the same group. For instance, a book with a Black child as the subject would be written by a Black author. from Chicago Parent
25 #OwnVoices Books for Kids
Thank you Chicago Parent for including Sumo Joe!
Parents looking for #OwnVoices books to read to their children can find more and more options as the hashtag has helped publishers identify artists writing stories based on their own knowledge or life experiences. Readers of all ages, from babies to teens, can see themselves or learn about the differences that bind us in #OwnVoices books. from Chicago Parent
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BEST #OWNVOICES CHILDREN’S BOOKS: My Favorite Diversity Books for Kids Ages 1-12 is a book that I created to highlight books written by authors who share the same marginalized identity as the characters in their books.