Challenge: #OwnVoices Picture Books

Coined by writer Corinne Duyvis, #OwnVoices is a term that refers to an author from a marginalized or underrepresented group writing about their own experiences/from their own perspective, rather than someone from an outside perspective writing as a character from an underrepresented group. Read 2 books from this list to earn a badge and 20 points!

When you complete 2 tasks, you will earn 20 points and a badge.

Illustration of a woman reading a book above text "#ownvoices," surrounded by a red circle
Task

Black is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy, ill. Ekua Holmes

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Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho, ill. Dung Ho

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I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James

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Laxmi's Mooch by Shelly Anand, ill. Nabi H. Ali

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Lulu the One and Only by Lynnette Mawhinney, ill. Jennie Poh

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Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration by Samara Cole Doyon, ill. Kaylani Juanita

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Sunday Funday in Koreatown by Aram Kim

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We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom, ill. Michaela Goade

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Wishes by Mượn Thị Văn, ill. Victo Ngai

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Your Name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, ill. Luisa Uribe

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