Book can help children (and adults) to work out where they belong. They can showcase relatable individuals and situations, and can generate empathy for people in positions they had never even considered. Books really can be a 'window on the world', allowing for awareness of things we might never experience ourselves.
Sharing books with children and having conversations can help broaden their understanding of the world and the people in it and, in turn, make them more resilient when life becomes tricky.
Here is a list of books we think are brilliant on the theme of Identity and Belonging.
Stef Wade and Melanie Demmer
Ibtihaj Muhammad, S. K. Ali, et al.
Maria Farrer and Daniel Rieley