But many Christmas books still predominantly feature white characters, including one very specific vision of Santa. And that can give some kids the message that Christmas magic is more for someone else, not them.
With that in mind, here are 10 charming books that really celebrate the Christmas season — and that will help ensure your family’s holiday book collection is even more inclusive and full of love, no matter your own background.
1. ‘Santa In The City’
This sweet new picture book features Deja, a city kid who is worried Santa won’t visit her because she doesn’t have a chimney. It’s also one of a small (but hopefully growing!) number of children’s books featuring a Black Santa Claus.
For kids in the 7-11 age range, this chapter book tells the story of the Vanderbeekers, a large, multiracial family facing the prospect of losing their home a week before Christmas. (Don’t fret: They win it back with their charm and smarts.)
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