“Red: A Crayon’s Story” by Michael Hall

June is Pride Month. One of the best ways to teach kids about the important history behind this commemoration and celebration of LGBTQIA+ rights is through reading. Children’s books can be used as a tool to highlight the beautiful diversity in families and identities.

Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall is a great book about accepting differences. Red is a blue crayon with the label Red on him. In a world where labels define children from a young a age, this book encourages children to look beyond labels and be their true selves.

Red is a crayon who, notwithstanding his name, is clearly blue and suffers an identity crisis. Though he tries to draw cherries and hearts and the other crayons cheer him on in well-meaning ways, everything he draws comes out blue. Infused with emotional smarts and empathy, this story celebrates diversity and difference in all its forms.

Red: A Crayon’s Story is a story about being true to your inner self and following your own path despite obstacles that may come your way. This book can help kids express their true identities and honor the identities of others.

You can purchase your own copy of Red: A Crayon’s Story by clicking the title in this article.

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