It is so important that BIPOC kids see themselves represented in the books they read. Since the days that we were kids, we've come so far (and yet, what a ways we have to go!) Seeing diverse communities and reading stories from BIPOC authors and illustrators fosters empathy, compassion, and a greater understanding of cultures in children. Start 'em young! This set includes The Day you Begin, Furqan's First Flat Top, Leila in Saffron, and My Hair is a Garden. No substitutions, please.