Encouraging Diversity in Children’s Books with Lauren Ranalli, Author

This week Sarah chats with Lauren Ranalli, author of The Great Latke Cookoff about the importance of diversity in children’s books. Lauren shares how she started writing her book after she found the selection of children’s Chanukah books lacking for her son. Lauren also shares some of her favorite resources for finding diverse children’s books, a few of her favorite titles for various age groups and sheds some light on the process of self publishing, working with an illustrator and keeping up with a side-side hustle while working full time.


In this episode we talk about:

The Great Latke Cookoff

One Bad Mother podcast

It Feels Good to Be Yourself

Living by the Page

Little Brother For Sale

We Are Grateful

All the Ways to Be Smart

Front Desk

No Fixed Address


We Need Diverse Books

Read Brightly

Who Was…

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes

Mo Willems

Ruby’s Worry

Grace for President

The Monster on Main Street

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