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  1. Becky
    11/19/2017 @ 7:35 am

    This article is amaze-balls! Tweeted and Pinned. Thank you for sharing this on the #DiverseKidlit linkup!

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  2. Marjorie (MWD)
    11/05/2017 @ 6:28 pm

    I kept saying Yes! all the way through reading – including learning languages (or just being exposed to them very early on, even without becoming actually bilingual!) – and sharing such stories with boys. Nina the Neighborhood Ninja looks great! Thank you for sharing with #diversekidlit

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  3. Angie
    09/09/2017 @ 4:39 pm

    I think it’s important to have great female role models. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      09/22/2017 @ 3:58 pm

      Thanks for commenting Angie! I would love to hear who are some of your female role models… my audience always needs more inspiration for discovering and rewriting history that is focused mainly on male accomplishments.

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  4. Kaity | With Kids and Coffee
    09/09/2017 @ 12:21 pm

    Yes, yes, YES to all of this!! It’s so important to have truly diverse representation for all children to look up to. I’m excited to live in a world where girls can be Ghostbusters. 😉 And now we need to keep taking steps forward.

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      09/22/2017 @ 3:56 pm

      I am so thrilled to have you as a fellow shero supporter!! We will truly change the world of children’s literature if we keep sharing this message far and wide!

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  5. Jasmine
    09/09/2017 @ 1:45 am

    we need more female roles models for all kids, not just girls, to look up to. this is great!

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      09/22/2017 @ 4:00 pm

      Completely agreed. We desperately need to encourage young boys to have female role models through books, toys, and more. Do you have any favorite book recommmendations for parents wanting to raise feminist sons?

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  6. Jordan Sinclair
    09/08/2017 @ 8:18 pm

    This is great! Sounds like a great read! My parents made sure I had books and toys that looked like me and it made a huge difference. It was even harder then to find female black dolls and books and now I can relate to my parents as now I have the task of finding black and arab toys and books that my little one can relate to or aspire to want to be (the biracial black/arab female superhero) lol.

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      09/22/2017 @ 4:02 pm

      I am so excited we share having biracial kids in common Jordan. I think the stories of biracial kids are sorely lacking and I have written 2 of my own to try and remedy that fact. I also think we desperately need more biracial books showcasing characters besides Caucasian and African American. Do you have any favorite biracial books you recommend?

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  7. Flossie McCowald | SuperMomHacks
    09/07/2017 @ 10:07 pm

    This is so very important in every respect! It makes me so happy to read not only a post by another mama concerned about these issues, but also to read about people working to remedy this situation! Brava!

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      09/22/2017 @ 4:05 pm

      Thank you Flossie! It is my greatest mission to get more books with biracial females into the hands of all children to further their tolerance and empathy for other cultures, religions, ethnicities, food, and more. Do you have any favorite book recommendations that showcase strong girls you want to share with my audience? We LOVE having books to add to our TBR pile!

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  8. Jamie
    09/07/2017 @ 9:32 pm

    I love the guest post. Sounds like a great read for kids to promote the idea of fantastic female role models! I also love that you use the word shero!!

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    • Bethany M. Edwards
      09/22/2017 @ 4:08 pm

      Shero is one of my all time favorite words to spread around the universe! Strong girls make a strong world… thank you for supporting me with your comments! Be sure to keep stopping by and giving all of my audience (as well as myself) any book recommendations you find that highlight amazing females in history we all should know about!

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  9. Rose
    09/07/2017 @ 9:15 pm

    I will not dispute needing more diverse books. Thankfully there are more now then when I was a child but, I have a boy and girl and do see the difference.

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