The Stories for All section of The First Book Marketplace, created to reflect the diverse population we serve, carries close to 1,500 titles featuring diverse characters with a variety of experiences.
We believe that ALL kids deserve access to an abundance of books in which they can see themselves, their families, their culture, and their neighborhood reflected. That is why we strive to provide a rich selection of diverse books to the educators we serve. Here are a few of our favorite titles from the Stories for All collection:
Young Readers (Books recommended for ages 4-9)
Hot, Hot Roti by F. Zia with illustrations by Ken Min
Aneel’s grandparents have come to stay, all the way from India. Aneel loves the sweet smell of his grandmother s incense, and his grandfather, Dada-ji, tells the world’s best stories. When he was a boy, adventurous, energetic Dada-ji had the power of a tiger. Hunh-ji! Yes, sir! He could shake mangoes off trees and wrangle wild cobras. And what gave him his power? Fluffy-puffy hot, hot roti, with a bit of tongue-burning mango pickle. Does Dada-ji still have the power? Aneel wants to find out but first he has to figure out how to whip up a batch of hot, hot roti.