We all know and understand the importance of seeing oneself in the imagery we’re exposed to one a daily basis from the very beginning.

As children, we’re sponges that inhale information and believe what we’re told about ourselves. One way to mold the narrative your children subscribe to is with uplifting, inspiring books that feature faces that look like their own as protagonists.

We’ve rounded up beautiful books, some classics and some brand new tales, that highlight our stories, celebrate our imagination and confirm our experiences.

Give the gift of reading this holiday season and shop below!