Every Body is Different
Uitgeverij Wilde Haren
Country: The Netherlands
Original title: Allemaal Anders
Original language: Dutch
Age group: 0 - 7
Inclusive towards: Race, ability, cultural background.
Author and illustrator: Kim ter Horst
Number of pages: 33
Info on rights holder: Uitgeverij Wilde Haren
In "Every Body is different", Nora Nature helps her father create the earth. Her father, the great creator, is busy making the stars. Nora is allowed to make life on earth. For this she uses clay from the magical river. She uses this earth to clay animals and people. Nora makes body different, because that's what she likes.
Info on the author/illustrator:
Author and illustrator Kim ter Horst (1998) is an illustrator in training at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Kim's illustrations always revolve around a social theme. With her picture book Allemaal Anders she wants to give children a clear message, namely: all people are beautiful. The differences between different people make humanity more beautiful.
About Uitgeverij Wilde Haren:
We, D'avellonne van Dijk and Loulou Drinkwaard, founded Uitgeverij Wilde haren in the summer of 2020. We have been involved in representation in stories and illustrations for a long time. D’avellonne from her work as an illustrator and Loulou as a Dutch teacher. With Uitgeverij Wilde Haren, we are committed to equality between white children, children of color and black children. We do this by equalizing the gap between the visibility of white characters in children's books compared to characters of color. We publish children's books with illustrations of main characters with a migration background. This mission is of great importance for the self-confidence and self-image of children of color. To see yourself is to be seen and to recognize yourself is to be recognized. Our books show all children that any child can be a princess, superhero, policeman, cop, or knight, regardless of the child's skin color or background. With this we illustrate that all children are equal and can receive equal opportunities in society.
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