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Ama's Picture Books

My grandmother recently left me her entire collection of picture books and children's literature. The entire collection is comprised of over 300 books. I am attempting to read as many as possible in 2014.

No One But You

No One But You - Douglas Wood, P.J. Lynch

by Douglas Wood, illustrated by PJ Lynch


Lynch's illustrations are beautiful, but I wish the book were more diverse. There are several white boys and girls and several black boys and girls. There are a few characters who can be read as racially ambiguous, but I was reading this book as myself (the entire book is written in second person), and not seeing any children who look like me. There are plenty of children illustrated in the book. It would have been easy to make some of them brown and yellow, especially when the text is universal.