From Utopia State of Mind
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I don’t normally review picture books. It isn’t because I don’t love them. I grew up on books, and I have so many fond memories of picture books. But I never saw the representation I wanted from them growing up. Looking back on them, I identified a lot with animals in picture books, or the ones with Chinese representation. However, the representation where I was represented, didn’t feel authentic, it felt just a little too colorful, and they often didn’t deal with the daily struggles I had growing up.