Part of anti-racist teaching means we must consciously and intentionally make subtle changes that shift who and what we value as humans. We can use picture books to normalize diversity and bring marginalized people out of the margins by centering those marginalized people, communities, and cultures and decentering the white culture to create a balanced vision of value for all.
Loney, Andrea J. and Pliska, Zeena, "Normalizing Diversity and Decentering the Dominant Culture, Using Picture Books for Anti-Racist Teaching" (2022). 2022 Children's Book Festival Prerecorded Sessions. 5.