“One Big Heart” Shows We’re More Alike Than Different
Children see so much more than we think they do — and that’s why Linsey Davis’ new book, “One Big Heart”, is aiming to support diversity right from the start. It points to the fact that there is so much more that connects us than divides us, showing children that people are the same at their core.
One of the most impressive feats of this book is understanding the vital importance of representation, even from a very young age.
“Children look to books to find themselves,” Davis explained in an interview. “They look to books for self-affirmation. So if they are looking at books and don’t find themselves, they’re going to start looking in other places. And I think that’s dangerous. We want to make sure that our children are readers. We want to make sure that our children find joy in books and that they are educated.”
You can see her talk about her inspiration for the book in this interview from The View:
“One Big Heart” is a brave new endeavor — it’s a crucial reminder that hate has to be taught, that it never comes innately. And in doing that, it gives children a chance to what we all have in common and a chance to see themselves.