Lulu loves the Library
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Preschooler Lulu can’t wait to make her weekly visit to the library. She wakes her mum at six am and has her bag packed, with books to return and her library card, well before opening time. Once there she can meet friends, participate in a singing session or join a story time group, before choosing some more exciting books – new discoveries and perhaps old favourites – to take home. Then there is a coffee stop on the way and of course, all those books waiting to be read at bedtime.
The message here is simple, direct, and a vitally important advocacy for libraries, the fun and enjoyment of a visit to the library being conveyed more in the bold, bright pictures painted from Lulu’s viewpoint. All young children should have a weekly library experience just like Lulu. Visual images give powerful messages so it's vital for all children to see characters portrayed who look similar to themselves: that Lulu, the central character in this story is black, is therefore particularly welcome.