• Wed. Jan 26th, 2022

Blogging from #AtoZChallenge: A- Anna Banana

It’s April 1st!

Welcome to the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge!

My Theme this year is Diversity. I’m going to (try to) bring you a

multicultural book every day this month!!

It’s day UNO and the letter is A

A (1)


The book I have for you today:


Anna Banana and Monkey in the Middle by Anica Mrose Rissi

I love the looks of this series, for younger readers because of the diversity of the girls on the cover,


I’ve kept it brief so you can drop some comment love on me and keep on visiting.

Thanks for dropping by and have fun!

34 thoughts on “Blogging from #AtoZChallenge: A- Anna Banana”
  1. I love your A to Z theme, Pam. It’s nice to meet you. I just got into library school 😀 so I will be paying attention to your posts. I’d love if you could stop by mine. 🙂

  2. Great start… I love monkeys… I know, I know!

    Welcome in the “A”… thank you!
    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There’s no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood… is Nuts?

  3. I love the cover! But now I have to go and Google it to find out what it’s about! 🙂
    Happy A to Z!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary – Epics from A to Z
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  4. I love the idea of choosing books for each of these prompts! Looking forward to learning about some new books and authors. Will you be including other types of “differences” such as disability in your quest to share diverse books?

    1. Of COURSE I will EMMA, provided I can FIND them!

  5. Hi,
    Your thing is very interesting. I also love the first book that you have chosen to introduce. Anna Banana. To be quite honest with you, I get a kick out of reading books for young children. They are a refresher about living life uncomplicatedly.
    Visiting from A to Z Blog Challenge 2015
    Patricia at Everything Must Change

  6. It is indeed a great cover. It is always a joy to see authors and publishers embracing diversity.
    Tasha’s Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

  7. Yes! I love that it uses diverse characters on the cover!

  8. I love the diversity on the cover! I’m also a sucker for old-fashioned illustrated covers. I wish there were more of them these days.

  9. I love the look of your blog. I’ll be back to check out your posts!

  10. I love that you are doing this because, for me growing up mixed and loving to read, it was hard finding books that featured girls that looked like me. It never deterred me from reading, but it did make me a little sad sometimes, so I really appreciate that you are showing children’s books that have diverse characters.
    I’m blogging about geeky thing to the challenge, and I will definitely be checking in with you every day!

  11. I can’t wait to see the books you’ll be bringing throughout the month, for your AtoZChallenge. I follow the #WeNeedDiverseBooks hashtag on twitter in which a lot of romance authors (and authors from other genres as well) put out the call for more diversity in characters. In my own writing, I’m trying to do the same and be more cognizant about other cultures and explore them, and write about them. Exploring other worlds, cultures, peoples, etc and making them center stage in books, music, entertainment, and literature in positive ways is so important. Especially when it comes to young adults and kids. They need to see themselves reflected in the heroes and heroines of the stories they read. 🙂

  12. Oooh, I haven’t spent much time lately browsing the picture books, but this one does have some great diversity! I especially love books that show diversity but aren’t necessarily ABOUT diversity, if that makes sense 🙂

  13. What an awesome theme! Although books + me = dangerous to my pocketbook.

  14. It looks like a great series. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your A to Z month

  15. Love your first book for the challenge–“Anna Banana” was my nickname when I was younger 🙂

  16. Wow Pam you weren’t playing…really kept this post short and sweet! 🙂

    Anna Banana looks like a cute little book and I like how the doggy paws on the cover contrasts with those elephants in the background. Kudos to Meg Park on her illustration!

  17. Great choice – I know lots of girls who would pick it just from the cover. In fact – I want to read it just from the cover!

  18. That is a beautiful book! I love the fun, fancy, and diverse illustration! If I had a child, I’d pick it up for them!

  19. I had to come and look because a friend said you mentioned bananas! This is my B letter for today and also a long running joke between me and her. So there you have it! Those books look fun, and good luck with the A-Z

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