I have a board book called Smile there is another called Splash, they are real photographs of babies of all different races, the first book is playing and I think different emotions? the second is bathtime
If I was home I would totally dig in my son's book box. I know there's a set of board books he's got a couple of that are drawings and all of them are Af/Am toddlers & family.
He's got another one from a series (I know it is a series because we've gotten others from the library) board books again, for young babies/toddlers that are photographs of babies of all different races. The one we have is called Baby's Morning or something close to that, the other one I know was about babies playing....can't remember a title, sorry!
If your library's anything like ours, there may be bins of baby board books you can go look through and check some out.
If you're looking older, DS got a book a couple months ago in the mail from that united way thing called Luke Goes to Bat. It's a kids' picture type book but I'd say it's probably more appropriate for maybe a kindergartener that has some idea of what goes on in a baseball game. It's an Af/Am neighborhood, about a little boy who wants to play baseball but his older brother and friends won't let him on the team. Then one day they're finally short a player, they let him play and he strikes out. He gets to go to a real ball game and at the end, he meets his favorite player Jackie Robinson (obviously set awhile back) who tells him he can't give up and on the last page he is trying again. oh and in the ball game they are in like the 14th inning and JR strikes out twice but then hits a home run. (that's the kind of detail that makes me say it's really more an older kids' book, my son has no clue what it means to strike out or anything like that, he is 3 he's never played the game and doesn't watch it LOL)
and I wanted to say THANKS For the everywhere babies! I've been looking for something like that to read to the kids as I am pregnant again. I reserved it at the library just now! I've gone psycho on their book collection too. I gave away one book DD got because the entire story was baby's bedtime and then the baby is sleeping alone in the crib. LOL but really how can DD relate to that when she's slept her entire life curled up next to her 'boo' at night?
And I despaired when I was preggo with her trying to find things to read to DS that didn't have pics of babies with bottles at the very least. The best I found then was Dr. Sears and Mr. Rogers which at least showed both. The others I found all depicted bottles as a necessity of babyhood. Sigh.