Diversity

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Happily Ever After: 17 Multicultural Fairy Tales to Delight Every Child

Today's fairy tales present young readers will all kinds of characters, cultures, and stories. Here are 17 wonderful retellings for kids and grown-ups to enjoy.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Black Girl Magic: 33 Picture Books Featuring Black Female Protagonists

There are so many wonderful picture books that feature strong, Black females. Here are 33 favorites that are great for all kinds of readers.

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Teen

Pride and Less Prejudice: 10 New LGBTQ Books for Teens

2017 boasts a bumper crop of LGBTQ YA — stories filled with characters experiencing everything from dystopian drama to wizarding school to summer love and more.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Black Boy Joy: 29 Picture Books Featuring Black Male Protagonists

Finding good, quality books featuring people of color can be a challenge. Here are over 20 stories with Black males at the center to enjoy with your little ones.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Using Your Bravery: A Q&A with Gaia Cornwall, Author-Illustrator of Jabari Jumps

It takes a bit of bravery to move outside your comfort zone and try something new. That’s the central message of a new children’s book, Jabari Jumps, by Gaia Cornwall.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Preserving an Ancient Tradition: Why I Write Books About Hawaiian Stories and Culture for Children

The tradition of Hawaiian storytelling, like Hawaiian culture itself, is vast and dynamic — but, as I was conducting research, I realized just how challenging it can be to find accessible sources of Hawaiian storytelling for children.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Passing the Funny Test: Inside the Illustration Process for Jake the Fake Keeps it Real

Keith Knight's task of creating 13 dozen illustrations based on Adam Mansbach's and Craig Robinson's story was daunting, to say the least! But he had a couple of secret weapons in his corner: his two sons.

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Tween

Brightly’s Book Club for Kids: Wonder

Our latest book club selection is a New York Times bestseller and soon-to-be major motion picture from author R.J. Palacio that inspired the Choose Kind movement. We hope you’ll find it as inspiring and engaging as we do.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Colorful Poetry: 22 Diverse Poetry Picture Books for Kids

Poetry can provide a mirror for us to see ourselves and a window into others’ experiences, helping us to understand the lives and perspectives of different people. Here are more than 20 diverse poetry picture books to explore with kids during National Poetry Month and beyond.

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Tween

10 Exciting New Middle Grade Books with Latinx Main Characters

Among the many great new releases of 2017 are some fantastic middle grade novels with Latinx characters that tween readers are sure to love.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

New Reads to Celebrate Black History Month with Kids and Teens

From illustrated biographies to seldom-seen profiles to stunning prose, there are many wonderful new books to help young readers celebrate Black History Month.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Books That Help Kids Know and Love Themselves

These books are great tools to help kids know their strengths, understand their uniqueness, and embrace both.

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Tween

Bookshelf Must-Have: Flying Lessons & Other Stories

From basketball games to first crushes to female pirates and even Bigfoot, there's something for every middle grade reader in Flying Lessons & Other Stories, a short story collection that celebrates and honors what makes us unique.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

Celebrating Black Authors Past and Present: Favorite Reads and Soon-to-Be Classics for Young Readers

The Brown Bookshelf celebrates and shares the infinite stories Black creators have to tell. Here, five Brown Bookshelf team members reflect on favorite works from children's authors past and present.

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