Diversity

Tween

10 Book Recommendations for Kids Who Loved Wonder

The best books profoundly change us. Like Wonder, these ten books push us toward greater empathy, compassion, and acceptance of differences.

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Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Bookshelf Must-Have: We're Different, We're the Same

For our latest Bookshelf Must-Have pick, we're turning to our friends on Sesame Street. With warmth, wisdom, and fun, they're showing toddlers and preschoolers the many ways in which we are wonderfully different and, perhaps more importantly, the many ways in which we are alike.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

17 New Authors of Color Writing Much-Needed Stories for Kids

These new(ish) authors of color write diverse books aimed at children, teens, and young adults. Their works resonate with the times, speak to the future, and show children varied experiences and perspectives.

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All Ages

14 New Children's and YA Books That Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

From aspiring luchadoras to determined punk rockers to men and women whose contributions to history won’t soon be forgotten, these stories are great for sharing not only during Hispanic Heritage Month, but all year round.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

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

These wonderful retellings of fairy tales present young readers with all kinds of characters and settings, offering them both a glimpse of different cultures and an opportunity to see themselves reflected in the stories.

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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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