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Tween

Teen

11 Contemporary Diverse Novels for Middle Grade Readers

These diverse middle grade books feel truly contemporary. They offer authentic stories driven by character development, rich narrative voice, and modern-day plots, and they don’t shy away from difficult-to-grasp concepts.

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Grown-Up Reads

"Different, Not Less”: Books on Autism That Inform, Advise, and Empower

Through first-person accounts, research, and history, these books show the pathway diagnosis and treatment has followed, how advocacy helps, and what may lie ahead for ASD children and adults.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Celebrating the World’s Kids: Inside the Journey to Create Children Just Like Me

We asked James Tye, one of the photographers on the 20th anniversary edition of Children Just Like Me, to share some of the memorable destinations he traveled to and favorite shots he captured of children from around the world.

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Tween

Teen

#OwnVoices: Why We Need Diverse Authors in Children’s Literature

Kayla Whaley, editor at Disability in Kidlit, explains why kids need to read books written by diverse authors, and shares five of her favorite #OwnVoices reads.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Colorful Poetry: 22 Diverse Poetry Picture Books for Kids

These diverse poetry picture books are entertaining, beautiful, and meaningful — making them excellent picks for National Poetry Month.

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All Ages

Kids Like Me: 18 Books with Diverse Main Characters

It’s important for kids to read engaging stories with main characters that are relatable to their lives. Not just to their humanity, but also to their appearance and culture.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

12 Inspiring Illustrated Biographies That Introduce Kids to Diverse Heroes

Readers of all ages can find much to consider, relate to, and celebrate in these transcendent illustrated biographies of people who’ve had an impact on our lives and culture.

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Tween

On Diversity in Kids’ Lit: A Chat with Ellen Oh About Flying Lessons & Other Stories

Author, editor, and We Need Diverse books cofounder Ellen Oh shares how the new middle grade anthology, Flying Lessons & Other Stories, came to be published, what it means for all kids to see diversity in children’s books, and which diverse middle grade book she thinks should be required reading for everyone.

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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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