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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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Teen

Pride and Less Prejudice: 10 LGBTQ Books for Teens

These LGBTQ YA stories are filled with characters experiencing everything from dystopian drama to wizarding school to summer love and more.

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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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Tips & Advice

The Power of the Right Book to Let Our Kids Know We See Them

This is what I can tell you as an author and as a mom: discovering one’s presence in books like my son did is what makes kids feel like they EXIST.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

8 Picture Books to Celebrate Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year kicks off on February 5th. In the spirit of celebration, here are eight festive books about Chinese New Year to share with young readers.

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Tween

The Importance of Queer Representation in Middle Grade Fiction

While the YA genre is burgeoning with queer representation, books for middle grade readers are still sadly lacking such characters, themes, and stories.

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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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