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Diverse Books

All Ages

Children's & YA Books by Latinx Authors

These Latinx and Hispanic authors in children's literature use their stories to celebrate the beauty and complexities of the cultures that shaped them.

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Teen

A Reading Rainbow: YA Novels That Explore Sexuality and Sexual Identity

These funny, moving, and powerful YA books reflect the experiences and struggles of teens exploring sexuality and sexual identity for the first time.

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All Ages

BIPOC Children's Book Authors That Kids Will Love

It’s never too late — or too early — to diversify your child’s bookshelf. Just start with any one of these beloved 14 diverse children's book authors.

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Growing Reader

11 Excellent Early Chapter Books With Diverse Protagonists

From fun and hilarious to profound and inspirational, your kids will have a blast reading these diverse early chapter books.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Brightly Storytime: The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read

Mary Walker, who achieved her dream of learning to read at the age of 116, is considered the nation's oldest student. Read along with Ms. Linda and learn all about her amazing life.

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All Ages

9 Kids' Books by Black Authors

Pick up one of these spectacular books by Black authors — from a picture book guide on how to be an anti-racist to a new love story from the acclaimed Nicola Yoon.

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All Ages

24 Great LGBTQIA+ Books for Kids and Teens

These books aren’t just for families with a direct connection to LGBTQIA+ issues; everyone can benefit from these books' messages of unconditional love and acceptance.

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All Ages

20 Children's & YA Books Written by Asian Authors

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Celebrate with these children's and young adult books written by Asian authors.

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Teen

Diverse YA Fantasy Books Teens Will Obsess Over

Being able to relate to the protagonist of a story — or simply reading a story where the hero looks like you — is a powerful tool for shaping a reader’s perspective. Here are a few of our favorite wonderfully diverse fantasy books for young adult readers.

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Tween

Teen

Middle Grade and YA Books on Mental Disorders and Differences

These fantastic narratives featuring characters dealing with mental disorders can help dispel misconceptions and stigma, and provide tweens and teens with resources to understand a difference and why they – or someone they know – might struggle.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Travel the World With These Picture Books for Children

If you’ve ever dreamed of strolling through the winding streets of Europe, experiencing the vastness of Asia, or learning about the history of Africa, dive into these marvelous picture books about countries around the world.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Picture Books to Help Kids Understand Physical Disabilities and Differences

Books that show respectful and accurate representation can help parents and educators start discussions with kids about all kinds of physical differences.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Picture Books to Celebrate Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year kicks off on February 12th this year. In the spirit of celebration, here are some festive books to share with young readers.

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Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Books That Celebrate Diverse Holidays and Traditions

As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to remember there are a diverse set of holidays available to explore. Here are great picture books that introduce kids to diverse holidays and traditions.

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