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Diverse Books

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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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

15 Children’s & YA Books That Celebrate Native American Heritage

These stories offer young readers an opportunity to learn more about the rich and complex history of indigenous people in North America.

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Tween

The Importance of Latinx Representation in Children’s Literature

Author Pablo Cartaya examines the importance of Latinx representation in children's books — including within the publishing industry itself — and what it feels like to see yourself within stories.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

21 Books That Celebrate Lesser-Known African Americans and Their Contributions to History

Historically, many African Americans and their contributions to society have been left out of American history books. Here are stories to help celebrate just a few of the countless individuals who, without fanfare, played key roles in history.

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