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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

Brightly Storytime: That Is My Dream!

This powerful story of a young African American boy who dreams of a world without segregation and discrimination is sure to encourage discussions around racism and hope for change to come.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

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Teen

10 Books That Embrace What Makes Kids Unique

These books for kids and teens celebrate the unique strengths and struggles of characters with physical, educational, or psychological differences.

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Growing Reader

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Teen

Read Around the World: 16 Books for Kids and Teens

Reading stories from other parts of the world is fun and helps kids appreciate other cultures. Go on a virtual vacation with these kids' books!

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Growing Reader

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Teen

Books to Help Kids Understand the Fight for Racial Equality

These books can serve as resources to help us move beyond tokens and icons and into a deeper understanding of our history and its legacy, toward liberty and justice for all.

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All Ages

Ain’t Nothing But a Family Thing: Books About All Kinds of Families

From adoption to divorce to same-sex families, kids and parents can find books that explain how all sorts of families are formed in all sorts of ways.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

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Teen

19 Books for Kids About the Immigrant Experience in America

From picture books to YA nonfiction, these books inspire readers to think deeper about our fellow Americans, their stories, and their experiences.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

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Teen

Happily Ever After: 21 Multicultural Fairy Tales to Delight Every Child and Teen

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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All Ages

Books and Resources to Help You Raise Anti-Racist Children

It’s never too early to talk to children about race. At Brightly, we're committed to helping you raise kids that are not only "not racist," but who are actively "anti-racist."

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Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Children’s Books That Celebrate Muslim Culture

These children’s books feature Muslim protagonists, celebrate Muslim culture, and illustrate Islamic traditions.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Books That Help Kids Know and Love Themselves

These books are great tools to help kids know their strengths, understand their uniqueness, and embrace both.

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All Ages

10 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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