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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Colorful Poetry: 22 Diverse Poetry Picture Books for Kids

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

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11 Books That Embrace Disabilities and Differences

From the real life story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, who had a deformed leg and eventually became a cyclist, to John Green’s novel about a girl coping with anxiety, these books embrace the things that make us who we are.

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9 Picture Books to Celebrate Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year kicks off on January 25th. In the spirit of celebration, here are nine festive books about Chinese New Year to share with young readers.

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19 Book Recommendations for Kids Who Loved Wonder

The best books profoundly change us. Like Wonder, these books push us toward greater empathy, compassion, and acceptance of differences.

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Teen

Everyone’s Story Deserves to Be Told: Malaka Gharib’s Version of the American Dream

NPR journalist Malaka Gharib’s debut graphic novel tells the story of her unique childhood and highlights why it's important to see yourself reflected in books.

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