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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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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Rise Up! 11 Picture Book Biographies About Prominent Change-Makers

These picture books show that there is no age requirement to have a powerful impact on creating a more equitable world.

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Growing Reader

20 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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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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All Ages

30 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

27 Children's & YA Books Written by Asian Authors

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

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

Kids' Books on the Experiences of Asian American Immigrants

Share these stories on the complex, multi-layered experiences that millions of children and teens have when they journey from the east.

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Teen

14 Wise and Witty Graphic Memoirs Every Teen Should Read

These graphic novel memoirs for young adult readers present a range of compelling topics in a creative style that's both entertaining and enlightening.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Obsessed with Encanto? Read These Books for Children and Tweens

Featuring lively characters, magical gifts, and messages of family togetherness, tap into your child’s love for the Madrigals with these great books.

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Teen

Empowering YA Books by Black Authors

The importance of using one's voice and sharing our truth takes center stage in this list of YA books by Black authors.

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Tween

Author of Born Behind Bars on Reading Beyond Your Own Experiences

‘Who wants to read only about things they’ve experienced, over and over? Perhaps some. But I’m guessing most readers prefer a book that takes them on adventures of the mind and heart.”

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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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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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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 – perfect for reading during Ramadan, Eid, and all year long.

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