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Best 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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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Colorful Poetry: 22 Diverse Poetry Picture Books for Kids

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

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

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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Pre-K

Growing Reader

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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Tween

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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Growing Reader

Tween

15 Picture Books That Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

What better way to celebrate Hispanic culture and history with kids than with picture books? From biographies to folktales, there’s something great for every young reader.

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Tween

Teen

Diverse Books for Tweens and Teens Written by Own Voices Authors

If we want children to enjoy reading and be engaged, why not give them stories in which they see themselves being represented? A good place to start is by exploring diverse stories written by “own voices” authors.

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Tween

Diverse Tween Reads for Your School Library

As educators, we want books that open windows into the lives of other people, cultures, experiences, and lifestyles for our students.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Making Our Voices Heard: Books About Activism for Kids

What does activism look like to a preschooler — or a fifth grader? These books can help readers jumpstart the conversation of what it means to show up, speak out, resist, and persist on behalf of their own beliefs — and for those who may not have a voice.

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All Ages

Kokila: The New, Inclusive Children’s Imprint Dedicated to Centering Stories from the Margins

Kokila's mission is not only to publish a greater number of diverse books, but also to embrace a new way of thinking about the publishing model — to impact which authors get a chance to be published and to change which stories land in the hands of diverse young readers.

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Teen

Pride and Less Prejudice: 10 LGBTQ Books for Teens

These LGBTQ YA stories are filled with characters experiencing everything from dystopian drama to summer love to messy breakups and more.

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