Diversity

Pre-K

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Teen

Pride and Less Prejudice: LGBTQIA+ Books for Teens

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

Read More

All Ages

16 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.

Read More

Tween

The Importance of Queer Representation in Middle Grade Fiction

While the YA genre is burgeoning with queer representation, books for middle grade readers are still sadly lacking such characters, themes, and stories.

Read More

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Hands Up! Reminds Black Children That They Are Beautiful and Worthy of a Life Well-Lived

Throughout Hands Up! is the image of a Black girl who is life personified. She matters every single day, 24/7. Her pain, her joy, and her being are important.

Read More

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

8 Nonfiction Kids’ Books That Celebrate Black Excellence

Ranging from picture books to young adult titles, these fantastic reads center on African American figures throughout history who embodied excellence in their respective fields and inspired those around them.

Read More

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Brightly Storytime: All Are Welcome

Settle in and read along with All Are Welcome, a beautiful, reassuring picture book that celebrates diversity and inclusion.

Read More

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

Jacqueline Woodson’s Most Beautiful, Impactful Books for Young Readers

Jacqueline Woodson has made a career out of breaking down barriers and smashing glass ceilings for children and teens through her remarkable writing. Here are some of our favorite books written by the unparalleled author.

Read More