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Diversity in Literature

Blogs, Websites and booklists -Recommendations for Diverse Literature


Read this blog entry - Where to find "diverse" children's books, from embrace race.

Webinar from embrace race:  Reading Picture Books With a Race Conscious Lens


          Diverse books esp. South Asia


       Authors and Illustrators who came together to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers. Check out the LINKS tab!


   engage with works about, for, and/or by Latinxs


The Mission of this site is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world.  


The mission is to provide teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world.

 . Multilingual literacy resources from the state of Massachusetts




Established in 2006, American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society.



Check out the Diverse BookFinder, where you can identify and explore multicultural picture books. This collection focuses on depictions of racial and cultural diversity published in the U.S. since 2002





We Need Diverse Books™ is a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry. Our aim is to help produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.


Social and Emotional Learning Diverse Book List from Lee and Low Books

Many teachers are inspired by the social justice and multicultural theory presented in some teacher education programs, but need to see examples of it in action. Some people believe that younger students are not capable of discussing difficult or controversial topics. This site counters that notion by showing teachers and students engaged in social action on complex topics. It provides a multimedia space to see social justice projects in action.


Social Justice Book List


We are White librarians organizing to confront racism in the field of children’s and young adult literature.  We are committed to working in the ongoing struggle for authenticity and visibility in books; to supporting opportunities for people of color and First Nations/Native people in all aspects of the children’s and young adult book world; and to holding publishers, book creators, reviewers, librarians, teachers, and others accountable.

Cooperative Children's Books Center