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The Best Children’s Books About Or Featuring Diversity

“What are the best Children’s Diversity books?” We looked at 493 of the top Diverse Kids books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 22 titles, all appearing on 3 or more “Best Children’s Diversity” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 450+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 22 Best Children’s Diversity Books



22 .) El Deafo written by Cece Bell

	El Deafo

Lists It Appears On:

  • Dr Steve Silvestro
  • Honey Kids Asia
  • The Barefoot Mommy

The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her “superpower.”




21 .) Everywhere Babies written by Susan Meyers

	Everywhere Babies

Lists It Appears On:

  • Dr Steve Silvestro
  • The Bump
  • The Every Mom

Describes babies and the things they do from the time they are born until their first birthday.




20 .) Mommy, Mama and Me written by Leslea Newman

	Mommy, Mama and Me

Lists It Appears On:

  • Parent Map
  • Sassy Mama HK
  • The Bump

A baby enjoys a number of fun activities with her two mothers.




19 .) My Brother Charlie written by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete

	My Brother Charlie

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Parent Map
  • Pragmatic Mom

A girl tells what it is like living with her twin brother who has autism and sometimes finds it hard to communicate with words, but who, in most ways, is just like any other boy. Includes authors’ note about autism.




18 .) Say Hello! written by Rachel Isadora

	Say Hello!

Lists It Appears On:

  • Dr Steve Silvestro
  • The Bump
  • The Every Mom

A little girl greets people in her neighborhood in many different languages.




17 .) Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation written by Duncan Tonatiuh

	Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book People Of Moscow
  • Book Riot
  • Dr Steve Silvestro

Almost ten years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a Whites only school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California.…




16 .) The Sandwich Swap written by Queen Rania Al Abdullah with Kelly DiPucchio

	The Sandwich Swap

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Childhood 101
  • Dr Steve Silvestro

Best friends Lily and Salma disagree over their preferred foods, but after trading sandwiches to see how they taste, the girls change their minds.




15 .) This is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from Around the World written by Matt LaMothe

	This is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from Around the World

Lists It Appears On:

  • Self Sufficient Kids
  • The Bump
  • The Every Mom

Follows the daily lives of seven children from around the world, including such places as Japan, India, Uganda, and Italy, and discusses how schools, meals, and play can be different or similar in different places in the world.




14 .) And Tango Makes Three written by Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, and Henry Cole

	And Tango Makes Three

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books For Keeps
  • Goop
  • Honey Kids Asia
  • Sassy Mama HK

At New York City’s Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.




13 .) I Am Jazz written by Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings, and Shelagh McNicholas

	I Am Jazz

Lists It Appears On:

  • Dr Steve Silvestro
  • Honey Kids Asia
  • She Knows
  • The Barefoot Mommy

Presents the story of a transgender child who traces her early awareness that she is a girl in spite of male anatomy and the acceptance she finds through a wise doctor who explains her natural transgender status.




12 .) Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match / Marisol McDonald no combina written by Monica Brown

	Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match / Marisol McDonald no combina

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Book Riot
  • Read Brightly
  • The Bump

Marisol McDonald, a biracial, nonconformist, soccer-playing pirate-princess with brown skin and red hair, celebrates her uniqueness.




11 .) Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress written by Christine Baldacchino, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant

	Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Honey Kids Asia
  • PBS
  • Sassy Mama HK

A young boy faces adversity from classmates when he wears an orange dress at school.




10 .) Same, Same But Different written by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw (Illustrations)

	Same, Same But Different

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Childhood 101
  • Kids On A Plane
  • The Every Mom

Pen pals Elliott and Kailash discover that even though they live in different countries–America and India–they both love to climb trees, own pets, and ride school buses.




9 .) The Colors of Us written by Karen Katz

	The Colors of Us

Lists It Appears On:

  • Childhood 101
  • Dr Steve Silvestro
  • The Bump
  • The Every Mom

Seven-year-old Lena and her mother observe the variations in the color of their friends’ skin, viewed in terms of foods and things found in nature.




8 .) The Skin You Live In written by Michael Tyler, David Lee Csicsko (Illustrations)

	The Skin You Live In

Lists It Appears On:

  • Childhood 101
  • Sassy Mama HK
  • The Bump
  • The Every Mom

Rhyming text and illustrations celebrate being content with the skin in which one lives, whatever that skin might be. With the ease and simplicity of a nursery rhyme, this lively story delivers an important message of social acceptance to young readers. Themes associated with child development and social harmony, such as friendship, acceptance, self-esteem, and diversity are promoted in simple and straightforward prose. Vivid illustrations of children’s activities for all cultures, such as swimming in the ocean, hugging, catching butterflies, and eating birthday cake are also provided.




7 .) Whoever You Are written by Mem Fox, Leslie Staub (Illustrator)

	Whoever You Are

Lists It Appears On:

  • Childhood 101
  • Family Education
  • Kids On A Plane
  • The Every Mom

Despite the differences between people around the world, there are similarities that join us together, such as pain, joy, and love.




6 .) Wonder written by R.J. Palacio

	Wonder

Lists It Appears On:

  • Dr Steve Silvestro
  • Family Education
  • Honey Kids Asia
  • Medium

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.…




5 .) It’s Okay To Be Different written by Todd Parr

	It's Okay To Be Different

Lists It Appears On:

  • Childhood 101
  • Family Education
  • Great Schools
  • Parent Map
  • The Bump

Illustrations and brief text describe all kinds of differences that are “okay,” such as “It’s okay to be a different color,” “It’s okay to need some help,” “It’s okay to be adopted,” and “It’s okay to have a different nose.”




4 .) Julián is a Mermaid written by Jessica Love

	Julián is a Mermaid

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Gothamist
  • Standard
  • The Bump
  • The Every Mom

While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes — and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself?…




3 .) Thunder Boy Jr. written by Sherman Alexie

	Thunder Boy Jr.

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book People Of Moscow
  • Dr Steve Silvestro
  • The Bump
  • The Every Mom
  • We Have Kids

Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal name…one that’s all his own. Dad is known as Big Thunder, but Little Thunder doesn’t want to share a name




2 .) The Name Jar written by Yangsook Choi

	The Name Jar

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Childhood 101
  • Dr Steve Silvestro
  • Honey Kids Asia
  • Pragmatic Mom
  • Sassy Mama HK

After Unhei moves from Korea to the United States, her new classmates help her decide what her name should be.




1 .) Last Stop on Market Street written by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson

	Last Stop on Market Street

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book People Of Moscow
  • Book Riot
  • Dr Steve Silvestro
  • Family Education
  • Goop
  • Great Schools
  • PBS
  • Pragmatic Mom
  • We Have Kids

A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.




 


The 450+ Additional Best Diverse Children’s Books



 

#BooksAuthorsLists
23Ada Twist, ScientistAndrea Beaty and David RobertsGoop
We Have Kids
24Call Me Tree 
Book People Of Moscow
Great Schools
25
Colors of the Wind: The Story of Blind Artist and Champion Runner George Mendoza
 
Book People Of Moscow
Pragmatic Mom
26
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music
 
Book People Of Moscow
Great Schools
27Each KindnessJacqueline WoodsonMedium
Pragmatic Mom
28
Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
 
Book People Of Moscow
Pragmatic Mom
29Esperanza RisingPam Muñoz RyanDr Steve Silvestro
Read Brightly
30Everybody Cooks Rice The Bump
The Every Mom
31Ganesha’s Sweet ToothSanjay PatelBarnes & Noble
Great Schools
32GeorgeAlex Gino
Book People Of Moscow
Dr Steve Silvestro
33
Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America
 
Book People Of Moscow
Pragmatic Mom
34Happy in Our SkinFran ManushkinHoney Kids Asia
The Every Mom
35I Got the RhythmConnie Schofield-Morrison and Frank MorrisonThe Barefoot Mommy
We Have Kids
36Inside Out & Back AgainThanhha LaiDr Steve Silvestro
Read Brightly
37Islandborn Gothamist
Great Schools
38Jacob’s New Dress 
Book People Of Moscow
Great Schools
39Juna’s Jar 
Book People Of Moscow
We Have Kids
40Little Humans Family Education
We Have Kids
41Lola at the Library Read Brightly
We Have Kids
42Maddi’s FridgeLois BrandtParent Map
Pragmatic Mom
43Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a NeighborhoodF. Isabel Campoy, Theresa Howell, and Rafael LópezThe Barefoot Mommy
We Have Kids
44Mirror Books For Keeps
The Guardian
45Mommy’s Khimar The Bump
The Every Mom
46My Name is Nadia. I have AutismHuda Patel and Evelyn GhozalliHoney Kids Asia
Sassy Mama HK
47Niño Wrestles the WorldYuyi MoralesGreat Schools
The Barefoot Mommy
48One Green Apple Pragmatic Mom
She Knows
49
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia
 
Book People Of Moscow
Pragmatic Mom
50One Word from Sophia 
Book People Of Moscow
We Have Kids
51
Over the Hills and Far Away: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
 The Bump
The Guardian
52Pink Is for Boys The Bump
The Every Mom
53
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
 
Book People Of Moscow
Pragmatic Mom
54Red: A Crayon’s Story 
Book People Of Moscow
Family Education
55Round Is a MooncakeJenny ThongBarnes & Noble
Read Brightly
56
Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!: A Sonic Adventure
 
Book People Of Moscow
We Have Kids
57Sumi’s Frist Day of School EverSoyung PakMedium
Pragmatic Mom
58Susan LaughsJean WillisHoney Kids Asia
Sassy Mama HK
59Ten Tiny BabiesKaren KatzKids On A Plane
Parent Map
60The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianSherman AlexieDr Steve Silvestro
Read Brightly
61The ArrivalShaun TanDr Steve Silvestro
The Guardian
62The CrossoverKwame AlexanderDr Steve Silvestro
Read Brightly
63The Day You Begin Book Riot
Childhood 101
64The Family BookTodd ParrBooks For Keeps
Dr Steve Silvestro
65The Invisible BoyTrudy Ludwig
Book People Of Moscow
Medium
66The JourneyFrancesca SannaPBS
Pragmatic Mom
67The New Small PersonLauren ChildGoop
We Have Kids
68Those ShoesMaribeth Boelts
Book People Of Moscow
Medium
69Viva Frida 
Book People Of Moscow
Pragmatic Mom
70
We’re Different, We’re the Same
 The Bump
The Every Mom
71We’ll Paint the Octopus RedStephanie Stuve-BodeenHoney Kids Asia
Sassy Mama HK
72What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American InventorsAnne Herbauts
Book People Of Moscow
Honey Kids Asia
73What I Like About Me! Childhood 101
We Have Kids
74Who’s In My Family? All About Our FamiliesRobie H. HarrisHoney Kids Asia
Sassy Mama HK
75Why Johnny Doesn’t Flap: NT is OK!Clay Morton and Gail MortonBook Riot
Honey Kids Asia
76¡Si, Se Puede! /Yes, We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A.Diana Cohn, illustrated by Francisco DelgadoPBS
77(Un)arranged Marriage The Guardian
7810,000 DressesMarcus EwertHoney Kids Asia
79
28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World
 
Book People Of Moscow
8047,000 Beads Book Riot
818th Grade Superzero Read Brightly
82A Bad Case of Stripes Childhood 101
83A Boy and a Jaguar 
Book People Of Moscow
84A Chair for My Mother Pragmatic Mom
85A Change is Gonna Come Standard
86
A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light
 Pragmatic Mom
87
A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo
 Book Riot
88
A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans
 
Book People Of Moscow
89A Hen in the Wardrobe The Guardian
90A is for Activist Book Riot
91A Mother for Choco The Bump
92A Nest of Vipers The Guardian
93
A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day
 
Book People Of Moscow
94
A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams
 
Book People Of Moscow
95
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
 
Book People Of Moscow
96
A Squiggly Story by Andrew Larsen
 We Have Kids
97
A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art
 Pragmatic Mom
98
Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood
 
Book People Of Moscow
99All are Welcome Book Riot
100
All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel
 Kids On A Plane
101All The World The Every Mom
102Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things (Alvin Ho Series)Lenore LookBarnes & Noble
103Also Worth Checking Out: Gothamist
104Always Anjali Gothamist
105Amazing Grace The Guardian
106Amazing WomenLucy BeevorStandard
107American Born ChineseGene Luen YangDr Steve Silvestro
108Amos & BorisWilliam SteigGoop
109Apache The Guardian
110
Arrorro, Mi Nino: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games
 
Book People Of Moscow
111Artichoke Hearts The Guardian
112As Fast As Words Could Fly Pragmatic Mom
113Azzi In Between The Guardian
114Baby Goes To MarketAtinukeStandard
115Baby Parade & Baby PartyRebecca O’ConnellDr Steve Silvestro
116Bayou Magic 
Book People Of Moscow
117Be Who You Are We Have Kids
118Beautiful by Stacy McAnulty We Have Kids
119Beautiful Moon 
Book People Of Moscow
120Because Every Stop Counts The Bump
121Being Agatha Childhood 101
122Betsey Biggalow is here The Guardian
123Better Nate Than Ever 
Book People Of Moscow
124Beyond Magenta Sassy Mama HK
125Blackbird Fly 
Book People Of Moscow
126Blocks by Irene Dickson We Have Kids
127Blood Donors The Guardian
128Blueberries for SalRobert McCloskeyGoop
129Book Uncle and MeUma KrishnaswamiThe Barefoot Mommy
130Boy Overboard The Guardian
131
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909
 Pragmatic Mom
132Brown Girl DreamingJacqueline WoodsonDr Steve Silvestro
133By Day, By Night We Have Kids
134
Can One Balloon Make an Elephant Fly?
 We Have Kids
135
Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream
 
Book People Of Moscow
136Charlie Parker Played Be Bop 
Book People Of Moscow
137Chato’s Kitchen Great Schools
138Child of the Civil Rights MovementPaula Young Shelton, illustrated by Raul ColonPBS
139Children Just Like Me Self Sufficient Kids
140Chrysanthemum Childhood 101
141Cinderella of the NileMarjan VafaeianStandard
142City Shapes We Have Kids
143Clara Lee and the Apple Pie DreamJenny HanBarnes & Noble
144
Coming Home: From the Life of Langston Hughes
 
Book People Of Moscow
145
Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama
 The Bump
146Dear Dragon We Have Kids
147Dear JunoSoyung Pak and Susan Kathleen HartungThe Barefoot Mommy
148
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours
 Pragmatic Mom
149Disney’s It’s a Small World Kids On A Plane
150
Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library
 We Have Kids
151Don’t Be Sorry, DadNari HongHoney Kids Asia
152Don’t Call Me GrandmaVaunda Micheaux Nelson and Elizabeth ZunonThe Barefoot Mommy
153Donavan’s Double TroubleMonalisa DeGrossBarnes & Noble
154Dragons Love TacosAdam Rubin and Daniel SalmieriGoop
155Drawn Together Book Riot
156Dreamers Book Riot
157Dumpling Days Sassy Mama HK
158Echo 
Book People Of Moscow
159
Eddie’s Kitchen: and how to make good things to eat
  
160Emma and Julia Love Ballet We Have Kids
161Encounter Pragmatic Mom
162
Enough! 20 Protesters Who Changed America
 Book Riot
163
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days
 We Have Kids
164
Everyday Diversity Books for Children in Early Elementary Grades
 We Have Kids
165Everyone Matters The Every Mom
166Excellent Ed We Have Kids
167Families, Families, Families The Bump
168
Family Diversities Reading Resource
 Books For Keeps
169
Fannie Never Flinched: One Woman’s Courage in the Struggle for American Labor Union Rights
 Pragmatic Mom
170Firebird 
Book People Of Moscow
171Flower Garden We Have Kids
172Fly, Eagle, Fly! The Guardian
173For Every OneJason ReynoldsStandard
174Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to LifeAshley BryanDr Steve Silvestro
175
Friends for Freedom: The Story of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass
 
Book People Of Moscow
176Froggy Green Childhood 101
177
From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess
 
Book People Of Moscow
178
From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea
 Book Riot
179
Fruits: A Caribbean Counting Poem
 The Guardian
180
Gaby, Lost and Found: A Wish Novel
 
Book People Of Moscow
181Ganesh and the Little Mouse Family Education
182
Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities
 
Book People Of Moscow
183
George Crum and the Saratoga Chip
 
Book People Of Moscow
184
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185Giraffes Can’t Dance Childhood 101
186Girls Dance, Boys Fiddle 
Book People Of Moscow
187Good Moon Rising Sassy Mama HK
188Good People Everywhere The Every Mom
189
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn
 We Have Kids
190Grace and Family Books For Keeps
191Grandfather Counts Read Brightly
192Grandfather’s Journey Pragmatic Mom
193Grandmother’s Dreamcatcher Read Brightly
194Half-Caste and Other Poems The Guardian
195Handa’s Surprise The Guardian
196
Harlem’s Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills
 
Book People Of Moscow
197Harriet Gets Carried Away Gothamist
198Henry Wants More! We Have Kids
199Here I Am Pragmatic Mom
200
Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays
 Great Schools
201
Hereville: How Mirka Caught a Fish
 
Book People Of Moscow
202
Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword
 
Book People Of Moscow
203
Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite
 
Book People Of Moscow
204Hiawatha and the Peacemaker 
Book People Of Moscow
205
Hidden Figures Young Readers’ Edition
 
Book People Of Moscow
206
Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat [With CD]
 
Book People Of Moscow
207Hiromi’s Hands 
Book People Of Moscow
208
Hokusai: The Man Who Painted a Mountain
 Pragmatic Mom
209Hooway for Wodney Wat Pragmatic Mom
210How Alma Got Her Name Gothamist
211
How I Became a Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story
 
Book People Of Moscow
212How Mamas Love Their Babies Book Riot
213How To We Have Kids
214How to Find a Fox We Have Kids
215
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
 Kids On A Plane
216How We Are Smart 
Book People Of Moscow
217Hue Boy The Guardian
218I Am Enough The Every Mom
219I Am MalalaMalala YousafzaiDr Steve Silvestro
220I Had a Favorite Dress We Have Kids
221I Have a DreamDr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Dr Steve Silvestro
222I Like Myself Childhood 101
223I Lived on Butterfly Hill 
Book People Of Moscow
224I Love My Hair! Great Schools
225I See Without My EyesMark Brauner Hayward, Nancy Lee HartmanParent Map
226
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives
 Self Sufficient Kids
227
I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer
 
Book People Of Moscow
228I’m New Here Pragmatic Mom
229If I Had a Hundred Mummies Books For Keeps
230If I Had a Raptor We Have Kids
231If the World Were a Village Self Sufficient Kids
232In My Heart: A Book of FeelingsJo Witek and Christine RousseyGoop
233In Plain Sight We Have Kids
234In the Canyon 
Book People Of Moscow
235
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse
 
Book People Of Moscow
236Indian Shoes 
Book People Of Moscow
237Into the Snow We Have Kids
238
Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story about Gender and Friendship
 Book Riot
239
Irena’s Children: Young Readers Edition; A True Story of Courage
 
Book People Of Moscow
240
Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia
 Pragmatic Mom
241It Ain’t So Awful FalafelFiroozeh DumasDr Steve Silvestro
242
It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw
 Pragmatic Mom
243It’s Okay to Make Mistakes Childhood 101
244Jack & Jim She Knows
245Jane, the Fox, and MeFanny BrittHoney Kids Asia
246
Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph
 
Book People Of Moscow
247Jet Black and the Ninja Wind Read Brightly
248Jim Thorpe’s Bright Path 
Book People Of Moscow
249Jingle Dancer 
Book People Of Moscow
250Josephine Wants To Dance Childhood 101
251
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker
 
Book People Of Moscow
252
Josh and Jaz Have Three Mums
 Books For Keeps
253Journey to Jo’Burg The Guardian
254
Just a Lucky So and So: The Story of Louis Armstrong
 
Book People Of Moscow
255Kasia’s Surprise The Guardian
256Kinda Like Brothers 
Book People Of Moscow
257King for a Day Great Schools
258Kitchen DiscoClare Foges and Al MurphyGoop
259Knights and BikesGabrielle KentStandard
260Leo Loves Baby TimeAnna McQuinnDr Steve Silvestro
261Leon and Bob The Guardian
262
Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters
 
Book People Of Moscow
263Let the Children March Book Riot
264Lion, Lion We Have Kids
265Little Blue and Little Yellow She Knows
266Little Leap Forward The Guardian
267
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone
 
Book People Of Moscow
268Little Miss Evil 
Book People Of Moscow
269Little Red Gliding Hood 
Book People Of Moscow
270Lola Reads to Leo We Have Kids
271Looking for BongoEric VelasquezThe Barefoot Mommy
272Lost and Found CatDoug Kuntz & Amy ShrodesMedium
273Lottie Paris Lives Here We Have Kids
274Lovely Book Riot
275Lowriders in Space 
Book People Of Moscow
276
Lowriders to the Center of the Earth
 
Book People Of Moscow
277M Is for Maple Kids On A Plane
278Mali Under the Night Sky Pragmatic Mom
279Mama Miti: Pragmatic Mom
280Mamá The Alien Pragmatic Mom
281Mama, I’ll Give You the World Pragmatic Mom
282Mama’s Saris Read Brightly
283Mango, Abuela, and Me 
Book People Of Moscow
284March: Books 1-3John Lewis and Andrew AydinDr Steve Silvestro
285
Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans
 
Book People Of Moscow
286Mary Had a Little Glam We Have Kids
287
Material World: A Global Family Portrait
 Self Sufficient Kids
288
Max Speed by Stephen Shaskan
 We Have Kids
289Me and You Childhood 101
290Ming Goes to School We Have Kids
291Miss RumphiusBarbara CooneyGoop
292Moonfleece The Guardian
293More-igami We Have Kids
294
Mountain Chef: How One Man Lost His Groceries, Changed His Plans, and Helped Cook Up the National Park Service
 
Book People Of Moscow
295Moving Target 
Book People Of Moscow
296Ms. Marvel seriesG. Willow WilsonDr Steve Silvestro
297Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters The Guardian
298
Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank
 Pragmatic Mom
299
My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood
 
Book People Of Moscow
300My Friend Has Down Syndrome (Let’s Talk About It Series)Jennifer Moore-MallinosParent Map
301My Granny Went to Market Kids On A Plane
302My Name is Sangoel Pragmatic Mom
303My Pen 
Book People Of Moscow
304My Rows and Piles of Coins Pragmatic Mom
305
My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay
 
Book People Of Moscow
306My Young Adventures: Meet Mya & FamilyJeannelle BrewStandard
307Nerdy Birdy Childhood 101
308Nest 
Book People Of Moscow
309
Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner
 We Have Kids
310Never Say a Mean Word Again Pragmatic Mom
311New Shoes Pragmatic Mom
312Noah Chases the Wind Book Riot
313Normal Norman We Have Kids
314
Not All Princesses Dress In Pink
 Childhood 101
315
Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness
 Book Riot
316Not So Fast Songololo The Guardian
317Noughts and Crosses The Guardian
318Number 1 Car Spotter The Guardian
319
Off to Class: Incredible and Unusual Schools Around The World
 Self Sufficient Kids
320Olivia and the Fairy Princesses Childhood 101
321
On Our Street: Our First Talk about Poverty
 Book Riot
322One Crazy SummerRita Williams-GarciaDr Steve Silvestro
323
One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree
 We Have Kids
324One FamilyGeorge ShannonDr Steve Silvestro
325OpenEva Wong NavaHoney Kids Asia
326
Open: A Boy’s Wayang Adventure
 Sassy Mama HK
327Oranges in No Man’s Land The Guardian
328Out of My MindSharon Draper:Medium
329Palestine The Guardian
330Pancho Rabbit and Coyote Pragmatic Mom
331People Kids On A Plane
332Persepolis 1 and 2 The Guardian
333
Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum
 
Book People Of Moscow
334Picnic in the Park Books For Keeps
335Please, Baby, Please Read Brightly
336Poems in the Attic 
Book People Of Moscow
337
Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton
 
Book People Of Moscow
338Pool 
Book People Of Moscow
339Possum MagicMem Fox and Julie VivasGoop
340Prince & Knight Book Riot
341Puddle by Hyewon Yum We Have Kids
342Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas The Bump
343Rain by Linda Ashman We Have Kids
344Ramadan Moon The Guardian
345
Rastamouse and the Crucial Plan
 The Guardian
346Red Bike! We Have Kids
347Refugee Boy The Guardian
348Return Fire 
Book People Of Moscow
349Return to Sender Read Brightly
350Richard Woolley Books For Keeps
351
Rock and Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story
 
Book People Of Moscow
352Roller Girl 
Book People Of Moscow
353Rosa’s Very Big Job We Have Kids
354
Rosie’s Family: An Adoption Story
 Great Schools
355Saltypie: Pragmatic Mom
356Sam and the Lucky Money Pragmatic Mom
357Same Difference (A Children’s Book StoryCalida RawlesParent Map
358School’s First Day of School We Have Kids
359Seal SurferMichael ForemanHoney Kids Asia
360
She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story
 
Book People Of Moscow
361Shooting Kabul Read Brightly
362Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaBecky AlbertalliHoney Kids Asia
363Sitti’s SecretsNaomi Shihab Nye and Nancy CarpenterThe Barefoot Mommy
364
Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People
 
Book People Of Moscow
365
Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story
 Pragmatic Mom
366Skin Againbell hooks, illustrated by Chris RaschkaPBS
367So Much The Guardian
368Something BeautifulSharon Dennis WyethBarnes & Noble
369Sona and the Wedding Game 
Book People Of Moscow
370Soup Day We Have Kids
371
Spaghetti In A Hot Dog Bun: Having The Courage to Be Who You Are
 Childhood 101
372Stand Tall Molly Lou MellonPatty LovellMedium
373Stella by Starlight 
Book People Of Moscow
374Stellaluna Childhood 101
375
Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey
 Book Riot
376
Story Painter: The Life of Jacob Lawrence
 Pragmatic Mom
377Suki’s Kimono The Every Mom
378Summer Days and Nights We Have Kids
379Sunday Shopping We Have Kids
380Symphony of Whales Pragmatic Mom
381Talking Turkeys The Guardian
382Tall Story The Guardian
383Ten Little BabiesGyo FujikawaDr Steve Silvestro
384Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little ToesHelen OxenburyStandard
385Tessie Tames Her Tongue Parent Map
386
The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch
 
Book People Of Moscow
387The Answer (Steven Universe) Book Riot
388The Best Eid Ever Pragmatic Mom
389The Big Orange Splot She Knows
390The Birchbark House 
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391The Black Book of ColoursMenena CottinHoney Kids Asia
392The Book Depository Childhood 101
393The Boy & the Bindi Book Riot
394The Boy in the Whale SuitMarie TohHoney Kids Asia
395The Boy Who Grew Flowers The Every Mom
396
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition
 
Book People Of Moscow
397The Breadwinner The Guardian
398The Can Man Pragmatic Mom
399The Colour of Home The Guardian
400The Deaf MusiciansPete Seeger and Paul Dubois JacobsHoney Kids Asia
401The Different DragonJennifer BryanHoney Kids Asia
402The Dot Childhood 101
403The DrumKen Wilson-MaxStandard
404
The Fintastic Fishsitter by Mo O’Hara
 We Have Kids
405The Girl Who Loved Wild HorsesPaul GobleGoop
406The Girl with a Brave Heart Pragmatic Mom
407The GirlsLauren AceStandard
408The Goggle-Eyed Goats The Guardian
409The Good Luck CatJoy HarjoBarnes & Noble
410The GruffaloJulia DonaldsonGoop
411The Hate U GiveAngie ThomasDr Steve Silvestro
412The Island The Guardian
413The Jumbies 
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414The Junkyard WondersPatricia PolaccoDr Steve Silvestro
415
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story of Iraq
 Pragmatic Mom
416The Life of Stephen Lawrence The Guardian
417The Lightning Queen 
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418The Magic Horse of Han Gan Pragmatic Mom
419The Miseducation of Cameron PostEmily M. DanforthDr Steve Silvestro
420The Other SideJacqueline WoodsonDr Steve Silvestro
421The Pot That Juan Built 
Book People Of Moscow
422The Purim Superhero 
Book People Of Moscow
423The Quickest Kid in ClarksvillePat Zietlow Miller and Frank MorrisonGoop
424The Reason I JumpNaoki HigashidaHoney Kids Asia
425The Red Bicycle Pragmatic Mom
426The Red Pencil 
Book People Of Moscow
427
The Sneetches and Other Stories
 Kids On A Plane
428The Snowy DayEzra Jack KeatsBarnes & Noble
429The Sound of ColorsJimmy LiaoHoney Kids Asia
430The Sound of SilenceKatrina Goldsaito and Julie KuoThe Barefoot Mommy
431The Squiggle We Have Kids
432The Steel Pan Man of Harlem Great Schools
433The Story of Ruby BridgesRobert ColesDr Steve Silvestro
434
The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read
 We Have Kids
435The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do Childhood 101
436The Toymaker’s Apprentice 
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437The Trouble with BabiesMartha FreemanHoney Kids Asia
438
The Trouble with Donovan Croft
 The Guardian
439The Turtle of Oman 
Book People Of Moscow
440The Twins’ Blanket 
Book People Of Moscow
441The Typewriter We Have Kids
442The Ugly Vegetables Sassy Mama HK
443The Unforgotten Coat The Guardian
444The Visitors Who Came to Stay Books For Keeps
445The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963Christopher Paul CurtisDr Steve Silvestro
446The Way Home Looks Now 
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447The Weight of Water The Guardian
448The Wheel of Surya The Guardian
449The Year of the Fortune Cookie Read Brightly
450Thelma the Unicorn Childhood 101
451Thinker: My Puppy Poet and MeEloise GreenfieldStandard
452
This Child, Every Child: a Book About the World’s Children
 Self Sufficient Kids
453This Day in JuneGayle PitmanDr Steve Silvestro
454This Jazz Man Great Schools
455Tiger Boy 
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456
Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas
 
Book People Of Moscow
457Too Much Trouble The Guardian
458Trash The Guardian
459Trash Artist Pragmatic Mom
460Trombone Shorty 
Book People Of Moscow
461
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March
 
Book People Of Moscow
462Twenty Yawns We Have Kids
463Twenty-Two Cents: Pragmatic Mom
464Two Mrs. Gibsons She Knows
465
Under the Moon and Over the Sea: A Collection of Caribbean Poems
 The Guardian
466Under the Ramadan Moon Read Brightly
467
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
 
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468
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
 Pragmatic Mom
469Walter Tull’s Scrap Book The Guardian
470
Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya
 Pragmatic Mom
471
Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees
 
Book People Of Moscow
472
We All Sing With the Same Voice
 
Book People Of Moscow
473We’re all Wonders Honey Kids Asia
474
We’re Different, We’re the Same
 Kids On A Plane
475What I Eat Self Sufficient Kids
476When I’m Feeling SadTrace MoroneyParent Map
477
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop
 
Book People Of Moscow
478Where Children Sleep Self Sufficient Kids
479Where’s Karl?: A Fashion-Forward ParodyStacey Caldwell, Ajiri Aki, and Michelle BaronGoop
480Where’s Lenny? The Guardian
481
Who Are You?: The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity
 Book Riot
482Who Likes Rain? We Have Kids
483Who’s in a Family? Sassy Mama HK
484
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions
 
Book People Of Moscow
485Whose Knees Are These? Read Brightly
486Why Do Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears?Verna Aardema and Leo DillonGoop
487Wing JonesKatherine WebberStandard
488WishtreeKatherine Applegate:Medium
489Yoko Sassy Mama HK
490You Hold Me UpMonique Gray SmithMedium
491You’re Welcome, Universe Sassy Mama HK
492Young HeroesLula BridgeportStandard
493Zoo Day We Have Kids

 


 


26 Best Kids Books Featuring Diversity Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
Barnes & Noble 10 Children’s Books That Celebrate Diversity
Book People Of Moscow Diverse and Multicultural Children’s Books
Book Riot 30 Children’s Books About Diversity That Celebrate Differences
Books For Keeps Ten of the Best: picture books valuing children’s diverse families
Childhood 101 25 Picture Books Celebrating Diversity & Difference
Dr Steve Silvestro Books About Diversity for Children of All Ages
Family Education 7 Fantastic Books to Teach Your Kids About Diversity
Goop Great Kids Books That Reflect a More Diverse Reality
Gothamist New Diverse Children’s Books That Actually Reflect The Lives Of NYC .
Great Schools Books that celebrate diversity for 1st graders
Honey Kids Asia 26 books that teach kids about diversity and acceptance
Kids On A Plane 11 Children’s Books That Teach Kids About Diversity
Medium Kindness Matters: 11 Diverse Children’s Books that Teach Kindness
Parent Map 10 Picture Books That Promote Diversity
PBS 6 books to read with your kids that celebrate differences and diversity
Pragmatic Mom 50 MUST READ Diversity Picture Books
Read Brightly Kids Like Me: 18 Books with Diverse Main Characters
Sassy Mama HK The Best Children’s Books That Celebrate Diversity
Self Sufficient Kids 9 Children’s Books that Illustrate the Diversity in Our World
She Knows Children’s Books That Teach Diversity Are More Important Than Ever
Standard The best children’s books which celebrate diversity | London Evening
The Barefoot Mommy 12 Diverse Children’s Books Written by #Ownvoices Authors
The Bump 20 Best Children’s Books About Diversity
The Every Mom 20 Children’s Books That Celebrate Diversity
The Guardian Diverse voices: the 50 best culturally diverse books
We Have Kids Everyday Diversity for Children: A List of Kids’ Books for Preschool

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