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Books That Celebrate Diversity

Check out our curated list from Scholastic librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey, beginning with books for your toddler all the way up to young adults.
on January 26, 2017
 

In the third installment of our Facebook video series, Live From Our Library, Scholastic Librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey revealed her list of the best children's books that celebrate diversity. From books for preschoolers to YA favorites (and titles you might enjoy reading yourself), take a look at the list below. You can also watch the Live Chat here.

 

 

For PreK: 


Hush by Minfong Ho & Holly Mead


Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk 

 
Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka


Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers


Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade:


Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña 


Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas by Dean Robbins


Under the Same Sun by Sharon Robinson


The Family Book by Todd Parr

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade: 


Coming to America: The Story of Immigration by Betsy Maestro


Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan 


The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis


6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade: 


Are You There God, It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume


The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew


If I Ever Get Out Of Here by Eric Gansworth


The Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda


The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau


High School: 


All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely


Does My Head Look Big In This by Randa Abdel-Fattah


Like No Other by Una LaMarche


Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin 


The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg


Adult: 


Becoming Maria by Sonia Manzano


The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb

 

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