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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


Becoming Maria by Sonia Manzano

The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb


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