About The Power of Story

There's nothing more powerful than a story to connect us, to help us understand ourselves and each other, and to build empathy.


The Power of Story initiative aims to highlight books featuring characters and stories from groups whose identities and lived experiences have been suppressed and excluded from mainstream narratives. Sharing these books with young people shows them that everyone's story deserves to be told and will help them understand and expand their world.

The Power of Story Catalog

Use this catalog to amplify these voices and build more equitable bookshelves in your library, classroom, and home. 

Catalog features:

  • Listing of titles by grade and age
  • Title index with topic and theme markers


  • Topics include:

    • Immigration

    • LGBTQIA+

    • Mental Health

    • Neurodiversity and Neurodivergence

    • Physical Disability

    • Race and Ethnicity

    • Religion and Religious Identity

    • Fiction and Nonfiction designations


  • Multiple formats available, including en español and audiobook
  • Resources and Further Reading


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Educator Materials

Discover FREE downloadable resources to support reader engagement with Scholastic books featured in the Power of Story Catalog! Written by educators and specialists, these resources include in-depth discussion questions, activities, resources, and/or further reading lists across a range of themes, topics, and lived experiences. 


The Power of Story Playlist


Hear directly from the creative voices behind Scholastic books and explore a diverse range of identities, cultures, traditions, and lived experiences.


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