This collection is designed to help educators build a classroom library that speaks to every student with inspiring, diverse children’s books. Explore a range of topics together like family dynamics, gender identity, cultural heritage, and more through titles that encourage young minds to understand contrasting perspectives and celebrate each others’ differences. 

The books in these collections feature characters and stories from groups whose identities and lived experiences have been under-represented or excluded from mainstream narratives. You can use these titles to build more equitable classroom library bookshelves. When students see characters like themselves or their peers in the books they read, it fosters a greater sense of empathy, kindness, and encourages building community with their classmates and beyond. 

Check out this collection of book lists to get the conversation started throughout the school year and beyond. 

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