This library of more than 2,000 books has been developed to serve as a collection of books celebrating racial and ethnic diversity. There are two main criteria: (1) the main character(s) of the book must be a person of color and (2) the story, while it might include themes of identity, is not primarily driven by issues surrounding race and ethnicity. The original intent of this database, when I started keeping it back in 2009, was to help parents, teachers, librarians, and readers find mainstream books featuring kids of color as the point-of-view heroes and protagonists of stories, rather than serving as tokens, sidekicks, or as figures who somehow lived only in the past. Since those early days of the database, there has been a beautiful blossoming of #OwnVoices stories, and we are racing to keep up with the fantastic and more plentiful selection. May it continue to grow!