We believe the books we share should reflect the members of our community, because every child deserves to see themselves in the stories we read. Below you'll find an evolving list of some of our all time favorite diverse reads!
Winner of a 2019 Stonewall Book Award
In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.
A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book
What’s in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from — and who she may one day be.
In this remarkable author-illustrator debut that's perfect for fans of Last Stop on Market Street and Extra Yarn, a generous woman is rewarded by her community.
"I love that Hair Love is highlighting the relationship between a Black father and daughter. Matthew leads the ranks of new creatives who are telling unique stories of the Black experience. We need this."
- Jordan Peele, Actor & Filmmaker
This charming picture book celebrates all our differences while questioning the idea that there is only one way to be “normal.”
Pip is a normal pig who does normal stuff: cooking, painting, and dreaming of what she’ll be when she grows up.
A beautiful tale celebrating the invisible, protective, omnipresent love love between parents and children.
From this award-winning creative duo comes a stunning celebration of the joy and comfort that love can bring--wherever we roam in the big, wild world.
No matter what challenges children may face, they can always rely on the love umbrella above them.
We are resilience. We are hope. We are dreamers.
Yuyi Morales brought her hopes, her passion, her strength, and her stories with her, when she came to the United States in 1994 with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn't come empty-handed.
". . . a wonderful teaching tool for those who are welcoming refugees into their community."—The New York Times
This beautifully illustrated board book edition of instant bestseller Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History showcases women who changed the world and is the perfect goodnight book to inspire big dreams.
From the author and illustrator of the bestselling Not Quite Narwhal comes a sweet and funny story about remembering where you belong, no matter how far you roam, or what you’re wearing when you get there.
Harriet loves costumes. She wears them to the dentist, to the supermarket, and most importantly, to her super-special dress-up birthday party.
Princesses with curls wear pearls. Princesses with head wraps take long naps. And princesses with teeny-weeny Afros wear teeny-weeny bows.
Presented as a thoughtful, poetic exchange between two characters -- who don't realize they are thinking and asking the very same questions -- this beautiful celebration of our humanity and diversity invites readers of all ages to imagine a world where there is no you or me, only we.
$17.06ISBN: 9781572842243Availability: BackorderedPublished: Agate Bolden - October 10th, 2017
Winner of the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers
A Newbery Honor Book
A Caldecott Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
An Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Book
An Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor Book
A Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Book$17.09ISBN: 9781452150185Availability: BackorderedPublished: Chronicle Books - May 2nd, 2017
Follow one day in the real lives of seven kids from around the world—Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia!
In Japan, Kei plays Freeze Tag, while in Uganda, Daphine likes to jump rope. While the way they play may differ, the shared rhythm of their days—and this one world we all share—unites them.