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Knowledge is Power

Diverse Children's Literature


Online library resources that you can access instantly. 


From eBook Central:

A Kid's Guide to African American History: More than 70 Activities

This guide has crafts and activities that span roots in African culture to  nearly present day America. It is important to note that this book was published in 2007; despite that, it has so many valuable resources and ideas for parents and educators alike. 

Hoopla: Talking to kids about race

From Hoopla:

Talking to Kids About Race

A collection of eBooks, Audiobooks, and movies for kids and teens. 


Where to find Books

Here are some recommended websites, articles, and blogs that will help you discover more books and resources on this topic. 

Lee & Low Blog
A blog on race, diversity, education, and children's books by Lee & Low, the largest multicultural book publisher in the United States. 
New York Times logo New York Times: Anti-Racism Books for Kids
A booklist and brief article with suggestions on how to talk to children about race and racism. The booklist is helpfully divided by age. 
NoveList Plus (Library Database)
 A readers’ advisory resource that uses appeal factors and expert reviews to offer read-alike and listen-alike recommendations for fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks.
Publisher's Weekly: Anti-Racist Childrens' and YA Reading List
"Though this is by no means a complete list, PW has compiled the following selection of recommended fiction and nonfiction about race and activism from creators of color, as well as suggested fiction that celebrates the diversity of the Black experience by #OwnVoices authors and illustrators."

School Library Journal: 37 Picture Books That Celebrate #Blackjoy

Although many books about the Black experience cover racism, slavery, and oppression, the Black experience is not defined by suffering. This list presents 37 picture books that tell positive, every-day stories of Black families, children, and #blackjoy. 

We Need Diverse Books
We Need Diverse Books™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.
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