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For additional suggestions on book choices that represent the lives of students at every grade level, check out these collections at We Need Diverse Books and The Diverse Book Finder.

  • Ages 0-2
    All Are Welcome Alexandra Penfold
    Dream Big, Little One Vashti Harrison
    I Look Up To... Malala Yousafzai Anna Membrino
    The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
    Up to My Knees! Grace Lin
  • Ages 3-5
    Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story Kevin Noble Maillard
    Hosea Plays On Kathleen M. Blasi
    Just Like Me Vanessa Brantley-Newton
    Change Sings: A Children's Anthem Amanda Gorman
    Last Stop on Market Street Matt de la Peña
    Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Doreen Rappaport
    Princess Hair Sharee Miller
  • Ages 6-8
    A Chair for My Mother Vera B. Williams
    A Place Inside of Me Zetta Elliott
    All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom Angela Johnson
    Bread for Words: A Frederick Douglass Shana Keller
    Juneteenth for Mazie Floyd Cooper
    Sea Change Joel Harper
    The Arabic Quilt: An Immigrant Story Aya Khalil
  • Ages 9-12
    Amal Unbound Aisha Saeed
    Baby Brother Wonders Gitanjali Rao
    Free Lunch Rex Ogle
    Front Desk Kelly Yang
    The Crossover Kwame Alexander
    The Watsons Go to Birmingham Christopher Paul Curtis
    When Stars Are Scattered Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed
  • Ages 13 -18
    The Hill We Climb Amanda Gorman
    A Young Innovator’s Guide to STEM Gitanjali Rao
    American Born Chinese Gene Luen Yang
    American Street Ibi Zoboi
    Powwow Summer Nahanni Shingoose
    The Hate U Give Angie Thomas
    This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work Tiffany Jewell
    When Dimple Met Rishi Sandhya Menon
  • Adults
    American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear Khaled A. Beydoun
    Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit Mary-Frances Winters
    Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People Mahzarin R. Banaji & Anthony G. Greenwald
    Courageous Conversations about Race Glenn E. Singleton
    Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement Angela Davis
    On Juneteenth Annette Gordon-Reed
    So You Want to Talk About Race Ijeoma Oluo
    Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Ibram X. Kendi
    The Latino Threat Leo R. Chavez
    The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table Minda Harts
    We Can’t Talk about That at Work! How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics Mary-Frances Winters
    Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White Frank H. Wu
    Sour Heart Jenny Zhang

    How Much of these Hills is Gold

    C Pam Zhang