BOOKS THAT CELEBRATE DIVERSITY: RECOMMENDED READING
• 10 Websites to Help You Find the Best Diverse Books Lists (and Other Resources) (Melissa Reif, Book Source Banter blog, 10-15-15) Links to National Education Association, Multicultural Children’s Book Day, Children’s Book Council, Anti-Defamation League, Teaching Tolerance, Jane Addams Peace, Reading Is Fundamental, We Need Diverse Books, Diversity in YA, and PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People).
• 20 Wonderful Children's Books That Celebrate Diversity (Anna Lane, The Bump, 7-18)
• 22 Diverse Book Choices for All Grade Levels (Edutopia, 2-15-19)
• 30 Children’s Books About Diversity That Celebrate Our Differences (Danika Ellis, Book Riot, 9-19-18)
• The Ultimate List of Diverse Children's Books (Here Wee Read, 2018)
• Diverse voices: the 50 best culturally diverse children's books (The Guardian, 10-13-14)
• Books by Theme (NEA, Read Across America and Colorín Colorado)
• Books by Theme (Reading Rockets)
• Notable Children's Book Lists (American Library Association)
• 80 carefully selected lists of multicultural and social justice books for children, young adults, and educators. (Social Justice Books, NEA, Read Across America)
• Great Reads Recommended by Authors and Illustrators (The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance)
What children's books that celebrate diversity would you recommend? Let me know in the comments section (and be sure to leave your name).
ARTICLES ABOUT DIVERSITY IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
• American Indians in Children's Literature (blog of Dr. Debbie Reese of Nambé Pueblo and Dr. Jean Mendoza)
• An Updated Look at Diversity in Children's Books (School Library Journal, 6-19-19) H/T for many of the links in this section.
• CCBlogC blog. Observations about books for children and teens from the Cooperative Children's Book Center. Statistics from April 2018.
• Children’s Books as a Radical Act Excellent infographics based on the work and philosophy of Maya Gonzalez.
• Diversity in Children’s Books: Check Your Blind Spot (Jennie McDonald, Center for the Collaborative Classroom, Part 1)
• Diversity in Children’s Literature: Check Your Blind Spot, Part 2
• Diversity Resources (Crazy Quilted)
• Is Equality in the Children’s Book Industry Possible? (a post on Maya Gonzalez's blog)
• The Invisible Lesbian in Young Adult Fiction and other blog posts about LGBTQ fiction by Malinda Lo. See also her book review.
• Picture This: Diversity in Children's Books 2018 (Sara Park, sarahpark.com, musings on korean diaspora, children’s literature, and adoption) A shareable infographic.
• Publishing Statistics on Children's/YA Books about People of Color and First/Native Nations and by People of Color and First/Native Nations Authors and Illustrators Documented by the Cooperative Children's Book Center School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
• Reading While White Workiing for racial diversity and inclusion in books for children and teens. See excellent links to other resources along right side.
• Research on Diversity in Youth Literature A peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal hosted by St. Catherine University’s Master of Library and Information Science Program and University Library. See and download Most Popular Papers.
• We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) Imagine a world in which all children can see themselves in the pages of a book.
• Zetta Elliott's blog
• Zetta Elliott Discusses the "Difficult Miracle" of Black Girl Poets (School Library Journal, 2-21-2020) and Other Zetta Elliott pieces (SLJ)