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Diversity in Children's literature

Illustrator Tina Kugler


Why We Need Diverse Books

This organization is "committed to the ideal that embracing diversity will lead ot acceptance, empathy, and utimately equality."  The mission is to " promote or amplify diversification efford and increase visibility for fiverse books and authors with a goal of empowering a wide range of readers in the process."

Below are two videos.  The first video explains their beginnings.  The second is about their indigogo campaign to raise money for the organization.

quotes taken from the WNDB mission statement



 Organization websites

Why We Need Diverse Books

Diversity in YA

Oyate (American Indian focus)

Disability in Kid Lit

I’m Your Neighbor (New arrival Cultures)

Rich in Color young adult fiction starring people of color or written by people of color


Book Lists

American Indian’s in Children’s Literature

Disability in kid lit

CCBC: 30 Multicultural Books Every Teen Should Know

CCBC: 50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know

Over The Rainbow List


School Library Journal articles with booklists

Focus on American Indians

Islam in the Classroom

Culturally Diverse Booklist

An Expanded Cultural Diversity Booklist


American Library Association book awards

Pura Belpre - Latino

Coretta Scott King - African American

Stonewall - LGBTQ

Schneider Family - Disability Experience

Mildred L Bachelder - Originally published outside of the US and translated into English

Amelia Bloomer - Feminist literature for birth through 18 yrs old

American Indian Youth Literature - American Indian


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