We collect and share resources for parents, families, educators, and early childhood professionals about the importance of diverse books, how to use them in programs and classrooms, and how to advocate for them.
Educator & Caregiver Resources
Pages of Inclusion Webinar 2: Using Diverse Children's Books to Celebrate Identity, Race, and Belonging
Raising a Reader is thrilled to present the second installment of our 3-part webinar series: Pages of Inclusion: Celebrating the Need for Diverse Books in Early Learning Spaces, "Using Diverse Children's Books to Celebrate Identity, Race and Belonging." Featuring First Book, Embrace Race, Raising a Reader, and more.
November 2, 2023
Books Are Mirrors and Windows: Reach Out and Read
Books, like mirrors, help reflect what we observe and know about the world we live in. It’s powerful to read or listen to a story about someone like you.
May 1, 2023
Panel: Building Diverse Libraries for Children: Fostering Literacy & Social Justice Through Picture Books with Jumpstart
Building Diverse Libraries for Children: Fostering Literacy & Social Justice Through Picture Books
October 28, 2021
Transnational Lives of Asian Immigrant Children in Multicultural Picture Books: NAEYC
Researchers/educators discuss ways for educators to use children’s books to enhance children’s literacy learning while simultaneously offering an inclusive space for discussion about multilingualism, mobility, and cultural diversity.
September 1, 2021
Parents & Families Resources
Where to Find Diverse Books
We Need Diverse Books compiled the following list of sites that offer recommendations for diverse titles.
September 1, 2023
Now Read This: What About Children in Foster Care from NAEYC
Books on foster care and adoption would ideally be part of an overall curriculum that promotes positive social identities for young children, including rich and diverse texts and activities that connect to the varied contexts in which children grow.
September 1, 2021