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 1: Unveiling and Contributing to the Landscape of Diverse Books for Young Children
The Diverse Books for All Coalition & Raising a Reader produced this part 1 in the 3 part webinar series titled, "Unveiling and Contributing to the Landscape of Diverse Books for Young Children."
September 28, 2023
First Book Presents Empowering Educators
In 2020, First Book launched the first year of its Empowering Educators series, which included a Guidebook on Race & Racism, special edition paperback #OwnVoices stories, and the first part of a digital series on race and racism.
January 1, 2021
Race, Equity, and Inclusion Center from Reading is Fundamental
These resources from Reading is Fundamental will help you assess your current collection of books, identify diverse books to add to your evolving bookshelves, and incorporate practical suggestions for supporting students with positive reading experiences.
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