Making Reading Inclusive – Educating the Next Generation

Most children’s books published in the U.S. feature a white protagonist. Here is just a small selection of books, new and old, that will help expand your child’s reading experience.

Skin You Live In
By Michael Tyler

We ALL Love Pancakes
By Jennifer Mailey Greevy

The Colors of Us
By Karen Katz

Be Kind 
By Pat Zietlow Miller

Last Stop on Market Street
By Matt de la Pena

Chocolate Me!
By Taye Diggs

Dad, Who Will I Be?
By G. Todd Taylor

We’re Different, We’re All the Same
By Bobbi Jane Kates

Whoever You Are
By Mem Fox

I’m Like You, You’re Like Me
By Cindy Gainer

She Persisted Around the World
By Chelsea Clinton

Mixed Blessing
By Marsha Cosman

Can I Touch Your Hair
By Irene Latham

I Am Enough
By Grace Byers

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
By Vashti Harrison

Of Thee I Sing; A Letter to my Daughters
By Barack Obama

This Is The Rope
By Jacqueline Woodson

Freedom Over Me
By Ashley Bryan

Thunder Boy Junior
By Sherman Alexie

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote
By Duncan Tonatiuh

A Piece of Home
By Jeri Watts

The Birchbark House
By Lousie Erdrich

The Crossover
By Kwame Alexander

American Born Chinese
By Gene Luen Yang

One Crazy Summer
By Rita Williams-Gracia

By Jason Reynolds

Cuba 15
By Nancy Osa

The Thing About Luck
By Cynthia Kadohata

Brown Girl Dreaming
By Jacqueline Woodson

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
By Sherman Alexie

The Latte Rebellion
By Sarah Jamila Stevenson

By R.J. Palacio

The Boy on The Wooden Box
By Leon Leyson

A Kids Book About Racism
By Jelani Memory

Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story About from the Underground Railroad
By Ellen Levine

The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family
By Ibtihaj Muhammad with S. K. Ali

I am Perfectly Designed
By Henry Holt

Everybody Counts
By Kristin Roscifte

Jabari Jumps
By Gaia Cornwall

Those Shoes
By Maribeth Boelts

Just Ask
By Sonia Sotomayor

By Junot Diaz

All Are Welcome
By Alexandra Penfold

The Day You Begin
By Jacqueline Woodson

Be You!
By Peter H. Reynolds

One Big Heart: A Celebration of Being MOre Alike Than Different
By Linsey Davis

Malala’s Magic Pencil
By Malala Yousafzai

Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World
By Susan Hood

Say Something!
By Peter  H. Reynolds

I Like Myself!
By Karen Beaumont

Look At Me! (New Baby)
By Rachel Fuller 

I Walk With Vanessa
By Kerascoët

Let’s Talk about Race
By Julius Lester

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