February 16, 2022

Diversifying Your Bookshelf

Diverse representation in children’s literature is both a mirror and a window. For BIPOC children, it is important for them to see themselves reflected in the stories that they read. For White children, these stories provide a lens into different cultures, helping to dismantle racism from a very young age.
Here are just a few of many selections for diverse children’s books. If you’re able, consider buying from a Black-owned bookstore. 
  • Mae Among the Stars — celebrates and teaches about Mae Jemison, the first Black woman in space.
  • The Colors of Us — looks through the eyes of a little girl who begins to see her familiar world in a new way.
  • The Day You Begin — a reminder about the value of reaching out and sharing our stories.