Celebrate Diversity! 50 Children’s Books Celebrating Diversity

Celebrate Diversity! 50 Children’s Books for a Culturally Diverse Bookshelf: 

Here are 50 culturally diverse books to add to your bookshelf! I believe in the power of literature. Through reading my own view points are forever changing, shifting, and evolving. Why not let that power take place from an early age? Here is an inclusive book list to expose your children to the wide world we live in. This list highlights a variety of cultures, countries, faces, languages, and celebrations! I hope you enjoy this list as much as we do! 

Either buy the books, rent them from your local library, or buy them for your local library if they don’t have them! 

Also, if your local library doesn’t have an array of diverse books I really suggest talking with them about it. Some libraries have “purchase” forms where you can purchase the book for the library or you can submit a request for them to purchase it. 

Another fun idea is to add these books to your local lending library if you have one nearby!

50 Children's Books Celebrating Diversity
  1. Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books) by Mem Fox
  1. All Are Welcome by Alexander Penfold 
  2. Last Stop of Market Street by Matt de la Pena 
  3. I Am Enough by Grace Byers 
  4. When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner 
  5. Laila’s Lunchbox by Reem Faruqi 
  6. It’s Ramadan Curious George by H.A. Rey
  7. Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids: 50 Inspiring People from Ancient Africa to Modern-Day U.S.A.by Arlisha Norwood 
  8. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison 
  9. Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World by Vashti Harrison 
  10. Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison 
  11. The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammas
  12. Dreamersby Yuyi Morales
  13. Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson
  14. Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh 
  15. Rosa by Nikki Giovanni
  16. Suki’s Kimonoby Chieri Uegaki 
  17. The Name Jarby Yangsook Choi 
  18. The Arabic Quiltby Aya Khalil 
  19. Fry Bread: A Native American Family Storyby Kevin Noble Maillard 
  20. Thank You, Omu!By Oge Mora 
  21. Happy in Our Skinby Fran Manushkin
  22. Good Luck and the Three Pandasby Natasha Yim
  23. Ruby’s Chinese New Yearby Vickie Lee 
  24. Festival of Colorsby Surishtha Sehgal 
  25. The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk by Kabir Sehgal 
  26. Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed 
  27. Lola Plants a Garden (Lola Reads) by Anna McQuinn
  28. My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero 
  29. You Matter by Christian Robinson 
  30. Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bingelow
  31. Muhiima’s Quest by Rahma Rodaah 
  32. Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush’s Incredible Journey by Doug Kruntz
  33. The Journey by Francesca Sanna
  34. Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle 
  35. Alma by Juana Martinez-Neal 
  36. Along the Tapajos by Fernando Vilela 
  37. Other Words from Home by Jasmine Warga 
  38. What If We Were All the Same! A Children’s Book About Ethnic Diversity and Inclusion by C.M. Harris
  39. The Color of Us by Karen Katz
  40. Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
  41. Thread of Love by Kabir Sehgal
  42. Islandborn by Junot Diaz
  43. The Cambodian Dancer by Daryn Reicherter 
  44. Silent Music by James Rumford
  45. Nadia’s Hands by Karen English 
  46. Frederick Douglass: The Last Day of Slavery by William Miller 
  47. The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom by Bettye Stroud 
  48. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barrack Obama 
  49. She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton
  50. She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game

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