Diverse Books and Resources
New and backlist children’s and young adult books that reflect the diverse nature of our world.
A large part of CBC’s mission is to gather relevant book lists and resources for use by parents, educators, librarians, and booksellers. The publisher members of the CBC and many other organizations have taken the lead on curating lists of fiction and nonfiction books for young people that represent diversity in all its forms.
This regularly updated directory features diverse titles offered by CBC member publishers, curated lists from other organizations, and other CBC-created relevant lists.
The list below is updated as of June 2021.
Check back often as we’ll update this directory monthly.
Lists and content relating to diverse titles offered by CBC member publishers.
- Abrams – Diverse titles and content
- Candlewick – Diverse titles and content
- Charlesbridge – Diverse titles and content
- Greystone – Diverse titles and content
- Hachette Book Group – Diverse titles and content
- HarperCollins Children’s Books – Diverse titles and content
- Holiday House – Diverse titles and content
- Little Bee Books – Diverse title and content (Go to Diverse Title filter)
- Brightly — Kids Like Me: 18 Books With Diverse Main Characters.
- Brown Bookshelf — New Books.
- Diverse Book Finder — Identify and Explore Multicultural Picture Books.
- Embrace Race — Looking for Excellent “Diverse” Books for Children? Start Here!
- Happy Kids Kitchen — Culture and Cooking: Children’s Books about Diversity and Food.
- Healthline —19 Awesome Children’s Books Where Black Characters Take the Lead.
- Here Wee Read — The 2021 Ultimate List of Diverse Children’s Books.
- HuffPost — Diverse Children’s Books That Aren’t About Diversity.
- Latino Stories — Top Ten Authors of Latino Children’s Books.
- Pat Mora — List of Latino Children’s & YA Authors and Illustrators.
- Medium — 200 of the Best Diverse Children’s Books for Preschoolers.
- Multicultural Children’s Book Day — Diversity Book Lists & Activities for Teachers and Parents.
- The Every Mom — 50 Children’s Books That Celebrate Diversity.
- We Need Diverse Books — Resources for Parents, Educators, and Librarians.
- Anti-Racist Resources.
- African American Music Appreciation Month.
- Strong Women and Real Change.
- Juneteenth Book List.
- Hispanic and Latine Resources.
- Books Full of Pride.
- Tulsa Race Massacre Book List.
- Pride Month Comics List.
You can also browse the titles on our archived CBC Diversity’s Goodreads to see backlist children’s and young adult books that reflect the diverse nature of our world!
PUBLISHERS: if you wish to share your diverse titles and resources, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.