Diverse Reading References

Children’s Books

Multicultural Children’s Book Day – Book Lists, 01/14/2019

50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know, CCBC, Teaching Books .net

Where to Find Diverse Books, WNDB, We Need Diverse Books

New Diverse Children’s Books That Actually Reflect The Lives Of NYC Kids by, Jennifer Vanasco, Gothamist, 5/3/2018

24 Children’s Books To Read To Your Kids In Honor Of Black History Month by, Taylor Pittman, HuffPost, 2/6/2018

Looking For Multicultural Children’s Books? Here Are 8 Helpful Resources by, Taylor Pittman, Huffington Post, 12/6/17

6 books to read with your kids that celebrate differences and diversity by, Alison Thoet, PBS NewsHour, 1/12/2018

The 2018 Ultimate List of Diverse Children’s Booksby, Charnaie Gordon, Here Wee Read, 11/12/17

Images of Community in Books for Children and Young Adults, CCBC (Cooperative Children’s Book Center), TeachingBooks.net, 10/2017

26 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism & Resistance, Embrace Race, 9/14/17

20 Picture Books About Diversity, Politics, And Equality For The Young Activists In Your Lifeby, Sadie Trombetta, Bustle.com, 8/24/17

Stories of Immigration: Perspectives from Pura Belpre Medal and Honor Books, ALSC

You Can’t Teach Kids Empathy, but These Picture Books Inspire Itby, R.J. Palacio, NY Times, 8/27/2017

Not Just Stories: Six Children’s Books For Fighting Fascismby, Danielle Avram, D Magazine.com 8/15/17

10 Children’s Books About Immigration & Refugees That Teach The Importance Of Cultural Diversity by, Olivia Hinebaugh, Romper.com, 7/1/17

From Snowy Days to Scientists: Books Featuring Kids and Families of Colorby, Gwen Glazer, NY Public Library, 3/11/17

Selected Articles

ABA Diversity Task Force Recommends Resources for Booksellers to Help Separated Children by, Liz Button, BTW (American Booksellers Association)

Announcing the CBC Diversity Outstanding Achievement Awards Program, CBC Books, 7/17/2018

It’s Not So Black and White: Discussing Race and Racism in the Classroom by, Dr. Beverly Tatum, Teachers (Scholastic), undated

Children come in all colors. So should their books. by, Maureen Downey, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 6/21/2018

There Are More Diverse Books Than Ever — But Too Few Are Being Written By POC, According To A New Study by, Sadie Trombetta, Bustle, May 2018

Q & A with Ebony Elizabeth Thomas: Why children need more diverse books, Penn State GSE, 4/9/2018

Black Kids Don’t Want to Read About Harriet Tubman All the Time by, Denene Millner , New York Times, 3/11/2018

How To Celebrate Black History With Your Kids All Year Round by, Caroline Bologna, HuffPost, 2/28/2018

Penguin Young Readers Announces Imprint for Diverse Books by, Claire Kirch, Publishers Weekly, 2/8/2018

Kwame Alexander Will Start His Own Imprint. The Name? Versify. Get It? by, Alexandra Alterjan, New York Times, 1/30/2018

Broadcasts & Webcasts

Why Diversity Matters in Children’s Books by, Lisa Philip, WUNC, 9/26/2018

Viola Davis Brings A New ‘Corduroy’ Book To Bear,  with David Greene, 9/4/2018

The Writer’s Digest Podcast, Episode 5: Children’s Literature and Diversity in Publishing — Interview with Patrice Caldwell by, Jess Zafarris, 6/8/2018

A Year Later, #WeNeedDiverseBooks Has Left Its Mark On BookCon by, Lynn Neary, NPR, 5/29/2015

Parenting: Books Can Help Children Understand Impact of MLK Jr.’s Time by, Shelley Goldberg, NY 1, 1/15/2015

The Art of Fun – video animations by, Christian Robinson, Vimeo

To Achieve Diversity in Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence by, Lynn Neary, NPR, 8/20/2014

Code Switch: How to Sell Diverse Books: A Bookstore Owner’s Advice, NPR, 8/21/2014

New Initiative Aims To Encourage Diversity In Kids’ Publishing, NPR, 5/18/2014