Books About Diversity
Many are the good books that address diversity and social justice. We’ve listed some here that seem especially useful at this time, but know that we have many other books in many other genres that are relevant. These include historical fiction and nonfiction, biographies, picture books about kindness and empathy, and more. This list focuses on books for children and young adults, but we have selections for adults, too.
Some of these books are in stock; some are on order. Booksellers, publishers and distributors are working hard to fulfill orders at a time when demand is high, so your patience is appreciated.
A wordless picture book that speaks volumes about bullying.
A picture book explores the ways in which everyone sometimes feels like an outsider.
A student’s experience and lawsuit that eventually led to the end of segregated education in California.
A poetry collection about race matters among fifth graders. The creators are two couples with interracial marriages.
A memoir about 1963 by Jackie Robinson’s daughter.
Poems, anecdotes, and inspirational quotations about progressive ideals.
A boy mistakenly killed by a police officer meets the ghost of Emmett Till.
Shayla, 12, is a rule follower by nature, but then she experiences a Black Lives Matter protest.
In 96 lavish pages of art and prose, 50 children’s book creators offer encouragement to young activists.
A young readers’ edition of Bryan Stevenson’s memoir about the Equal Justice Initiative.
A young readers’ edition of Stamped from the Beginning, Ibram X. Kendi’s award-winning exploration of racism in America.
Following up The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas writes about a young rapper in the midst of controversy.
A Stanford professor researches our hidden prejudices. Scholarly, yet readable--a book to really change minds and hearts.