100 Books Celebrating Diversity

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It's time to celebrate diversity! These books are the second category of our #1000Books Series, which aims to help you read 1,000 books with your child before they reach kindergarten. It's important for kids to learn about lots of different perspectives alongside their own. We've compiled a list of 100 books that will teach kids about a variety of diverse experiences as part of our #1000 Books Series.

infants & toddlers (0 - 2 years)

A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson

Bilingual Bright Baby Colors by Roger Priddy

Carry Me by Star Bright Books

Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers

Fiesta! by Ginger Foglesong Guy

Frere Jacques by Amy Pixton

Global Babies by The Global Fund for Children

Hello, World! by Disney Book Group

It's Ramadan, Curious George by H. A. Rey and Hena Khan

Littles: And How They Grow by Kelly DiPucchio

Love Monster by Rachel Bright

More More More Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams

Only One You by Linda Kranz

Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire

Ten Tiny Babies by Karen Katz

The Family Book by Todd Parr

What Do People Do All Day? by Richard Scarry

Whose Knees Are These? by Jabari Asim

preschool (3 - 4 years)

¡Pío Peep!: Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes (Spanish Edition) by Alma Flor Ada, F. Isabel Campoy, and Alice Shertle

A Family Is a Family Is a Family by Sara O'Leary

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

Anansi the Spider: A Tale From the Ashanti by Gerald McDermott

Beautiful by Stacy McAnulty

Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park

Chaat and Sweets by Amy Wilson Sanger

Cherry Pies and Lullabies by Lynn Reiser

Cinderella/Cenicienta by Francesc Boada and James Surges

City Shapes by Diana Murray

Dario and the Whale by Cheryl Lawton Malone

Families, Families, Families! by Suzanne Lang

Goldilocks and the Three Bears/Ricitos de Oro y Los Tres Osos by Candice Ransom

Green is a Chile Pepper by Roseanne Greenfield Thong

Here Come the Girl Scouts! by Shana Corey

Hooray a Piñata by Elisa Kleven

It's Okay To Be Different by Todd Parr

Just Us Women by Jeanette Caines

Little Elliot, Big City by Mike Curato

Little Elliot, Big Family by Mike Curato

Little Red Riding Hood/Caperucita Roja (Bilingual Fairy Tales) by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, Pau Estrada, and James Surges

Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse

My First Ramadan by Karen Katz

My Name Is Yoon by Helen Recorvitz

One Family by George Shannon

Real Sisters Pretend by Megan Dowd Lambert

Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thong

Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children by Sandra L. Pinkney

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis

The Daddy Book by Todd Parr

The Favorite Daughter by Allen Say

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

The Neighborhood Mother Goose by Nina Crews

The Three Little Pigs/Los Tres Cerditos by Patricia Seibert

This is the Way We Go to School by Edith Baer

Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel

To Be a Kid by Maya Ajmera and John D. Ivanko

We All Sing With the Same Voice by J. Philip Miller and Sheppard M. Greene

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox

Whose Hands Are These by Miranda Paul

Yoko by Rosemary Wells

early school (5 - 6 years)

A Piece of Home by Jerri Watts

Abuela by Arthur Dorros

Be Who You Are by Todd Parr

Country Kid, City Kid by Julie Cummins

Dear Juno by Soyung Park

Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson

Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford

Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles

Goin' Someplace Special by Patricia C. McKissack

Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America by Carole Boston Weatherford

Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say

Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

How I Was Adopted by Joanna Cole

Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho and Holly Meade

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidl by Caryn Yacowitz

I Love My Hair! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

If Kids Ran the World by Leo & Diane Dillon

King and King by Linda de Haan

Leah's Voice by Lori Demonia

Mirror by Jeannie Baker

My Granny Went to the Market by Stella Blackstone

Qué Cosas Dice Mi Abuela by Ana Galan

Sayonara, Mrs. Kackleman by Maira Kalman

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy

The Barefoot Book of Children by Tessa Strickland and Kate Depalma

The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman

The Journey by Francesca Sanna

The Little Mermaid/La Sirenita (Bilingual Fairy Tales) by Oriol Izquierda

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

The Princess and the Pea by Rachel Isadora

The Sissy Duckling by Harvey Fierstein

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

The Water Princess by Susan Verde and Georgie Badiel

The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal

Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie

Two Mrs. Gibsons by Toyomi Igus

Under the Same Sun by Sharon Robinson

We March by Shane W. Evans

Want to read more? Check out our next category of 100 books to help nurture your little one's love of science and math. And make sure to share your journey to 1,000 on social media and tag us! #1000Books

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