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Diversity-Equity-Inclusion (DEI)

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

Race Relations

 

Different Differenter: An Activity Book on Skin Color, by Jyoti Gupta (K-1)

Saturday, by Oge Mora (K-1)

Hair Love, by Matthew Cherry (K-1)

Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea, by Meena Harris (K-1)

 

Each Kindness, by Jacqueline Woodson (2-3)

The Youngest Marcher, by Cynthia Levinson (2-3)

Something Happened in Our Town, by Marietta Collins (2-3)

The Undefeated, by Kwame Alexander (2-3)

 

Resist, by Veronica Chambers (4-5)

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness, by Anastasia Higginbotham (4-5)

This Book is Anti-Racist, by Tiffany Jewell (4-5 with guidance and support from a parent/guardian)

 

How to be an Anti Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi (Adult)

White Fragility, by Robin Deangelo (Adult)

Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson (Adult)

So You Want to Talk about Race, by Ijeoma Oluo, Bahni Turpin (Adult)

 

 

 

LGBTQ+/Identity

 

Rainbow: A First Book of Pride, Michael Genhart, 2019. (Toddler – K)

The Different Dragon by Jennifer Bryan. (K – 1)

Sewing the Rainbow: A Story About Gilbert Baker by Gayle Pitman, 2018.(K – 1)

And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell. (1-3)

 

Princess Princess Ever After, by Katie O’Neill. (2 – 5)

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher, by Dana Alison Levy. (3 – 5)

A Princess of Great Daring, by Tobi Hill-Meyer (2-3)

One of a Kind/Unico Como Yo, by Laurin Mayeno (2-3)

 

Also Known as Elvis, by James Howe (4-7)

The Best Man, by Richard Peck (3-5)

The Pants Project, by Cat Clarke (4-5)

The Other Boy, by M.G. Hennessy (5)

Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and Friendship by Jessica Waltony (3-5)

Julian is a Mermaid, by Jessica Love (K-5)

From the Stars in the Sky, to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Cheng Thom (K-5)

 

 

The End of Gender: Debunking Myths About Sex and Identity in Our Society, by Debrah Soh (Adult)

The Savvy Ally: A Guide to Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate, by Jeannie Gainsburg (Adult)

 

 

Families

 

The Family Book, Todd Parr, 2019. (Toddler – K)

My Family, Your Family, by Jennifer Bryan. (K – 1)

One Family, by George Shannon and Blanca Gomez, 2018.(K – 1)

Families, by Shelley Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly. (1-3)

 

Two Homes, by Claire Masural and Kady MacDonald Denton. (2 – 5)

Sometimes it’s Grandmas and Grandpas, by Mary Haverfield (3 – 5)

Over the Moon, by Karen Katz (2-3)

I Wished for You, by Marianne Richmond (2-3)

 

Two is Enough, by Janna Matthies (4-5)

Locomotion, by Jaqueline Woodson (5)

Half a World Away, by Cynthia Kadohata (5)

 

Raising Multirace Children Tools for Nurturing Identity in a Racialized World, by Farzana Niyani (Adult)

My Two Moms Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family, by Zack Wahlsi (Adult)

 

 

Special Needs

 

Andy and His Yellow Frisbee, by Mary Thompson

When My Worries Get Too Big, by Kari Dunn Buron

Big Brother Dustin, by Alden Carter

Uniquely Wired: A Story About Autism and Its Gifts, by Julia Cook

 

The Anxious Ninja, by Mar Nhin. (2 – 5)

Meeting Mimi: A Story About Different Abilities, by Francie Dolan. (2 – 5)

Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You, by Sonia Sotomayor. (3 – 5)

Out of My Mind, by Sharon M. Draper. (4 – 5)

 

 

Culture

 

Kid's Guide to Asian American History: More than 70 Activities (A Kid's Guide series), by Valerie Petrillo (K-5)

Kid's Guide to Latino History: More than 50 Activities (A Kid's Guide series), by Valerie Petrillo (K-5)

Kid's Guide to Native American History: More than 50 Activities (A Kid's Guide series) by Yvonne Wakim Dennis (K-5)

Kid's Guide to Arab American History: More than 50 Activities (A Kid's Guide series), by Yvonne Wakim Dennis (K-5)

Kid's Guide to African American History: More than 70 Activities (A Kid's Guide series), by Nancy I. Sanders (K-5)

This is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World, by Matt Lamothe (K-5)

 

 

Holidays, Celebrations and Festivals

 

What Do You Celebrate?: Holidays and Festivals Around the World, by Whitney Stewart (K-5)

Celebrations Around the World: Fabulous Celebrations You Won’t Want to Miss, by Katy Halford (K-5)

 

More Good Reads

 

The Culture Map, by Erin Meyer (Adult)

Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson (Adult)

Privilege, Power and Difference, by Allan G. Johnson (Adult)

The Hope Chest, by Karen Schwabac (4-5)