21 Children’s Books that Foster Diversity & Inclusion in 2021

  • Note: All the links are to books on Amazon, but I encourage you to support small, local and/or BIPOC-owned businesses when you purchase new books. You can buy many of the books online at Bookshop.org, an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. Also, Oprah Magazine has a search tool where you can find Black-owned bookstores by state, available here.
  • This list is by no means comprehensive. Please use it as a general guide to the books that are most appropriate for your family’s cultural and social values.

1. The Skin You Live In by Michael Taylor ($14)

2. Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña ($15)

3. Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers ($16)

4. This Is How We Do It by Matt Lamothe ($12)

5. Be Kind by Patt Zietlow Miller ($15)

6. Green Is a Chile Pepper by Roseanne Greenfield Thong ($14)

7. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble ($18)

8. All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman ($12)

9. The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi ($8 — only avail in paperback on Amazon)

10. Get Up Stand Up by Cedella Marley ($13)

11. The Camping Trip by Jennifer K. Mann ($15)

12. Where Are You From? by Yamile Saied Méndez ($16)

13. Your Name Is A Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow ($14)

14. Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty

15. Ohana Means Family by Ilima Loomis ($15)

16. The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard ($14)

17. My Day With Gong Gong by Sennah Yee ($22)

18. The Thing About Bees by Shabazz Larkin ($17)

19. Saffron Ice Cream by Rashin Kheiriyeh ($14)

20. Pink Is For Boys by Robb Pearlman ($14)

21. We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom and Michael Goade ($15)

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