I’ll consider this a running list of diversity and culture books that are great for children and adults alike. Some of them are our personal favorite and some come on the recommendations of friends. If you have a favorite book that I have not included, please comment!
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Strictly No Elephants – on Amazon,
Black women in science – on Amazon,
The Proudest Blue, on Amazon.
Ibtihaj Muhammad is a fencer and the first Muslim American woman in hijab to compete for the United States in the Olympic Games. She is also the first female Muslim American to medal at the Olympic Games, winning bronze in the women’s saber team event.
Your Name is a Song – on Amazon
A girl with a name no one can pronounce. She come home, no longer wanting to go to school. Her mom takes her on a journey of beautiful names, even if not easy to pronounce.
I am Enough – on Amazon
Grace Byers, actress, and Keturah A. Bobo, illustrator. Grace Byers is an actress and activist known for her roles in Fox’s smash hit series Empire and Marvel’s The Gifted. As a multicultural, biracial CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Grace was bullied throughout her childhood. This inspired this book that every person is enough, and they are beautiful.
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You – on Amazon
Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice, and Rafael López, award winning illustrator.
The World Needs More Purple – on Amazon.
Kirsten Bell, actress (The Good Place, Veronica Mars) and Benjamin Bart, creative director.