Diversity in Families, Classrooms and Communities

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Children's books that depict diverse families, classrooms, neighborhoods and communities. Picture books that promote multiculturalism, understanding, tolerance and acceptance.

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Gender Stereotypes
Faith and Religious Observances
LGBTQ
Visual Impairment
Hearing Loss and Sign Language
Sensory Processing Disorder
Feeling Different
Immigrants
Learning Challenges
Dyslexia
Physical Challenges
Racism
Down Syndrome
Poverty
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Gender Stereotypes

14 Children's Books that Challenge Gender Stereotypes

Children's books that challenge gender stereotypes. Break down traditional ideas of what it means to be boys and girls with these picture books for kids.

15 LGBTQ Children's Books with a Positive Message

Read these LGBTQ children's books to make the world a better place for nonconforming kids because everyone deserves to see themselves in picture books!

23 Feminist Books Every Child Should Read

23 Feminist Books Every Child Should Read

Who run the world?

Storytime Standouts looks at ways to examine stereotypes and discover diversity through picture books about princesses, including Not All Princesses Dress in Pink published by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers.  #kidlit #diversity #stereotypes

Challenge Gender Stereotypes With Picture Books About Princesses

Storytime Standouts looks at ways to examine stereotypes and discover diversity through a variety of picture books about princesses.

Storytime Standouts looks at ways to examine stereotypes and discover diversity through picture books about princesses. #kidlit #diversity #stereotypes

Challenge Gender Stereotypes With Picture Books About Princesses

Storytime Standouts looks at ways to examine stereotypes and discover diversity through a variety of picture books about princesses.

The best NON Traditional princess books to empower our daughters to be strong, proactive, and self-confident.

Non Traditional Princess Books to Empower our Daughters

The best NON Traditional princess books to empower our daughters to be strong, proactive, and self-confident. Great list of alternative kids princess books!

Children's books that break gender stereotypes. Click through for entire book list.

14 Children's Books that Challenge Gender Stereotypes

Children's books that challenge gender stereotypes. Break down traditional ideas of what it means to be boys and girls with these picture books for kids.

Cinderella Around the World- this list of Cinderella stories from 17 cultures is fabulous. Reading a couple with your kids and using the discussion questions helps compare and contrast, and learn about cultural elements from all corners of the Earth. I love using folktales in class and at home.

Cinderella Around the World

Cinderella Around the World- this list of Cinderella stories from 17 cultures is fabulous. Reading a couple with your kids and using the discussion questions helps compare and contrast, and learn about cultural elements from all corners of the Earth. I love using folktales in class and at home.

15 Fabulous Un-Princessy Princess Picture Books for Kids Who Love Princesses. These princesses definitely don't need rescuing!

Un-Princessy Princess Picture Books for Kids

15 Fabulous Un-Princessy Princess Picture Books for Kids Who Love Princesses. These princesses definitely don't need rescuing!

How about a kids' fairy tale, princess story, or some folklore that features a clever girl, rather than one who waits to be rescued?

No Damsels in Distress: Clever Girls in Fairy Tales, Folklore, and Princess Stories-A Book Long Enough

How about a kids' fairy tale, princess story, or some folklore that features a clever girl, rather than one who waits to be rescued?

Multicultural Picture Books about Strong Female Role Models

55 Multicultural Picture Books About Strong Female Role Models

Multicultural Picture Books About Strong Female Role Models: Picture Book Biographies about famous women of African/Asian/Hispanic/Native American heritage.

Faith and Religious Observances

Children's Picture Books with Muslim Characters

Children's books with Muslim characters that teach inclusion, tolerance and compassion. Read these picture books to promote diversity and understanding.

11 Jewish folktales picture books for kids

11 Jewish Folktales for Kids

11 Jewish folktales picture books for kids

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Our Favorite Books for Hanukkah

Book Mama: Our Favorite Books for Hanukkah

Our Favorite Books for Hanukkah Hanukkah comes at an unusual time this year. The first full day of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving Day. The last time this happened was in 1888 and apparently will no…

Made a Ramadan Good Deeds Jar | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Ramadan for Kids: Making a Good Deed Jar - Multicultural Kid Blogs

Ramadan for Kids: Making a Good Deed Jar | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Hanukkah Freebie Pack (must join site to download) - would be fun to hang around for the kids

Adventures in Room 5

Browse educational resources created by Adventures in Room 5 in the official Teachers Pay Teachers store.

11 Jewish folktales picture books for kids

11 Jewish Folktales for Kids

Picture book list of Jewish folktales for kids in the Yiddish, Easter European tradition, featuring funny stories, folklore and legends with moral lessons.

The Logonauts: More Great Picture Books about Ramadan and Muslim Culture

More Great Picture Books about Ramadan and Muslim Culture

The Logonauts: More Great Picture Books about Ramadan and Muslim Culture

Books for kids about Buddha and Buddhism:

Books for Kids about Buddha and Buddhism

Explore universal values of humanity with these books for kids about Buddha and Buddhism.

Preschool or Kindergarten Activity:  Hanukkah Children's Books -compare and contrast Hanukkah books for your family or classroom.

Hanukkah Childrens Books – for Preschool and Beyond!

Preschool or Kindergarten Activity: Hanukkah Children's Books -compare and contrast Hanukkah books for your family or classroom.

LGBTQ

LGBTQ picture books for kids with all kinds of families. Books about transgender boys and girls, families with gay parents, etc. These children's books promote acceptance and compassion for others because all children deserve to see themselves in picture books.

15 LGBTQ Children's Books with a Positive Message

LGBTQ picture books for kids with all kinds of families. Books about transgender boys and girls, families with gay parents, etc. These children's books promote acceptance and compassion for others because all children deserve to see themselves in picture books.

Multicultural Children's Books featuring LGBTQIA Characters

18 Multicultural Children's Books featuring LGBTQIA Characters | Colours of Us

Multicultural Children's Books featuring LGBTQIA Characters

Simple children's books to help kids understand child what transgender means.

6 Picture Books About Transgender Children

Read these simple children's books to help kids understand child what transgender means.

LGBTQ Positive Books that Your Kids Need To Read

LGBTQ Positive Books that Your Kids Need To Read - No Time For Flash Cards

LGBTQ positive books for preschool and elementary school. Great book list from No Time For Flash Cards to highlight different family dynamics.

These LGBT children’s books are fresh and fun about their inclusivity, all granting the reader a chance to see the world they live in reflected on the page.

LGBT Children's Books for the Little Readers in Your Life

These LGBT children’s books are fresh and fun about their inclusivity, all granting the reader a chance to see the world they live in reflected on the page.

What a great round up of picture books with families with LGBT family members.

LGBT Picture Books - Books About Families with Lesbian, Gay, and Transgender Family Members. - No Time For Flash Cards

LGBT picture books for kids.

6 books for when your kids ask questions about what it means to be transgender…

6 Picture Books About Transgender Children

6 books for when your kids ask questions about what it means to be transgender…

LGBTQ books for kids from no time for flash cards

LGBTQ Positive Books that Your Kids Need To Read - No Time For Flash Cards

LGBTQ positive books for preschool and elementary school. Great book list from No Time For Flash Cards to highlight different family dynamics.

Visual Impairment

These are our favorite tactile books for kids who are blind and they go way beyond the simple touch-and-feel books!

Our Favorite Tactile Books for Blind Kids | WonderBaby.org

The best tactile books for blind kids. Find books that provide some nice feedback for kids reading with their fingers!

Hearing Loss and Sign Language

Sign Language Books for Kids~Great collection of books featuring sign language and books to teach sign language

Sign Language Books for Kids - Fantastic Fun & Learning

Sign Language Books for Kids~Great collection of books featuring sign language and books to teach sign language

Sensory Processing Disorder

Children's Books On Sensory Processing Disorder - For kids with SPD and Autism

Children's Books on Sensory Processing Disorder | Mommy Evolution

As parents, we often aren't quite sure how to talk to our kids (or their siblings) about sensory challenges. Children's books on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) are a terrific way to educate and get the conversation started.

Feeling Different

Spring 2018 Picture Books About Identity, Inclusion, and Diverse Cultures #childrensbooks #kids

Spring 2018 Picture Books About Identity, Inclusion, & Diverse Cultures

I'm so happy to see books about different cultures and stories with non-white faces! Little by little, children's picture books are starting to more accurately represent the world we live in. Yes! These spring 2018 titles are about the themes of identity and inclusion or from a specific culture.

Books for kids about feeling different.  Help kids learn to love what makes them unique!  Brief reviews of each.

Books About Feeling Different

Books for kids about feeling different. Help kids learn to love what makes them unique! Brief reviews of each.

A great collection of picture books for kids exploring what it is that makes them uniquely them! Celebrating individuality and diversity, these books help kids learn to love themselves.

50 Picture Books About Diversity & Difference

A great collection of picture books for kids exploring what it is that makes them uniquely them! Celebrating individuality and diversity, these books help kids learn to love themselves.

Children's Books about Being Different - All Done Monkey

One of the most important gifts we can give our children is to nurture their confidence in themselves, even (and especially) when they are not like their peers. Below is a list of wonderful children’s books about being different – and why it is great! Don’t miss my related list of children’s books about being [...]

Immigrants

15 Children's Books About Immigrants and Refugees

15 Children’s Books About Immigrants and Refugees | Feminist Books for Kids

Most of us who live in the United States can trace our roots back to somewhere else. Our nation is a melting pot; a collection…

Good collection of books about immigration for kids

Picture Books About Immigration - No Time For Flash Cards

Picture books about immigration.

Books about Modern Immigration and Immigrants | The LogonautsCollection of picture books about recent US immigration and kids of immigrants.

Books about Modern Immigration and Immigrants

This third post concludes our series about teaching kids about the history and impact of US immigration. The first post introduced nonfiction resources for studying immigration, and the second post covered historical fiction and memoirs, including novels and picture books. (Even more posts: Picture Books by René Colato Laínez, New Immigration Books, part 1: Syrian and Central American immigrants, and part 2: picture books and anthologies.) Modern Immigration: immigrants and the children of…

Books about Immigrant Children and their names & cultural identity. Incredible resource for ESL teachers, especially for the beginning of the year (or any teacher with lots of immigrants). Pre-reading and post-reading questions, and writing prompts that would even be great to teach empathy in kids- Kid World Citizen

Names & Cultural Identities in Stories of Immigrant Children

This list of stories demonstrates names and cultural identities of immigrant children. Pick a book to read the first week of school to foster empathy!

children's books about immigration -- walk a mile in someone else's shoes!

Children's Books About Immigration, Migration, & Refugees

These are the best children's picture books & middle-grade chapter books about immigration, migration, and refugees for kids.

Learning Challenges

learning differences in children's books help affirm what some kids experience and build empathy in those that don't -- GREAT list of picture books and chapter books

Community Foundations

Top Foundation Grants is a collection of resources on the grants awarded by private and community foundations across the United States.

learning differences disabilities in children's books

Best Children's Books With Characters Who Have Learning Differences

learning differences disabilities in children's books

Dyslexia

12 MORE Children's Books About Dyslexia You Can't Miss! Did you read my first list of children's books with dyslexic characters? Well, you are going to love this one! #dyslexiaawareness

12 MORE Children's Books About Dyslexia You Can't Miss - The Literacy Nest

12 MORE Children's Books About Dyslexia You Can't Miss! Did you read my first list of children's books with dyslexic characters? Well, you are going to love this one! #dyslexiaawareness

12 Children's Books With Dyslexia Characters You Can't Miss

12 Children's Books With Dyslexic Characters You Can't Miss - The Literacy Nest

Raise a hand if you know someone with dyslexia. You should have your hand up by now. It's Dyslexia Awareness Month and I am all about spreading awareness!

Children's books with dyslexic characters

Friday Foundations: 10/9/14

Hi! I'm Emily. I create literacy resources and blog about using Orton-Gillingham and effective literacy strategies for all kinds of readers.

These books that feature dyslexia are sure to engage kids who struggle to read. Here are a few that can be read independently or together with a parent.

7 Children’s Books About Dyslexia | Brightly

These books that feature dyslexia are sure to engage kids who struggle to read. Here are a few that can be read independently or together with a parent.

Physical Challenges

physical disabilities in children's books to teach empathy and kindness

Children's Books with Characters Who Have Physical Differences

physical disabilities in children's books to teach empathy and kindness

Racism

How to talk to your kids about prejudice with the help of 12 of our favorite books

12 fantastic children's books to help talk about prejudice

Wondering how to talk to kids about prejudice? These are some of our very favorite children's books, tackling tough concepts in age-appropriate ways.

Picture books to help talk to kids about racism.

Picture Books that Teach Kids to Combat Racism

Picture books to help talk to kids about racism.

Huge resource list to help you talk with kids about race and racism

60+ Resources for Talking to Kids About Racism

I would urge you to think about how you want to discuss racism now, even if you feel that your children are too young. It is such a complex, heavy issue that it can be difficult to know where to start.

Down Syndrome

21 Children's Books for Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Help young minds learn about Down syndrome, and help spread awareness.

Down Syndrome Awareness Month – Fact #8

Poverty

Picture books that teach kids about poverty and homelessness

Picture Books about Poverty, Homelessness and Hunger

Picture books that teach kids about poverty and homelessness

help kids build empathy! List of children's books about poverty.

Excellent Children's Books About Poverty

help kids build empathy! List of children's books about poverty.

Books That Facilitate Empathy: Poverty

Excellent Children's Books About Poverty

Books That Facilitate Empathy: Poverty

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Diversity Books for Kids: 15+ Children's Books about Diversity

Diversity books for children are important. The younger you start reading diversity books, the quicker diversity gets normalized – because it is – and children won't know any different. Here is a list of children's books that celebrate differences around the world.

Children's Picture Books with Muslim Characters

Children's books with Muslim characters that teach inclusion, tolerance and compassion. Read these picture books to promote diversity and understanding.

12 New Diverse Middle Grade Chapter Books for 2020 | Feminist Books for Kids

Only 27% of about 3700 children’s books published in 2018 featured a protagonist of color. That may be higher than the 11% seen a decade…

21 Diverse Early Chapter Books | Feminist Books for Kids

I always had a hard time finding early reader chapter books for my kids. I wanted something that wasn't too hard, but also wasn't too…

The 50 Best Multicultural Picture Books of 2018 | Colours of Us

The 50 Best Multicultural Picture Books of 2018: Our favourite diverse children's books of 2018, African/Hispanic/Asian/Native American, Ages 0 to 12

50 Must-Read Black Children’s And Young Adult Books - Essence

Here Are The 50 Must-Read Black Children’s And Young Adult Books Of The Last 50 Years

Social distancing offers an opportunity to introduce your children to brand-new books that can take them away from their surroundings.

Picture Books That Teach Kids About Prejudice, Inclusion, and Tolerance | Imagination Soup

Picture Books That Teach Kids About Prejudice, Inclusion, and Tolerance

Picture Books That Teach Kids About Prejudice, Inclusion, and Tolerance | Imagination Soup

Books are great conversation starters or help kids develop self-awareness. More than 20 books that discuss having a disabled or special needs sibling.

23 Encouraging Books about Siblings with Disabilities

Books are great conversation starters or help kids develop self-awareness. More than 20 books that discuss having a disabled or special needs sibling.

10 Books About Blended Families for Kids

10 Children’s Books About Blended Families | Feminist Books for Kids

10 Books About Blended Families for Kids

LGBTQ picture books for kids with all kinds of families. Books about transgender boys and girls, families with gay parents, etc. These children's books promote acceptance and compassion for others because all children deserve to see themselves in picture books.

15 LGBTQ Children's Books with a Positive Message

LGBTQ picture books for kids with all kinds of families. Books about transgender boys and girls, families with gay parents, etc. These children's books promote acceptance and compassion for others because all children deserve to see themselves in picture books.

14 Children's Books that Challenge Gender Stereotypes

Children's books that challenge gender stereotypes. Break down traditional ideas of what it means to be boys and girls with these picture books for kids.

Multicultural Children's Books featuring LGBTQIA Characters

18 Multicultural Children's Books featuring LGBTQIA Characters | Colours of Us

Multicultural Children's Books featuring LGBTQIA Characters

15 LGBTQ Children's Books with a Positive Message

Read these LGBTQ children's books to make the world a better place for nonconforming kids because everyone deserves to see themselves in picture books!

A collection of delightful winter books for children that include diverse characters.

Diverse Winter Books for Children - Multicultural Kid Blogs

A collection of delightful winter books for children that include diverse characters.