PS 8 DIVERSITY COMMITTEE

WHERE TO FIND HIGH QUALITY DIVERSE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

What are diverse books?

  • Books anyone can enjoy.
  • Books that are inclusive of the stories of all people across ethnicity, socio-economic, language, gender, sexuality, religion, race, difference in ability, including mental illness.
  • Books that invite readers to learn new ideas and share experiences.
  • Books that avoid stereotypes, and instead are authentic and research-based.

Where do I find diverse books?

We Need Diverse Books is an organization that seeks to promote and recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities. Below is a link to the most comprehensive list of bibliographies of diverse literature I have yet to find. Start searching this great resource now: http://tinyurl.com/pjv54hp