We Need Diverse Books™ is giving away sets of brand new picture books to 30 elementary school libraries, and your school could be the recipient! Thanks to a generous donation from Chronicle Books, we’re giving away copies of the following titles:
- Green is a Chile Pepper by Roseanne Greenfield Thong, illustrated by John Parra
- Round is a Mooncake by Roseanne Greenfield Thong, illustrated by Grace Lin
- Lowriders to the Center of the Earth by Cathy Camper, illustrated by Raul the Third
- Josephine by Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by Christian Robinson
- Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth by Sanjay Patel and Emily Haynes, illustrated by Sanjay Patel
- Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns by Hena Khan, illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini
- You Can Do It Too! by Karen Baicker, illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max
- I Can Do It Too! by Karen Baicker, illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max
- Bintou’s Braids by Sylviane A. Diouf, illustrated by Shane W. Evans
- The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Frank Morrison
We Need Diverse Books is a grassroots organization that advocates for essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects the lives of all young people. Chronicle Books publishes a number of beautiful picture books reflecting a variety of kids and we’re honored to give these new books a home where they’ll be well-loved. Any of these stories would make a fantastic addition to a school library.
If you would like your school to be considered as a recipient for a set of these picture books, please fill out the application. The giveaway is open to primary and elementary schools (K-5th grade) only. If selected, you will receive ten (10) books, one (1) copy each of the aforementioned books. An application is the only requirement for consideration.
There’s never been a more important time for children to both see themselves reflected in literature and learn about the lives of others. We thank all of our children’s teachers, librarians, and educational staff for all the work they do!
Interested educators and librarians may apply here.