Where To Find Diverse Books

Where can you go to find diverse books? Right here. Each of these sites offers lists of diverse titles. Our list of sites is not exhaustive, and we welcome suggestions of current, active sites that provide diverse book lists.

African, African American

Africa Access Review

The Dark Fantastic

The Brown Bookshelf

American Indian

A Critical Bibliography of North American Indian for K-12

SLJ’s Resources and Kid Lit About American Indians

  • The School Library Journal is the world’s largest reviewer of books, multimedia, and technology for children and teens.

American Indians in Children’s Literature

Book Awards

The American Indian Youth Literature Awards

Children’s Africana Book Awards

Americas Book Awards

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Stonewall Book Awards

NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Children’s Literature

Carter G. Woodson Book Award

Lambda Literary Award (LGBTQI literature)

Tomas Rivera Book Award

South Asia Book Award

New Voices Award

The Scholastic Asian Book Award

Schneider Family Book Award

Sydney Taylor Book Award

The Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards

Arab American Book Award

Pura Belpre Award


Disability in Kidlit


SLJ’s Islam in the Classroom


ALA’s Rainbow List

  • The Rainbow Project is a product of the American Library Assocation’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) and Social Responsibilities Round Table (SSRT). The Rainbow List is a bibliography of books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender content, and which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18.

I’m Queer I’m Here, What the Hell Do I Read?

Great Gay Teen Books

SLJ’s LGBTQ Book List


Vamos a Leer

Colorin Colorado

  • Colorin Colorado is the premier national website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in Grades PreK-12. They are supported by the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association.

SLJ: Libro por Libro

SLJ’s Gateway Latino Books

Mamiverse Books

Latin@s in Kid Lit


Diversity in YA

I’m Your Neighbor

Rich in Color

SLJ Expanded Cultural Diversity List

Crystal Brunelle’s recommendations

SLJ’s Culturally Diverse Book List

Crazy QuiltEdi

Children’s Peace and Anti-Bias Library of Cabrillo Community College

SLJ’s Tales of Child Refugees and Safe Havens

SLJ: Betsy Bird’s Casual Diversity Book List

Elizabeth Bluemle’s A World Full of Color

CCBC Multicultural Literature List

  • The Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) is a unique examination, study and research library of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The CCBC is committed to identifying excellent literature for children and adolescents and bringing this literature to the attention of those adults who have an academic, professional or career interest in connecting young readers with books.


  • This site is connected to the Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center

The Pirate Tree

Notable Books for a Global Society

  • This list is produced by the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association.

Reading in Color

KQED Mindshift Book List

The Guardian: List of 50 Best Culturally Diverse Children’s Books

Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Blog