- Kirkus Collections: Black – Latinx – Asian – Middle Eastern – First/Native Nations – Multiracial – Religion – LGBTQIAP – Disability
- 2015 Multicultural Award Winners in Kids’ Books: African-American, Latino, Asian-American, Jewish, and International Titles. Source: A Book Long Enough Blog.
- #BlackLivesMatter Reads for Kids. Source: Hennepin County Library.
- #BlackLivesMatter Reads for Teens. Source: Hennepin County Library.
- 24 LGBTQ Books With A POC Protagonist, Because It’s Time To Diversify Your Reading List. Source: Bustle
- Books I wish I’d read as an LGBTQ teenager. Source: Literary Hub
- Top 10 books by transgender authors featuring trans characters. Source: The Guardian
- Top 10 books about gender identity. Source: The Guardian
- Top 10 Multicultural Nonfiction: 2016. Source: Booklist Online
- I’m Your Neighbor – Children’s books and reading projects building bridges between “New Arrivals” and “Long-term Communities”
Center for the Study Multicultural Children’s Literature
- Best Multicultural Books of 2013
- Best Multicultural Books of 2014
- Best Multicultural Books of 2015
- Best Multicultural Books of 2016
- Best Multicultural Books of 2017
Culturally Authentic Literature
- Children’s Africana Book Awards
- Africa Access and the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association give annual awards for the best children’s and young adult books on Africa available for purchase in the US. More than 90 awards have been presented to authors and illustrators. Read Africa invites young people to read great books on Africa. Anansi Reads lists great picture books. Sankofa Reads focuses on chapter books. CABA Reads lists winners of the Children’s Africana Book Awards.
- American Indian Youth Literature Award
- Américas Award
- Children’s Africana Book Award
- Middle East Book Award
- Pura Belpré Award
- South Asia Book Award
- Tomás Rivera Award
Graphic Novels with a Middle East Focus
- 8 Steps to Create a Diverse Book Collection
- Cooperative Children’s Books Center – Multicultural books statistics.
Summer Reading List
Early in 2015, librarian Edith Campbell invited a handful of colleagues sharing the passions for children, literacy, and diversity to create a summer reading list. Written or illustrated by Native Americans or writers/illustrators of color, not all the books are stories about Native Americans or People of Color. Some are ones in which characters are LGBTQ or disabled. By Edith Campbell, Sarah Park Dahlen, Sujei Lugo, Lyn Miller-Lachmann, Nathalie Mvondo, Debbie Reese, and Ebony Elizabeth Thomas.
- We’re the People: Picture Books, Chapter Books, Early Readers
- We’re the People: Summer Reading List 2015, Middle Grade
- We’re the People: Summer Reading List 2015, Young Adult
- We’re the People: Summer Reading List 2015 Trifold
The May 2014 School Library Journal is all about Diversity! Check it out!