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7 Inclusive Children’s Books
May 20

7 Inclusive Children’s Books

By Sarah Cullo, LMP Program Coordinator

Diversity in children’s books provides children the opportunity to visualize themselves in the story. Children crave acceptance and representation. Children’s books act as “windows and mirrors”.Picture books and stories acting as mirrors, can be an opportunity to create a space for children in underrepresented groups to feel seen and relate to a character. More diverse characters create a window, helping children build empathy and provide a space to learn and understand the perspectives of their peers.

Looking for a place to start building your inclusive library? Enjoy this list of seven children's books with characters as heros, scientist and more!


1. Change Sings: A Children's Anthem

     Amanda Gorman (illustrated by Loren Long)


2. Sulwe 

    Lupita Nyong'o


3. Carmela Full of Wishes

    Author | Matt de la Peña, Illustrator | Christian Robinson



   Kim Smith 


5. Another 

   Christian Robinson 


6. Posey the Monster Slayer 

    Author Cory Doctorow and illustrator Matt Rockefeller


7. Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal

    by G. Willow Wilson  (Author), Adrian Alphona (Artist)






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