Books for Young Kids That Champion and Celebrate Diversity

Here are several books that champion and celebrate diversity.

It’s Your World Now! by Barry Falls 

Ages: 3-7 years

Introduces children to the concept of their individual potential and also gives children great advice about what to do when they are told that they can’t do something.

This Love: A Celebration of Harmony Around the World by Isabel Otter 

Ages: 3-7 years

This book teaches readers how the language of love is universal.

When Charley Met Emma by Amy Webb

Ages: 3-5 years

As Charley visits the playground, he observes Emma has limb differences and is in a wheelchair. Introduces children to the concept that although people may look different on the outside, similarities aren’t too hard to find.

Kindness Makes Us Strong by Sophie Beer 

Ages: 0-3 years

This book is about how we can be kind in all settings in our neighborhood—from school to our neighborhood!

This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Children from Around the World by Matt Lamothe

Ages: 5-8 years

This picture book gives children a peek into the different—and similar—traditions, dress, and lives of families from around the world. 

Around the World We Go by Margaret Wise Brown 

Ages: 2-5 years

Features children of cultures from around the world in this colorfully illustrated book. 

The Pirate Tree by Brigita Orel

Ages: 5-8 years

This is a tale about friendship as the book’s characters, Sam and Agu, learn to become friends despite Agu being new to the neighborhood.

What Is Your Language? by Debra Leventhal 

Ages: 5-6 years

Introduces children to how “Hello!” is said in various languages while exposing them to other people’s way of life. 

Priya Dreams of Marigolds and Masala by Meenal Patel

Ages: 4-8 years

Little children are introduced to the fragrant spices, and vibrant colors of Indian culture as Priya and her Babi Ba bring a  bit of home to America. 

The Mega Magic Hair Swap! by Rochelle Humes 

Ages: 0-3 years

Introduces readers to the concept of self-acceptance when two best friends wish they had a different hair texture than their own. 

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