Reading books that celebrate diversity is beneficial for all kids. For children of color, they offer visibility and representation, and for all children they offer the chance to interact with stories and listen to voices that are different from their own. Being intentional about the books you read as a family is just one way you can start diversifying your daily life. This list makes that simple — each one is available from CALS!  

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
By Carole Boston Weatherford
The story of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery. Ages 5-8

These Hands
By Margaret H. Mason
A grandfather shares a powerful story with his grandson. Ages 4-7

Let the Children March
By Monica Clark-Robinson
Young residents of Birmingham, Alabama, march to protest segregation. Ages 6-9

By Misty Copeland
In this lyrical text, Copeland provides inspiration for an aspiring ballerina. Ages 5-8

Young, Gifted and Black
By Jamia Wilson
Succint biographies of 52 activists, artists, scientists and more. Ages 7-10