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Children's and Young Adult Literature: Diverse and Multicultural Books

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We Need Diverse Books

The We Need Diverse Books movement advocates for the publishing industry and children's book lovers to produce and promote literature that reflects the lives of all young people. Books on different socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, ethnicities, and cultures are important to the movement.

To see examples of diverse books and learn how to search for them, check out these lists

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CCBC Multicultural Booklists

The Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison supports teaching, learning and research related to children's and young adult literature.

To help further an understanding and appreciation for multicultural literature, the CCBC offers booklists with notable multicultural titles.  

CSMCL Booklists

The Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature (CSMCL) is an educational research center in the field of multicultural literature, fostering interest and providing access to multicultural children's books. 

Since 2013, the CSMCL has complied a list of the year's best multicultural children's books. Check out some of the recent selections.