Reading is a wonderful way for kids to learn to view the world from multiple perspectives.
 

Books that celebrate diversity for preschoolers
From a park in China to the streets of New York to bedtime routines, relatable stories that give your 3- or 4-year-old a glimpse of the world.
 


Books that celebrate diversity for kindergartners
These stories, starring penguins, the coolest cat in the barrio, devoted neighbors, and even a rope, will open your child’s eyes, heart, and mind to our wide, wonderful world.


Books that celebrate diversity for 1st graders
Kite festivals, wrestling fiends, a telling bus ride, and a little self-awareness sneak their way into these enchanting, eye-opening tales perfect for your 6-year-old.


Books that celebrate diversity for 2nd graders
Two inspiring real-life leaders named Misty, an introduction to Islam, and stories of inequality that’ll inspire your 7-year-old to be fair, brave, and accepting.


Books that celebrate diversity for 3rd graders
Inspiring stories of triumph in the face of adversity that take place from Kenya and Paris to aboard the Underground Railroad and serving up tamales at home.


Books that celebrate diversity for 4th graders
Stories that grab fourth graders and invite them to take on new perspectives from experiences and characters they’ll never forget.
 


Books that celebrate diversity for 5th and 6th graders
Give your tween the gift of new ideas, experiences, and perspectives with these novels that they’ll love — and that they’ll never forget.
 


Books that celebrate diversity for 7th and 8th graders
These coming-of-age stories offer a glimpse into the lives of teens and tweens from different cultures and times that’ll resonate with your middle schooler.


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Updated: July 28, 2020