Looking for book lists?
Want to make your own list of top-quality literature for children and teens?
Readers, educators, advocates, everyone…To find more children’s literature that reflects our colorful world:
for a start.
Please check out the books and authors on this wonderful list compiled by Elizabeth Bluemle, A World Full of Color (and add to it!). Read her accompanying article too. Another wonderful article from Elizabeth on diversity paradigms in children’s publishing that references the amazing efforts of people like Cheryl Hudson, Mitali Perkins, Nathalie Mvondo, Neesha Meminger, LaTonya (Susan) Baldwin and ColorOnline, Cynthia Leitich Smith, and a host of others, along with beautiful and throught-provoking art from Jerry Craft, Grace Lin, Katie Davis, and more. A must-read, with a fabulous resource list.
Some ongoing compilations to help you along the way can be found at
and more resources listed at The Tenners.
This list is by no means comprehensive. Let’s challenge ourselves and each other to seek out and share a truly diverse array of children’s literature!