Having a diverse kid’s bookshelf is so important to me. What is a bookshelf that shows diversity and inclusion? It’s one that has a diverse group of characters. It’s one that talks about social issues like racism and acceptance. It teaches kids about love and inclusion. I want my young girls to read books that teach them these very important topics and normalize this idea that not every main character of the books they read will look like them and there is something really beautiful in that.

I compiled a list of some of my favorites children’s books that teach diversity and inclusion.

I hope that you will not only read these books with your children but let the lessons in these books spark meaningful and sometimes difficult conversations with them too.

Books that teach kids about diversity and inclusion


Books That Teach Kids About Diversity and Inclusion

** All commissions earned from the purchase of books from this list will be donated to The Conscious Kids Anti-Racist Children’s Books Education Fund **

The Name Jar

I am Human

I am Enough

Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed The World

Let The Children March

All Of Us

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Separate Is Never Equal

All Are Welcome

Same, Same. But Different

The Big Umbrella

Last Stop On Market Street

Maybe Something Beautiful

You Matter


The Day You Begin

Bedtime Inspirational Stories

Little People, Big Dreams: Rosa Parks

Intersection Allies

Say Something

Mia Mayhem Is A Superhero

Ida Twist, Scientist


Want more Book Inspiration? I am constantly adding new books we fall in love with to our Diversity and Inclusion book list on Amazon. Check that out HERE


Here is a video of my daughter reading “Say Something” by Peter Reynolds. This book really struck a chord for her and I hope it can for your children too.



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What are some of your favorite Diversity and Inclusion books? Leave a comment and let me know! 


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