Publishers of Diverse Books 

  • Al Salwa (Arabic children’s books)
  • Arte Publico Press (literature by Hispanic writers)
  • China Books (books on Chinese language, culture and society)
  • Children’s Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low (bilingual English/Spanish picture books)
  • Cinco Puntos Press (adult and children’s literature, and multicultural and bilingual books from Texas, the Mexican-American border, and Mexico)
  • East West Discovery Press (multicultural and bilingual books in 50 + languages)
  • Groundwood Books (Canadian publisher of books for young readers with a focus on diverse voices)
  • Just Us Books (Black interest and multicultural books for children and young adults)
  • Lee & Low Books (diverse books for young readers featuring a range of cultures)
  • Piñata Books, an imprint of Arte Público (juvenile and young adult books focused on Hispanic culture and by U.S. Hispanic authors)
  • Roadrunner Press (fiction and nonfiction for young readers focusing on the American West and America’s Native Nations)
  • Tiny Satchel Press (Books for children and teens that a feature diverse characters)
  • Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low (diverse middle grade and young adult speculative fiction)
  • Shen’s Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books (Asian/Asian American books for young readers)

Selected Book Lists

African-American Experience Children’s Literary Reference Guide (2010-2015)a list of titles by and about African Americans created by NYC librarian

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center  is a great resource for multicultural titles:  They also have a searchable database

Great resources collated by Jaime Naidoo from University of Alabama on finding resources for Latino youth:

Perspectives for a Diverse America: a literacy-based curriculum developed by Teaching Tolerance  that includes diverse titles and focuses on  anti-bias social justice content (aligned with Common Core) [Make sure to follow the Teaching Tolerance Blog!]

We are the People: An Inclusive and Diverse Summer Reading Lists: developed by Edith Campbell, Sarah Park Dahlen, Sujei Lugo, Lyn Miller-Lachmann, Nathalie Mvondo, Debbie Reese, and Ebony Elizabeth Thomas


Blogs to follow regarding diverse collections:

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