The ULTIMATE Guide to Diverse Children’s Books with Multiracial Characters

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO DIVERSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS WITH MULTIRACIAL CHARACTERS

You’ve probably realised the importance of reading books to your children and perhaps you don’t need to be convinced of the idea that representation matters if you want to raise a positive, confident mixed race or multiracial child.

But the fact is having a shelf full of diverse children’s books is important for ALL children. It doesn’t matter  whether it’s to instil in them a view of the world that goes beyond their immediate environment or to feature inclusivity, tolerance and respect through the books that they read.

ALL of the above reasons are important. And although diversity is still not truly representative in our art, media, tv shows that we watch and see all day,  we can make it a priority through our choice of diverse children’s books.

With the wave of technology and more and more authors choosing to self publish, we are lucky to live in an era where diverse children’s books are appearing more often in our book shops.

This guide features not only the best books but the BEST diverse children’s books LISTS broken down by theme for your child’s bookshelf. Have a look and choose a few today!

50 DIVERSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS FOR STRONG GIRLS

30+ Books Featuring Black Male Lead Characters

10 MULTICULTURAL BOARD BOOKS

18 MULTICULTURAL DIVERSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS ABOUT FRIENDSHIP

21 MIDDLE SCHOOL NOVELS WITH MULTIRACIAL CHARACTERS

70+ PICTURE BOOKS ABOUT MIXED RACE FAMILIES

DIVERSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO HELP KIDS TALK ABOUT RACISM

TOP 10 DIVERSITY STARTING SCHOOL PICTURE BOOKS

Diverse Children's Books

Top 10 Diversity Starting School Picture Books

30 MULTICULTURAL DIVERSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS ABOUT IMMIGRATION

Diverse Children's Books

30 Multicultural Children’s Books about Immigration

18 INCLUSIVE PICTURE BOOKS ABOUT LOVING FAMILIES

11 AWESOME BOOKS THAT CELEBRATE CURLY HAIR!

Diverse Children's Books

11 Awesome Books that Celebrate Curly Hair!

75+ CHILDREN’S BOOKS FOR RAISING RACE-CONSCIOUS KIDS

Diverse Children's Books

75 Books for Raising Race Conscious Kids


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