books to read: diversity & inclusion

books to read: diversity & inclusion

books to read: diversity & inclusion

Responding to the Black Lives Matter movement and the important pressure and questions being raised all around the world about our individual and systemic racism, one of the areas we could see that we, and other parents, could influence change is the education of our children. We know that we, and many of you, are keen to do better, to learn more, and to raise our kids with greater awareness and understanding than we have had. A wonderful way we can start to do this is through the many books we read with children.

We asked our Instagram community for children's book recommendations that celebrate and represent diversity. We were inundated with so many wonderful suggestions and thought we would share some of the common responses here. When looking for books for your little one, we recommend supporting local bookstores or browsing the shelves of your local library.


Little People Big Dreams series by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury

Priya Dreams of Marigolds and Masala by Meenal Patel

Here We Are Oliver Jeffers

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox

Same Same But Different by Jenny Shaw

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman

This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from Around the Worldby Matt Lamonthe

Julian Is A Mermaid by Jessica Love

You, Me And Empathy by Jayneen Sanders

Counting On Community Innosanto Nagara

What Is A Refugee by Elise Gravel

Home Sweet Home by Mia Cassany

The Hello Atlas by Ben Handicott

Wide Big World by Maxine Beneba Clarke

Story Boat by Kyo Maclear

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard

Saturday by Oge Mora

A Map Into The World by Kao Kalia Yang

An ABC of Equality by Chana Ginelle Ewing

We Are Family by Pat Hegarty

I Am Australian Too by Mem Fox

A Is For Activist by Innosanto Nagara

@booksfordiversity on Intagram for wonderful recommendations


So many beautiful books, we are looking to get a few of these titles in store & online too. Happy reading xx Nb