Diverse Books

Really valuable list of diverse picture books (as in, picture books featuring diverse characters). Thanks to Picture Books Blogger!

We are regularly asked for recommendations about diverse picture books, namely the distinct lack of them, so we pulled together some of the books that have caught our eye for that exact reason, from gender, race, disability, sexual orientation and religion, to name but a few of the core areas.

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love (Walker Books)

This powerful but gentle read transcends gender stereotypes, body-shape ideals, ethnic background and family dynamics in one rich and illuminating story.

Quite possibly one of the best books to promote acceptance, encourage individuality and diversity in a whole host of ways.

We’re All Wonders by R J Palacio (Puffin Books)

A story about craving belonging and to be seen for who we truly are inside. Promoting inclusion and kindness this is a great book to share with a young audience.

Surely all any child wants is to be accepted for who…

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