Diversity in Literature

International Children’s Digital Library – ICDL boasts a vast collection of digitized children’s books in a number of different languages that can be searched by age range, length, topic, language, and even the color of the cover.

Diverse BookFinder – a collection of more than 2,000 children’s picture books featuring people of color and indigenous people (IPOC). We’ve reviewed and catalogued children’s trade picture books fitting this criteria, published since 2002. Diverse BookFinder is not a list of recommended titles. Their intention is to collect every book published or reprinted since 2002, not just the “good” ones. In this way we’re able to provide data insight and add to the children’s literature and diversity discussions in a way never done before.
Only through gathering a complete collection of all multicultural picture books will we be able to learn more about who is represented and how – enabling us to identify trends and advocate for change.

The Brown Bookshelf – is “a group of authors and illustrators who have come together to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young children.” Their flagship initiative is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade, and Young Adult novels written and illustrated by Black creators.

American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL) – “Established in 2006, American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL) provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children’s and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society”

De Colores: The Raza Experience in Books for Children – “Reviews and critiques children and young adult books about Raza peoples throughout the Diaspora.” They also include a helpful guide for evaluating children’s books for honest portrayals of Raza peoples.