Suggested Reading Diverse Children's Books | Readathon

Compiled by Danielle Cesena, Children’s Librarian, Glen Rock Library

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners

Each winter (either January or February), the Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The committee that selects the awards is part of the American Library Association. The author or illustrator must live in the United States or maintain dual residency/citizenship, and the book must have been published in the preceding year.


Hoopla Digital – eBooks

Hoopla Digital | Black Stories and Experiences | Children’s Titles


Hoopla Digital | Asian Stories and Experiences | Children’s Titles


Hoopla Digital | LGBTQ+ Stories and Experiences | Children’s Titles


Hoopla Digital | Latinx Stories and Experiences | Children’s Titles


Hoopla Digital | Muslim Stories and Experiences | Children’s Titles


Hoopla Digital | Native American Stories and Experiences | Children’s Titles


11 Contemporary Diverse Novels for Middle Grade Readers (pre-teens) | Recommendations


22 Diverse Book Choices for All Grade Levels


Goodreads | Diverse Middle Grade Books | User-based source


Award-Winning African American Books | Recommended from Common Sense Media


Library of Congress Subject Headings for Juvenile Fiction (for students in grades K-8)

*To search the BCCLS catalog, copy and paste each line exactly below as a keyword search

? African Americans Segregation Juvenile Fiction

? African Americans Juvenile Fiction

? Chinese Americans Juvenile Fiction

? Civil Rights Juvenile Fiction

? English language Study and teaching Juvenile Fiction

? Gender identity Juvenile fiction

? Gender nonconformity Juvenile Fiction

? Hijab Islamic clothing Juvenile Fiction

? Hispanic Americans Juvenile Fiction

? Hispanic American children Juvenile Fiction

? Hispanic & Latino United States

? Immigrants United States Juvenile Fiction

? Indians of North America Juvenile Fiction

? Islam Customs and practices Juvenile Fiction

? People with disabilities Juvenile fiction

? Prejudices Juvenile Fiction

? Mexican Americans Juvenile fiction

? Muslims Juvenile Fiction

? Social Themes Homelessness & Poverty Juvenile Fiction 

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