Community, Equity, and Inclusion Book List

Books by Age Group

Reading together is a great way for families to introduce new topics and get conversations started at any age.

Lovely book coverPicture Books

Lovely by Jess Hong
Just Ask! by Sonia Sotomayor and Rafael López
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o and Vashti Harrison
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell and Frane Lessac
The Proudest Blue by
Ibtihaj Muhammad, S. K. Ali, Hatem Aly
Julián Is a Mermaid by
Jessica Love
The Circles All Around Us by Brad Montague
If You Come to Earth by Sophie Blackall
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders and Steven Salerno
Your Name Is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

Omar book coverEarly Elementary

Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet by Zanib Mian
The Yasmin Series by Saadia Faruqi and Aly Hatem
Donavan’s Word Jar  by Monalisa DeGross
Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloom in Katong: Book One by A.J. Low

New Kid book coverUpper Elementary

New Kid by Jerry Craft
Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
The Click Graphic Novel Series by Kayla Miller
We’re Not from Here by Geoff Rodkey

Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak book coverMiddle School

Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya
The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Fifty-Four Things Wrong with Gwendolyn Rogers by Caela Carter