Diverse Books for Diverse Readers


I was very lucky to get a Donors Choose project funded recently. I titled my project "Diverse Books for Diverse Readers," which I totally copied from my friend Erin over at The Elementary Darling! Erin created a list using suggestions from Vera, who has tons of suggestions over on her blog, The Tutu Teacher. Make sure to check out their posts, and see the list below of books I scored for my classroom!


  • Paiute Princess: The Story of Sarah Winnemucca
  • The Girl Who Could Dance in Outer Space: An Inspirational Tale About Mae Jemison (The Girls Who Could)
  • Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe
  • Going Places
  • King for a Day
  • Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker 
  • The Water Princess
  • I Got the Rhythm
  • Beautiful
  • Daniel Finds a Poem 
  • Ron's Big Mission
  • She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History
  • It's Back To School We Go!: First Day Stories from Around The World
  • I Am Enough
  • A Piece of Home
  • Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
  • Islandborn
  • Malala's Magic Pencil
  • Before She was Harriet 
  • The Legendary Miss Lena Horne 
  • The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist 
  • One Green Apple
  • Firebird
  • Pashmina
  • Ming Goes to School
  • Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter
  • The Quickest Kid in Clarksville
  • Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez 
  • Noodle Magic
  • Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
  • Last Stop on Market Street
  • Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale
  • Max and the Tag-Along Moon 
  • The Rough-Face Girl 
  • Happy in Our Skin
  • Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China
  • The Name Jar
  • Around the World We Go
  • When I Was Eight
  • Those Shoes
  • Looking for Bongo
  • Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) 
  • My Name Is Yoon
  • I'm Like You, You're Like Me: A Book About Understanding and Appreciating Each Other
  • This Is the Way We Go to School: A Book About Children Around the World 

See my Amazon list for links to many of these diverse books and many of my other favorites! 





Am I missing any of your favorite books featuring diverse characters? Let me know in a comment below so I can add it to my wish list!

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