Why Diverse Families Bookshelf?

Identifying book titles that mirror the wide range of diverse readers and the unique characteristics of a family unit can be a difficult task. The Diverse Families Bookshelf was established as a finding tool to help bridge the gap between readers and books.

Our mission:

  • to identify children’s and young adult books that depict the growing diversity within families.
  • to connect children and teens with literature that both reflect and validate their lives and experiences.
  • to reveal titles which open windows and expose readers to different cultures and life experiences, building empathy in the process.