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Diverse Families Bookshelf will be shutting down.

The Diverse Families bookshelf was created and funded through numerous grants.  Due to lack of additional grants and the loss of key personnel, the project has come to an end.  We have tremendously enjoyed creating this database and hope that it can help bring readers and books together.    

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.