Resources for Parents & Caregivers

All children deserve to see their world reflected in the books they read. The resources below will point you towards books, articles, blogs, and more to expand your child’s horizons and promote empathy and understanding.

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Book Lists and Resources
  • Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors: Rudine Sims Bishop discusses the importance of providing young readers with books that both reflect their experience and offer insight into the lives of others.
  • A World Full of Color: From independent bookseller Elizabeth Bluemle, a database of children’s and YA books featuring racially diverse characters, where race is not the focus of the story.
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Children’s and Young Adult Literature Bibliographies: A bibliography of representative reads.
  • The Brown Bookshelf: A collection of book lists and blog posts promoting African American voices in children’s literature.
  • Paper Tigers: This site celebrates the people, culture, and stories of the Pacific Rim and Southeast Asia, featuring author and illustrator interviews, opinion pieces, and more.
  • The Seattle Public Library’s List of Online Resources: Includes award lists, links to online digital libraries and activities, and homework helpers.