The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams Books for Young Readers, September 2016). All rights reserved. @abramsbooks

Good Morning, City by Pat Kiernan, illustrated by Pascal Campion (Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR/Macmillan, November 2016). All rights reserved. @macmillanchildrensbooks

The Dead Bird by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Christian Robinson (HarperCollins Children’s, March 2016). All rights reserved. @harpercollinschildrens

How to Find a Fox by Nilah Magruder (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, November 2016). All rights reserved. @macmillanchildrensbooks

Malala: Activist for Girls’ Education by Raphaëlle Frier, illustrated by Aurélia Fronty (Charlesbridge, February 2017). All rights reserved.

Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis by Jabari Asim, illustrated by E.B. Lewis (Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin, October 2016). All rights reserved. @penguinrandomhouse

Always with You by Ruth Vander Zee, illustrated by Ronald Himler (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, January 2008). All rights reserved.

Rudas: Niño’s Horrendous Hermanitas by Yuyi Morales (Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan, October 2016). All rights reserved. @macmillanchildrensbooks 

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, October 2016). All rights reserved. @littlebrown

In Plain Sight: A Game by Richard Jackson, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney (Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan, September 2016). All rights reserved. @macmillanchildrensbooks

The CBC Diversity initiative was founded in 2012, as part of the Children’s Book Council’s commitment to promoting diverse voices in literature for young people.