Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, September 2016). All rights reserved. @simonkidsuk

Bo at Iditarod Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill; Illustrations by LeUyen Pham. (Henry Holt and Co. BYR, December 2014). All rights reserved. @macmillanchildrensbooks

The Night Gardener by Terry Fan and Eric Fan (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, February 2016). All rights reserved. @simonkidsuk

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

A Mexican-American artist on why more brown faces are needed in children's books

“At the end of the day, people are more alike than different, especially children. That was the message I wanted to convey.” @pbsnewshour @abramsbooks


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

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.