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Children's Literature

Guide to several aspects of children's literature, including award winning, multicultural, folklore, etc.

Diversity in Children's Books

Percentage of books depicting characters from diverse backgrounds 2018: 1% American Indians/ First Nations; 5% Latinx; 7% Asian Pacific Islander/ Asian Pacific American; 10% African/ African American; 27% Animals/ Other; 50% White.

African, African-American

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Arab, Arab-American

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Chinese, Chinese-American

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India, Southeast Asia

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Japanese, Japanese-American

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Latino: Mexico, Central & South America

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Native American/ Indigenous People

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Black Lives Matter Instructional Library Read-Alouds

Click on any of the picture books in this presentation to watch a video of the book being read aloud.