Inclusive Storytime

Raising readers who raise up others.

Lifting up picture books with characters, authors, and illustrators of diverse backgrounds.

What’s New?

Inclusive Storytime Blog


  • RWR Best of 2019 Picture Books
    We are absolutely thrilled to reveal the winners of the Read With River book club’s Best Picture Books of 2019.

Great Reads

Check out some of our current favourites


Why are we doing this?

In a 2018 study of books published in North America:


1%

Featured Native American / Indigenous characters

5%

Featured Latinx Characters

7%

Featured Asian Pacific Islander / Asian Pacific characters

10%

Featured Black / African / African American characters

27%

Featured animals or other characters

50%

Featured White characters

We can do better than this.

*compiled by the Cooperative Childrens Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2018

What can diverse books do?

When children can see themselves in books, it’s affirming and validating.

When children can develop empathy for others through books, we can transform the world.

Expanding a bookshelf can expand a child’s world and start conversations that create change.

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