Every child deserves to see themselves in a book

Our primary mission is to highlight books that represent all children, because an inclusive library should be filled with joyful stories about all people. From words of affirmation to conversation starters, every child’s shelf should be filled with windows into new worlds and mirrors of their own experience.

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Why is Diversity in Publishing important?

In a 2018 study of books published in North America:


Featured Native American / Indigenous characters


Featured Latinx characters


Featured Asian Pacific Islander / Asian Pacific characters


Featured Black / African / African American characters


Featured animals or other characters


Featured White characters

We MUST do better than this.

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

What can picture 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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