10 books to read to your children to teach diversity


With everything going on in the world right now, finding books to teach my son about diversity has been heavy on my mind and heart. He’s a baby, but just as we plan to teach him about adoption from day 1, I believe it is important to teach him about kindness, love, acceptance, and diversity from day 1 as well. Love and acceptance begins in the home and I know I need to do my part in my own home. Here are 10 books I’ve compiled (so far)

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  1. All are welcome: Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman




2. You matter: Christian Robinson



3. Be kind: Pat Zietlow Miller



4. We are the change: Harry Belafonte



5. This is how we do it: Matt Lamothe




6. Spaghetti in a hot dog bun: Maria Dismondy



7. When God made you: Matthew Paul Turner


8. We’re different, we’re the same: Bobbi Kates & Joe Mathieu



9. Separate is never equal: Duncan Tonatiuh



10. Anti racist baby: Ibram X. Kendi



We hope this list helps spark some conversation between you and your children.

What other books should we include on our list and libraries? Let us know in the comments.