16 Children's Books with Diverse Characters

We're sharing children's books with characters of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, abilities and gender identities to give all kids the opportunity to build greater connections with a multifaceted set of literary characters.

These popular books help us provide our kids with a broader point of view that more authentically reflects our wider communities, so please help us grow our list by adding your own favorite stories featuring characters of diverse backgrounds and experiences!


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