Creating a Diverse Reading List for Kids

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| April 26, 2021

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Whether you're building a book list to read during the school year or on summer break, it's important to help your young person choose books that represent a wide range of diverse characters and backgrounds.

Author Deesha Philyaw, who recently won the PEN/Faulkner Award for her short story collection, shares the importance of diversity in young people's reading: "When kids don’t see themselves in books — or when they only see themselves — there’s a tendency to view the world as being cut from a single cloth. But the benefits of a diverse reading curriculum transcend mere awareness of others."

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Check out this Kidsburgh article for tips and suggestions on building a diverse reading list for young people, including book recommendations for all ages!