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The conversations about race, inclusion and justice can start early, however the format needs to be age-appropriate. To help you navigate the wonderful world of books and make informed choices, we classified the books per age. Please note that this is only an indication and books in the 0-4  category can be read to 6 year-old JEDI kids as well.

antiracist voices

0-4 ages

A is for Activist – Innosanto Nagara R indigo

 

Our Skin, a first conversation about race – Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli R SH indigo

 

The skin you live in – Michael Tyler Indigo

 

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes – Helen Oxenbury Indigo

 

We’re different, we’re the same – Bobbi Kates Indigo

 

I am Human – Susan Verde FR: R EN: Indigo

 

Let’s stop on Market street -  Matt de la Pena Indigo 

 

Mixed: a colorful story - Arree Chung  Indigo

 

The name jar – Yangsook Choi Indigo

 

Antiracist Baby -  Ibram X Kendi R Indigo

 

What is a refugee – Elise Gravel SH Indigo

 

No: My First Book of Protest - Julie Merberg Indigo

4-8 ages

Let’s talk about race – Julius Lester Indigo R

 

Stamped (for kids) - Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi Indigo

 

Say Something - Peter Reynolds Indigo 

 

Salma and the Syrian Chef – Danny Ramadan SH Indigo

 

All are welcome - Alexandra Penfold Indigo

 

I am Enough – Grace Byers SH R Indigo

 

Train your dragon - Steve Herman  Indigo

 

You Matter! - Christian Robinson Indigo

 

A Book about Families - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Indigo

 

Let’s talk about race – Julius Lester Indigo R

 

Stamped (for kids) - Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi Indigo

 

Say Something - Peter Reynolds Indigo 

 

Salma and the Syrian Chef – Danny Ramadan SH Indigo

 

All are welcome - Alexandra Penfold Indigo

 

I am Enough – Grace Byers SH R Indigo

 

Train your dragon - Steve Herman  Indigo

 

You Matter! - Christian Robinson Indigo

 

A Book about Families - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Indigo

9+ ages

Stamped – Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi SH  Indigo

 

New kid - Jerry Craft Indigo

 

The Power Book - Claire Saunders Indigo

asian voices

0-4 ages

The name jar – Yangsook Choi Indigo

 

Impulsive Ninja - Mary Nhin Good reads

Mooncakes - Loretta Seto Indigo

 

My day with Gong Gong - Sennah Lee Indigo

 

Dim Sum for everyone - Grace Lin Indigo

 

No help wanted - Ruth Ohi Indigo

 

Mixed: a colorful story - Arree Cheung Indigo

 

Choose Kindness - Ruth Ohi Indigo

4-8 ages

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon – Kat Zhang  SH Indigo

 

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao – Kat Zhang  Indigo

 

The ten little dumplings - Larissa Fan Indigo

 

Drawn Together - Minh Lé Indigo

 

Laxmi’s Mooch - Shelly Anand Indigo

 

Wishes - Muon Thi Van Indigo

 

Amazing women of the middle East - Tarnowska Wafa' Indigo

 

Eyes that kiss in the corner - Joanna Ho Indigo

 

They say Blue - Jillian Tamaki Indigo

 

WeirDo - Anh Do Indigo

 

Stories for South Asian Supergirls - Raj Kaur Khaira Indigo

 

Salma and the Syrian Chef – Danny Ramadan SH Indigo

9+ ages

Finding June Kim - Ellen Oh Indigo

 

Dear Canada: Torn Apart - Susan M. Aihoshi Indigo

 

I am Malala - Malala Yousafzai Indigo

 

Count me in - Varsha Bajaj Indigo

 

Other words for Home - Jasmine Warga Indigo

 

Inside out and back again - Thanhhà Lai Indigo

black voices

0-4 ages

Dream Big, Little One -  Vashti Harrison R Indigo

 

Follow your dreams, Little One – Vashti Harrison Indigo

 

M is for Melanin – Tiffany Rose Indigo

 

The Day you Begin - Jacqueline Woodson Indigo

 

Princess Hair – Sharee Miller Indigo

 

Baby Young Gifted and Black - Jamia Wilson Indigo

 

My Hair - Danielle Murielle Cox Indigo

Ambitious Girl - Meena Harris Indigo

 

Antiracist Baby -  Ibram X Kendi R Indigo

 

A is for Activist – Innosanto Nagara R indigo

 

Woke Baby - Mahogany L. Browne Indigo

 

Counting on Community -Innosanto Nagara Indigo

 

Happy to be nappy - Bell Hooks Indigo

4-8 ages

Sulwe – Lupita Nyong’O R Indigo

 

Mixed Me – Taye Diggs Indigo

 

Chocolate Me! – Taye Diggs Indigo

 

Little People, Big Dreams collection - Indigo R 

 

Mae among the stars – Roda Ahmed Indigo R

 

Little Leaders, bold women in black history – Vashti Harrison Indigo 

 

Little Legends, exceptional men in black history – Vashti Harrison Indigo

 

Just like a Mama – Alice Faye Duncan and Charnelle Pinkney Barlow Indigo 

 

Hair Love – Matthew A. Cherry R Indigo

 

Emmanuel’s Dream – Laurie Ann Thompson Indigo

 

Don’t touch my hair  - Sharee Miller Indigo 

 

The proudest blue – Ibtihaj Muhammad Indigo 

 

I promise - Lebron James Indigo

 

Let’s talk about race – Julius Lester Indigo R

 

Mommy’s Khimar  - Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelaw  Indigo 

 

Beautiful beautiful Me – Ashley Sirah Hinton Goodreads

 

The proudest blue – Ibtihaj Muhammad Indigo 

 

Not quite snow white – Ashley Franklin Indigo R

 

I am Enough – Grace Byers SH R Indigo

9+ ages

Young, Gifted and Black – Jamia Wilson Indigo

 

I have a dream (FR) - Jamia Wilson Indigo R 

 

Born a Crime – Trevor Noah SH Indigo

 

Before the Ever After - Jacqueline Woodson Indigo

 

Trailblazers: the Black pioneers who have  shaped Canada - Tiyahna Ridley-Padmore  Indigo

 

Becoming - Michelle Obama Indigo 

 

Stamped – Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi SH  Indigo

 

Out of mind - Sharon M. Draper Indigo

 

The Hate you give – Angie Thomas Indigo

 

Dear Martin – Nic Stone Indigo

 

Resist – Veronica Chambers Indigo

 

Uncomfortable conversations with a black man – Emmanuel Acho Indigo

 

Ghost boys - Jewell Parker Rhodes Indigo 

 

The boy who harnessed the wind - William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer Indigo

consent

0-4 ages

Miles is the boss of his body - Samantha Kurtzman-Counter, Abbie Schiller, and Valentina Ventimiglia

 

My Body! What I say goes! - Jayneen Sanders

 

Will Lady Bug hug? - HILARY LEUNG

 

C is for Consent - Eleanor Morrison

 

Consent (for kids)  -Rachel Brians

4-8 ages

Teach your dragon body safety – Steve Herman Goodreads

disabled voices

0-8 ages

Special people, special ways – Arlene Maguire Indigo

 

Susan Laughs- Jeanne Willis  Indigo

 

King for a day - Rukhsana Khan Indigo

 

My friend Isabelle - Eliza Woloson Indigo

 

What’s my Superpower – Aviaq Johnston indigo

 

We’re amazing 1,2,3! – Leslie Kimmelman Indigo

9-12 ages

Wink – Rob Harrell Indigo

 

Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen – Sarah Kapit Indigo

 

El Deafo – Cece Bell Indigo

 

Out of mind - Sharon M. Draper Indigo

Indigenous voices

0-4 ages

We are water protectors – Carole Lindstrom Indigo

 

My heart fills with happiness - Monique Gray Smith Indigo

 

Stolen words - Melanie Florence Indigo

 

Shi-shi-etko - Nicola Campbell Indigo

 

Little You - Richard Van Camp Indigo

 

Sweetest Kulu - Celina Kalluk Indigo

4-8 ages

When we were alone – David Robertson Indigo SH 

 

When I was Eight – Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Podiak-Fenton SH Indigo

 

When we are kind - Monique Gray Smith Indigo

 

On the trapline - David A. Robertson Indigo

 

Phyllis’s Orange Shirt - Phyllis Webstad Indigo

9+ ages

I am not a number – Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer SH Indigo

 

Fatty Legs - Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton, Christy Jordan-Fenton Indigo

 

Dear Canada,  these are my words - Ruby Slipperjack Indigo

 

The Marrow Thieves - Cherie Dimaline Indigo

 

Sugar Falls: a residential school story – David A. Robertson SH Indigo

latin x voices

0-4 ages

Where are you from - Yamile Saied MÚndez Indigo

 

Alma and how she got her name - Juana Martinez-neal Indigo

 

IslandBorn - Junot Diaz Indigo

 

Carmela full of wishes - Matt de la Pena Indigo

 

Besos for Baby - Jen Arena Indigo

4-8 ages

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez – Andrea Beaty Indigo

 

Just ask – Sonia Sotomayor Indigo

 

Nino wrestles the world - Yuyi Morales Indigo

 

Round is a tortilla - Roseanne Thong Indigo

 

Green is a Chile pepper - Roseanne Thong Indigo

 

Frida Kahlo and her animalitos - Monica Brown Indigo

 

Juana and Lucas - Juana Medina  Indigo

 

All the way to Havana - Margarita Engle Indigo

9+ ages

Esperanza rising - Pam Muñoz Ryan Indigo

 

Paola Santiago and the river of tears - Tehlor Mejia Indigo

 

Love Sugar Magic - Anna Meriano Indigo

LGBTQIA2+ voices

0-4 ages

What are your words – Katherine Locke  Indigo

 

Pink is For Boys - Robb Pearlman Indigo

 

Love is Love - Michael Genhart Indigo

 

Prince & Knight - Daniel Haack Indigo

 

Tale of two shadow kings - Daniel Haack Indigo

 

Maiden and Princess - Daniel Haack Indigo

 

Peanut goes for the gold - Jonathan Van Ness Indigo

 

The ship we built - Lexie Bean Indigo

 

My sister, Daisy - Adria Karlsson Indigo

 

From Archie to Zack - Vincent Kirsch Indigo

 

It feels good to be yourself - Theresa Thorn Indigo

 

And Tango makes Three - Justin Richardson Indigo

 

Whole Whale - Karen Yin Indigo

 

An ABC of Equality - Chana Giselle Ewing Indigo

4-8 ages

Julian Is a mermaid – Jessica Love SH Indigo FR: R

Julian at the wedding –Jessica Love SH Indigo FR: R

 

I am perfectly designed – Karamo Brown Indigo

 

Salma and the Syrian Chef – Danny Ramadan SH Indigo

 

My Princess Boy - Cheryl Kilodavis Indigo

 

Worm loves Worm - J.J. Austrian Indigo

 

George - Alex Gino Indigo

 

A family is a family is a family - Sara O’Leary Indigo

 

All Kinds of Families - Suzanne Lang Indigo

 

A Book about Families - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Indigo

 

Be Amazing: a history of Pride - Desmond Napoles Indigo

 

Queer Heroes - Arabelle Sicardi Indigo

 

Two grooms on a cake - Rob Sanders Indigo

 

Pride puppy - Robin Stevenson Indigo

 

The one and only Dylan St-Claire - Kamen Edwards Indigo

 

A boy and the Bindi - Vivek Shraya Indigo

9+ ages

Pride: the celebration and the struggle - Robin Stevenson Indigo

 

Both can be true - Jules Mathias Indigo

 

The best at it - Maulik Pancholy Indigo

 

The Whispers - Greg Howard Indigo

 

The Fabulous Zed Watson - Basil Sylvester Indigo 

 

Ciel - Sophie Labelle Indigo

 

Thanks a lot, Universe - Chad Lucas Indigo

 

Stonewall: a building. an uprising. a revolution - Rob Sanders Indigo

 

Gracefully Grayson - Amy Polonsky Indigo

positive body image

0-4 ages

Bodies are Cool – Tyler Feder  Indigo

 

Feminist Baby, he’s a Feminist too! – Loryn Brantz R SH Indigo

4-8 ages

A kids book about collection here

 

Big Feelings – Alexandra Penfold SH Indigo

 

In my mosque - M. O. Yuksel R Indigo

 

Except when they don’t - Laura Gehl Indigo

9+ ages

Shams – Sundus Abdul Hadi SH

podcasts

But Why, by Vermont Public Radio Podcast

 

Hey Black Child, the podcast – Avery and Jackson Ausmer

 

Activist You (5+)

 

So Get me (5+)

 

Kidnuz  (5+)

 

Good night stories for Rebel Girls

  • Code Switch (8+)

    • History Lessons

      • When Xenophobia spreads like a virus

      • On the shoulders of giants

    • Learning Education

      • A tale of two-school districts

      • Dispatches from the school yard 

      • Audie and the not-so-magic school bus

    • Family Life

      • Status update

      • Our homeland is each other

      • Word up

    • Just for fun

      • Dora’s lasting magic

      • Dog show!