Here are some websites I turn to when searching for books:

1000 Black Girl Books Resource Guide, Marley Dias started this campaign because she wanted to read more books where black girls are the main characters.

American Indians in Children’s Literature provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children’s and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society.

Books For Littles has some great book lists, and boast that they “Spark Luminaries – How to ignite the next generation of kind & brilliant leaders.”

The Brown Bookshelf is a good blog that focuses on books with black main characters for all ages, they also feature prolific black authors.

CBC Diversity is the Diversity Committee formed by The Children’s Book Council the national nonprofit trade association for children’s trade book publishers. They are dedicated to increasing the diversity of voices and experiences contributing to children’s and young adult literature.

Diverse Book Finder is a database of books aimed at helping you find books that reflect your diverse experience.

Diversity in YA is the premiere place to go when looking for critical analysis of the YA genre and book recs, their main focus is on POC and queer identities.

Don’t let the title of Gay-Themed Books for children fool you, they feature books for trans and gender nonconforming people, alternative family building, and even gender play via “crossdressing” and “tomboys” (I do wish they had a bi section though…).

Latinx In Kid Lit is a great resource that focuses on Latinx representation in youth literature. “Exploring the world of Latinx YA, MG, and children’s literature”

LGBT Reads is a great Tumblr to follow, they review and recommend books regularly, and have an “ask for a rec section” that they answer all the time.

M if for Movement is edited and maintained by children’s book authors and illustrators who are all also long time activists. They give great write up’s on activist books, and insight into their process and goals.

A Mighty Girl offers regular book reviews, and has the most comprehensive book review section I’ve seen on a website not solely dedicated to books.

Multiracial Asian Families boasts “thinking about race, families, children, and the intersection of mixed ID/Asian.”

Rejected Princesses is really fun online resource, they tell the stories of incredible women throughout history–warriors, explorers, scientists, spies, etc– as if they were Disney princesses, they are real fun to follow on Facebook too.

Rich in Color is dedicated to reading, reviewing, talking about, and otherwise promoting young adult fiction starring people of color or written by people of color.

Social Justice Books offers a wide array of book reviews, curated book lists, in fact they boast they have “the best selection of multicultural and social justice books for children, YA, and educators.”

#WeNeedDiverseBooks was an online campaign pressuring publishers to go after books by diverse authors and put out books with diverse characters. This tumblr is focuses on YA and has reading lists and suggestions for diverse read-a-likes to popular titles. They’ve also created an app Our Story, where you can program in the age of your child and the type of diverse stories you’re looking for and it will generate a list of books at the right reading level for you!

YA Pride is another great tumblr to follow for queer content. While they are a little more tumblr-y then LGBT Reads, with many reposts of related but not all book rec posts, they are constantly posting about queer YA and issues surrounding queer representation in literature.

The Zinn Education Project is a really great resource for learning about US histories that far too often get left out of school curriculum.

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