(2021) | Useful to Parent Centers and others looking to talk with their children and race and privilege


For young kids, books are an experience, a cooperative reading lessons with pointing, musing, and discussions about the content built into the comfort of bonding. While there are many excellent book lists for young readers that challenge representation and celebrate diversity, this list includes reading recommendations derived from a variety of organizations and experts leading the charge. It was created with the IDEA in mind that parents would be reading these books with their kids and, when questions arise, breaking down the content in a way that their child can understand.

Find the list, which includes descriptions of the each book’s plot and main character(s), at:

Who cared this list? | The Reading Rainbow list is part From The Start: A Parent’s Guide to Talking About Racial Bias, a series created in partnership with Johnson’s®, Aveeno® Baby, and Desitin®. From the Start is a terrific resource for parents and caregivers to consult as they journey into their own feelings and viewpoints about race, their children’s, and how they can help their children build racial literacy and an inclusive understanding of our many differences.

(Links updated, January 2022)