20 Picture Books for 2020: Readings to Embrace Race, Provide Solace & Do Good

All kids deserve to see themselves in books, to relate to the characters. Books have the power to encourage students while at the same time enlighten other readers of the truths about lives they don’t live. And hopefully, that enlightenment will spur compassion, understanding, and change.

Reading diverse books to children is important because they teach people about others. They help promote respect and empathy for all types of people.

We try to include not only books ABOUT diversity with our Brownies and Sparks, but books that show people of colour, different abilities, and of course girls in general.

Check out the link to get started on, or add to your Diversity and Inclusion Guiding Library!

As scholars, writers, and parents who use books to connect with our children and spark conversations with them, we’ve developed this book list to help engage the broad range of emotions and needs of diverse children in our multiracial society. — Read on www.embracerace.org/resources/20-picture-books-for-2020

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