Exploring Diversity through Children’s Literature – Preschool Book Suggestions

Below is a list of books that will add diversity to your bookshelves. These were pulled from a variety of “best books to celebrate diversity” lists. There are many, many other books available. Some authors listed have written multiple books exploring diversity. Reach out to your local librarian for even more suggestions.

  1. Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev
  2. The Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
  3. The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
  4. Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
  5. King For a Day by Rukhsana Khan
  6. Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting
  7. Susan Laughs by Jeanne Willis
  8. Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
  9. Chocolate Me by Taye Diggs
  10. The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss
  11. Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth by Sanjay Patel
  12. My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete
  13. Chrysanthemum by Keven Henkes
  14. The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah
  15. Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle
  16. One Family by George Shannon
  17. Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
  18. Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest by Gerald McDermott
  19. One by Kathryn Otoshi
  20. Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty