Make sure to kick off the year right with a diverse book! I have listed 10 Diverse Picture Books for the First Day of School. Each book is perfect for the first day of school and features one or more Black Indigenous Characters of Color! By reading a diverse book on the first day, you are helping your student or child see that diversity and inclusion are core values at schools and sets the tone for the rest of the year.
n addition, it is important for all readers to see other races and cultures in the books we use for Guided Reading Groups. When we do this, we are showing that diversity and cultural appreciation is as foundational in our classroom communities as phonics and reading comprehension. To help classrooms, families, and libraries, I have compiled a list of my favorite diverse books for Guided Reading Groups.
"For our first Fast Five Friday in support of Women’s History all year long, I have developed a list of 5 Diverse Books for Women’s History. A lot of these books span representation of women of color AND white women, but they still do a great job positioning women of color, who are often left out in our history education, as the brilliance we are!"