There has been a concerted effort in the past few years to encourage and support the writing and acquisition of diverse books due, in no small part, to the activism of We Need Diverse Books. I put together a few resources that you might find interesting.

· their website offers great resources, my favourite being Where to Find Diverse Books which truly covers all the bases. Follow them on Twitter @diversebooks

· Hashtags to use on Twitter: #WeNeedDiverseBooks, #diversebooks, #ReadYourWorld, #diverse

· Read Your World: A Guide to Multicultural Children’s Books for Parents and Educators will be free on Amazon from January 24 to 27.

· The Ultimate Guide to Diverse YA releasing in 2017: June to January

· Multicultural Children’s Book Day Coming on January 27. They offer book lists, resources, suggestions and a free downloadable Kindness Kit to help you celebrate!

· 49th Shelf, a book site that covers all things in Canadian books, offers resources about Diverse Canadian Books:

· #WeHaveDiverseBooks: an all Canadian book list to download

· CCBC themed book lists have diversity as a recurring theme

· The Université de Montréal put together : Bibliographie de littérature jeunesse : « diversité culturelle, linguistique et culturelle, processus migratoire, contact, différences et racisme »

Suzanne Nesbitt

Educational Consultant

4 Arts, Libraries & Cultural Programs