Books Matter: Children’s Books on Bias, Diversity and Social Justice [web resource]

When books contain experiences and characters to which children can relate, they foster a positive self-concept and respect for diversity. This collection of children’s books curated by Anti-Defamation League address issues of identity, bias and bullying. Featured books come with discussion guides for teachers and parents.

The 800+ recommended books can be filtered by topic (see the topic list below) or keyword. Each title in the collection includes a description, the age group for which the book was written, and purchasing information.

  • Ability, Disability & Ableism
  • Bias, Discrimination & Hate
  • Bullying Awareness & Prevention
  • Gender & Sexism
  • Genocide & Holocaust
  • Jewish Culture & Anti-Semitism
  • LGBTQ People & Homophobia/Heterosexism
  • People, Identity & Culture
  • Race & Racism
  • Religion & Religious Bigotry
  • Social Justice

Looking for more?  Visit ADL’s Resources for Educators, Parents, and Families for tools and advice on how to engage in family (or classroom) conversations about important societal topics, bullying and cyberbullying resources, lesson plans, education webinars and podcasts, and more. Some materials are also available in Spanish.

Source: Anti-Defamation League | Resources for Educators, Parents, and Families, | © 2021 Anti-Defamation League
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