Top Inclusive Bestselling Books for Kids of All Ages: School Year 2023-2024


As we prepare for the upcoming school year, it's vital to equip our children with books that engage them and promote inclusiveness and diversity. These page-turners will help your kids understand and appreciate the world's rich tapestry of cultures, races, and individual experiences:

Infants (0-1 year)

  1. "Whose Knees Are These?" by Jabari Asim
  2. "Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes" by Mem Fox
  3. "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats
  4. "Everywhere Babies" by Susan Meyers
  5. "Global Babies" by The Global Fund for Children

Toddlers (1-3 years)

  1. "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" by Bill Martin Jr.
  2. "The Colors of Us" by Karen Katz
  3. "Antiracist Baby" by Ibram X. Kendi

Preschoolers (3-5 years)

  1. "Last Stop on Market Street" by Matt de la Peña
  2. "Julian Is a Mermaid" by Jessica Love
  3. "The Day You Begin" by Jacqueline Woodson
  4. "We're Different, We're the Same" by Bobbi Kates
  5. "All Are Welcome" by Alexandra Penfold
  6. "Sulwe" by Lupita Nyong'o
  7. "An ABC of Equality" by Chana Ginelle Ewing

Early School Age (5-7 years)

  1. "I Am Enough" by Grace Byers
  2. "The Name Jar" by Yangsook Choi
  3. "The Skin You Live In" by Michael Tyler
  4. "The Sandwich Swap" by Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah
  5. "The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family" by Ibtihaj Muhammad
  6. "Maddi's Fridge" by Lois Brandt

Middle Childhood (8-11 years)

  1. "The Life Of/La Vida de Selena" by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein
  2. "Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad" by Ellen Levine
  3. "I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark" by Debbie Levy
  4. "Esperanza Rising" by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  5. "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio
  6. "Ruby Finds a Worry" by Tom Percival

Adolescence (12-18 years)

  1. "Masterpiece" by Alexandra Hoffman
  2. "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas
  3. "They Both Die at the End" by Adam Silvera
  4. "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

These books are more than just entertaining reads - they are tools for teaching kids about inclusivity, diversity, and equality. So, as you prepare for the upcoming school year, consider adding these books to your children's reading list. They might just help shape them into more empathetic, understanding, and inclusive individuals. In the end, these books aim to teach children that despite our differences, we all share the same human spirit, and that's what truly matters. Happy reading!

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