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    Diverse Books
     

     Celebrate Diversity with Lerner Books!

     
    Discover authentic, thought provoking books that provide multicultural perspectives, foster the imaginations of diverse readers, and answer the call for #weneeddiversebooks. Click the cover images below to see title descriptions, sample chapters, discussion guides, and other resources.                

    For more than 50 years, Lerner Publishing Group has been committed to publishing diverse children’s books. Highly-acclaimed titles from Lerner have received the Coretta Scott King Award, the Batchelder Honor Award, and the National Jewish Book Award and have been honored by the ALA Rainbow List and Notable Books for a Global Society. Through scholarships such as the Vaunda Micheaux Nelson Scholarship at Hamline University, Lerner hopes to inspire a new generation of writers who will bring high-quality and diverse books to the market.
    Happy reading from Lerner Publishing Group!
    It’s Diwali! Alike and Different Don't Call Me Grandma Monarch Butterflies all kinds of friends
    It’s Diwali!
    RL: Grades K–1
    IL: Grades PreK–1
    Alike and Different
    RL: Grade 2
    IL: Grades K–2
    Don't Call Me Grandma
    RL: Grade 2
    IL: Grades K–3
    Almost to Freedom
    RL: Grade 2
    IL: Grades K–2
    All Kinds of Friends
    RL: Grade 2
    IL: Grades K–2
     
    One Plastic Bag Their Great Gift Game Changer The Book Itch A Spy Called james
    One Plastic Bag
    RL: Grade 2
    IL: Grades K–3
    Their Great Gift
    RL: Grade 2
    IL: Grades K–3
    Game Changer
    RL: Grade 2
    IL: Grades 2–5
    The Book Itch
    RL: Grade 2
    IL: Grades 2–4
    A Spy Called James
    RL: Grade 2
    IL: Grades 2–5
     
    Luis Paints the World Seeing into Tomorrow Mumbet's Declaration of Independence Ruth and the Green Book Something to Prove
    Luis Paints the World
    RL: Grade 3
    IL: Grades K–4
    Seeing into Tomorrow
    RL: Grade 3
    IL: Grades K–4
    Mumbet's Declaration
    of Independence
    RL: Grade 3
    IL: Grades 1–4
    Ruth and the
    Green Book
    RL: Grade 3
    IL: Grades 2–5
    Something to Prove
    RL: Grade 3
    IL: Grades 2–5
     
    The Whispering Town The Notations of Cooper Cameron STEM Trailblazer Bios A Boy Named Beckoning Auma's Long Run
    The Whispering Town
    RL: Grade 3
    IL: Grades 2–5
    The Notations of
    Cooper Cameron
    RL: Grade 4
    IL: Grades 4–8
    STEM Trailblazer Bios
    RL: Grade 4
    IL: Grades 2–5
    A Boy Named
    Beckoning
    RL: Grade 4
    IL: Grades 3–6
    Auma's Long Run
    RL: Grade 4
    IL: Grades 3–6
     
    Red Bird Sings Strange Fruit Bad News for Outlaws Can I Touch Your Hair Like a Bird
    Red Bird Sings
    RL: Grade 4
    IL: Grades 3–6
    Strange Fruit
    RL: Grade 4
    IL: Grades 3–6
    Bad News for Outlaws
    RL: Grade 4
    IL: Grades 3–6
    Can I Touch Your Hair
    RL: Grade 4
    IL: Grades 3–6
    Like a Bird
    RL: Grade 4
    IL: Grades 3–6
     
    The White Zone Muhammad Ali Locked Up for Freedom Paper Butterflies Little White Duck
    The White Zone
    RL: Grade 4
    IL: Grades 4–8
    Muhammad Ali
    RL: Grade 4
    IL: Grades 4–8
    Locked Up for
    Freedom
    RL: Grade 5
    IL: Grades 5–8
    Paper Butterflies
    RL: Grade 5
    IL: Grades 7–12
    Little White Duck
    RL: Grade 5
    IL: Grades 4–7
     
    The Negro Leagues Sachiko A Matter of Souls See No Color A Marked Man
    The Negro Leagues
    RL: Grade 5
    IL: Grades 5–12
    Sachiko
    RL: Grade 6
    IL: Grades 5–12
    A Matter of Souls
    RL: Grade 6
    IL: Grades 6–12
    See No Color
    RL: Grade 6
    IL: Grades 7–12
    A Marked Man
    RL: Grade 7
    IL: Grades 6–12
     
    Che Guevara Transgender Lives A Bag of Marbles No Crystal Stair Darkness Everywhere
    Che Guevara
    RL: Grade 7
    IL: Grades 6–12
    Transgender Lives
    RL: Grade 7
    IL: Grades 6–12
    A Bag of Marbles
    RL: Grade 7
    IL: Grades 7–12
    No Crystal Stair
    RL: Grade 7
    IL: Grades 7–12
    Darkness Everywhere
    RL: Grade 7
    IL: Grades 6–12
     
    What Can’t Wait< Brooklyn, Burning Out of Darkness Knockout Games The Sin–Eater's Confession
    What Can’t Wait
    RL: Grade 7
    IL: Grades 9–12
    Brooklyn, Burning
    RL: Grade 7
    IL: Grades 9–12
    Out of Darkness
    RL: Grade 7
    IL: Grades 8–12
    Knockout Games
    RL: Grade 7
    IL: Grades 8–12
    The Sin–Eater's Confession
    RL: Grade 7
    IL: Grades 9–12
     
    A Game for Swallows I Remember Beirut The Knife and the Butterfly Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature Troublemakers
    A Game for Swallows
    RL: Grade 7
    IL: Grades 7–12
    I Remember Beirut
    RL: Grade 7
    IL: Grades 8–12
    The Knife and
    the Butterfly
    RL: Grade 7
    IL: Grades 9–12
    Wired Man and
    Other Freaks of Nature
    RL: Grade 7
    IL: Grades 9–12
    Troublemakers
    RL: Grade 8
    IL: Grades 7–12
     
    The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary Tying the Knot LGBTQ Athletes Take the Field Civil Rights Struggles around the World  
    The Disturbed Girl's
    Dictionary
    RL: Grade 8
    IL: Grades 9–12
    Tying the Knot
    RL: Grade 8
    IL: Grades 8–12
    LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim
    the Field
    RL: Grade 8
    IL: Grades 7–12
    Civil Rights Struggles
    around the World
    RL: Grade 9
    IL: Grades 9–12