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    Diverse Books
     

     Celebrate Diversity with Lerner Books!

     

    From fiction to nonfiction, Lerner Publishing Group is pleased to provide authentic, thought provoking books that educate and foster the imaginations of diverse readers. Educators can find contemporary and historical titles that address the multicultural criteria of Social Studies curricula. Students from every background and grade level can appreciate the enlightening content that celebrates diversity.

    For over 50 years, Lerner Publishing Group has been  dedicated to diversity in 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.

    Browse the cover images below to see title descriptions,  sample chapters, discussion guides, and other valuable resources. Happy reading from Lerner Publishing Group!

    How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea It’s Diwali! Muhammad Ali Strange Fruit The Negro Leagues
    How the Queen Found
    the Perfect Cup of Tea
    Reading Level: Grade 2
    Interest Level: Grades K–3
    It’s Diwali!
    Reading Level: Grade K–1
    Interest Level: Grades PreK–1
    Muhammad Ali
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 4–8
    Strange Fruit
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 3–6
    The Negro Leagues
    Reading Level: Grade 5
    Interest Level: Grades 5–12
             
    Game Changer The Book Itch See No Color Out of Darkness Their Great Gift
    Game Changer
    Reading Level: Grade 2
    Interest Level: Grades 2–5
    The Book Itch
    Reading Level: Grade 2
    Interest Level: Grades 2–4
    See No Color
    Reading Level: Grade 6
    Interest Level: Grades 7–12
    Out of Darkness
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 8–12
    Their Great Gift
    Reading Level: Grade 2
    Interest Level: Grades K–3
             
    Alike and Different Sachiko Cake Cake Sharks
    Alike and Different
    Reading Level: Grade 2
    Interest Level: Grades K–2
    Sachiko
    Reading Level: Grade 6
    Interest Level: Grades 5–12
    The White Zone
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 4–8
    A Marked Man
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 6–12
    Bad News for Outlaws
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 3–6
             
    Sharks A Spy Called James What does Sunlight do? Monarch Butterflies Sharks
    A Boy Named Beckoning
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 3–6
    A Spy Called James
    Reading Level: Grade 2
    Interest Level: Grades 2–5
    No Crystal Stair
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 7–12
    Brooklyn, Burning
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 9–12
    Che Guevara
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 6–12
             
    Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature Monarch Butterflies What does Sunlight do? How Do Jets Work? How Do Jets Work?
    Wired Man and
    Other Freaks of Nature
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 9–12
    Almost to Freedom
    Reading Level: Grade 2
    Interest Level: Grades K–2
    What Can’t Wait
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 9–12
    Civil Rights Struggles around the World
    Reading Level: Grade 9
    Interest Level: Grades 9–12
    A Game for Swallows
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 7–12
             
    Cake  Ruth and the Green Book Monarch Butterflies Monarch Butterflies Like a Bird
    One Plastic Bag
    Reading Level: Grade 2
    Interest Level: Grades K–3
    Ruth and the Green Book
    Reading Level: Grade 3
    Interest Level: Grades 2–5
    The Alternative
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 6–12
    A Bag of Marbles
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 7–12
    Like a Bird
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 3–6
             
    Cake Cake What does Sunlight do? Cake What does Sunlight do?
    Red Bird Sings
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 3–6
    The Whispering Town
    Reading Level: Grade 3
    Interest Level: Grades 2–5
    Locked Out
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 6–12
    The Knife and the Butterfly
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 9–12
    Knockout Games
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 8–12
             
    Cake Cake The Swoop List How Do Jets Work? What does Sunlight do?
    Little White Duck
    Reading Level: Grade 5
    Interest Level: Grades 4–7

     

    Something to Prove
    Reading Level: Grade 3
    Interest Level: Grades 2–5

     

    The Swoop List
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 6–12
    Darkness
    Everywhere
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 6–12
    A Matter of Souls
    Reading Level: Grade 6
    Interest Level: Grades 6–12
    Cake Don't Call Me Grandma Cake What does Sunlight do? What does Sunlight do?
    Mumbet's Declaration
    of Independence
    Reading Level: Grade 3
    Interest Level: Grades 1–4
    Don't Call Me 
    Grandma
    Reading Level: Grade 2
    Interest Level: Grades K–3
    Transgender Lives
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 6–12
    The Sin–Eater's Confession
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 9–12
    The Opportunity
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 6–12
             
    Luis Paints the World What does Sunlight do? LGBTQ Athletes Take the Field Sharks What does Sunlight do?
    Luis Paints the World
    Reading Level: Grade 3
    Interest Level: Grades K–4
    STEM Trailblazer Bios
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 2–5
    LGBTQ+ Athletes
    Claim the Field
    Reading Level: Grade 8
    Interest Level: Grades 7–12
    Archenemy
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 6–12
    I Remember Beirut
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 8–12