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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!

     

    It’s Diwali! Alike and Different Don't Call Me Grandma Monarch Butterflies all kinds of friends
    It’s Diwali!
    Reading Level: Grade K–1
    Interest Level: Grades PreK–1
    Alike and Different
    Reading Level: Grade 2
    Interest Level: Grades K–2
    Don't Call Me 
    Grandma
    Reading Level: Grade 2
    Interest Level: Grades K–3
    Almost to Freedom
    Reading Level: Grade 2
    Interest Level: Grades K–2
    All Kinds of Friends
    Reading Level: Grade 2
    Interest Level: Grades K–2

     

     
    How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea Cake Their Great Gift Game Changer The Book Itch
    How the Queen
    Found
    the Perfect
    Cup of Tea
    Reading Level: Grade 2
    Interest Level: Grades K–3
     
    One Plastic Bag
    Reading Level: Grade 2
    Interest Level: Grades K–3 
    Their Great Gift
    Reading Level: Grade 2
    Interest Level: Grades K–3
    Game Changer
    Reading Level: Grade 2
    Interest Level: Grades 2–5
    The Book Itch
    Reading Level: Grade 2
    Interest Level: Grades 2–4
    spy called james
     Luis Paints the World
    Cake Ruth and the Green Book Cake
    A Spy Called James
    Reading Level: Grade 2
    Interest Level: Grades 2–5
    Luis Paints the World
    Reading Level: Grade 3
    Interest Level: Grades K–4
    Mumbet's Declaration
    of Independence
    Reading Level: Grade 3
    Interest Level: Grades 1–4  
    Ruth and the
    Green Book
    Reading Level: Grade 3
    Interest Level: Grades 2–5
    Something to Prove
    Reading Level: Grade 3
    Interest Level: Grades 2–5
     Cake  cooper cameron What does Sunlight do? Sharks  Auma
    The Whispering Town
    Reading Level: Grade 3
    Interest Level: Grades 2–5
    The Notations of
    Cooper Cameron
     
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 4–8
    ​​STEM Trailblazer Bios
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 2–5
    A Boy Named
    Beckoning
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 3–6
    Auma's Long Run 
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 3–6

     

     
    Cake Strange Fruit
    Sharks 
    Like a Bird Cake
    Red Bird Sings
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 3–6
    Strange Fruit
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 3–6
     Bad News for Outlaws
     Reading Level: Grade 4
     Interest Level: Grades 3–6
    Like a Bird
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 3–6
    The White Zone 
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 4–8
     
    Muhammad Ali The Swoop List Monarch Butterflies Sharks What does Sunlight do?
    Muhammad Ali
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 4–8
    The Swoop List
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 6–12
    The Alternative
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 6–12
     Archenemy
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 6–12
    The Opportunity
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 6–12
         
    What does Sunlight do?  locked up paper butterflies Cake The Negro Leagues
    Locked Out
    Reading Level: Grade 4
    Interest Level: Grades 6–12
    Locked Up for
    Freedom
    Reading Level: Grade 5
    Interest Level: Grades 5–8
    Paper Butterflies
    Reading Level: Grade 5
    Interest Level: Grades 7–12
    Little White Duck
    Reading Level: Grade 5
    Interest Level: Grades 4–7
    The Negro Leagues
    Reading Level: Grade 5
    Interest Level: Grades 5–12
     
     
       
    Sachiko What does Sunlight do? See No Color Cake Sharks
    Sachiko
    Reading Level: Grade 6
    Interest Level: Grades 5–12
    A Matter of Souls
    Reading Level: Grade 6
    Interest Level: Grades 6–12
    See No Color
    Reading Level: Grade 6        Interest Level: Grades 7–12
    A Marked Man
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 6–12
    Che Guevara
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 6–12
    Cake Monarch Butterflies What does Sunlight do? How Do Jets Work? What does Sunlight do?
    Transgender Lives
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 6–12
    A Bag of Marbles
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 7–12
    No Crystal Stair
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 7–12
    Darkness
    Everywhere
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 6–12
     
    What Can’t Wait
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 9–12
     Monarch Butterflies
    Out of Darkness What does Sunlight do?
     What does Sunlight do?
     How Do Jets Work?
    Brooklyn, Burning
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 9–12
     
    Out of Darkness
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 8–12
    Knockout Games
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 8–12
    The Sin–Eater's Confession
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 9–12
    A Game for Swallows
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 7–12
    What does Sunlight do? Cake Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature LGBTQ Athletes Take the Field How Do Jets Work?
    I Remember Beirut
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 8–12
     
    The Knife and
    the Butterfly
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 9–12
    Wired Man and
    Other Freaks of Nature
    Reading Level: Grade 7
    Interest Level: Grades 9–12
    LGBTQ+ Athletes
    Claim the Field
    Reading Level: Grade 8
    Interest Level: Grades 7–12
    Civil Rights Struggles around the World
    Reading Level: Grade 9
    Interest Level: Grades 9–12