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Diverse Voices

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month has been recognized each November since the turn of the century. You can read more about it at the Native American Heritage Month government homepage. Celebrate this year with a great read from this family book list!

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th to October 15th. Celebrate with your family by sharing some of these great titles for youth!

Juneteenth Reads for All Ages

Made a federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth commemorates the day the last enslaved people were emancipated in the United States on June 19, 1865. The list below celebrates fiction and nonfiction by African American authors that continue to shape our culture, celebrate liberation, and acknowledge the ongoing work towards freedom and equality.

The Loving Day Booklist

Every year on June 12th, it’s a global day of visibility, education, and community. Loving Day celebrates the overturning of anti-miscegenation laws in the US following the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia in 1967. Celebrate this day by adding a few nonfiction and fiction to your to-read list that feature interracial relationships.

Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month! Celebrate with one of these recommended YA novels with Jewish characters written by Jewish authors, or a biography of a famous Jewish American!

Environmental Activism for All Ages

Get Inspired. Take Action. Be a part of the green revolution. For Earth Day 2023, we need to act boldly, innovate broadly, and implement equitably. Get started today with this book list to inspire planet-saving action at any age.

Arab American Heritage Month Book List

In honor of Arab American Heritage Month, we are highlighting books about the diverse experiences, cultures, and contributions of Arab American people. These works of fiction and nonfiction were written by authors who challenge notions of rigid racial identities—there is no single Arab American person, but a multitude.

YA Trans and Nonbinary Fiction

Gender nonconforming people are not a monolith, and neither are the YA books featuring their voices! Here we highlight fantasy, romance, superheroes, poetry and more written by transgender YA authors.

Disabled Voices

Celebrate disabled voices in literature by reading these YA books featuring disabled characters and/or authors!