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Have you taken the Read in Color® pledge? Now you’re ready to read and share books that amplify diverse voices!

Everyone can take part in the Read in Color program. That’s why the lists of suggested books below—recommended by Little Free Library’s Diverse Books Advisory Group and others—include options for early readers, middle and YA readers, and adults and advanced readers.

We welcome your suggestions for diverse books, and we look forward to adding more books and categories in the future. For additional sites that highlight diverse books, check out this excellent resource list from our friends at We Need Diverse Books™.

Read in Color Recommended Reading Lists

Indigenous Read in Color Recommended Reads

Indigenous Read in Color Recommended Reads

This list of Read in Color recommended reads explores experiences from the Indigenous/Native American community. These titles are recommended by Little Free Library’s Diverse Books Advisory...

Jewish Read in Color Recommended Reads

Jewish Read in Color Recommended Reads

This list of Read in Color recommended reads explores what it means to be Jewish and shares experiences from the Jewish community. These titles are recommended by Little Free Library’s Diverse Books...

Latinx Read in Color Recommended Reads

Latinx Read in Color Recommended Reads

This list of Read in Color recommended reads explores experiences from the Latinx community. These titles are recommended by Little Free Library’s Diverse Books Advisory Group and others. The list...

LGBTQ+ Read in Color Recommended Reads

LGBTQ+ Read in Color Recommended Reads

This list of Read in Color recommended reads explores experiences from the LGBTQ+ community. These titles are recommended by Little Free Library’s Diverse Books Advisory Group and others. The list...

Muslim Read in Color Recommended Reads

Muslim Read in Color Recommended Reads

This list of Read in Color recommended reads explores experiences from the Muslim community. These titles are recommended by Little Free Library’s Diverse Books Advisory Group and others. The list...

Diverse Books Advisory Group

  • Sarah Ahmed, Hijabi Librarians
  • Carolyn Anderson, Birchbark Books
  • Tameka Fryer Brown, Author and Brown Bookshelf contributor
  • Roxane Gay, Author and LFL Steward
  • Sarah Kamya, Little Free Diverse Libraries and LFL Steward
  • Sarah Rafael García, LibroMobile and LFL Steward
  • Grace Lin, Author and LFL Steward
  • Heidi Rabinowitz, Association of Jewish Libraries, Past President
  • Debbie Reese, American Indians in Children’s Literature
  • Caroline Richmond, We Need Diverse Books
  • Rebekah Taussig, Author and Disability Advocate
  • Little Free Library Board: Anita Merina, NEA Read Across America, Retired; Kenneth Kunz, Monmouth University; Marisa Creary, Heart of America Foundation

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