Books & Authors

The following booklists include some of our favorite titles for children and young adults, representing a wide range of cultures and languages. In addition, you can watch interviews with a number of the authors and illustrators who are featured and browse our books for educators in the Professional Booklists section. These booklists and interviews were created with the generous support of the American Federation of Teachers.

Note: The links to provide more information about each book.  If you choose to buy a book from Amazon, part of the sale will support this project. Thank you!



Books for Kids

These booklists for children celebrate a wide range of cultures, languages, and experiences. They are perfect for read-alouds and bedtime stories, as well as for author studies! You can also get to know some of the featured authors in our Meet the Authors section.

Books for Young Adults

If you're looking for books for older kids and teenagers, take a look at these booklists for grades 4-12 organized by topic and representing a wide range of cultures and perspectives.

Books for Professionals

In this section, you will find a number of recommended professional titles for educators of English language learners (ELLs) organized by topics such as reading and content instruction, support for special populations, strategies targeted to specific ages, and ideas for building partnerships with families and community organizations.

Classroom Connections

Literacy Calendar

Thoughout the year, there are lots of opportunities to celebrate different cultures, events, and holidays with books! Here are some of the events that we highlight each year, along with recommended classroom resources, booklists, videos, and activities.

It's important for children and teens to have access to books that reflect their experiences, as well as the experiences of their classmates. Take a look at our booklists and resources for a wide range of titles representing diverse cultures and backgrounds, along with guidelines for selecting appropriate titles for libraries and classrooms.

Multicultural Literature