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 video interviews with a number of the authors and illustrators who are featured in our Meet the Authors section and browse our books for educators in the Professional Booklists section. These booklists and interviews were created with the generous support of our founding partner, the American Federation of Teachers, and the National Education Association.

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!



Meet the Authors

Meet some of our favorite authors, illustrators, and storytellers! Learn how they got their start, what they love about their work, and where they find their inspiration — as well as stories behind some beloved books.

New! Booklists for Young Children

Booklists by Topic

These multicultural booklists for young children introduce a wide range of concepts, themes, and activities and feature a diverse range of children and families. The 40+ booklists are organized by topic/theme, and many of the books are available in bilingual editions or in multiple languages.



Young girl reading by a tree
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.
Young man in wheelchair reaching for book
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.
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

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.