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Diversity and Children's Books


Books are invaluable tools that help kids form opinions and learn about the world. They can teach kids about their own identity and help them make connections with others.

However, many children’s books lack the diversity needed to promote inclusion and a healthy learning environment for all.

Today on All Sides, the importance of diversity and children’s books.


  • Mollie Blackburn, professor in Department of Teaching and Learning, The Ohio State University
  • Chrissie Harris, Columbus Metropolitan Library Selector in Collection Services
  • Charnaie Gordon, creator of hereweeread, a website and social media account that highlights diverse children’s books