School is either almost out or your summer has already begun!! And with homework out of the picture for a couple of months, chances are you and your kiddos will find yourselves with extra time to read ALL the books.
If that's you, you're in luck, because some amazing people have already started compiling summer reading lists featuring kids from a litany of diverse backgrounds - including books about kids of color, by authors and illustrators of color. See the lists below to check out some books to inspire your summer!
---> We hope that you enjoy these lists and also find many other books to fill your summer "down-time." We want to see what books made your list! Will you help us crowdsource a larger list of diverse community reads? Snap pictures of the diverse books you're planning to read over the summer and tag us on facebook or instagram with the hashtag #diversesummerreading. We will build an Instagram "highlight" that you can check on for ideas from within our community and beyond. There are already a few recs there to get us started. Share books of any age range with diverse characters, and especially those with authors and illustrators of color.