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What is the Diverse BookFinder?

The Diverse BookFinder is a collection of more than 2,000 children's picture books featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC). We've reviewed and cataloged children's trade picture books fitting this criteria, published since 2002, to surface and create:

We strive to collect all depictions of BIPOC characters in trade picture books published since 2002. Anyone can check these books out at any time through Interlibrary Loan.

We offer a first-of-its-kind online, searchable database of our collection that makes it easier for everyone to locate and explore children's picture books featuring BIPOC characters.

We provide real-time data on who (which BIPOC characters) is depicted in trade picture books, and how (what messages these stories send), to enable deeper conversation and change.

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Disparities in Representation

We have collected and analyzed more-than 2,000 picture books published since 2002 featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC). The graphs below show the percentage of books in our collection featuring characters from each racial/cultural group. Not all groups are represented equally - or in the same way. Click on the graphs to see the types of available stories for each group.

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New Arrivals

Check out some of the most recent additions to our collection below:

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News & Views

Recent thoughts from the Diverse BookFinder team, our Advisory Council & guest contributors.

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