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What is Diverse BookFinder?

Diverse BookFinder is a collection of more than 2,000 children's picture books featuring people of color and indigenous people (IPOC). We've reviewed and catalogued children's trade picture books fitting this criteria, published since 2002, to surface and create:

A UNIQUE CIRCULATING COLLECTION:
We strive to collect all depictions of IPOC characters in trade picture books published since 2002. Anyone can check these books out at any time through Interlibrary Loan.

A SEARCH TOOL:
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 IPOC characters.

A SOURCE OF CRITICAL DATA:
We provide real-time data on who (which IPOC 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 people of color and indigenous people (IPOC). 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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News & Views

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

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