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Diverse Books Need Us: 3rd-5th Grade

3rd-5th Grade Book Suggestions

Books that Feature Characters who are Asian

Link to Amina's Voice by Hena Khan in the catalog.
Link to Archer's Quest by Linda Sue Park in the catalog.
Link to Clues to the Universe by Christian Li in the catalog.
Link to The Comeback by E.L. Chen in the catalog.
link to The Dragon Warrior by Katie Zhao in the catalog.
Link to Front Desk by Kelly Lang in the catalog.
Link to Girl Giant and the Monkey King by  Van Hoang in the catalog.
Llink to the Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Shang in the catalog.
Link to Half and Half by Lensey Namioka in the catalog.
Link to Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai in the catalog.
Link to the Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park in the catalog.
Link to Listen, Slowly by Thanhka Lai in the catalog.
Link to Lola: a ghost story by J. Torres in the catalog.
Link to Maizy's Chen's Last Chance by Lisa Yee in the catalog.
Link to Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte in the catalog.
Link to Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai in the catalog.
Link to Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park in the catalog.
Link to Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park in the catalog.
Link to Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks in the catalog.
Link to a Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi in the catalog.
Link to Year of the Dog by Grace Lin in the catalog.

Books that Feature Characters who are Black

Link to Akissi: tales of mischief by Marguerite Abouet in the catalog.
Link to Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson in the catalog.
Link to Begone the Raggedy Witches by Celine Kierman in the catalog.
Link to Blended by Sharon Draper in the catalog.
Link to Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome in the catalog.
Link to a Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee in the catalog.
Link to Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins in the catalog.
Link to Isaiah Dunn is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist in the catalog,
Link to Jayla Jumps in by Joy Jones in the catalog.
The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis in the catalog.
Link to Junebug by Alice Mead in the catalog,
Link to the Last Last- Day -of -Summer by Lamar Giles in the catalog.
Link to My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi in the catalog.
Link to New Kid by Jerry Craft in the catalog.
Link to Ophie's Ghosts by Justina Ireland in the catalog.
Link to Ruby and the Booker Boy series by Derrick D. Barnes in the catalog.
Link to the Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon in the catalog.
Link to Sahara Special by Esme Raji in the catalog.
Link to Something to Say by Lisa Moore Ramee in the catalog.
Link to Trace by Pat Cummings in the catalog.
Link to Twins by Varian Johnson in the catalog.
Link to the Vanderbeekers of 141 Street by Karina Glaser in the catalog.
Link to Ways to Make Sunshine by Renee Watson in the catalog.

Books that Feature Characters who are Latinx

Link to Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan in the catalog.
Link to Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan in the catalog.
Link to the First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez in the catalog.
Link to Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord in the catalog.
Link to Merci Suarez Can't Dance by Meg Medina in the catalog.
Link to Bea Garcia My Life in Pictures by Deborah Zemke in the catalog,
Link to Muse Squad series by Chantel Acevedo in the series.
Link to Singing with Elephants by Margarita Engle in the Catalog
Link to Stef Sota Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres in the catalog.
Link to Student Ambassador the Missing Dragon by Ryan Estrada in the catalog.

Books that Feature Characters who are LGBTQ+

Link to The Best Man by Richard Peck in the catalog.
Link to George by Alex Gino in the catalog.
Link to King and the Dragon Flies by Kacen Callendar in the catalog.
Link to the Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy in the catalog.
Link to Rick by Alex Gino in the catalog.
Link to The Ship We Built by Lexie Bean in the catalog.
Link to Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff in the catalog.

Books that Feature Characters who are Indigenous

Link to Ancestor Approved intertribal stories for kids in the catalog.
Link to Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich in the catalog.
Link to Buffalo Bird Girl: a Hidatsa story by S,D. Nelson in the catalog.
Link to I Can Make this Promise by Christine Day in the catalog.
Link to In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall in the catalog.
Link to Indian No More by Charlene Willing in the catalog.
Link to Indian Shoes by Cynthia Leitch in the catalog.
Link to My Heart is On the Ground: the diary of Nannie Little Rose, a Sioux Girl by Ann Rinaldi in the catalog.
Link to Peacemaker by Joseph Bruchac in the catalog
Link to Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca in the catalog.
Link to Rez Dogs by Joseph Bruchac in the catalog.
Link to the Sea in Winter by Christine Day in the catalog.
Link to Sisters of of the Neversea by Cynthia Leitich Smith in the catalog.
Link to Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac in the catalog.
Link to The Warriors by Joseph Bruchac in the catalog.

Books that Feature Characters with Neurodiversity

 

Link to Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin in the catalog.
Link to the Day the World Stopped Turning by Michael Morpurgo in the catalog.
Link to Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry in the catalog.
Link to Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen by Sarah Kapit in the catalog.,
Link to Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke in the catalog.
Link to Mockingbird by Katherine Erskine in the catalog.
Link to Planet Earth is Blue by Nicole Panteleakos in the catalog.
Link to Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin in the catalog.
Link to Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks in the catalog.
Link to Superstar by Mandy Davis in the catalog.
Link to Whole New Ballgame: a Rip and Red story by Phil Bildner in the catallog.

Books that Feature Characters with a Disability

Link to Aven Green series by Dusty Bowling in the catalog,
Link to One-Third Nerd by Gennifer Choldenko in the catalog.
Link to Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper in the catalog.
Link to Ruby Lu : Empress Everything by Lenore Look in the catalog.
Link to The Thing about Georgie by Lisa Graff in the catalog.
Llink to You Don;t Know Everything, Jilly P! by Alex Gino in the catalog.