What does it mean to have a "diverse" library?
- In a nutshell, it means including books that expose you and your children to a wide variety of families, cultures, genders, places, and so on
- It means making sure that your library is representing more than just your culture, family structure, background, sexuality, and place in the world
What does having a diverse library do?
- Increasing your exposure to different ways of life makes you a more sensitive, accepting, and open person
- It teaches children that there are many, many different ways to live in the world and that this is something to be treasured and encouraged
- Helps everyone to feel secure in being curious, asking questions, and learning more about ways of being in the world outside of what you already know
This makes the world a better place! Below, you will find 5-10 reading suggestions for the following age groups (dependent, of course, on reading levels and abilities!):
- Young children (0-5)
- Children (6-10)
- Tweens (10-13)
- Teens (13-18)
- Young adults (18-30)
- Adults (30+)