We always need to be mindful about including a variety of diverse titles in our classroom library collections.
The definition of diverse books on the We Need Diverse Books site is one that I always refer to:
We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.
From the Mission Statement on the We Need Diverse Books site.
Issue yourself or your students The Reading Without Walls Challenge from Gene Luen Yang who is America’s National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
Number 1 is particularly meaningful now: Read about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.
My Beautiful Birds by Suzanne Del Rizzo
When we Were Alone written by David A. Robertson and illustrated by Julie Flett
Worm Loves Worm by J.J. Austrian and illustrated by Mike Curato
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell with illustrations by Rafael López
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music written by Margarita Engle and illustrated by Rafael López
Young Chapter books:
No 1 Car Spotter by Atinuke
Lola Levine (whole series) by Monica Brown
Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina
Novels for Gr 4 and 5 (and older)
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy
El Deafo by CeCe Bell
George by Alex Gino
Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan
Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
The Land of Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly
Nine, Ten: A September 11th Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky
Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney