Book collections

Our Kids Read Diverse Book Collections

At the behest of our partner schools, and in partnership with K-12 Advisory Council, Our Kids Read has created a number of diverse book "collections".

The collections below are just a sample from each category, become an Our Kids Read partner school to explore our full library.


Unity Collection

Books in this collection explore the concepts of unity, love and cooperation. In this uncertain world it's always good to know that the power of fellowship with the right individuals or communities can be healing and nurturing.


Sickle Cell Anemia Collection

Books in this collection tell the story of what sickle cell anemia is, how best to treat it and how to support those around you with the condition. The collection contains fiction and non-fiction books for children 0-18 including activity and picture books.


Grief / Loss Collection

Books in this collection help young readers deal with grief and loss, especially related to the loss of a pet, friend or family member.


Contemporary leaders

Our Contemporary Leaders Collection focuses on people of color who blazed or are blazing a trail through the late 20th and 21st centuries.


My Two Moms

Books in this collection feature main characters who are lucky enough to have two moms!
Normalizing the concept of gay couples as parents is the objective of these selections.


My Two Dads

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give a person: he believed in me." - Jim Valvano. This series explores books where the main characters are lucky enough to have two dads!


Native American / Indigenous People

"Native American / Indigenous people were some of the first people in what we now call North America. The Indigenous people in America were largely displaced through the genocide of the European settlers. These books atrempt to show the beauty of the Indigenous culture and highlight their struggle over the years.


Bi-Racial Me!

Books for children with Black Dad and White Mom, or Asian Mom and Black Dad