Reach Out and Read Diverse Books for Young Children

Reach Out and Read and First Book are partnering to support children and families with books and stories they are excited to snuggle up and share together. In a world diverse in cultures and experiences, it is crucial that all children and families have access to books that serve as both windows and mirrors¹. Kids who see themselves reflected in books gain self-confidence, while reading about experiences that differ from their own helps them develop curiosity and empathy. Titles on this page have been curated to help you celebrate the rich diversity of families in your Reach Out and Read community.
¹Bishop, R. (1990). “Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors.” Ohio State University. Perspectives: Choosing and Using Books for the Classroom, 6(3).

For more information on title suggestions that correspond to Reach Out and Read age groups, please download this Resource Guide.

Reach Out and Read and First Book are partnering to support children and families with books and stories they are excited to snuggle up and share together. In a world diverse in cultures and experiences, it is crucial that all children and families have access to books that serve as both windows and mirrors¹. Kids who see themselves reflected in books gain self-confidence, while reading about experiences that differ from their own helps them develop curiosity and empathy. Titles on this page have been curated to help you celebrate the rich diversity of families in your Reach Out and Read community.
¹Bishop, R. (1990). “Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors.” Ohio State University. Perspectives: Choosing and Using Books for the Classroom, 6(3).

For more information on title suggestions that correspond to Reach Out and Read age groups, please download this Resource Guide.

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