Why Diversity

Southern Arizona classrooms are filled with students from diverse backgrounds. Every child deserves to see themselves in books in their classroom. It isn’t easy to locate in print books about diversity.

It took fifteen volunteer educators over a year to discover high quality, appropriate books from very small to large presses.

Books About Diversity

  • Arizona celebrates and markets a uniquely diverse population.
  • Every student deserves to see themselves in the books they read at school.
  • Diverse books are important because they teach people about others. They help promote respect and empathy for all people.
  • Books have the power to encourage students and show the truths about lives that are different from theirs.