create & celebrate a nation of diverse readers
The poetry of [‘Black Girl Dreaming’] gave me a mirror: I saw myself, and it felt like a book told my story for the first time.
YA Author Chat
Four young adult authors—J. Elle (Wings of Ebony), Margarita Engle (With a Star in My Hand), Loan Le (A Phở Love Story), and Britteny Morris (The Cost of Knowing)—discuss why diverse books matter for all students as part of a moderated conversation led by educator Tanya Johnson Martin.
All Kinds of Ways to Celebrate with Stories
Book Club Basics
A spellbinding new series from Marti Dumas!
Here’s What We’re Reading...
Spread Your Wings
Embrace New Beginnings
Explore Ancestry and Identity
Lend a Hand
Try Something New
Explore Families and History
Play With Stories
Nurture a Sense of Belonging
Activist, author, and NEA’s Read Across America Ambassador Marley Dias makes a reading connection with author Alicia D. Williams Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston our featured picture book for March.