This young blogger is spreading the word in a number of ways. In September 2018, she even spoke at Metro Parent’s Education Expo during our first-ever Ed Talks. Naturally, Elena wrote about the experience in her blog, too.
“Even though it was my first time speaking in front of so many people,” Elena writes, “when I got up onto the stage, I wasn’t feeling nervous at all. Instead I was feeling really excited to tell the audience what I wanted to say. I was happy that some of my friends and my school principal came to support me and hear me talk.
“The hardest part,” she adds, “was coming up with my top 10 lists, because I like a LOT of books.”
But Elena succeeded – and now, she’s sharing her faves with Metro Parent readers. Here are the top 20 diversity books she suggested during her Ed Talk. Why 20? She divides them into two categories: kids in grades K-3 and 4-8.
Read on for Elena’s lists, and click the links to buy each book or simply learn more about it.
Elena Reads’ Diversity Books for Grades K-3
Elena Reads’ Diversity Books for Grades 4-8
You can read Elena’s reviews of several of these book – as well as her interviews of numerous authors and illustrators – at Elena Reads.