Celebrating BIPOC Voices in KidLit!

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Check out some wonderful stories by BIPOC authors and illustrators below, including new titles and bookseller favorites! This list focuses on books for readers ages 0-12.

BIPOC is the acronym for an inclusive term used to describe "Black, Indigenous, People of Color." It acknowledges the individual experiences, identities, and histories of Black and Indigenous People that the more general "people of color" term did not. 


 

We Sang You Home By Richard Van Camp, Julie Flett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Richard Van Camp, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$10.95
ISBN: 9781459811782
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - October 18th, 2016

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Little Owl's Night By Divya Srinivasan Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780670015795
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 29th, 2013

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Layla's Happiness By Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, Ashleigh Corrin (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781592702886
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - November 19th, 2019

Outside, Inside By LeUyen Pham, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By LeUyen Pham, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250798350
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 5th, 2021

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Dreamers By Yuyi Morales Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823440559
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 4th, 2018

Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance By Nikki Grimes Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781681199443
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 5th, 2021

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915627
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

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Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon By Simran Jeet Singh, Baljinder Kaur (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Simran Jeet Singh, Baljinder Kaur (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525555094
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Published: Kokila - August 25th, 2020

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I Am Every Good Thing By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525518778
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

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We Are Water Protectors By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250203557
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020

Red Shoes By Karen English, Ebony Glenn (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Karen English, Ebony Glenn (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338114607
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 15th, 2020

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The Undefeated By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328780966
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

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The Old Truck By Jerome Pumphrey, Jarrett Pumphrey Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324005193
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Published: Norton Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

Sweetest Kulu (English) By Celina Kalluk, Alexandria Neonakis (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781772271119
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Published: Inhabit Media - April 6th, 2016

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¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat (World of ¡Vamos!) By III Raúl the Third, III Raúl the Third (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557049
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Published: Versify - March 24th, 2020

The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family By Ibtihaj Muhammad, Hatem Aly (Illustrator), S. K. Ali (With) Cover Image
By Ibtihaj Muhammad, Hatem Aly (Illustrator), S. K. Ali (With)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316519007
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

When We Were Alone By David A. Robertson, Julie Flett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David A. Robertson, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781553796732
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Published: Highwater Press - December 1st, 2016

Swish!: The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters By Suzanne Slade, Don Tate (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Suzanne Slade, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316481670
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 10th, 2020

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story By Kevin Noble Maillard, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626727465
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 22nd, 2019

Mindy Kim, Class President By Lyla Lee, Dung Ho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lyla Lee, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781534440166
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Published: Aladdin - September 15th, 2020

You Can Do It, Yasmin! By Saadia Faruqi, Hatem Aly (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Saadia Faruqi, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781515860914
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Published: Picture Window Books - February 1st, 2020

Kristy's Big Day: A Graphic Novel (The Baby-sitters Club #6) (Full-Color Edition) (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #6) By Ann M. Martin, Gale Galligan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ann M. Martin, Gale Galligan (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338067613
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Published: Graphix - August 28th, 2018

Pashmina By Nidhi Chanani Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626720879
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Published: First Second - October 3rd, 2017

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When Stars Are Scattered By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

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Twins: A Graphic Novel (Twins #1) By Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338236132
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Published: Graphix - October 6th, 2020

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The Magic Fish: (A Graphic Novel) By Trung Le Nguyen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984851598
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Published: Random House Graphic - October 13th, 2020

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team By Christina Soontornvat Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536209457
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Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

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Hurricane Child (Scholastic Gold) By Kacen Callender Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338129311
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 1st, 2019

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Other Words for Home By Jasmine Warga Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062747808
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 28th, 2019

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The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez By Adrianna Cuevas Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374313609
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 21st, 2020

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Rick Riordan Presents Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 1) By Kwame Mbalia Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781368042413
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - September 22nd, 2020

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Rick Riordan Presents Dragon Pearl (A Thousand Worlds Novel Book 1) By Yoon Lee Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368014748
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - January 7th, 2020

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A Wish in the Dark By Christina Soontornvat Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536204940
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Published: Candlewick - March 24th, 2020

Rise of the Halfling King (Tales of the Feathered Serpent #1) By David Bowles, Charlene Bowles (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Bowles, Charlene Bowles (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781947627376
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Published: Cinco Puntos Press - November 3rd, 2020

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Stand Up, Yumi Chung! By Jessica Kim Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525554974
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Published: Kokila - March 17th, 2020

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The Last Last-Day-of-Summer (A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure) By Lamar Giles, Dapo Adeola (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lamar Giles, Dapo Adeola (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780358244417
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Published: Versify - September 8th, 2020

The Last Mirror on the Left (A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure) By Lamar Giles, Dapo Adeola (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lamar Giles, Dapo Adeola (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358129417
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Published: Versify - October 20th, 2020

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Ikenga By Nnedi Okorafor Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593113523
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2020

Bee Fearless: Dream Like a Kid By Mikaila Ulmer Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984815088
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2020

Rick Riordan Presents Paola Santiago and the River of Tears (A Paola Santiago Novel Book 1) By Tehlor Mejia Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368049177
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - August 4th, 2020

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From the Desk of Zoe Washington By Janae Marks Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062875853
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 14th, 2020

Measuring Up By Lily LaMotte, Ann Xu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lily LaMotte, Ann Xu (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062973863
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Published: HarperAlley - October 27th, 2020