Read-a-Thon Diverse Book Recommendations from the Equity Committee

Here are books that members of Adam Beck’s Equity Committee have enjoyed with their own families and recommend highly.

Primary-grade books

Spirit Bear: Fishing for Knowledge, Catching Dreams – by Cindy Blackstock

Meet Viola Desmond – by Elizabeth Mcleod

Sulwe – by Lupita Nyong’o

I Promise – by Lebron James

The Proudest Blue – by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Malaika’s Winter Carnival – Nadia L. Hohn

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – by Kai Cheng Thom

Middle-grade books

The New Kid – by Jerry Craft (Part 2 also by the same author – Class Act)

A Good Kind of Trouble – by Lisa Moore Ramée

The Only Black Girls in Town – by Brandy Colbert

As Brave as You – by Jason Reynolds

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu – by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

Books for kindies and preschoolers

Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book – by Yuyi Morales

Eyes that Kiss in the Corners – by Joanna Ho

I Am Enough – by Grace Byers

Buying books? Order from Toronto Black-owned bookstore A Different Booklist or First Nations family-owned bookstore