Spotlight on Diverse Books
We are going to be using this space to highlight diverse books!
April 14, 2021
In honor of National Poetry Month:
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
In this novel in verse, fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.
April 12, 2021
In honor of Ramadan:
Night of the Moon by Hena Khan, illustrations by Julie Paschkis
Seven year old Pakistani-American Yasmeen has a wonderful time celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with her family and friends.
Previous Spotlight on Diverse Books Selections
As we put together lists of diverse books, we will add them to this section.
The following lists are chapter books recommended by our librarians. The lists are organized by genre (mystery, humor, fantasy, etc.) and are separated into two groups: 1st to 3rd grades and 4th to 6th grades.
Guided Reading Level List
If you child is given a reading level from the Fountas and Pinnell system (typically a level ranging from A to Z), check the list below to see what titles we have corresponding to each level.
At the library, we have print copies of the lists available that also include what section you can find the titles in at our library. Click here to view the Reading Olympics lists for Montgomery County online.
The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) bestows honors and awards on numerous books for children and young adults each year. Click here to see the winners.
Notable Books and More
Each year, the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) also provides a list of the Notable Children's Books, Recordings, and Digital Media. Click here to see these lists.