Below are our recommended reads across our key topic areas: family well-being, workplace well-being, EDI, and Indigenous engagement.

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Inclusion for Children


Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi

Hats of Faith by Medeia Cohan

Katy Has Two Grampas by Julie Schanke Lyford & Robert A. Shanke 

My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith 


All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold & Suzanne Kaufman 

Brown: The Many Shades of Love by Nancy Johnson James & Constance Moore

Fast Friends by Heather M. O’Connor 

Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman 

I’ll Walk with You by Carol Lynn Pearson 

My Friends and Me: A Celebration of Different Kinds of Families by Stephanie Stansbie 

Saturday by Oge Mora 

The Gift of Ramadan by Rabiah York Lumbard

Elementary aged children

Bodies are Cool by Tyler Feder 

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

I Am Enough by Grace Byers  

Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester

Little People, BIG DREAMS: Black Voices by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and Lisbeth Kaiser

Mango, Abuela and Me by Meg Medina 

Preteens and teens

Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Monique Gray Smith, and Nicole Neidhardt 

Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi

Inclusion for Adults

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century by Alice Wong

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi

Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis, & Inuit Issues in Canada by Chelsea Vowel

Non-Binary Lives: An Anthology of Intersecting Identities Edited by Jos Twist et al.

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo