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We're working with Diverstories to stock Little Free Diverse Libraries!

We're working with Diverstories to stock Little Free Diverse Libraries!

Since the start of 2022, we have donated more than 300 books to Diverstories, an organization that wants all children to see themselves represented in the stories they read. The Diverstories team then distributes these books into Little Free Libraries, Little Free Diverse Libraries, and schools across all fifty states.  

How can you get involved? 

From now until September 30th, Chronicle Books will be donating one copy of Black Girl Rising and Wash Day Diaries for every copy sold, up to 75 copies for each title. 

Diverstories has also created a recommended reading list of Chronicle Books titles that represent the diversity of our world. Consider donating a copy directly to Diverstories for them to add to a Little Free Diverse Library, or contributing a copy to your own local school district or public library.

For donations to Diverstories, select the title(s) of interest from below and then enter the following shipping address at checkout

Diverstories 
50 W 72nd
APT 506
New York, NY 10023

Bibliophile: Diverse Spines
Bibliophile: Diverse Spines
A helpful resource for anyone who wants to decolonize their bookshelf
Bibliophile: Diverse Spines interior
Discovery literary heroes from every genre
Bibliophile: Diverse Spines interior
Endless reading inspiration for book lovers and book clubs
Bibliophile: Diverse Spines interior
Bibliophile: Diverse Spines
Bibliophile: Diverse Spines
A helpful resource for anyone who wants to decolonize their bookshelf
Bibliophile: Diverse Spines interior
Discovery literary heroes from every genre
Bibliophile: Diverse Spines interior
Endless reading inspiration for book lovers and book clubs
Bibliophile: Diverse Spines interior

Bibliophile: Diverse Spines

Chinatown Pretty
Chinatown Pretty unjacketed cover
Chinatown Pretty front and back covers
Chinatown Pretty interior
Chinatown Pretty interior
Chinatown Pretty interior
Chinatown Pretty interior
Chinatown Pretty interior
Chinatown Pretty interior
Chinatown Pretty interior
Chinatown Pretty interior
Chinatown Pretty interior
Chinatown Pretty
Chinatown Pretty unjacketed cover
Chinatown Pretty front and back covers
Chinatown Pretty interior
Chinatown Pretty interior
Chinatown Pretty interior
Chinatown Pretty interior
Chinatown Pretty interior
Chinatown Pretty interior
Chinatown Pretty interior
Chinatown Pretty interior
Chinatown Pretty interior

Chinatown Pretty

Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets
Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets

Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets

Cuentos sagrados de América
Cuentos sagrados de América

Cuentos sagrados de América

Legendary Ladies
Goddesses, Mythology, Inspiration
Explore the feminine divine and feel empowered
Includes: Aphrodite, the Greek goddess whose love overcame mortality; Mazu, the Chinese deity who safely guides travelers home; Lakshmi, the Hindu provider of fortune and prosperity
Legendary Ladies
Goddesses, Mythology, Inspiration
Explore the feminine divine and feel empowered
Includes: Aphrodite, the Greek goddess whose love overcame mortality; Mazu, the Chinese deity who safely guides travelers home; Lakshmi, the Hindu provider of fortune and prosperity

Legendary Ladies

Like the Moon Loves the Sky
Like the Moon Loves the Sky
Like the Moon Loves the Sky
Like the Moon Loves the Sky
Like the Moon Loves the Sky
Like the Moon Loves the Sky
Like the Moon Loves the Sky
Like the Moon Loves the Sky

Like the Moon Loves the Sky

Lupe Wong No Baila
Lupe Wong No Baila

Lupe Wong No Baila

Lupe Wong Won't Dance
Lupe Wong Won't Dance

Lupe Wong Won't Dance

Middletown
Middletown

Middletown

Mighty Inside
Mighty Inside

Mighty Inside

101 My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood
101 My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood
101 personal stories by Black women embracing their natural hair
101 My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood interior
101 My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood interior
Beautiful and personal photgraphs
101 My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood
101 My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood
101 personal stories by Black women embracing their natural hair
101 My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood interior
101 My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood interior
Beautiful and personal photgraphs

My Beautiful Black Hair

One Sun and Countless Stars
The stunning companion to Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns
One Sun and Countless Stars interior
A gentle introduction to numbers
One Sun and Countless Stars interior
Celebrate the many diverse traditions of the Muslim world
One Sun and Countless Stars
The stunning companion to Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns
One Sun and Countless Stars interior
A gentle introduction to numbers
One Sun and Countless Stars interior
Celebrate the many diverse traditions of the Muslim world

One Sun and Countless Stars

Redwood and Ponytail
Redwood and Ponytail

Redwood and Ponytail

Seeing Gender
Seeing Gender

Seeing Gender

Shine On, Luz Véliz!
Pura Belpré Honor winner Rebecca Balcárcel
Shine On, Luz Véliz! interior
Great for kids interested in coding and computer programming
Shine On, Luz Véliz! interior
A coming-of-age story that celebrates identity and heritage
Shine On, Luz Véliz!
Pura Belpré Honor winner Rebecca Balcárcel
Shine On, Luz Véliz! interior
Great for kids interested in coding and computer programming
Shine On, Luz Véliz! interior
A coming-of-age story that celebrates identity and heritage

Shine On, Luz Veliz!

Shy Willow
Shy Willow

Shy Willow

The Boys in the Back Row
The Boys in the Back Row

The Boys in the Back Row

The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend
The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend interior
The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend interior
The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend interior
The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend interior
The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend interior
The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend interior
The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend
The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend interior
The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend interior
The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend interior
The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend interior
The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend interior
The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend interior

The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend

The Other Half of Happy
Now in paperback!
2020 Pura Belpré Honor Book
A lyrical novel about a girl trying to belong
The Other Half of Happy
Now in paperback!
2020 Pura Belpré Honor Book
A lyrical novel about a girl trying to belong

The Other Half of Happy

The Sea-Ringed World
The Sea-Ringed World

The Sea-Ringed World

The Shape of Home
The Shape of Home

The Shape of Home

Together We Ride
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior

Together We Ride

Wash Day Diaries
Wash Day Diaries interior
Full-color graphic novel based on Wash Day mini comic
Wash Day Diaries interior
A captivating love letter to black women, hair care, and friendship
Wash Day Diaries interior
5 interconnected, relatable short story comics
Wash Day Diaries interior
Wash Day Diaries interior
Wash Day Diaries interior
Wash Day Diaries interior
Wash Day Diaries
Wash Day Diaries interior
Full-color graphic novel based on Wash Day mini comic
Wash Day Diaries interior
A captivating love letter to black women, hair care, and friendship
Wash Day Diaries interior
5 interconnected, relatable short story comics
Wash Day Diaries interior
Wash Day Diaries interior
Wash Day Diaries interior
Wash Day Diaries interior

Wash Day Diaries

About Diverstories

"I believe that Black and Brown children deserve to see themselves represented in books… if you cannot see it, you cannot be it."— Sarah Kamya

Fueled by the tide of civil justice, Diverstories was founded by Sarah Kamya in 2020 to normalize diverse stories and bring diverse narratives to the forefront, especially for Black and Brown youth, who so often cannot find themselves represented in literature. Since then, Kamya has distributed over 3,500 books, filling Little Free Libraries in all fifty states. She has collaborated with 100+ individuals and ten schools to fill Little Free Libraries with diverse literature. Her Instagram has over 15,000 followers. And, to date, Kamya has raised over $25,000 in donations. 

Chronicle's commitment

At Chronicle Books, we believe representative literature is critical for young readers' development of self-worth, emotional resonance, and empathy, and we are committed to supporting children’s access to a diverse range of stories. From books such as Mr. Watson’s Chickens, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets: A Muslim Book of Shapes, A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, and Seeing Gender, to our distribution partner Levine Querido’s Freedom! The Story of the Black Panther Party and winner of the John Newbery Medal The Last Cuentista, we’re honored to publish and distribute books that display a wide range of gender identities, sexual orientations, races, religions, and other expressions of self. In other words, we’re proud to publish stories that reflect the world in which we live and are committed to uplifting and amplifying the diverse range of creators behind them.