This list was created in October 2020 to support LITED 3121 (Children's Literature for Diversity and Social Justice). The books on this list cover a variety of difficult, traumatic, and/or disruptive childhood events.
If you have feedback to share about any of the titles on this list, please get in touch with the Youth Services Librarian! I look forward to hearing from you.
There are some topics on which we don't have many recent titles. I am working to build our collection in these areas, and I would appreciate recommendations if you know of any books we should have.
Book descriptions in quotation marks come from our catalog. Book descriptions without quotation marks are original to this list.