Whenever possible, we ask schools, teachers, and families to tell us about their kids and what kind of books would serve them best. This page list book titles and topics we are in need of, but don’t often see donated and/or are difficult for us to purchase. 

Books/topics we are always in need of:

Varied Family Structure (adoptive families, stepfamilies, two moms or dads, single parent, kids raised by grandparents/other relatives, parent in prison) 

Some of our favorite titles include: 

  • My Friends and Me by Stephanie Stansbie 
  • Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer
  • Families by Shelley Rotner 

Biracial / Multiracial 

Some of our favorite titles include:

  • Mixed Me by Taye Diggs
  • Honeysmoke by Monique Fields 
  • Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match by Monica Brown 

Neurodivergent (books about autistic kids, kids with ADHD, or other neurodivergent characters, especially non-white neurodivergent characters) 

Some of our favorite titles include:

  • Little Senses Book Series by Samantha Cotterill 
  • Noah Chases the Wind by Michelle Worthington 
  • My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook