The Notable Books for a Global Society Committee of IRA’s Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group identifies literature that honors and celebrates diversity in culture, race, ethnicity, gender, language, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and physical and intellectual ability. Each year, the committee spotlights 25 outstanding trade books for enhancing students’ understandings of people and cultures throughout the world.

A Long Pitch Home

by Natalie Dias Lorenzi


Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist

by Susan Wood / Duncan Tonatiuh


Freedom in Congo Square

by Carole Boston Weatherford / R. Gregory Christie

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Look Up!

by Jung Jin-ho


Salt to the Sea

by Ruta Sepetys

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Towers Falling

by Jewell Parker Rhodes

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by Marina Budhos


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