Books that Encourage Empathy and Inclusivity

Below is a list of books that encourage empathy and inclusivity. Click the book title to link to a site where you can purchase it.

  1. The Big Orange SplotDaniel Manus Pinkwater
  2. Suki’s KimonoChiere Uegaki and Stephanie Jorisch
  3. Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine DressChristine Baldacchino
  4. The Family BookTodd Parr
  5. The Sissy DucklingHarvey Fierstein
  6. All Families Are SpecialNorma Simon
  7. Have You Filled a Bucket Today?Carol McCloud
  8. How Full is Your Bucket?( for kids)Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer
  9. Pink is For BoysRobb Pearlman
  10. The Crayon Box that TalkedShane DeRolf
  11. Red:  A Crayon’s StoryMichael Hall
  12. Bear For Breakfast – Robert Munsch
  13. All Are WelcomeAlexandra Penfold
  14. Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow FlagRob Sanders
  15. Julian Is A MermaidJessica Love
  16. The WhispersGreg Howard
  17. I Am JazzJessica Herthel
  18. Jacob’s New Dress Ian Hoffman and Sarah Hoffman
  19. Families, Families, Families!Suzanne Lang
  20. The Great Big Book of FamiliesMary Hoffman
  21. Ruby, Head HighIrene Cohen-Janca
  22. Hair LoveMatthew A. Cherry
  23. We’re Different, We’re the Same But We’re All WonderfulBobbi Jane Kates
  24. One FamilyGeorge Shannon
  25. Who’s In My FamilyRobie H. Harris
  26. Love Makes A FamilySophie Beer
  27. The Water WalkerJoanne Robertson
  28. Stone SoupMarcia Brown
  29. Sammy’s VisitVal Plett Reimer
  30. This Is How It Always IsLaurie Frankel
  31. And Tango Makes Three Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
  32. I Need A Hug Susie Linn
  33. The Colour of UsKaren Katz
  34. Hedgehog Goes to KindergartenLynne Marie
  35. Giraffes Can’t Dance Giles Andreae & Guy Parker-Rees
  36. We All Sing With the Same VoiceJ. Philip Miller + Sheppard M Greene
  37. A Family is a FamilySara O’Learya