Imagine a world in which all children can see themselves in the pages of a book.

The librarians at OFL strive to “promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.” We believe in the We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) movement and support their efforts to produce changes in the children’s publishing industry. We support the movement’s definition of diversity: “We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.”

How to Find Diverse Books at OFL:

Look for the “We Need Diverse Books” sticker on the cover of book titles for children and teens. Our librarians have picked out diverse book titles from popular diversity award lists. A full list can be found here.

You can find books in the following areas:

Juvenile Picture Books

Juvenile Fiction

Juvenile Non-Fiction and Biographies

Young Adult Fiction

Young Adult Non-Fiction and Biographies

To learn more about the movement, visit