"Introductory chapter books aimed at second, third and fourth grade readers overwhelmingly reflect a suburban milieu with white protagonists. Students of other races and ethnicities seldom encounter characters like themselves in books, and some education experts say that can be an obstacle to literacy. Below [are] titles that feature main characters who are black, Latino, Asian, American Indian or Alaska Native and read the beginning of each book."

 

- NY Times

 

 

 

Two of the titles are written by Aboriginal Authors: Chickadee by Louise Erdrich and Indian Shoes by Cynthia Leitich Smith. Highly recommend these titles!