Summer is a great time for recommending books. And also a time when you might not have as much time as you’d like to collate your own lists! SO–here is a compilation of lists and list resources that may be of use/interest for you:
We Are Kidlit Collective Summer Reading List is a “curated summer reading list that celebrates diversity, inclusivity, and intersecting identities” with books for all ages by and about Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
School Library Journal has a whole bunch of great summer booklists, with a variety of ages, book-types, and topics.
Association for Library Service to Children has summer reading lists (and nifty brochures) for ages 0-14. (Pro tip: Valerie from Ladysmith mentioned that she puts these lists out and kids and families read through all the books on the list–a great way to diversify their reading!)
YALSA’s Teens Top Ten Nominees are a great list of teen-recommended books for kids to read and then vote for their favorites in the fall
Cooperative Children’s Book Center is ALWAYS a good bet! Here are a few booklists to highlight
- Book of the Week Archives
- Black Experience: Affirmation and Resilience, Activism and Resistance in 45 Books for PreK-Grade 12
- Race and Racism: Selected Books for PreK-Grade 12
NPR’s Book Concierge is tons of fun, the 2019 list is a great place to start. You can spend a lot of time playing with filters to see what you can come up with, including filters for books for kids and teens.