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Diverse & Inclusive Books for KS1

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Best Diverse Books for Years 1 and 2

We have selected a list of recommended diverse and inclusive books for children in Year 1 and Year 2 (ages 5-7), which feature characters that are traditionally under-represented in children’s books.

This list of the best diverse books for children in Key Stage 1 includes books with minority ethnic main characters, books that celebrate difference and books with representations of cultural diversity, different types of families, hearing loss, physical disabilities, medical conditions and neurodiversity. 

You can find Diverse & Inclusive lists for other primary year groups here.

Books with minority ethnic main characters


Books that represent cultural diversity


Books that represent neurodiversity

Books that represent physical disabilities

Books that represent different types of families

Books that represent visual impairment and hearing loss

Books that represent medical conditions and speech disorders

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