Looking for a quick injection of diversity on your bookshelf? Check out the Who Is? (Who Was/What Was?) series!
Penguin’s Who Was? and What Was? series of nonfiction books offers kid-
friendly accounts of important historical events and famous figures.
These are illustrated chapter books that would be appropriate for ages 8-12 in both solo reading and read-aloud settings.
To extend the learning experience, Penguin has published an Educator’s Resource with questions and activities. Please click below for further information:
While there are many wonderful titles in this series, the following books feature people of color and/or discuss the historical events that frame(d) their experiences.