Welcome to Identity and Diversity Picture Book Collections (IDPBC)!

Here you can access powerful visual stories about young protagonists who encounter diversity and explore issues of identity, difference and inclusion in deep and productive ways.

The IDPBC project strives to empower children from disadvantaged backgrounds to see themselves in the curriculum, enable all children to function within diverse/multicultural educational environments, and prepare teachers to teach diverse learners. IDPBC pursues all of the above by placing in the hands of children, teachers, student teachers and parents picture books that deal with identity, diversity and inclusion. Children, teachers, student teachers and parents are educated and guided through activities that value diversity, combat racism and xenophobia and enhance the child’s self-image and self-efficacy.