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Celebrate Diversity with These Books, Movies, & Podcasts

Updated: Dec 20, 2021

Together, we recognize and celebrate the diversity surrounding us. Here are some books, podcasts, and movies to learn about and honor diversity during Celebrate Diversity Month and every day of the year.


For Adults

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Courageous Conversations about Race by Glenn E. Singleton

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram Kendi

Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz

Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad

My Left Foot by Christy Brown

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business by Erin Meyer

The Elephant Man by Christine Sparks

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh

We Can’t Talk about That at Work! How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and other Polarizing Topics by Mary Frances Winters

For Children

Besos for Baby by Jen Arena

Happy in Our Skin by Fran Manushkin

Her Body Can by Ady Meschke and Katie Crenshaw

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer

Meet ClaraBelle Blue by Adiba Nelson

Miles is the Boss of His Body by Abbie Schiller and Samantha Counter

Pink is for Boys by Robb Pearlman

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o

Think Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison


In Good Company‬ with Otegha Uwagba

Undistracted with Brittany Packnett Cunningham

The People of Avamere Pod by the Avamere Family of Companies

Bodies by Allison Behringer

Movies & TV Shows

For Adults

A Raisin in the Sun

For Colored Girls

Hidden Figures

Just Mercy

Love on the Spectrum


Switched at Birth

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

The Many Sides of Jane

The Sound of Music

West Side Story

12 Years a Slave

For Children

A Ballerina’s Tale

Akeelah and the Bee

Big Hero 6


Lilo and Stitch


Monsters University


Ruby Bridges

Remember the Titans

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Princess and the Frog




What are you learning? Share your insights with family, friends, and co-workers to cultivate an environment of inclusion where everyone can feel valued and respected. Learn more about the ways Avamere is honoring diversity, equity, and inclusion on our website and Facebook.

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