Matters of Representation is a directory of children’s books by diverse authors and illustrators. It began as an instagram page, and is now a searchable website.

Support authors and illustrators who remain the least represented in children’s publishing.  Make your home or classroom library diverse and inclusive with stories that represent varied lived experiences of BIPOC in the United States, and around the world. 

This website for parents, educators, children, and all who appreciate children’s literature! The links to purchase the books take you directly to my Bookshop Store, or to my Amazon Shop. 

Search for books by title, or keyword! 


Books are organized by genre and further categorized into book topics to help you narrow your search, or locate books with a certain theme. 

Industry/educational recommended age appropriateness for the book categories:

Board Books (0 to 3 yrs) 

 Picture Books (3 to 9 yrs) 

Chapter Books (7 to 12 yrs) 

Middle Grade Books (9 to 15 yrs) 

 Young Adult Novels (15 to 18 yrs) 

*These recommendations are for the most part flexible, and are guides to help you choose books most appropriate for your child. * 

The list is constantly being updated, so follow on Instagram, or check back frequently to stay up to date.