Brantford Reads Diverse Books

We challenge you to read books with diverse characters this fall!

You can join the reading challenge and discover new characters, stories and authors with our ReadSquared service and ReadSquared app (Android / Apple).  

Through the ReadSquared service, kids, teens and families can track each challenge they complete to earn points towards a prize draw. The challenge runs from September 13 to November 30.

To help you find books to complete the challenges, we have created Diverse Reads and book bundles that will be available on a first-come-first-served basis at the Main and St. Paul Branches.  These bundles will contain five books chosen by our staff for specific age groups (early elementary, middle grade and teen). 

We've also created book lists in our online catalogue. Call, visit or use your online account to reserve one of these titles today.  

 Diverse Reads Book Lists

Books featuring 2SLGBTQ+ characters

Books written by Indigenous authors

Books written by black female authors

Books written by Asian authors

Books featuring characters with disabilities

Books written by a Canadian person of colour

Books about families

Books about Muslim culture

Books about kindness

Read a book that explores racism

Books about immigration and refugee experiences

Books about adoption

Books about self-love, self-acceptance and body positivity


Author Video Recommendations

Click the author's name below to see their recommendations and learn about their writing process. 

K-3 Authors

Alan Woo


Grades 4-8 Authors 

Naomi M. Moyer

Christy Jordan-Fenton 


Teen Authors

Tanaz Bhathena 

Andre Fenton