Inclusive Literature Lists

The Billings Public Library supports and values and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We strive to curate a collection of resources that represents all demographics in our community’s tapestry. We believe an inclusive and welcoming community is a stronger community.

This list of inclusive and diverse literature that the youth of our community can see themselves in as well as use as a conduit to build compassion for others is brought to you on behalf of collaboration between the Human Relations Commission of the City of Billings, the Billings Public Library, and a children’s literature assistant professor from Montana State University Billings.

This list is not intended to be exhaustive. We welcome your feedback, suggestions, and any recommendations for this list. We will take these into consideration as we continue to develop these lists.

December 2023 Inclusive Literature

August 2023: Inclusive Literature

June 2023 Pride Month

April 2023: Inclusive Literature

January 2023: Inclusive Literature

November 2022: Jewish Voices and Experiences Inclusive Literature (Americans and the Holocaust Exhibit)

September 2022: Inclusive Literature

June 2022: Pride Month

February 2022: Black History Month

November 2021: Indigenous Peoples

September 2021: National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15)

July 2021: Sports and Athletics

June 2021: LGBTQ+ Pride Month 

May 2021: Asian and Pacific Islander Literature

April 2021: Inclusive Poetry

March 2021: Women's History Month

February 2021: Black History Month

January 2021: STEM

December 2020: Families

November 2020: Voting and Civic Engagement 

October 2020: National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15- Oct. 15)

September 2020: Translated Literature

August 2020 Back to School

July 2020 Differently Abled

June 2020 LGTBQ+ Pride

May 2020 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

April 2020 Arab American Heritage Month

March 2020 Women’s History Month

February 2020 Black History Month

January 2020 Mental Health and Wellness

December 2019 World Religions

November 2019 Indigenous Peoples

October 2019 Inclusive Literature