Little Free Library Back to School Book Drive

Sep 29 / Uncategorized

Let’s Diversify our Little Free Library!

This year, back to school might look different for everyone but there has never been a better time to celebrate diversity, inclusion and kindness. In partnership with the Hingham Pride Project and through their generous donation of books, we’ve stocked our Little Free Library with books that promote these principles. Our goal is simple: every person should be able to open a book from our library and feel seen, and the characters and/or storylines in the book are reflective of the way they look and the things they experience.

For the month of October and beyond, we’re asking our community to drop off any gently used or newly purchased books for all ages that promote diversity, inclusion and kindess in our Little Free Library. Our Little Free Library is located outside of Crate + Barrel, and serves as a space to hold books for the community to take and enjoy. Looking to donate a great read? Our friends at the Hingham Pride Project have put together the below suggestions, many of which you can find in our Little Free Library already. Many of these titles are available to purchase or order on-site at Barnes & Noble.

Books Donated by the Hingham Pride Project


  • Who are you? The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity, Brook Pessin-Whedbee
  • Sugar Plum Ballerinas Series, Nancy Cato and Whoopi Goldberg
  • The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: the story of Dr. Temple Grandin, Julia Finley Mosca
  • My Princess Boy, Cheryl Kilodavis
  • Saturday, Oge Mora
  • Each Kindness, Jacqueline Woodson
  • When Aiden Became a Brother, Kyle Lukoff
  • Sulwe, Lupita Nyong’o
  • The, She, He Easy as ABC, Matthew Sg and Maya Christina Gonzalez
  • Hair Love, Matthew A. Cherry
  • The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family, Ibtihaj Muhammad and S.K. Ali

Young Adult/Teen

  • Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability, Shane Burcaw
  • Esperanza Rising, Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • El Deafo, Cece Bell
  • The First Rule of Punk, Celia C. Pérez
  • Wonder, R. J. Palacio
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
  • Hurricane Child, Kacen Callender
  • Redwood and Ponytail, K.A. Holt


  • Red at the Bone, Jacqueline Woodson
  • Laughing at my Nightmare, Shane Burcaw
  • Stamped, Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds
  • Raising Rosie, Eric and Stephani Lohman
  • This Book is Gay, Juno Dawson
  • How to be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi
  • Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law, Haben Girma
  • Pride: The Celebration and the Struggle, Robin Stevenson
  • This Book is Antiracist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action and Do the Work, Tiffany Jewell
  • A Well of Loneliness, Radclyffe Hall

Additional Book Suggestions 
list curated by the Hingham Pride Project

  • The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas
  • Last Stop on Market Street, Matt de la Peña
  • It’s Ok to Be Different, Todd Parr
  • Boy Meets Boy,  David Levithan
  • Realm of Possibility, David Levithan
  • Of Fire and Stars, Audrey Coulthurst
  • The Story of Ferdinand, Munro Leaf
  • Red: A Crayon’s Story, Michael Hall
  • The Sweet & Sour Animal Book, Langston Hughes
  • A Beach Tail, Karen Lynn Williams
  • The Quilt, Ann Jonas
  • Alma and How She Got Her Name, Juana Martinez-Neal
  • Cora Cooks Pancit, Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore
  • Becoming Nicole, Amy Ellis Nutt
  • Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters
  • Fingersmith, Sarah Waters
  • Hunger, Roxanne Gay
  • Monster Trouble, Lane Frederickson
  • One Word from Sophia, Jim Averbeck
  • Two Problems for Sophia, Jim Averbeck
  • Ada Twist, Scientist, Andrea Beaty