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The Big Blog of Diversity in STEM Books

Every young person should see similar people to themselves succeeding in STEM.

“You can’t be what you can’t see”

Marian Wright Edelman (American activist for children’s rights)


  • Women are underrepresented in STEM fields, making up just 24% of the overall UK STEM workforce
  • Black, minority ethnic and disadvantaged young people are also consistently underrepresented within STEM.
  • Disabled and neurodivergent people experience barriers to success in STEM.

A powerful way to address this and challenge stereotypes is by exposing students to a diverse range of STEM role models from a young age. Picture books are a fantastic starting point.

Here are some of our favourite Diversity in STEM books. Click on the image to find the book on Amazon.

Take the time to review the STEM literature in your bookshelves and make sure it’s sending the message to our young people that STEM is for everyone.


Have we missed a great diversity in STEM book? Comment below and we’ll add it on.