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The Children's Diversity and Justice Library is a free community library providing books and programs featuring under represented identities and demonstrating diverse individuals, including children, who raise up justice in our world.

Rooted in values of equity and compassion and hosted by the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church (TVUUC) in Knoxville, Tennessee, the CDJL empowers young people to celebrate diversity and seek justice in their lives and communities.

This all volunteer run library is organized around 12 diversity elements:

African American, Bodies & Abilities, Diversity, Gender, Families, Hispanic Latino Spanish, Justice, LGBTQ+, Cultures & Traditions, Refugees & Immigrants, Religion, Women and Girls.  

Every book available for loan can be identified in our catalogue by at least one of the above category tags.  In addition, books can be identified by author, title, reading level, fiction, non-fiction and biography/autobiography.

The library is available in Room H of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919.  All programming is free and open to the public.  For the first year, we plan to lend books to TVUUC members and friends; after that we hope to make our books available for borrowing by everyone.  

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”

— Maya Angelou