The National PTA has "A Family Guide to Selecting Diverse Books."
As a un-woke child many decades ago, my reading list was filled with characters who were like me. That's why I read books and poems about pirates, eccentric doctors, slaves, highwaymen, animals, explorers, natives in the South Pacific, and Indians.
My main concern, of course, was whether it was a good story, not which group was being represented. I also had little interest in the background of the authors.
And I would have quickly spotted preaching.