22 Multicultural Children’s Books featuring Superheroes

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Multicultural Children's Books about Superheroes

 

Kids everywhere love superheroes! Fascinated by their superpowers and their action-packed adventures, they enjoy pretending to be superheroes themselves.

Teach children about standing up for what is right and defending those in need with these multicultural children’s books featuring superheroes!


22 Multicultural Children’s Books featuring Superheroes


Babies & Toddlers


Ten Little Superheroes
by Mike Brownlow

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

“Ten little Super Kids, flying through the air, / Spot the league of bad guys, plotting in their lair.” Ten Little Superheroes is a traditional counting rhyme with a superhero twist. Featuring the cutest little superheroes and colourful illustrations, this book will appeal to the littlest readers. ~ Diverse – Babies & Toddlers


Even Superheroes Use the Potty
by Sara Crow

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

“Zip home quickly after saving somebody. Even Superheroes have to use the potty.” Whether you’re a superhero, a firefighter, a ninja, or simply a kid, everyone has to go to the toilet. With dynamic illustrations and rhyming text, Even Superheroes use the Potty encourages good potty habits in a fun way. Includes stickers and a bathroom reward chart. ~ Diverse – Babies & Toddlers



 


Preschool


My Mum is a Supermum
by Angela McAllister

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

Milo’s mum must have superpowers. She always knows what he’s up to whether he’s jumping on the bed, wrestling with giant sea monsters in the bath or using her saucepans to brew up magic spells. But how does she do it?? Voted Best Picture Books by kids, My Mum Is A Supermum is a hilarious picture book that kids everywhere will love! ~ Diverse – Preschool

More funny books: 10 Laugh-Out-Loud Funny Multicultural Picture Books


Super Satya Saves the Day
by Raakhee Mirchandani

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

Meet Satya, a fiery Indian-American superhero, who is ready to conquer the tallest slide in Hoboken… until her mum tells her that her superhero cape is at the dry cleaner. Without her cape will she still be able to face her fears, help her friends, and be the true hero everyone knows she is? With engaging text and dynamic illustrations, Super Satya Saves The Day teaches children that they can be courageous and confident, cape or no cape. ~ Asian – Preschool

More books with Asian characters: 30 Asian & Asian American Children’s Books for Ages 0 to 18


Tough Guys Have Feelings Too
by Keith Negley

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

Tough Guys Have Feelings Too is a fun read-aloud that shows young children that everyone has a whole range of feelings…  even ninjas, wrestlers, knights, and superheroes! Kids will love recognizing their feelings in Keith Negley’s bold illustrations. ~ Diverse – Preschool


Even Superheroes Have Bad Days
by Shelly Becker

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

All kids struggle to deal with their emotions sometimes, even young superheroes! With vibrant illustrations and dynamic rhyming text, Even Superheroes Have Bad Days shows the many ways superheroes (and ordinary children, too) can cope with difficult feelings, from burning off steam on a bike or a hike, to helping others. ~ Diverse – Preschool

Also available:  Even Superheroes Make Mistakes


Nina the Neighborhood Ninja
by Sonia Panigrahy

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

Nina is a smart, strong and fast girl with a take-charge attitude. She uses her brain and her muscles to complete rescue missions, and she doesn’t mind getting dirty and climbing trees. It’s all part of the life of the everyday girl superhero. With sweet illustrations and a fun storyline, Nina The Neighbourhood Ninja shows young girls that they too can be superheroes. ~ African – Preschool



Brave
by Stacy McAnulty

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

“Like superheroes, brave kids can save the world, just by being brave.” With vibrant illustrations, Brave is an empowering book that shows how kids can be just as brave as superheroes, whether they check for monsters under the bed, face a thunderstorm or a hospital visit, confront bullies or speak their mind. ~ Diverse – Preschool

Lucia the Luchadora
by Cynthia Leonor Garza

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

When some boys tell her that “girls can’t be superheroes”, Lucia’s abuela tells her that she actually comes from a family of brave Mexican luchadoras. So she returns disguised as a luchadora but is soon confronted with a case of injustice and needs to find the courage to fight for what is right, even if that means breaking the sacred rule of never revealing the identity behind her mask. Named one of the Best Books of 2017, Lucía the Luchadora is a wonderful story about courage and cultural legacy. ~ Hispanic – Preschool

More Hispanic children’s books: Pura Belpré Award Winners 1996 – 2018


The Adventures Of Sparrowboy
by Brian Pinkney

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

An oldie but goldie! One afternoon on Thurber Street something mysterious happens that changes paperboy henry’s life forever.  With dynamic illustrations, The Adventures of Sparrowboy is an award-winning book that introduces a new superhero who takes the neighbourhood under his wing and saves the day. ~ Diverse – Preschool


Superhero
by Marc Tauss

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

Maleek may be a small boy in a big city, but he’s no ordinary kid. He’s a scientist and a superhero! So when his beloved city’s parks and playgrounds mysteriously disappear, it’s up to Maleek and his robot Marvyn to save the day. With mesmerizing black-and-white photo-illustrations Superhero brings every young superhero’s fantasy to life. – African – Preschool, Elementary School



Elementary School


Yasmin the Superhero
by Saadia Faruqi

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

Pakistani-American Yasmin is ready to be a Superhero! She’s got the cape. She’s got the mask. Now she just needs a villain to defeat! On her search for a villain, she meets lots of lovely people and realizes that she might not need a villain to wield her superpowers. Yasmin The Superhero is a sweet and fun superhero story for early readers  ~ Asian – Elementary School

More books with Pakistani characters: 15 Children’ s Books set in Pakistan


Freddie Ramos Takes Off (Zapato Power)
by Jacqueline Jules

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

One day Freddie Ramos comes home from school and finds a strange box just for him. Inside he finds Zapato Power-shoes that change his life by giving him super speed! With breezy text, infused with a few Spanish words, and cartoon-style illustrations, Zapato Power is an appealing early chapter book series. ~ Hispanic – Elementary School

More in the series: 40+ Multicultural Book Series for Girls & Boys


An Extra-Ordinary Girl (Ellie Ultra)
by Gina Bellisario

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

After years of being homeschooled by her super-genius inventor parents, Ellie starts at a public school. She is super excited to finally hang out with normal kids and learn normal things but soon realizes that her superpowers make her stand out. Can Ellie save the world and fit in with her new friends? An Extra-Ordinary Girl is a fun and dynamic read that kids everywhere will love!  ~ African – Elementary School


The Gumazing Gum Girl!, Book 1: Chews Your Destiny
by Rhode Montijo

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

Gabby Gomez loves to chew bubble gum, everywhere and all the time. One day a freak incident turns her into a sticky, stretchy superhero. Gabby loves her new superpowers but has to keep them secret from her mother or else she’ll find herself in a really sticky situation. With a hilarious storyline and bold artwork, The Gumazing Girl will be appealing to boys and girls everywhere. ~ Hispanic – Elementary School

More funny books: 10 Laugh-Out-Loud Funny Multicultural Picture Books


Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero!
by Kara West

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

Mia Macarooney’s life goes from totally ordinary to totally super when she’s invited to attend the afterschool Program for In-Training Superheroes a.k.a. THE PITS!  So now the 8-year-old has to balance her regular everyday life and maintain her secret identity as she learns how to be the world’s newest superhero. With easy-to-read language and engaging illustrations, Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero is a perfect chapter book for emerging readers. ~ African – Elementary School

More in the series: Mia Mayhem Learns to Fly! // Mia Mayhem Breaks Down Walls // Mia Mayhem vs. the Super Bully


Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF
by Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

Meet Lunella Lafayette, a preteen super genius who wants to change the world but learns the hard way that it takes more than just big brains. Her life is turned upside down when a savage, red-scaled tyrant from prehistoric past shows up. The Moon Girls and Devil Dinosaur first book in this dynamic graphic novel about a spunky superhero. ~ African – Elementary SchoolMiddle School

More books in the series: Vol. 2: Cosmic Cooties // Vol.3: The Smartest There Is //  Vol. 4: Girl-Moon // Vol. 5: Fantastic Three // Vol. 6: Save Our School // Vol. 7

More books about spunky girls: 14 Multicultural Children’s Books About Spunky Princesses // Multicultural Book of the Month: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls// 26 Multicultural Picture Books about Inspiring Women & Girls


Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal
by G. Willow Wilson

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

Another spunky Marvel heroine!  Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City – until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who is this all-new Ms Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them as well. Ms Marvel Vol.1: No Normal introduces a groundbreaking new heroine that has become an international sensation. ~ Asian – Elementary School, Middle School

More books with Asian characters: 30 Asian – Asian American Children’s Books for Ages 0 to 18

More books with Muslim characters: 20 Children’s Books set in the Middle East & Northern Africa// 21 Children’s Books about Ramadan and Eid



Middle School & High School


Public School Superhero
by James Patterson

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

In Kenny Wright’s mind, he’s Stainlezz Steel, super-powered defender of the weak. In reality, he’s a chess club devotee known as a “Grandma’s Boy”. When he faces peer pressure and bullying, he needs to find his strength in real life. Interspersed with fantastic illustrations and comic-book panels, Public School Superhero is an appealing book about identity, belonging, and doing the right thing. ~ Diverse – Middle School

Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man
by Brian Michael Bendis

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

Before Peter Parker died, young Miles’ life was just that of a normal teenager who was about to start at a new school. But when a spider’s bite grants him incredible arachnid-like powers, Miles is thrust into a world he doesn’t understand. Can he live up to Peter’s legacy as Spider-Man? Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man is a new chapter in the classic graphic novel that youngsters everywhere love! ~ African – Middle School, High School


Black Panther Adventures
by Joe Caramagna

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

An international incident explodes when the Fantastic Four get their hands on a shipment of Vibranium – the uncanny metal only found in T’Challa’s kingdom, the fictional African nation of Wakanda. Will the FF feel the Black Panther’s wrath? The Black Panther Adventures is a suspenseful all-time favourite graphic novel.  ~ African – Middle School, High School


Super Sikh #1
by Eileen Kaur Alden

Multicultural Children's Books featuring Superheroes

Deep Singh loves Elvis, hates the Taliban, works at a tech company and lives with his parents. But behind that front he is a top secret agent for the United Nations, fighting terrorism all around the world. Right now though, he really needs a vacation. And there’s only one place to go: Graceland! Available on Kindle & comiXology, Super Sikh #1 introduces a unique superhero that teenagers will love ~ Asian – High School


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