30 Multicultural Picture Books about Immigration
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  June is Immigrant Heritage Month! Throughout the month, the diverse heritage of the United States as a nation of immigrants is celebrated. A great opportunity to teach all children empathy and kindness towards new immigrants with these touching multicultural … Read More

Multicultural Book of the Month: The Case for Loving
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  The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage written by Selina Alko, illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko   The Case for Loving tells the true story of Mildred Loving and Richard Perry Loving, and their three … Read More

14 Children’s Books celebrating Juneteenth
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  UPDATED JUNE 2021! 19th of June is Juneteenth! Also known as Juneteenth Freedom Day, it commemorates the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the Confederate South. On June 19th 1865 … Read More

60+ Multicultural Children’s Books about Fathers
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    UPDATED June 2020! Not only for Father’s Day but for any day of the year are these multicultural children’s books about fathers! We included all kinds of fathers: different ethnicities, mixed-race families, same-sex parents, absent fathers… Unfortunately, there … Read More

2016 Américas Award Winning Children’s Books
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  Earlier this week the 2016 Américas Award winning Children’s Books were announced: Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan and Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope-Pérez, along with two Honourable Mentions and other Commended Titles. The Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult literature recognizes … Read More

8 Children’s Books about the Dragon Boat Festival
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    UPDATED JUNE 2021! One of the major festivals in Chinese culture, the Dragon Boat Festival celebrates the famous poet Qu Yuan who is said to have leapt into a river when an evil king captured his kingdom. Fishermen tried … Read More

33 Children’s Books about Ramadan and Eid
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    UPDATED APRIL 2021! For over one billion Muslims worldwide, Ramadan is a special time of fasting, praying, giving and togetherness. It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and it begins with the appearance of the new moon. … Read More

50+ Multicultural Middle Grade Novels for Summer Reading
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    UPDATED June 2019! Summer is here! Well, at least in the northern hemisphere… Time to stock up on summer reads for your middle graders! There is something for everyone on this extensive list of multicultural middle-grade novels!   … Read More

Multicultural Book of the Month: Juna’s Jar
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  Juna’s Jar written by Jane Bahk, illustrated by Felicia Hoshino   Juna’s Jar tells of a heartbreaking disappointment in a little Asian American girl’s life. Juna’s best friend Hector (who is from a Hispanic background) suddenly moves away without … Read More

30 Asian & Asian American Children’s Books for Ages 0 to 18
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    May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Observed since 1990, it celebrates the rich culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. In this list, I have focused on Asian and Asian … Read More

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