28 Children’s Books celebrating Juneteenth
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    UPDATED MAY 2023! 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 … Read More

70+ Multicultural Children’s Books about Fathers
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    UPDATED June 2022! 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… Unfortunately, there wasn’t much … 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

115 Multicultural Middle Grade Novels for Summer Reading
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  UPDATED July 2022! 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 sorted by ethnicity … 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

40+ Multicultural Children’s Books about Mothers
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    UPDATED MAY 2021! Happy Mother’s Day! No matter where we live or how we became mothers, we all love our children madly, so let’s celebrate all mothers everywhere with these gorgeous multicultural children’s books about mothers! 40+ Multicultural Children’s … Read More

28 Multicultural Children’s Books Celebrating Books & Reading
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    UPDATED APRIL 2023! It’s National Library Week! This year’s theme, “There’s More To The Story”, promotes the fact that libraries don’t only offer books but also items like museum passes, games, musical instruments, and tools. Library programs bring … Read More

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