Multiracial Children's Books
Celebrate DIA, Diversity in Action, with these children's books featuring characters who are biracial or multiracial.
Multiracial Children's Books
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Who's in my family? : all about our families / Robie H. Harris ; illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott. Picture book.
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Who's in My Family? by Robie H. Harris ~"A big plus for us is the diversity - transracial families, same-sex parents, extended family members, older parents, and characters with disabilities. Differences are discussed in an open manner, and I appreciate Harris's no-nonsense approach to matters like varying skin colors within a family unit."
Who's in My Family? by Robie H. Harris - a great choice for teaching kids all about families. Inclusive and informative.
WHO’S IN MY FAMILY! » Robie H. Harris, Children's Book Author
Picture book. Who's In My Family?: All About Our Families by Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott. Main characters are black/white, but features families of all different backgrounds, as well as same-sex parents.
Mexican whiteboy / Matt de la Peña. For young adult readers.
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Mexican WhiteBoy by Matt de la Pena Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/uL2Gzjxr334
Gracias = Thanks / por Pat Mora ; ilustraciones por John Parra ; traducción por Adriana Domínguez. Picture book.
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Children's Book: Gracias/Thanks (2009), Author: Pat Mora, Illustrator: John Parra - Lee and Low Books
Gracias / Thanks (English and Spanish Edition): Pat Mora, John Parra - $6 (one of Charis's guidance counseling books) - age 4+
Marisol McDonald doesn't match = Marisol McDonald no combina / story/cuento, Monica Brown ; illustrations/ilustraciones, Sara Palacios ; Spanish translation/traducción al español, Adriana Domínguez. Picture book.
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Marisol McDonald has red hair and brown skin. Polka dots and stripes are her favorite combination. She prefers peanut butter and jelly burritos and playing soccer pirate princess. To her these seemingly mismatched things make perfect sense together. Other people don't understand. Try as she might, in a world where everyone tries to put this biracial, Peruvian-Scottish-American girl into a box, Marisol McDonald doesn t match. And that s just fine with her.
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina By Monica Brown, Illus. by Sara Palacios. Children's Book Press, an imprint of Lee and Low Books. Bright, vivacious Marisol, a Peruvian-Scottish-American girl, loves peanut butter and jelly burritos and speaks both English and Spanish, but her teacher and classmates do not appreciate Marisol’s mashing of cultures. (A 2012 Belpré Illustrator Honor Book)
Picture book. Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match by Monica Brown, illustrated by Sara Palacios. Peruvian-Scottish-American.
Marisol McDonald and the clash bash = Marisol McDonald y la fiesta sin igual / story / cuento, Monica Brown ; illustrations / ilustraciones, Sara Palacios ; Spanish translation / traducción al español, Adriana Domínguez. Picture book.
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Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash: Marisol McDonald y la fiesta sin igual (English and Spanish Edition) by Monica Brown Ph.D.
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Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash: Marisol McDonald y la fiesta sin igual (English and Spanish) Ages 6-8) Marisol is turning eight, and it's time to plan a birthday party! She also hopes that her Abuelitafrom Peru, will be able to come to the celebration. With her bright red hair, golden brown skin, mismatched outfits, and endearing individuality, this free-spirited Peruvian-Scottish-American girl is headed straight into the hearts of young readers everywhere.
"More more more," said the baby : 3 love stories / Vera B. Williams. Picture book.
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"More More More," Said the Baby Board Book by Vera B. Williams. Caldecott honor book.
Kids' Books You'll Both Enjoy: More More More Said the Baby, by Vera B. Williams. Little ones with short attention spans will appreciate the brightly colored illustrations and quick-to-read text in this bedtime fave. Available at amazon.com, $8.
"More More More," Said the Baby Board Book, By Vera B. Williams , Illustrated by Vera B. Williams: HarperCollins Children's Books
Picture book. "More More More," Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams (A Caldecott Honor book). Mixed families.
I love Saturdays y domingos / by Alma Flor Ada ; illustrated by Elivia Savadier. Picture book.
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Bilingual books for ELL
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The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster, Chris Raschka; Caldecott Children’s Book Award Winner of the 21st Century
2006. The Hello, Goodbye Window illustrated by Chris Raschka and written by Norton Juster MM-CPSD Picture Book J PB JUSTER A little girl loves going to her Nanna and Poppy's house because their kitchen window is a magical portal to a world of discovery and imagination, in a delightful story that celebrates childhood and the love of family.
The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster, illustrated by Chris Raschka. 2006 Caldecott Medal winner. The exciting moments of a young girl's life seen through her favorite window.
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It’s Perfect Picture Book Perfect Friday! And Boy do I have a book for you! - "black is brown is tan," Author and illustrator: Arnold Adoff/ Emily Arnold McCully When it was first published in 1973, Black is brown is tan featured the first interracial family in children’s books. Decades later, Arnold Adoff and Emily Arnold McCully continue to offer a joyous and loving celebration of all the colors of the race,
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What a Family! : a fresh look at family trees
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Picture book. What a Family! by Rachel Isadora
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Sprout's Bookshelf: Picture Book Review - Oscar's Half Birthday by Bob Graham
10 childrens books that shatter gender stereotypes
Oscar's Half Birthday Book
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New York Public Library 2013 children's book recommendations
Take Me Out to the Yakyu by Aaron Meshon. Baseball in Japan and U.S.A.--a little boy with his grandfather. Marvelous and very nice author's note plus Japanese/English dictionary make this a good cultural study as well as fun picture book.
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A cute kids book explores baseball in USA and Japan
For middle grade / tween readers.
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Happy Birthday to Me #2 (Amy Hodgepodge): Kim Wayans, Kevin Knotts, Soo Jeong. (ages 8+)
For tween/teen readers.
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Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi AUD FIC BAC (5 CDs) While practicing for their next baseball game, thirteen-year-old friends Rabi, Miguel, and Joe discover that the nefarious activities of the Delbe, Iowa, meatpacking plant have caused cows to turn into zombies.
For middle grade readers.
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The Other Half of My Heart / Sundee T. Frazier "Twin daughters of interracial parents, eleven-year-olds Keira and Minna have very different skin tones and personalities, but it is not until their African American grandmother enters them in the Miss Black Pearl Pre-Teen competition in North Carolina that red-haired and pale-skinned Minna realizes what life in their small town in the Pacific Northwest has been like for her more outgoing, darker-skinned sister."
The Other Half of My Heart by Sundee T. Frazier. Minverva and Keira King, biracial twins, are one in a million twins because Minerva is white and Keira is black. When they travel from Washington State to North Carolina to compete in the Miss Black Pearl Preteen of America contest, Minerva learns the prejudices that Keira has been experiencing all of her life. But no matter what, they still have the close bond of each other. Grades 4-7.
Another Friday, another bunch of wonderful book recommendations from Catherine Linka. http://wp.me/p1Qy0V-41B THE OTHER HALF OF MY HEART
Encore -- The other half of my heart / Sundee T. Frazier.
For middle grade readers.
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Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina by Rodman Philbrick - Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick presents a gripping yet poignant novel about a 12-year-old boy and his dog who become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina. ...an unforgettable novel of heroism in the face of truly challenging circumstances. (From Amazon.com)
Zane and the Hurricane by Rodman Philbrick. Zane is visiting his long-lost grandmother in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina strikes. His dog, Bandit, runs away and that's how Zane ends up on his own in the eye of the storm. Well done historical fiction, especially for kids who have little to no memory of Katrina and its aftermath. ~Rachel Cuzzo
Sarah Reads Too Much: Book Review: "Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina" by Rodman Philbrick
For middle grade readers.
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Fiona Cheng is half and half: Her father is Chinese and her mother is Scottish. Fiona looks more like her father than her mother, so people always expect her to be more interested in her Chinese half than her Scottish half. Lately even Fiona’s confused about who she really is.
Half and Half by Lensey Namioka is a fiction book about a girl who is half Scottish and half Chinese. The young girl, Fiona looks a lot more like her father who is Chinese so everyone just assumes she is more interested in her Chinese background rather than her Scottish background. Even Fiona begins to question who she is. This book is good for identity roles because she is trying to figure out her true background and cherish them both.
Encore -- Half and half / Lensey Namioka.
For middle grade readers.
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School age: read for Children's Book Award Committee
A book review at storysnoops.com.
Brendan Buckley's Sixth Grade Experiment by Sundee Frazier As biracial Brendan Buckley enters middle school, he deals with issues with his African American father, a new girl at school, and his changing friendship with his best friend.
For tween readers.
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The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond. Ages: 8-12. Follow along as Violet comes to terms with her biracial identity and learns about the African American side of her family tree.
Violet's mom is white, and her dad, who died before she was born, was black. She attends a mostly white school where she sometimes feels like a brown leaf on a pile of snow. She’s tired of people asking if she’s adopted. So she decides it’s time to learn about her African American heritage. And despite getting off to a rocky start trying to reclaim her dad’s side of the family, she can feel her confidence growing as the puzzle pieces of her life finally start coming together.
Amazon.com: The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond eBook: Brenda Woods: Books -- Coming of Age or Clues to a Culture unit
The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond: Coretta Scott King Honor winner Brenda Woods’ moving, uplifting story of a girl finally meeting the African American side of her family explores racism and how it feels to be biracial, and celebrates families of all kinds.
Violet Diamond has always hated the way people look at her—like she doesn’t belong in her family. Her mother and older half sister are white, but Violet herself is biracial; her father, whom she never met, was African-American. Growing up in a small town outside Seattle, Violet only knows a handful of other people of color.
For tween and teen readers.