Multicultural Stories

In addition to our suggestions, check out Lee & Low Books for a wide variety of stories representing the diversity of contemporary culture.

Three Wise Women
Mary Hoffman

Grandma Calls Me Beautiful
Barbara M. Joosse

Rechenka’s Eggs
Patricia Poloacco

Chicken Sunday
Patricia Poloacco

People
Peter Spier

El nombre de Dios
Sandy Sasso

Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? by Bonnie Bader and Nancy Harrison (Illustrator), 8-12 years

 

All Night, All Day: A Child’s First Book of African-American Spirituals by Ashley Bryan, 4-8 years

 

The Give-Away: A Christmas Story in the Native American Tradition by Ray Buckley, 4 and up

 

The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaolo, 4-8 years

 

Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom by Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), and Diane Dillon (Illustrator), 4 and up

 

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox, 4-8 years

 

The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales by Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), and Diane Dillon (Illustrator), 4 and up

 

Three Wise Women by Mary Hoffman and Lynn Russell (Illustrator), 5-9 years

 

My First Kwanzaa by Karen Katz

 

Can You Say Peace? by Karen Katz, 3-7 years

 

Ghost Wings by Barbara M. Joosse and Giselle Potter (Illustrator), 5-8 years

 

Grandma Calls Me Beautiful by Barbara M. Joosse and Barbara Lavallee (Illustrator), 4-8 years

 

Stars in the Darkness by Barbara M. Joosse and R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator), 4-8 years

 

Mommy, Mama, and Me by Leslea Newman

 

Chicken Sunday by Patricia Poloacco, 4-8 years

 

Rechenka’s Eggs by Patricia Poloacco, 4-8 years

 

People by Peter Spier, 3-7 years

 

Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams, Khadra Mohammed, and Doug Chayka (Illustrator), 6 and up

 

Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa by Jeanette Winter, 4-8 years

 

A Special Sheep / Una Oveja Especial! -- In 3 Languages: Spanish, English, and Arabic (Spanish) by Nohemi C. Pagan

 

My Uncle's Wedding by Eric Ross

 

Somewhere in the World Right Now by Stacey Schuett, 3-7 years

 

All Familes Are Special by Norma Simon, 5-8 years

 

Forever Families: God's Gift of Adoption by Natalie Sutyak

 

Spanish Language

Global Babies/Bebes del Mundo by The Gloabl Fund for Children, 1-3 years

 

Mama Do You Love Me? (Spanish Version) by Barbara M. Joosse and Barbara Lavallee (Illustrator), 3-7 years

 

Because I Love You (Spanish Edition) by Max Lucado and Mitchell Heinze (Illustrator), 6 and up

 

You Are Special (Spanish Edition) by Max Lucado and Sergio Martinez (Illustrator), 4 and up

 

Guess How Much I Love You (Spanish Edition) by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram (Illustrator), 3 and up

 

In God’s Name (Spanish Edition) by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso Sasso and Phoebe Stone (Illustrator), 2 and up

 

The Giving Tree (Spanish Edition) by Shel Silverstein, 1 and up

Ghost Wings
Barbara M. Joosse

Stars in the Darkness
Barbara M. Joosse

Four Feet, Two Sandals
Karen Lynn Williams & Khadra Mohammed

Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa
Jeanette Winter

Tú eres especial
Max Lucado

This page was last updated by JK 1/27/15

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