Books offer readers a chance to see the world through someone else’s eyes. That’s why we believe it’s so important to have books with a wealth of diverse cultures, traditions, perspectives, experiences, and individuals available for children. To celebrate Multicultural Children’s Book Day, check out some of our children’s books highlighting different countries, people, and stories and #ReadYourWorld today!


Books Featuring Different Countries

Bosnia: Flowers for Sarajevo
India: Monsoon Afternoon
India: Child of Spring
Israel: Watch Out for Flying Kids
Kenya: 14 Cows for America
Mexico: Clatter Bash
Mexico: Truth and Salsa
Germany: Eleanor’s Story

Multicultural Folktales and Legends

Jewish: Lemuel the Fool
Cuban: Martina the Beautiful Cockroach
Japanese: I Am Tama, Lucky Cat
Danish: The Yellow Star

Books Featuring Multicultural Americans and Immigrants

Italian American: Three Scoops and a Fig
Jewish American: Zayde Comes to Live
Muslim American: Garden of My Imaan
Hawaii (Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese Americans): Gaff
Indian American: My Dadima Wears a Sari
Indian/Hindu American: Sona and the Wedding Game
Cuban immigrants: Growing up Cuban in Decatur, GA
Chinese immigrants: Good Fortune

Characters in Multicultural History

Miguel’s Brave Knight
Blacksmith’s Song
Keep On!
Sweet Land of Liberty
Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells
It Can’t Be Done, Nellie Bly
Leo, Dog of the Sea
The Other Side Free
We’ve Got a Job

Books Featuring Diverse Characters

The Secret Science of Magic (See author Melissa Keil’s list of 8 Australian Multicultural YA Books here!)
Izzy Gizmo
In the RainIn the Wind; In the Snow
King & Kayla series
Mrs. McBee Leaves Room 3
Something Special
Tiger in My Soup
Jake’s 100th Day of School
A Storm Called Katrina
Charlie Bumpers series

Books Featuring Characters with Disabilities

Deafness: The Printer
Deafness: The Sound of All Things
Deafness: Dad, Jackie, and Me
Deafness: Can You Hear a Rainbow?
Prosthesis: The Making of My Special Hand
Cerebral Palsy: Rolling Along
Polio: Dancing with Katya
Down syndrome: Head Above Water

Look for these titles and more at your local library, indie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble!

Looking for more multicultural-related books? Check out our bilingual and Spanish titles here.