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 Countries14 Cows for America

Bosnia: Flowers for Sarajevo
India: Monsoon Afternoon
Israel: Watch Out for Flying Kids
Kenya: 14 Cows for America
Mexico: Truth and Salsa
Germany: Eleanor’s Story
England: The Cheshire Cheese Cat
Australia: The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl
Italy: Defending Irene


Books about Cultural Holidays and Celebrations
Going Down Home with Daddy
Black American family reunion: Going Down Home with Daddy
Diwali: Child of Spring
Día de los Muertos: Clatter Bash
Ukranian Pysanky: P. Zonka Lays an Egg
Indian/Hindu wedding: Sona and the Wedding Game
Ramadan: Garden of My Imaan

Multicultural Folktales and Legends

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
Cuban immigrants: Growing up Cuban in Decatur, GAThe Garden of My Imaan
Chinese immigrants: Good Fortune


Books Featuring Characters with Disabilities

Deafness: The PrinterSound of All Things
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.