Do you love to discover new books? Do you want to diversify your bookshelf? Then, this is the post for you! Today, I’m sharing multicultural picture books and resources.
Multicultural Books for Kids
Full Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Some of the titles were sent to me by publishers. All opinions expressed are my own.
Multicultural Read-Alouds for Babies and Toddlers
It’s never too early to read books that show little ones the diversity of the world. Use these book lists to find your next great reads.
Babies and toddlers love to see real photographs of people in books. This list will fill your book basket.—> Multicultural Books for Babies and Toddlers with Real Photographs
And, here are some more reads for our growing toddlers.—> Multicultural Books for 2 Year-Olds
Preschool Multicultural Picture Books
Our three and four year-olds will enjoy slightly longer stories and are ready for picture books. Enjoy these amazing stories.
Kindergarten Books with a Multicultural Focus
Our readers are growing and ready for even more picture book read-alouds. Enjoy the reads on this list.
Get ready to read.—> Multicultural Books for Kindergarten
More Multicultural Reads for Kindergarten and Up
I loved The Water Princess by Susan Verde. My kids were amazed and educated that something we take for granted is scarce to so many.
Here is a Caldecott winner to add to the list. Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe is the story of the artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat. For children who love to look and make art, this book will be of particular interest to them. Like Basquiat, Steptoe used pieces from New York City to create the art you see in the book. Basquiat had a challenging life and his struggles may be a bit much for younger kids to grapple with, so I prefer this one for a bit older child.
Food plays a big part in all cultures. Read these amazing books that features food and many of them include recipes too.
Read and cook with these books.—> Multicultural Food Books for Kids
Adult Multicultural Resources
One of my favorite resource books is Give Your Child the World by Jamie C. Martin. It’s full of books for each geographic region and it’s divided by age level. It was a great resource for selecting books for our Around the World Family Dinner Book Club. I HIGHLY recommend it!
Plan a multicultural family night at your library or school. Here are some resources to help you plan it.—> Family Multicultural Night
Ok, I have lots more I could share. But, my peers have lots of ideas too. So keep reading below for even more great books to check out.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day takes place every January. It’s a day filled with great resources that you can find by searching #ReadYourWorld or visiting the official Multicultural Children’s Book Day website.