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BOOKLIST: Multicultural Children's Books Day

Updated: Jun 19, 2020

January 25 Booklist Elementary
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Multicultural Children's Book Day is celebrated annually on January 25th to raise awareness for children's books that celebrate diversity and anti-bias points of view.

Multicultural Children’s Books Day aims to encourage these anti-bias, diverse books into the hands of students and into classrooms and libraries. This book list highlights children's books that reflect diversity through people and families of color, multi-racial relationships, bilingual books, cultural holidays and celebrations, and introductions to civil movements and other historical events. There are so many wonderful multicultural children’s books out there and this list is a great way to get started.

My Name is Sangoel by Karen Williams

Reading Level: Elementary

Harlem's Little Blackbird by Renee Watson Reading Level: Elementary

Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton Reading Level: Elementary

The Secret Footprints by Julia Alvarez Reading Level: Elementary

My Abuelita by Tony Johnston Reading Level: Elementary

All Different Now by Angela Johnson Reading Level: Elementary

Rene Has Two Last Names by Rene Colato Lainez Reading Level: Elementary

Lailah's Lunchbox by Reem Faruqi Reading Level: Elementary

El Dashiki by Gaylia Taylor Reading Level: Elementary

Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow Reading Level: Elementary


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