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Children's Literature: Multicultural Picture Books

A guide to assist in locating and researching children's and young adult literature.

What are Multicultural Picture Books?

These picture books (or illustrated easy-reading chapter books) are meant to expose children to diverse characters, cultures, histories, and concepts through fiction and non-fiction. 

Take a look at the individual tabs to see bibliographies of books owned by Staley Library that fit within several different diversity themes.

Multicultural
African/African-American Characters/Themes
Arab/Arab-American Characters/Themes
Asian/Asian-American Characters/Themes
Bilingual picture books
Characters with Physical, Mental, or Emotional Differences
Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu Characters or Religious Themes
Latino/Latina Characers/Themes
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Characters/Themes
Native American Characters/Themes

For more suggestions on diverse book for all grade levels, check out the resources section of:

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