Diverse Children's Books

Similar to diverse toys, we also love to read diverse children’s books!  Here is a list of our favorites that we’ve discovered at the library. 

Cultural Stories 

  • Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin
  • Dim Sum for Everyone! By Grace Lin
  • Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding by Lenore Look
  • Mulan Lunar New Year by Natasha Yim
  • Lion Dancer by Kate Waters
  • Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park
  • Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang
  • Drawn Together by Minh Lê
  • No Kimchi For Me! by Aram Kim 
  • Ruby's Chinese New Year - by Vickie Lee
  • Chinese New Year by Judith Jango-Cohen
  • My Dadima Wears a Sari by Kashmira Sheth
  • Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed

Fairy tales

  • The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestines
  • The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes by Ying Chang Compestine
  • The Empty Pot by Demi
  • The Story of Kites By Ying Chang Compestine
  • Feast of Peas by Kashmira Sheth
  • Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe
  • Stone Soup by Jon J Muth

Stories of Diversity, Acceptance & Life Lessons

  • A Normal Pig by K-Fai Steele
  • Same, Same But Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
  • The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig
  • The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad
  • Ellie Makes a Friend by Mike Wu
  • Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts

Diverse Characters

  • Izzy Gizmo by Pip Jones
  • Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
  • Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
  • Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty
  • Cherries and Cherry Pits by Vera Williams
  • A Chair for My Mother by Vera Williams

books with pages shaped in a heart

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