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Multicultural Picture Books in the EMC: 2004-2013

 

Books in the EMC's Picture Book Collection Depicting Cultures from All Over the World

 

Also see the bibliography Folktales from Around the World

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN

BANGLADESH

CHINA

CHINESE AMERICAN

COLOMBIA

CONGO

ETHIOPIA

GHANA

GUATEMALA

HISPANIC AMERICA

INDIA

ISLAM

JAPAN

JAPANESE AMERICAN

JEWISH AMERICAN

KENYA

KOREA

KOREAN AMERICAN

MALI

MEXICAN AMERICAN

MEXICO

MIDDLE EAST

MOROCCO

NATIVE AMERICAN

PAKISTAN

PUERTO RICAN AMERICAN

PUERTO RICO

SOUTH AFRICA

 

TAIWANESE AMERICAN

TANZANIA

TIBET

TURKEY

 

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AFRICAN AMERICAN

Aston, Dianna Hutts.  Moon Over Star. Dial, 2008.

Birtha, Becky.  Grandmamma's Pride. A. Whitman, 2005.

Bliss, Harry.  Luke on the Loose. Toon Books, 2009.

Ehrhardt, Karen.  This Jazz Man. Harcourt, 2006.

English, Karen.  Hot Day on Abbott Avenue. Clarion Books, 2004.

Garland, Sherry.  Buffalo Soldier. Pelican Pub. Co., 2006.

Giovanni, Nikki. Rosa. Henry Holt, 2005.

Harrington, Janice N.  Going North. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.

Harrington, Janice N.  Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.

Hegamin, Tonya.  Most Loved in All the World.  Houghton Mifflin, 2009.

Hest, Amy.  Mr. George Baker.  Candlewick Press, 2004.

Hester, Denia.  Grandma Lena's Big Ol' Turnip. Albert Whitman & Co., 2005.

Johnson, Angela.  Sweet Smell of Roses.  Simon & Schuster, 2005.

Johnston, Tony.  Angel City. Philomel Books, 2006.

Joosse, Barbara.  Hot City. Philomel Books, 2004.

Levine, Ellen.  Henry's Freedom Box.  Scholastic Press, 2007.

Lyon, George Ella.  You and Me and Home Sweet Home. Atheneum Books, 2009.

Lyons, Kelly Starling.  One Million Men and Me.  Just Us Books, 2007.

Mason, Margaret H.  These Hands.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.

McCully, Emily Arnold.  Escape of Olney Judge: Martha Washington's Slave Finds Freedom.  Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007.

McKissack, Patricia C..  Stitchin' and Pullin': a Gee's Bend Quilt. Random House, 2008.

McKissack, Patricia C.  All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2007.

McKissack, Patricia C.  Precious and Boo Hag. Atheneum Books, 2005.

McKissack, Patricia C.  Never Forgotten. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2011.

Michelson, Richard.  Across the Alley. Putnam, 2006.

Morrison, Toni.  Remember: the Journey to School Integration. Houghton Mifflin Co., 2004.

Myers, Walter Dean.  Looking Like Me.  Egmont USA, 2009.

Ramsey, Calvin A.  Ruth and the Green Book.  Carolrhoda Books, 2010.

Ramsey, Calvin A.  Belle, the Last Mule at Gee's Bend: a Civil Rights Story. Candlewick Press, 2011.

Rappaport, Doreen.  Freedom Ship. Hyperion, 2006.

Raven, Margot Theis.  Night Boat to Freedom.  Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2006.

Raven, Margot Theis.  Circle Unbroken: the Story of a Basket and its People.  Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2004.

Reynolds, Aaron.  Back of the Bus. Philomel Books, 2010.

Roberts, Brenda C.  Jazzy Miz Mozetta. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2004.

Taylor, Debbie A.  Sweet Music in Harlem.  Lee & Low Books, 2004.

Tinkham, Kelly A.  Hair for Mama. Dial Books, 2007.

Uhlberg, Myron.  Storm Called Katrina.  Peachtree, 2011.

Vander Zee, Ruth.  Mississippi Morning. Eerdmans, 2004.

Wahl, Jan.  Candy Shop. Charlesbridge, 2004.

Walter, Mildred Pitts.  Alec's Primer. University Press of New England, 2004.

Weatherford, Carole Boston.  Dear Mr. Rosenwald. Scholastic Press, 2006.

Weatherford, Carole Boston.  Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom.  Hyperion, 2006.

Woodson, Jacqueline.  Coming on Home Soon. Putnam's, 2004.

Woodson, Jacqueline.  Show Way. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2005.

 

BANGLADESH

Malaspina, Ann.  Yasmin's Hammer. Lee & Low Books, 2010.

 

CHINA

Chen, Jiang Hong.  Magic Horse of Han Gan.  Enchanted Lion Books, 2006.

Christensen, Bonnie.  A Single Pebble. Roaring Brook Press, 2013.

Coste, Marion.  Finding Joy. Boyds Mills Press, 2006.

Shannon, George.  Rabbit's Gift: a Fable from China. Harcourt, 2007.

Yu, Li-Qiong.  New Year's Reunion. Candlewick Press, 2011.

 

CHINESE AMERICAN

Hall, Bruce Edward.  Henry and the Kite Dragon.  Philomel Books, 2004.

Lee, Milly.  Landed.  Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2006.

Lin, Grace.  Bringing in the New Year. Knopf, 2008.

Lo, Ginnie.  Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic.  Lee & Low, 2012.

Look, Lenore.  Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding.  Atheneum Books, 2006.

Thong, Roseanne.  Gai See: What You Can See in Chinatown. Abrams, 2007.

Yang, Belle.  Hannah is My Name.  Candlewick Press, 2004.

Yin.  Brothers.  Philomel Books, 2006.

 

COLOMBIA

Brown, Monica.  Waiting for the Biblioburro.  Tricycle Press, 2011.

 

CONGO

Goodall, Jane.  Rickie & Henri. Penguin, 2005.

 

ETHIOPIA

Kessler, Cristina.  The Best Beekeeper of Lalibela: a Tale from Africa. Holiday House, 2006.

 

GHANA

Milway, Katie Smith.  One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference. Kids Can Press, 2008.

 

GUATEMALA

Carling, Amelia Lau.  Sawdust Carpets. Groundwood Books, 2005.

 

HISPANIC AMERICAN

Brown, Monica.  Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match. Children's Book Press, 2011.

Chocolate, Deborah M.  Barrio. Henry Holt, 2009.

Dorros, Arthur.  Papa and Me. Rayo/HarperCollins, 2008.

Elya, Susan Middleton.  N is for Navidad. Chronicle Books, 2007.

Gonzalez, Maya Christina.  Mis Colores, Mi Mundo=My Colors, My World. Children's Book Press, 2007.

Medina, Meg.  Tia Isa Wants a Car. Candlewick Press, 2011.

Mora, Pat.  Gracias.  Lee & Low Books, 2009.

Zepeda, Gwendolyn.  Growing Up with Tamales. Pinata Books, 2008.

 

INDIA

Charles, Veronika Martenova.  The Birdman. Tundra Books, 2006.

Ruddra, Anshumani.  Dorje's Stripes. Kane Miller, 2011.

Sheth, Kashmira.  Monsoon Afternoon. Peachtree, 2008.

So, Meilo. Gobble, Gobble, Slip, Slop: a Tale of a Very Greedy Cat. Knopf, 2004.

 

ISLAM

Khan, Hena.  Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns.  Chronicle Books, 2012.

 

JAPAN

Kajikawa, Kimiko.  Tsunami! Philomel Books, 2009.

Myers, Tim.  Basho and the River Stones. Marshall Cavendish, 2004.

Preus, Margi.  The Peace Bell. Henry Holt, 2008.

Reibstein, Mark.  Wabi Sabi. Little, Brown, 2008.

Say, Allen.  Kamishibai Man. Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

Turner, Pamela S.  Hachiko: the True Story of a Loyal Dog. Houghton Mifflin, 2004.

 

JAPANESE AMERICAN

Lee-Tai, Amy.  A Place Where Sunflowers Grow. Children''s Book Press, 2006.

Uchida, Yoshiko.  The Bracelet.  Putnam & Grosset, 1996.

 

JEWISH AMERICAN

Wayland, April Halprin.  New Year at the Pier: A Rosh Hashanah Story. Dial Books, 2009.

Weber, Elka.  The Yankee at the Seder. Tricycle Press, 2009.

 

KENYA

Barasch, Lynne.  First Come the Zebra.  Lee & Low Books, 2009.

Brown, Don.  The Good Lion. Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

Chamberlin, Mary.  Mama Panya's Pancakes: a Village Tale from Kenya. Barefoot Books, 2005.

Cunnane, Kelly.  For You are a Kenyan Child. Atheneum Books, 2006.

Cunnane, Kelly.  Chirchir is Singing. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2011.

Winter, Jeanette.  Wangari's Trees of Peace: a True Story from Africa. Harcourt, 2008.

 

KOREA

Bae, Hyun-Joo.  New Clothes for New Year's Day. Kane/Miller 2007.

Choi, Yangsook.  Peach Heaven. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005.

Lee, Suzy.  The Zoo. Kane/Miller, 2007.

 

KOREAN AMERICAN

Heo, Yumi.  Ten Days and Nine Nights: an Adoption Story. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2009.

Park, Frances.  The Have a Good Day Cafe. Lee & Low Books, 2005.

Recorvits, Helen.  Yoon and the Christmas Mitten. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2006.

 

MALI

Diakte, Penda.  I Lost My Tooth in Africa. Scholastic Press, 2006.

McKissack, Pat.  Never Forgotten. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2011.

 

MEXICAN AMERICAN

Cruise, Robin.  Little Mama Forgets. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2006.

Johnston, Tony.  Angel City. Philomel Books, 2006.

Johnston, Tony.  My Abuelita. Harcourt, 2009.

Rivera-Ashford, Roni Capin.  Hip, Hip, Hooray. It's Monsoon Day! Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press, 2007.

Tafolia, Carmen.  What Can You Do with a Rebozo? Tricycle Press, 2008.

Tafolia, Carmen.  Fiesta Babies.  Tricycle Press, 2010.

Tafolia, Carmen.  What Can You Do with a Paleta? Tricycle Press, 2009.

Tonatiuh, Duncan.  Dear Primo: a Letter to My Cousin. Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2010.

 

MEXICO

Geeslin, Campbell,  Elena's Serenade.  Atheneum Books, 2004.

Geeslin, Campbell, Clara and Senor Frog. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2007.

Morales, Yuyi.  Just in Case: a Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book.  Roaring Book Press, 2008.

Winter, Jeanette.  Calavera Abecedario: a Day of the Dead Alphabet Book. Harcourt, 2004.

 

MIDDLE EAST

Balouch, Kristen.  Mystery Bottle. Hyperion, 2006.

Gauch, Sarah.  Voyage to the Pharos. Viking, 2009.

Kimmel, Eric A.  Joha Makes a Wish: a Middle Eastern Tale. Marshall Cavendish Children, 2010.

Rumford, James.  Silent Music: a Story of Baghdad. Roaring Brook Press, 2008.

Simpson, Lesley.  Yuvi's Candy Tree. Kar-Ben Pub., 2011.

Winter, Jeanette.  The Librarian of Basra: a True Story from Iraq. Harcourt, 2005.

 

MOROCCO

Alalou, Elizabeth.  The Butter Man. Charlesbridge, 2008.

Baker, Jeannie.  Mirror. Candlewick Press, 2010.

Ichikawa, Satomi.  My Father's Shop. Kane/Miller Book Publisher,  2006.

 

 

NATIVE AMERICAN

Alarid, Carilyn.  Talks All Day Has the Courage to Speak.  Sunstone Press, 2006.

Bruchac, Joseph.  Many Nations: an Alphabet of Native America. Scholastic, 2004.

Campbell, Nicola.  Shin-chi's Canoe. Groundwood Books, 2008.

Campbell, NIcola.  Shi-shi-etko. Groundwood Books, 2005.

King, Thomas.  A Coyote Solstice Tale.  Groundwood Books, 2009.

Messinger, Carla.  When the Shadbush Blooms. Tricycle Press, 2007.

Noble, Trinka Hakes.  Legend of MIchigan. Sleeping Bear Press, 2006.

Orona-Ramirez, Kristy.  Kiki's Journey. Children's Book Press, 2006.

Slusher-Haas, Kathy Jo.  Southeast Indians: Daily Life in the 1500s.  Capstone Press, 2006.

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk.  Bad River Boys: a Meeting of the Lakota Sioux with Lewis and Clark.  Holiday House, 2005.

Sockabasin, Allen.  Thanks to the Animals. Tilbury House, 2005.

Tingle, Tim.  Crossing Bok Chitto: a Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom. Cinco Puntos Press, 2006.

 

PAKISTAN

Khan, Rukhsana.  King for a Day.  Lee & Low Books, 2013.

Shea, Pegi Deitz.  The Carpet Boy's Gift. Tilbury House, 2006.

Williams, Karen Lynn.  Four Feet, Two Sandals. Eerdmans, 2007.

 

PUERTO RICAN AMERICAN

Gonzelex, Lucia M.  Storyteller's Candle. Children's Book Press, 2008.

Manzano, Sonia.  No Dogs Allowed! Atheneum, 2004.

Velasquez, Eric.  Grandma's Gift. Walker, 2010.

 

PUERTO RICO

Delacre, Lulu.  Rafi and Rosi. Rayo, 2006.

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Winter, Jeanette.  Elsina's Clouds.  Frances Foster Books, 2004.

 

TAIWANESE AMERICAN

Wahl, Jan.  Candy Shop.  Charlesbridge, 2004.

 

TANZANIA

Krebs, Laurie.  We All Went on Safari: a Counting Journey through Tanzania.  Barefoot, 2004.

 

TIBET

Ruddra, Anshumani.  Dorje's Stripes.  Kane Miller, 2011.

 

TURKEY

Gilani-Williams, Fawzia.  Nabeel's New Pants: an Eid Tale. Marshall Cavendish, 2010.

 

Compiled July 2012 by Stephen Katz

Revised July 2013

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