Great Multicultural Fiction for Children
Fiction set in the United States and around the world with characters of different ethnicities.
Five little Jewish girls, all dressed alike, live in New York at the turn of the century.
The story of a little Ojibwa girl who lives with her family on an island on Lake Superior in 1847.
Chang, who can imitate bird songs perfectly but can't speak, lives with his family on a houseboat in China.
When her family emigrates to the United States from India, Seema finds there are many adjustments she must make.
A courageous young Afghan girl pretends to be a boy in order to support her family.
Erinia's life at a trading post in Russian America changes when the region joins the United States and becomes Alaska.
A Chinese-American boy and his father living in San Francisco want to build a flying machine like the Wright brothers.
Although her mother works as a servant to support them in their racist Southern town, high-spirited Francie believes in possibilities.
Malie must live with her grandmother after her mother is killed by a tidal wave.
Chris lives on the Penacook Indian Reservation, and worries that this will set him apart from the other kids.
Sudanese war refugee Kek starts 5th grade in Minnesota.
Ten-year-old Shirley Temple Wong has come to Brooklyn from China and finds America very strange, until she discovers baseball.
Eleven-year-old Rinko grows up in a closely-knit Japanese-American family in California during the Depression, a time of great prejudice.
Maria doesn't want to be called Mary in this poignant story about heritage and fitting into a new environment.
A little Shoshoni girl, captured by an enemy tribe, escapes and makes the thousand-mile journey back to her family.
During the German occupation of Denmark, Annemarie learns to be brave and courageous while helping to shelter her Jewish friends.
May Amelia wishes she weren't the only girl in her big Finnish-American family of seven brothers.
A young girl in Bangladesh knows she must challenge tradition in order to help her impoverished family.
Shabanu, daughter of a nomadic herdsman in present-day Pakistan, faces an arranged marriage.