Great Multicultural Picture Books

Picture books about different peoples and cultures.

A Gift
Artist/Author/Cast:
Chen, Yong
Call Number:
JP Chen
Description:

Amy receives a Chinese New Year gift sent all the way from China.

Beauty, Her Basket
Artist/Author/Cast:
Belton, Sandra; Cabrera, Cozbi A. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Belton
Description:

A young girl learns about the secret and history of Nana's special sea grass basket.

Big Boy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mollel, Tololwa M.; Lewis, Earl (Illustrator); Lewis, E. B. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Mollel
Description:

Oli wishes he were big enough to walk with his older brother and not have to take naps anymore.

Big Red Lollipop
Artist/Author/Cast:
Khan, Rukhsana; Blackall, Sophie (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Khan
Description:

When Rubina is invited to a birthday party, her mother makes her bring younger sister Sana along.

Circle Unbroken
Artist/Author/Cast:
Raven, Margot Theis; Lewis, E. B. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Raven
Description:

A grandmother tells the story of the Gullah people and their tradition of basketmaking in this beautiful picture book.

Gift Horse: A Lakota Story
Artist/Author/Cast:
Nelson, S. D. (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J970.3 N4318g
Description:

Flying Cloud must prove he can become a Lakota warrior after his father gives him a special horse.

Hope
Artist/Author/Cast:
Monk, Isabell; Porter, Janice Lee (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Monk
Description:

A little biracial girl is hurt by tactless words until her aunt tells her to be proud of her heritage.

In the Time of the Drums
Artist/Author/Cast:
Siegelson, Kim L.; Pinkney, Brian (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Siegelson
Description:

A wonderfully illustrated ghost story about a group of Africans brought over to the South to be slaves.

Jin Woo
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bunting, Eve; Soentpiet, Chris K. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Bunting
Description:

When a new baby comes from Korea, David isn't sure he wants his family to change.

Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book
Artist/Author/Cast:
Morales, Yuyi
Call Number:
J398.20972 M8288j 2003
Description:

Senor Calavera arrives to take Grandma Beetle to the next life, but Grandma isn't ready to go.

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