Great Multicultural Picture Books

Picture books about different peoples and cultures.

Kami and The Yaks
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stryer, Andrea Stenn; Dodson, Bert (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Stryer
Description:

A deaf Sherpa boy in the Himalayas must rescue his family's yaks during a dangerous storm.

Kamishibai Man
Artist/Author/Cast:
Say, Allen
Call Number:
JP Say
Description:

An old Kamishibai man--a Japanese street performer who tells stories and sells candies--makes his rounds once more.

Matzo Ball Moon
Artist/Author/Cast:
Newman, Lesleá; Greenstein, Elaine (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Newman
Description:

Eleanor and her grandmother make matzo balls for Passover.

Mice and Beans
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ryan, Pam Muñoz; Cepeda, Joe (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Ryan
Description:

Rosa Maria is cooking up a big meal for her grandchild's birthday party, but things keep disappearing from her kitchen.

More Than Anything Else
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bradby, Marie; Soentpiet, Chris K. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Bradby
Description:

A story about the childhood of Booker T. Washington that celebrates the power of reading.

My Chinatown: One Year in Poems
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mak, Kam (Author, Illustrator); Mak
Call Number:
JP Mak
Description:

This tribute to family, community, and childhood features the familiar streets of Chinatown.

My Great-Grandmother's Gourd
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kessler, Cristina; Krudop, Walter Lyon (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Kessler
Description:

A story about change and tradition set in a Sudanese village.

On Mardi Gras Day!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Shaik, Fatima; Cooper, Floyd (Illustrator); Kane, Cindy (Editor)
Call Number:
JP Shaik
Description:

Children in an African-American neighborhood in New Orleans experience the joys of Mardi Gras.

One Green Apple
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bunting, Eve; Lewin, Ted (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Bunting
Description:

Farah feels isolated and strange in her new country, until her class takes a trip to an apple orchard.

Peace Crane
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hamanaka, Sheila
Call Number:
JP Hamanaka
Description:

A little girl remembers Sadako and the thousand paper cranes she folded, wondering if the peace crane will ever come.

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