Great Multicultural Picture Books

Picture books about different peoples and cultures.

Rain School
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rumford, James
Call Number:
JP Rumford
Description:

Excited children in Chad arrive for their first day of school, and must help build their classroom.

Sitti's Secrets
Artist/Author/Cast:
Nye, Naomi Shihab; Carpenter, Nancy (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Nye
Description:

An Arab-American girl travels to the Middle East to visit her grandmother for the first time.

SkySisters
Artist/Author/Cast:
Waboose, Jan Bourdeau; Deines, Brian (Illustrator); Bourdeau Waboose, Jan
Call Number:
JP Waboose
Description:

Two Ojibway girls watch for the arrival of the SkySpirits, or the Northern Lights.

The Caged Birds of Phnom Penh
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lipp, Frederick J.; Himler, Ronald (Illustrator); Lipp, Frederick
Call Number:
JP Lipp
Description:

In this beautifully illustrated story set in Cambodia, Ary longs to be free of poverty.

The Hungriest Boy in the World
Artist/Author/Cast:
Namioka, Lensey; Sogabe, Aki (Illustrator, Artist)
Call Number:
JP Namioka
Description:

In this Japanese tale, Jiro will eat anything, until the day he swallows the Hunger Monster.

The Other Side
Artist/Author/Cast:
Woodson, Jacqueline; Lewis, Earl (Illustrator); Lewis, E. B. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Woodson
Description:

Clover and Annie make friends, in spite of the fence separating their worlds.

The School is Not White! : A True Story of the Civil Rights Movement
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rappaport, Doreen; James, Curtis (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J379.263 R2212s 2005
Description:

Attending an all-white school in the Deep South of 1965 is a test of endurance for the eight Carter children.

The Story of Little Babaji
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bannerman, Helen; Marcellino, Fred (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Bannerman
Description:

A little boy in India meets some hungry tigers.

Yoko
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wells, Rosemary
Call Number:
JP Wells
Description:

Yoko's mother has packed her a wonderful lunch, but her classmates make fun of her.

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