Tuesday, February 9, 2016

17 Books that feature Multiracial Families

We all know how difficult it can be to find books that feature multiracial families living normal everyday lives. Here are seventeen titles that I've found that might work in your storytime or classroom. I've also included some possible themes for each title.

Ultimately, my goal is for this to be an ongoing list that I will keep adding to, and it will include links out to individual reviews of each book, and ways that educators and librarians have used it successfully, but for now, here's the list: 

Anna Hibiscus’ Song by Atinuke
Theme ideas: being yourself, happiness, singing

 Baby Ruby Bawled by Malaika Rose Stanley
Theme ideas: family, problem solving, babies, singing

Besos for Baby by Jen Arena
Theme ideas: Kisses, love, babies

Blackout by John Rocco
Theme ideas: Family, community, neighborhoods, technology

Cook It by Child’s Play, illustrated by Georgie Birkett
Theme ideas: Cooking, food, shopping, vegetables, pizza

Happy in Our Skin by Fran Manushkin
Theme ideas: Differences, being yourself, I like me

Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match by Monica Brown
Theme ideas: being yourself, individuality, school

Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo by John Lithgow
Theme ideas: Music, zoos, instruments, dreams

One Word From Sophia by Jim Averbeck
Theme ideas: vocabulary, birthdays, giraffes, manners

Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson
Theme ideas: new siblings, family, pie

The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton
Theme ideas: birthdays, princesses, individuality

Splash, Anna Hibiscus! By Atinuke
Theme ideas: family, beach, oceans, swimming

This is Our House by Hyewon Yum
Theme ideas: Family, houses, growing up, history

 A Vacation for Pooch by Marian Cocca-Leffler
Theme ideas: Dogs, travel, grandparents

The Very Inappropriate Word by Jim Tobin
Theme ideas: Vocabulary, words, libraries, behavior, manners

Where’s Lenny by Ken Wilson-Max
Theme ideas: Peek-a-boo, babies

You Were the First by Patricia MacLachlan
Theme ideas: New siblings, growing up, families

For more books featuring multiracial families, check this list here: http://www.whatdowedoallday.com/2014/10/childrens-books-with-multiracial-families.html

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