I Love Saturdays y Domingos
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
A young girl enjoys the similarities and the differences between her English-speaking and Spanish-speaking grandparents
Janna and the Kings
Publication Date: 2013-04-01
Janna loves the Saturday visits that she and her grandfather make to the local barbershop where she becomes a princess, but after he dies, Janna feels as though her world has changed
Saturday at the New You
Publication Date: 1994-09-01
Shauna, a young African American girl, loves helping Momma with the customers at her beauty salon
Publication Date: 2003-02-04
A girl celebrates her own individuality, from her freckles to her wiggles
I Like Myself!
Publication Date: 2004-05-01
In rhyming text, a child expresses her self-esteem and exults in her unique identity.
The Name Jar
Publication Date: 2001-07-10
After Unhei moves from Korea to the United States, her new classmates help her decide what her name should be
Whoever You Are
Publication Date: 1997-10-01
Despite the differences between people around the world, there are similarities that join us together, such as pain, joy, and love.
All Families Are Different
Publication Date: 2000-02-01
Introduces the various ways that families can be different from each other, and provides advice on some of the many types of problems that may arise in all kinds of families.
All the Colors of the Earth
Publication Date: 1994-08-15
Reveals in verse that despite outward differences children everywhere are essentially the same and all are lovable
Dumplings Are Delicious
Publication Date: 2006-04-01
Rain and her friends discover that dumplings come in all shapes, sizes, fillings, colors, and names, but that dumplings from every culture taste delicious! No matter where they come
Marisol Mcdonald Doesn't Match / Marisol Mcdonald no Combina
Publication Date: 2013-04-01
Marisol McDonald, a biracial, nonconformist, soccer-playing pirate-princess with brown skin and red hair, celebrates her uniqueness
Publication Date: 2006-10-01
Shu-li, an infant girl who had to be sent away by her family in China, is adopted by an American family and renamed Joy
A New Barker in the House
Publication Date: 2002-04-15
The Barker twins, Morgie and Moffie, meet their adopted brother, Marcos, in this wonderful sequel to Meet the Barkers. But Marcos isn't a baby-he's three years old, and he only speaks Spanish. As Marcos plays dollies with Moffie and dinosaurs with Morgie, he's a little bewildered until he gets the twins to understand what he likes to play. As Marcos learns some English, the twins quickly learn some Spanish words and phrases. Soon enough it's clear that with a new Barker in the house, the Barkers are a very happy familia!
Publication Date: 1997-11-25
A girl describes how each person in the family has hair that looks and acts different, Papa's like a broom, Kiki's like fur, and Mama's with the sweet smell of bread before it's baked
I Love My Hair!
Publication Date: 1998-02-01
A young African American girl describes the different, wonderful ways she can wear her hair
The Colors of Us
Publication Date: 1999-09-15
Seven-year-old Lena and her mother observe the variations in the color of their friendsÕ skin, viewed in terms of foods and things found in nature
Two Mrs. Gibsons
Publication Date: 2013-04-01
The biracial daughter of an African American father and a Japanese mother fondly recalls growing up with her mother and her father's mother, two very different but equally loving women.
Big Hair, Don't Care
Publication Date: 2013-09-25
Lola has really really REALLY big hair, much bigger than the other kids at her school. Despite her hair blocking the view of anyone that dares sit behind her and causing her to lose at hide and seek, she sings the praises of her big hair throughout this rhyming picture book. Designed to boost self-esteem and build confidence, this beautifully illustrated book is perfect for any girl or boy who has ever felt a bit self-conscious about their hair and may need a reminder from time to time that it's okay to look different from the other kids at their school.
Publication Date: 2004-10-25
Celebrating all that makes us unique and different, the creators of BE BOY BUZZ and HAPPY TO BE NAPPY offer new ways in which to regard race and identity
Am I a Color Too?
Publication Date: 2005-09-01
A young boy whose father is called Black and whose mother is called White wonders if he is a color, too, even as he observes that people around him dream, feel, sing, smile, and dance in every color
Publication Date: 2001-11-12
Although Juno, a Korean American boy, cannot read the letter he receives from his grandmother in Seoul, he understands what it means from the photograph and dried flower that are enclosed
My Name Is Yoon
Publication Date: 2003-04-03
Disliking her name as written in English, Korean-born Yoon, or "shining wisdom," refers to herself as "cat," "bird," and "cupcake," as a way to feel more comfortable in her new school and new country.
Apple Pie Fourth of July
Publication Date: 2002-05-01
A Chinese American child fears that the food her parents are preparing to sell on the Fourth of July will not be eaten
Babies Can't Eat Kimchee!
Publication Date: 2006-12-26
A baby sister must wait to grow up before doing big sister things, such as ballet dancing and eating spicy Korean food
Halmoni and the Picnic
Publication Date: 1993-09-27
A Korean American girlÕs third grade class helps her newly arrived grandmother feel more comfortable with her new life in the United States
Publication Date: 2000-08-01
Jennifer, a Korean American, is worried that her grandmother, visiting from Korea, will embarrass her on her schoolÕs GrandparentsÕ Day, but the event brings her understanding and acceptanc
Yoon and the Jade Bracelet
Publication Date: 2008-08-05
Although she really would have liked a jump rope for her birthday, Yoon is happy to receive a Korean picture book and a jade bracelet passed down from her grandmother, and when she wears the bracelet to school it seems as if her wish for a jump rope and a friend is about to come true
Bringing Asha Home
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
Publication Date: 2005-07-01
A young multiracial boy celebrates family, friendship, and fun by telling about some of the everyday things for which he is thankful
The Family Book
Publication Date: 2003-10-01
Represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what
In Our Mothers' House
Publication Date: 2009-04-30
Three young children experience the joys and challenges of being raised by two mothers
And Tango Makes Three
Publication Date: 2005-06-01
At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches
All Families Are Special
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
Students in Mrs. Mack's class describe their families -- big or small, living together or apart, with two moms or none -- and learn why every family is special and important
My Dadima Wears a Sari
Publication Date: 2007-03-01
Two young sisters raised in America learn about the beauty and art of wearing a sari from their wise Indian grandmother. Includes instructions on wrapping a sari
My Mother's Sari
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
A little girl is fascinated by her mother's sari and finds many uses for it
Don't Call Me Special
Publication Date: 2002-05-01
This delightful picture book explores questions and concerns about physical disabilities in a simple and reassuring way. Younger children can find out about individual disabilities, special equipment that is available to help the disabled, and how people of all ages can deal with disabilities and live happy and full lives.
Publication Date: 1998-11-13
When Yoko brings sushi to school for lunch, her classmates make fun of what she eats--until one of them tries it for himself
Felicia's Favorite Story
Publication Date: 2003-07-01
It's bedtime, but before Felicia goes to sleep she wants to hear her favorite story, the story of how she was adopted by Mama Nessa and Mama Linda
Heather Has Two Mommies
Publication Date: 2015-03-11
When Heather goes to playgroup, at first she feels bad because she has two mothers and no father, but then she learns that there are lots of different kinds of families and the most important thing is that all the people love each other.
A Tale of Two Daddies
Publication Date: 2010-04-01
A young girl answers her friend's questions about the different things her two dads do for her
It's Okay to Be Different
Publication Date: 2009-04-01
It's Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and confidence in an accessible, child-friendly format featuring Todd Parr's trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to celebrate their individuality through acceptance of others and self-confidence.
I'm Gonna Like Me
Publication Date: 2007-07-31
A young girl learns to like herself every single day, no matter what
Publication Date: 1996-06-01
For International Day at school, Pablo wants to bring something that reflects the cultures of both his parents
Too Many Tamales
Publication Date: 1993-09-15
Maria tries on her mother's wedding ring while helping make tamales for a Christmas family get-together. Panic ensues when hours later, she realizes the ring is missing
Chato Goes Cruisin'
Publication Date: 2005-05-19
Chato and Novio win a cruise but are disappointed to find that everyone else on board is a dog, and things go from bad to worse when the dogs party themselves sick and it is up to the cats to find help
Publication Date: 1998-09-08
Because one of her grandmothers lives down the street and the other in a far away country, Liliana experiences two very different ways of life when she visits them
My Two Grandmothers
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
After Lily celebrates Chanukah with one of her grandmothers and Christmas with the other, she plans a special party for both of them
Publication Date: 2005-09-12
A child, eager for a favorite meal, helps with the shopping, food preparation, and table setting
How My Parents Learned to Eat
Publication Date: 1987-04-27
An American sailor courts a young Japanese woman and each tries, in secret, to learn the other's way of eating.
Cora Cooks Pancit
Publication Date: 2014-05-01
When all her older siblings are away, CoraÕs mother finally lets her help make pancit, a Filipino noodle dish. Includes recipe for pancit
Big Sister, Little Sister
Publication Date: 2005-07-27
Shows the part a big sister plays and the part a little sister plays in a family
Black Is Brown Is Tan
Publication Date: 2002-03-26
Describes in verse a family with a brown-skinned mother, white-skinned father, two children, and their various relatives
Fred Stays with Me!
Publication Date: 2007-06-01
A child describes how she lives sometimes with his mother and sometimes with his father, but his dog is his constant companion
Publication Date: 2003-07-14
At Mommy’s house, Alex has a soft chair. At Daddy’s house, Alex has a rocking chair. In each home, Alex also has a special bedroom and lots of friends to play with. But whether Alex is with Mommy or with Daddy, one thing always stays the same - Alex is loved.
Black, White, Just Right!
Publication Date: 1993-01-01
A girl explains how her parents are different in color, tastes in art and food, and pet preferences, and how she herself is different too but just right
Dragon's Extraordinary Egg
Publication Date: 2014-10-14
A dragon finds an abandoned egg and lovingly raises the hatchling as her own, although Little One is very different from the baby dragons, and when disaster strikes it is the small, feathered hatchling that saves the day.
Who We Are!
Publication Date: 2016-03-22
Join Nellie, Gus, baby Jake, and their parents at Funland as they go on rides, watch performers, and play games along with many other children and grown-ups. As they enjoy their excursion, they — and young readers — notice that people are the same as one another in lots of ways, and different in lots of ways too. Accessible, humorous, family-filled illustrations; conversations between Gus and Nellie; and straightforward text come together to help children realize why it’s important to treat others the way they want to be treated and the way you want to be treated — whether a person is a lot like you or different from you, a good friend or someone you have just met or seen for the first time.
Mommy, Mama, and Me
Publication Date: 2009-06-09
Two mothers, one baby, lots of hugs, playfulness and family joy.
Daddy, Papa, and Me
Publication Date: 2009-06-09
From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there's no limit to what a loving family can do together. Share the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children.
The Sandwich Swap
Publication Date: 2010-04-20
Best friends Lily and Salma disagree over their preferred foods, but after trading sandwiches to see how they taste, the girls change their minds
I Am Latino
Publication Date: 2007-07-01
Photographs and poetic text celebrate the beauty and diversity of Latino children
Publication Date: 2000-04-05
Jenna, a member of the Muscogee, or Creek, Nation, borrows jingles from the dresses of several friends and relatives so that she can perform the jingle dance at the powwow. Includes a note about the jingle dance tradition and its regalia
A Chair for My Mother
Publication Date: 1982-10-01
A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire
Publication Date: 2010-10-12
The author describes Christmas at his grandmother's apartment in Spanish Harlem the year she introduced him to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Diego Velazquez's portrait of Juan de Pareja, which has had a profound and lasting effect on him.
Bein' with You This Way
Publication Date: 1994-03-01
On a beautiful sunny day, an African American girl visits the park and rounds up a group of her friends for an afternoon of fun and playground games. As they play, this happy crew discovers that despite their physical differences straight hair, curly hair; brown eyes, blue eyes; light skin, dark skin they are all really the same.
King and King
Publication Date: 2003-03-01
When a grouchy queen tells her layabout son that it's time for him to marry, he sighs, "Very well, Mother.... I must say, though, I've never cared much for princesses." His young page winks. Several unsatisfactory bachelorettes visit the castle before "Princess Madeleine and her brother, Prince Lee" appear in the doorway. The hero is smitten at once. "What a wonderful prince!" he and Prince Lee both exclaim, as a shower of tiny Valentine hearts flutters between them. First-time co-authors and artists de Hann and Nijland matter-of-factly conclude with the royal wedding of "King and King," the page boy's blushing romance with the leftover princess and the assurance that "everyone lives happily ever after." Unfortunately, the multimedia collages are cluttered with clashing colors, amorphous paper shapes, scribbles of ink and bleary brushstrokes; the characters' features are indistinct and sometimes ugly. Despite its gleeful disruption of the boy-meets-girl formula, this alterna-tale is not the fairest of them all. For a visually appealing and more nuanced treatment of diversity in general, Kitty Crowther's recent Jack and Jim is a better choice. Ages 6-up.
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
Publication Date: 2001-08-27
Molly Lou is the tiniest child ever, but her grandmother taught her to believe in herself. When she transfers to a new school this giant-sized spirit makes friends with everyone, even the school bully.