Multicultural Books

Books transport readers to other worlds -- and not only fantasy lands where animals talk and magic is commonplace. The stories on this list introduce kids to cultures and worlds that are much closer by ... and just as fascinating!

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A giant saves the day in muy magical story.
By Pat Mora
(2006)
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Colorful, seasonal peek at Cantonese food and fun.
By Roseanne Thong
(2008)
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Robust artwork with a Latino touch celebrates storytelling.
By Tony Johnston
(2010)
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Small treasure explores Irish famine, emigration.
By Elvira Woodruff
(2006)
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Boy learns to appreciate his heritage in universal story.
By Ying Chang Compestine
(2012)
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Lovely tale addresses questions about death.
By Laura E. Williams
(2003)
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History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.
By Lisa Papademetriou
(2015)
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Fun, exciting tale of Thai girl who rescues an elephant.
By R.P. Harris
(2012)
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Moving tale of Latina going to white boarding school.
By Viola Canales
(2006)
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Troubled adopted boy learns to open heart in moving tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2014)
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Moving story of Chilean girl's escape from a dictatorship.
By Marjorie Agosin
(2014)
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Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse.
By Thanhha Lai
(2011)
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Gripping story, great intro to China's Cultural Revolution.
By Ying Chang Compestine
(2008)
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Boy joins a come-to-life clay soldier in exciting adventure.
By Ying Chang Compestine, Vinson Compestine
(2014)
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Life and 9/11 through lens of 11-year-old Afghan immigrant.
By N. H. Senzai
(2011)
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Fantastical quest explores sisterhood and Mexican legends.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2012)
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Great mom-daughter read about a Pakistani teen.
By Amjed Qamar
(2008)
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Funny, poignant, cheer-worthy tale of spirited Saudi girl.
By Haifaa al Mansour
(2015)
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Imaginative story of U.S. albino finding magic in Nigeria.
By Nnedi Okorafor
(2011)
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Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)
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Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
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Manga, art, and life lessons in top-notch mystery adventure.
By Diana Renn
(2012)
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Poignant, thoughtful tale of teen's loss, grief, recovery.
By Edwidge Danticat
(2015)
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First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2007)
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Lyrical but realistic; teens may need Irish history lesson.
By Siobhan Dowd
(2009)
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Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
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Sweeping story of bicultural mother-daughter friction.
By Amy Tan
(2010)
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Unforgettable story of Nepali girl sold into prostitution.
By Patricia McCormick
(2016)
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Fascinating survival tale with animal facts, gory detail.
By Yann Martel
(2011)
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Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2012)
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