Here are some more books celebrating families from all backgrounds, races, and cultures. You can see our current list of recommendations here.
Written by Langston Hughes / Illustrated by Charles R. Smith, Jr.
This book pairs Langston Hughes’s inspiring poem with moving photographs. Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award.
Watch a video of My People being read aloud.
By Ibram X. Kendi / Illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky
What’s antiracism? This uplifting book is a great introduction to ways — both big and small — that families can confront racism. Watch a video of Antiracist Baby being read aloud.
Written by Junit Díaz / Illustrated by Leo Espinosa
For a school assignment, a young girl tries to learn more about the Dominican Republic — the island where she was born but no longer remembers.
Watch a video of Islandborn being read aloud.
All Are Welcome
Written by Alexandra Penfold / Illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman
A celebration of children and their cultural traditions from around the world.
Written by Mary Hoffman / Illustrated by Caroline Binch
Grace is determined to play Peter Pan in the school play — even though her classmates say she can’t, because she’s both Black and a girl. An inspiring story about following your beliefs and overcoming prejudice.
Watch a video of Amazing Grace being read aloud.
If Dominican Were a Color
Written by Sili Recio / Illustrated by Brianna McCarthy
A beautifully-illustrated celebration of Dominican culture.
Watch a video of If Dominican Were a Color being read aloud.
Listening With My Heart
Written by Gabi Garcia / Illustrated by Ying Hui Tan
A moving story about showing kindness — not just to others, but to ourselves.
Written by Lupita Nyong’o / Illustrated by Vashti Harrison
Written by the Oscar-winning actor, this compelling story encourages children to feel proud of who they are and embrace their skin color.
Whoever You Are
Written by Mem Fox / Illustrated Leslie Staub
A beautifully-illustrated book that shows similarities — and celebrates differences — between children around the world.
Watch a video of Whoever You Are being read aloud.
Written by Tami Charles / Illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara
While she teaches her granddaughter how to make a traditional New Year’s soup, Ti Gran tells the story of Haiti’s independence.
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