Diversity & Multicultural Books

The word "multicultural" has plenty of politically-correct baggage. We've understood it for years as a derivative of moral relativism and racism—basically nothing more than anti-Western culture and anti-capitalism. And as such, we've entirely avoided the idea of promoting it. But we have absolutely nothing against other cultures, per se, and think it's very important for us and our children to be introduced to them. 

So, in that sense—very simply as an introduction to the people and cultures around the world—we offer "multicultural books." While there are plenty of books that depict life in France, or Brazil, or South Africa, specifically, those are not the sort of books that you'll find here. All the books contained herein are much more broad, focusing on the wonderful diversity of people...and their food, culture, homes, stories, etc. from around the world.

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123 Items found Print
3,650 of the World's Finest Proverbs
from Triku
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Africa Is Not A Country
by Margy Burns Knight
unknown from Millbrook Press
for 1st-3rd grade
in Africa (Location: HISMC-AFR)
Africa Is Not a Country
by Margy Burns Knight
from Millbrook Press
for 1st-3rd grade
in Africa (Location: HISMC-AFR)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
All in a Day
by Mitsumasa Anno, et. al.
from Philomel Books
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
All the Colors of the Earth
by Sheila Hamanaka
Reprint from HarperCollins
for Nursery-1st grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
Alma and How She Got Her Name
by Juana Martine-Neal
from Candlewick Press
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Amelia to Zora
1st edition from Charlesbridge
for 3rd-5th grade
in Biography Anthologies (Location: BIO-ANTH)
$7.95
Beekeeping
Storey's Guides
by Richard E. Bonney
from Storey Publishing
in Self-Sufficiency (Location: SS-Self)
Between Worlds
by Marilyn R. Gardner
from Doorlight Publications
for Adult
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
$11.00 (1 in stock)
Boys Who Rocked the World
by Michelle Roehm McCann
Reprint from Beyond Words Publishing
for 5th-7th grade
in Biography Anthologies (Location: BIO-ANTH)
Bread, Bread, Bread
by Ann Morris
Reprint from HarperCollins
for Preschool-1st grade
in Food & Farming Around the World (Location: HISMC-FOOD)
Can You Say Peace?
by Karen Katz
Reprint from Square Fish Publishing
for Preschool-1st grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
Child's Introduction to the World
by Heather Alexander
from Black Dog & Leventhal
for 3rd-5th grade
in Introductory Geography (Location: GEO-INTRO)
$19.99
Children Around the World
by Donata Montanari
from Kids Can Press
for Preschool-1st grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
Children from Australia to Zimbabwe
by Anna Rhesa Versola, Maya Ajmera
Revised ed. from Charlesbridge
for 1st-3rd grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Children Just Like Me
by Anabel Kindersley, Barnabas Kindersley
from DK Publishing
for 1st-3rd grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
$19.99 $8.00 (1 in stock)
Children Just Like Me: Celebrations
by Anabel Kindersley, Barnabas Kindersley
from DK Publishing
for 3rd-5th grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Children of Foreign Lands
by Elizabeth F. McCrady, verses by Kate Cox Goddard, illustrated by Ninon Macknight
from Platt and Munk Publishers
for 2nd-5th grade
in Vintage Readers & Textbooks (Location: VIN-READ)
$20.00 (1 in stock)
Children of the Past
by Cecile & Billie Salway
from Garden City Books
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Children of the River
by Linda Crew
from Delacorte Press
for 9th-12th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$4.80 (2 in stock)
Children of the World Visuals
for Kindergarten
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
$22.00 (1 in stock)
Christmas Around the World
by Mary D. Lankford
from Mulberry Books
for 3rd-5th grade
in Christmas & Advent (Location: HOLIDAY)
Colors of Us
by Karen Katz
Reprint from Square Fish Publishing
for Preschool-1st grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
Cool Drink of Water
by Barbara Kerley
1st edition from National Geographic
for Preschool-1st grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
Creative God Colorful Us
by Trillia Newbell, Paintings by Chase Williamson
from Moody Press
for 3rd-7th grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
$12.99
Cycle of Rice, Cycle of Life
by Jan Reynolds
from Lee & Low Books
for 3rd-5th grade
in Food & Farming Around the World (Location: HISMC-FOOD)
Dim Sum for Everyone!
by Grace Lin
Reprint from Dragonfly Books
for Preschool-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
DK How People Live
1st edition from DK Publishing
for 4th-10th grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Dumpling Soup
by Jama Kim Rattigan & Lillian Hsu
Reprint from Little, Brown & Company
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Eating the Alphabet
by Lois Ehlert
from Voyager Paperbacks
for Preschool-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Eating the Plates
by Lucille Recht Penner
from Aladdin Paperbacks
for 4th-9th grade
in Pilgrims at Plymouth (Location: HISA-17PIL)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Eating the Plates
by Lucille Recht Penner
1st edition from Simon and Schuster
for 4th-8th grade
in Pilgrims at Plymouth (Location: HISA-17PIL)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Everybody Cooks Rice
from First Avenue Editions
for Nursery-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$3.20 (1 in stock)
Families Around the World
by Jo E. Moore
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for Preschool-1st grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Farm Animals
Usborne Beginners
by Katie Daynes
from Usborne
for 1st-2nd grade
in Usborne Beginners (Location: SCI-USBREA)
Fiesta!
by Elizabeth Silverthorne
from Millbrook Press
for 4th-7th grade
in Latin & South America (Location: HISMC-LAT)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
First Houses: Native American Homes and Sacred Structures
by Jean Guard Monroe, Ray A. Williamson
from Houghton Mifflin
for 6th-12th grade
in Houses & Homes (Location: HISV-HH)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Follow That Map!
by Scot Ritchie
from Kids Can Press
for 1st-3rd grade
in Introductory Geography (Location: GEO-INTRO)
Food and Recipes of Westward Expansion
Cooking Throughout American History
by George Erdosh
1st edition from PowerKids Press
for 1st-4th grade
in Western Expansion (1800-1898) (Location: HISA-19WES)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Foods of the Americas
from Ten Speed Press
for Adult
in Food & Farming Around the World (Location: HISMC-FOOD)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Girls Who Rocked the World
by Amelie Welden, Michelle Roehm McCann
Reprint from Beyond Words Publishing
for 5th-7th grade
in Biography Anthologies (Location: BIO-ANTH)
Glorious Angels: A Celebration of Children
from HarperCollins
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
God’s Very Good Idea
by Trillia Newbell and Catalina Echeverri
from Good Book Company
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
$14.44
Golden Calm
by M. M. Kaye
First Edition from Viking Press
for 8th-Adult
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Golden Rule
by Ilene Cooper
First Edition from Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
for 3rd-5th grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
Good Garden
by Katie Smith Milway
from Kids Can Press
for 3rd-5th grade
in Food & Farming Around the World (Location: HISMC-FOOD)
Grandfather Counts
by Alfredo Schifini, Deborah J Short, Josefina Villamil Tinajero
Reprint from Lee & Low Books
for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Gristmill
Historic Communities
by Bobbie Kalman
from Crabtree Publishing
for 3rd-8th grade
in Colonial America (1690-1765) (Location: HISA-17COL)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Gristmill
Historic Communities
by Bobbie Kalman
from Crabtree Publishing
for 3rd-8th grade
in Colonial America (1690-1765) (Location: HISA-17COL)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
How Children Lived
by Chris Rice, Melanie Rice
for 3rd-5th grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
by Marjorie Priceman
from Dragonfly Books
Humor for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Hungry Planet
by Faith D'Aluisio & Peter Menzel
from Material World Books
for 5th-8th grade
in Food & Farming Around the World (Location: HISMC-FOOD)
If the World Were 100 People
by Jackie McCann, illustrated by Aaron Cushley
from Crown Books for Young Readers
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
$17.99
If the World Were a Village
by David J. Smith
1st edition from Kids Can Press
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
If the World Were a Village
by David J. Smith
2nd edition from Kids Can Press
for 3rd-5th grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
If You Lived Here
by Giles Laroche
from HMH Books for Young Readers
for 1st-3rd grade
in Houses & Homes (Location: HISV-HH)
Igloo, The
by Charlotte Yue
from HMH Books for Young Readers
for 5th-7th grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
International Cookbook for Kids
by Matthew Locricchio
Reprint
for 5th-7th grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
Kids' Multicultural Cookbook
by Deanna F. Cook
from Williamson Publishing Company
for 3rd-5th grade
in Cooking for Kids (Location: COOK-KID)
Kingfisher Atlas of World History
by Simon Adams
Revised from Kingfisher
for 3rd-5th grade
in Historical & Cultural Atlases (Location: HISRF-ATLAS)
$24.99
Let's Eat
by Beatrice Hollyer
1st edition from Henry Holt and Company
for 1st-3rd grade
in Culture of Food (Location: COOK-CUL)
Let's Find Out About Ice Cream
by Mary Ebeltoft Reid, photographs by John Williams
from Scholastic Inc.
for Preschool-1st grade
in Food & Farming Around the World (Location: HISMC-FOOD)
$2.50 (4 in stock)
Life and Times of the Peanut
by Charles Micucci
from HMH Books for Young Readers
for 2nd-4th grade
in Food & Farming Around the World (Location: HISMC-FOOD)
Life Like Mine
by DK Publishing
Reprint from DK Children
for 3rd-5th grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
$7.00 (1 in stock)
Lion Dancer
by Kate Waters & Madeline Slovenz-Low, photographs by Martha Cooper
from Scholastic Inc.
for Preschool-2nd grade
in China (Location: HISMC-CHI)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Little Humans
by Brandon Stanton
1st edition
for Preschool-1st grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
Loaves of Fun
by Elizabeth H. Harbison
1st edition from Chicago Review Press
for 3rd-5th grade
in Culture of Food (Location: COOK-CUL)
Maps
by Aleksandra Mizielinska, Daniel Mizielinski
from Big Picture Press
for 3rd-5th grade
in Introductory Geography (Location: GEO-INTRO)
$37.99
Maps & Globes
by Jack Knowlton, Harriett Barton
from HarperCollins
for 1st-3rd grade
in Cartography & Mapping Resources (Location: GEO-MAP)
$7.99 $4.50 (5 in stock)
Material World
by Peter Menzel
from Sierra Club Books
for 7th-Adult
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
$32.00
Material World
by Peter Menzel
from Sierra Club Books
for 7th-Adult
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Me on the Map
by Joan Sweeney & Annette Cable
from Dragonfly Books
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Introductory Geography (Location: GEO-INTRO)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Me on the Map
by Joan Sweeney, Illustrated by Qin Leng
from Dragonfly Books
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Introductory Geography (Location: GEO-INTRO)
$7.99
Me on the Map
by Joan Sweeney, Illustrated by Qin Leng
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Introductory Geography (Location: GEO-INTRO)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Merci Suarez Changes Gears
by Meg Medina
from Candlewick Press
2019 Newbery Medal winner
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$7.64
Mike and Dick on a Washington Apple Farm
The Farm Life Series
by Joan Liffring
from Follett Publishing Co.
for 2nd-5th grade
in Vintage Readers & Textbooks (Location: VIN-READ)
$16.00 (1 in stock)
Milk from Cow to Carton
by Aliki
Revised from HarperCollins
for 2nd-3rd grade
in Food & Farming Around the World (Location: HISMC-FOOD)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Multicultural Projects Index
4th edition from Libraries Unlimited
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
My Librarian Is a Camel
by Margriet Ruurs
from Boyds Mill Press
for 1st-3rd grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
$9.00 (2 in stock)
National Geographic Kids Beginner's World Atlas
by National Geographic
4th edition from National Geographic
for 1st-3rd grade
in World & U.S. Atlases (Location: GEO-ATLAS)
National Geographic Kids World Atlas
by National Geographic
4th edition from Scholastic Inc.
for 5th-7th grade
in World & U.S. Atlases (Location: GEO-ATLAS)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
National Geographic Kids World Atlas
by National Geographic
5th edition from National Geographic
for 3rd-6th grade
in World & U.S. Atlases (Location: GEO-ATLAS)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Off to Class
by Susan Hughes
from Owlkids Books
for 3rd-5th grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
On the Same Day in March
by Marilyn Singer
from HarperFestival
for 1st-3rd grade
in Meteorology (Weather & Climate) (Location: SCI-WEA)
One World, One Day
by Barbara Kerley
from National Geographic
for Preschool-1st grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
Other Voices, Other Vistas
Reprint from Signet Classics
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
Over the Hills and Far Away
by Elizabeth Hammill
from Candlewick Press
for Nursery-1st grade
in Short Story Anthologies for Kids (Location: FIC-ANTH)
P is for Passport
Discover the World
by Devin Scillian
from Sleeping Bear Press
for 1st-3rd grade
in Alphabet & Counting Books (Location: PIC-ALPH)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Passport to the World
by Craig Froman
from Master Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
$13.59 $9.00 (2 in stock)
Passport to the World - Extra Passport
by Craig Froman
from Master Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
Paths to Peace
by Jane Breskin Zalben
First Edition from Dutton Children's Books
for 5th-7th grade
in Biography Anthologies (Location: BIO-ANTH)
Peace Book
by Todd Parr
Reprint from Little, Brown & Company
for Preschool-1st grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
People
by Peter Spier
from Dell Publishing
Non-fiction for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Oversized Picture Books (Location: PIC-OVER)
$11.01
Prairie Lotus
by Linda Sue Park
from Clarion Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$14.44
Real Book About Farms
by Robert West Howard
from Garden City Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Vintage Nonfiction (Location: VIN-NFIC)
Red Book
by Barbara Lehman
1st edition from HMH Books for Young Readers
for Preschool-1st grade
2005 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Same, Same But Different
by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
from Henry Holt and Company
for Preschool-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
School Like Mine
from DK Children
for 1st-3rd grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
Search for God & Guinness
by Stephen Mansfield
from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for 10th-Adult
in Culture of Drinking & Wine (Location: XCU-WIN)
Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children
by Sandra L. Pinkney, Myles C. Pinkney
from Scholastic Inc.
for Preschool-1st grade
in Diversity & Multicultural Books (Location: HISMC-MUL)
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