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Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
J306.846 Kandel, Bethany Trevor's Story: Growing Up Biracial
JE ADA Ada, Alma Flor I Love Saturdays y domingos
A young girl enjoys the similarities and the differences between her English-speaking and Spanish-speaking grandparents.
JE ALKO Alko, Selina I'm Your Peanut Butter Big Brother
A child in an interracial family wonders what his yet-to-be-born sibling will look like.
JE BAEK Baek, Matthew J. Be Gentle with the Dog, Dear
Tag is a very gentle dog who understands that baby Elisa only wants to play when she squeezes, pulls, and tackles him, but taking his favorite toy may be more than he can stand. Features an interracial family with a white mom and an Asian American dad.
JE BANG Bang, Molly In My Heart
Parents describe how their child is always in their hearts, no matter where they are or what they are doing. The family featured is a white-skinned mother and father and a brown-skinned child.
JE BENJA Benjamin, Floella My Two Grannies
This story about a mixed-race family shows what life was like for two grannies growing up in England and Trinidad.
JE Davol, Marguerite W. Black, White, Just Right!
JE Grace, Roz Why Is John Special?
JE GRAHA Graham, Bob Oscar's Half Birthday
To celebrate his half birthday, Oscar, his parents, and his sister go out for a picnic.
JE Igus, Toyomi Two Mrs. Gibsons
JE JUSTE Juster, Norton The Hello, Goodbye Window
This story about a multigenerational, biracial family is a love song devoted to that special relationship between grandparents and grandchild.
JE JUSTE Juster, Norton Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie
Shows the two sides to this delightful, biracial (Black/white) girl’s character, and the loving relationships among members of her family. Sequel to The Hello, Goodbye Window.
JE Kitze, Carrie A. I Don't Have Your Eyes
JE Mandelbaum, Pili You Be Me, I'll Be You
JE Say, Allen Allison
JE Senisi, Ellen For My Family, Love, Allie
K JE SHIN Shin, Sun Yung Cooper's Lesson
When Cooper, a biracial Korean-American boy, feels uncomfortable trying to speak Korean in Mr. Lee's grocery, his bad behavior eventually leads to a change in his attitude.
JE WOODS Woodson, Jacqueline Pecan Pie Baby
When Mama's pregnancy draws attention away from Gia, she worries that the special bond they share will disappear forever once the baby is born. Illustrations feature a multiracial extended family with an African American mom and daughter at its center.

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