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Multi-Racial Families


Books about families comprised of multiple races and ethnicities.






Say, Allen
JE SAY

When Allison realizes that she looks more like her favorite doll than like her parents, she comes to terms with this unwelcomed discovery through the help of a stray cat.
Wayans, Kim
J PAPERBK WAYAN

Attending a "regular" school for the first time, former homeschooler Amy, whose family is racially mixed, meets new friends who celebrate their differences and include Amy in their song and dance routine for the upcoming talent show.
Davol, Marguerite W.
JE DAVOL

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.
Frazier, Sundee Tucker
J FRAZI

Brendan Buckley, a biracial ten-year-old, applies his scientific problem-solving ability and newfound interest in rocks and minerals to connect with his white grandfather, the president of Puyallup Rock Club, and to learn why he and Brendan's mother are estranged.
Tan, Susan
J TAN

A half-Chinese, half-Caucasian girl's 'memoir' about a new sibling, being biracial, and her path to literary greatnes.
Shin, Sun Yung
K JE SHIN

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.
Senisi, Ellen
JE SENIS

Allie, whose father is black and mother is white, decides to make special food as a present for her relatives when they come for a big family party.
Cheng, Andrea
JE CHENG

When her maternal grandfather comes from China, Helen, who is biracial, develops a special bond with him despite their age and language differences.
Namioka, Lensey
J NAMIO

At Seattle's annual Folk Fest, twelve-year-old Fiona and her older brother are torn between trying to please their Chinese grandmother and making their Scottish grandparents happy.
Manushkin, Fran
JE MANUS

Bouquets of babies sweet to hold: cocoa-brown, cinnamon, and honey gold. Ginger-colored babies, peaches and cream, too - splendid skin for me, splendid skin for you! A rhythmical read-aloud text is paired with bright, bustling art.
Barrow, David
JE BARRO

Elephant wants to play hide and seek. See if you can help the others find him? he's very good! Have You Seen Elephant?
Monk, Isabell
JE MONK

During a visit with her great-aunt, a young girl learns the story behind her name and learns to feel proud of her biracial heritage.
Kitze, Carrie A.
JE KITZE

Gentle multicultural exploration of how people are alike despite differences in appearance, background or ethnicity.
Ada, Alma Flor
JE ADA

A young girl enjoys the similarities and the differences between her English-speaking and Spanish-speaking grandparents.
Alko, Selina
JE ALKO

A child in an interracial family wonders what his yet-to-be-born sibling will look like.
Bang, Molly
JE BANG

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.
Flood, Pansie Hart
J FLOOD

Already so worried about the big second grade test that his stomach is upset, seven-year-old Tiger Turcotte, whose parents are African American, Meherrin Indian, and Hispanic, gets stuck on the question about race.
Lacapa, Kathleen
JE LACAP

A child who is only part Native American is troubled by his mixed racial heritage.
Brown, Monica
S JE BROWN

"A unique, spunky, multiracial, bilingual girl plans a one-of-a-kind birthday party and hopes her abuelita (grandma) will be able to come from Peru to join the festivities. Includes an author's note and glossaries"-- Provided by publisher
Brown, Monica
S JE BROWN

Marisol McDonald, a biracial, nonconformist, soccer-playing pirate-princess with brown skin and red hair, celebrates her uniqueness. (Bilingual)
Cosman, Amy Marsha
JE COSMA

A young son discovers he does not have exactly the same skin color as either parent. He questions this revelation and his parents explain using animals during a visit to the zoo.
Diggs, Taye
JE DIGGS

Told in rhyming text, Mike is a mixed-race boy, completely comfortable with his identity and his parents--and his wild, curly hair.
Catledge, Tiffany
JE CATLE

Little Mixie wonders why everyone wants to know what she is. Isn't it obvious? She is clearly a human being. And anyway, isn't who she is what matters most? Coming from a family with a black dad and a white mom makes her extra special, and maybe a little different too. But different is good. Mixie embraces her uniqueness and determines to be the best "Me" she can be.
Benjamin, Floella
JE BENJA

This delightful story of a mixed-race family reconciling their very different cultures is a wonderful celebration of diverse cultures.
Benjamin, Floella
JE BENJA

This story about a mixed-race family shows what life was like for two grannies growing up in England and Trinidad.
Graham, Bob
JE GRAHA

To celebrate his half birthday, Oscar, his parents, and his sister go out for a picnic.
Woodson, Jacqueline
JE WOODS

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.
Binch, Caroline
JE BINCH

A young girl starting dance classes wants silver shoes like her grandmother's, but when told she must wait to see if she likes the class first, she finds a noisy, used pair of shoes to wear in the meantime.
Juster, Norton
JE JUSTE

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.
Woods, Brenda
J WOODS

Coretta Scott King Honor winner Brenda Woods' story of a girl finally meeting the African American side of her family explores racism and how it feels to be biracial, and celebrates families of all kinds.
Katz, Karen
JE KATZ

Seven-year-old Lena and her mother observe the variations in the color of their friends' skin, viewed in terms of foods and things found in nature.
Juster, Norton
JE JUSTE

This story about a multigenerational, biracial family is a love song devoted to that special relationship between grandparents and grandchild.
Kandel, Bethany
J306.846

Ten-year-old Trevor Sage-el describes his life at home and at school, his feelings about being son of a white mother and a black father, and what he likes and does not like about being biracial.
Igus, Toyomi
JE IGUS

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.
Grace, Roz
JE GRACE

Mandelbaum, Pili
JE MANDE

A brown-skinned daughter and her white father experiment to see what it would be like to have the other's skin color.