6 New Multicultural Books for Elementary Readers

Finding diverse books for multicultural, elementary readers just got easier. The experts at Junior Library Guild picked these top 6 multicultural books as our #JLGSelections for Spring 2017. Our Multicultural Elementary category features fiction and nonfiction stories with ethnically and culturally diverse characters with story lines set in countries across the world. They’re sure to foster culture awareness and understanding of diversity. Check ‘em out below!

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The Language of Angels: The Reinvention of Hebrew

by Richard Michelson, Illustrations by Karla Gudeon

In 1885, few Jews in Israel used the holy language of their ancestors, and Hebrew was in danger of being lost—until Ben Zion and his father got involved.


Bronze and Sunflower

by Cao Wenxuan, Illustrations by Meilo So

Bronze and Sunflower meanders gracefully through the challenges that face a family, the trials of poverty and the power of love and loyalty to overcome hardship.

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This Truck Has Got to Be Special

by Anjum Rama, Illustrations by Sameer Kulavoor, Hakeem Nawaz, Amer Khan

This book celebrates the energy and joy of Pakistani truck art as well as the artists whose skill and labor breathe life into it.


Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics

by Margarita Engle, Illustrations by Rafael López

Bold, graphic portraits and beautiful poems present famous and lesser known Latinos from varied backgrounds who have faced life's challenges in creative ways.

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My Beautiful Birds

by Suzanne Del Rizzo

Fleeing from a home destroyed in the Syrian Civil War, Sami worries about the pet pigeons he left behind.


This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from Around the World

by Matt Lamothe

This Is How We Do It follows the lives of seven kids from Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia for a single day.

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