Best Multicultural Books of 2016

Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature is among the leading educational research centers in the field of multicultural literature. Our mission is to preserve the richness of the many cultures in the field of children’s and young adult literature. Further, our mission is to provide children, teachers, parents, educators, students, and librarians access to multicultural children’s books with high literary and artistic standards. The primary objectives include: a) to foster an interest in multicultural children’s literature for young people; b) to promote awareness of the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature (CSMCL); and c) to generate excitement in the study of multicultural literature.

A Piece of Home

by Jeri Watts / Hyewon Yum



by Kwame Alexander

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City Shapes

by Diana Murray / Bryan Collier


Freedom in Congo Square

by Carole Boston Weatherford / R. Gregory Christie

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by Jason Reynolds

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Steamboat School

by Deborah Hopkinson / Ron Husband


Thunder Boy Jr.

by Sherman Alexie / Yuyi Morales

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