Picture Books Featuring Multiracial Children

It is very important for children to have access to books with characters that reflect themselves. If you are part of a multiracial family, it can be challenging to find picture books for your child that depict families like yours. Here are some excellent suggestions to fill that need.  

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Beautiful You, Beautiful Me

A simple story exploring the feelings of a mixed heritage child who begins to notice the physical differences between her mother’s features and her own. 

The Hello, Goodbye Window

Looking through the kitchen window, a little girl and her doting grandparents watch stars, play games, and, most importantly, say hello and goodbye. 

This title is also available for checkout in eAudio on Hoopla. 

Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match

Marisol McDonald, a biracial, nonconformist, soccer-playing pirate-princess with brown skin and red hair, celebrates her uniqueness.

One, Two, Grandma Loves You!

In this rhyming picture book, a little girl and her grandmother count up to their next visit and then do all of their favorite things together. 

This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Hoopla. 

We Are a Song

Like the colors of the rainbow and the notes of a song, none of Arturo and Emilyn’s relatives look or sound alike. As the siblings run errands to help prepare for a very special day in their family, Emilyn tries to write the perfect poem to describe what it means to be in their big, loving family. 

Zuri Ray Tries Ballet

Zuri Ray loves trying extraordinary new things but when Jessie, her Best Friend From Diapers, chooses ballet, Zuri Ray finds it too challenging until the teacher encourages her to be herself. 

This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Hoopla.