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There can never be enough multicultural books in any classroom or library. Showcasing books around the many different cultures in the U.S. and world allows students, young and old, to understand people who are different from them. This understanding turns into acceptance and tolerance, which is what we should all strive for.

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Do you know what’s in your classroom library? Your school library? Multicultural titles should be all inclusive regardless if that culture is represented in your classroom or school. It’s important to introduce cultures to students at a young age but just as important is continuing that education. The best way to introduce other cultures is through books. Here are some of our favorite books that represent a variety of different cultures perfect for preschool through high school. What are some of your favorite multicultural books? Add them to our list by leaving the title, author, and a brief description in the comments. For more information on diverse books, visit #WeNeedDiverseBooks at diversebooks.org.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Baseball in April and Other Stories by Gary Soto

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Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

The Blessing Cup by Patricia Polacco

Boys without Names by Kashmira Sheth

The Cats in Krasinski Square by Karen Hesse

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Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polaaco

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say

Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai

The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco

Looking For Me by Betsy Rosenthal

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Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco

My Name is Maria Isabel by Alma Flor Ada

Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco

Red Butterfly by A.L. Sonnichsen

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The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

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