Multiracial Families in Picture Books

Because this is a topic close to my heart, I thought I’d share a list of beautiful books I’ve encountered that include multiracial families. With all the recent publicity around transgender and same-sex families, I feel like this simple concept gets lost in all the diversity hub-bub today. I guess it’s no longer a surprising or new concept.

Even so, there are plenty of multiracial families out there that would love to see themselves represented in a book. And NOT a book all about how multiracial families are normal – rather, a book where race isn’t even mentioned. In my opinion, the most inclusive books on diversity, simply are diverse and don’t try to explain it.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Blackout by John Rocco

Cinnamon Baby by Nicola Winstanley

The Hello Goodbye Window by Norton Juster

I Know It’s Autumn by Eileen Spinelli

I Love Saturdays y Domingos by Alma Flor Ada

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More More More Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams

Sonya’s Chickens by Phoebe Wahl

Spork by Kyo Maclear
(okay, this one does talk a little about being mixed race but in a very interesting way)

You Were the First by Patricia MacLachlan

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