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
I Love Saturdays y Domingos by Alma Flor Ada
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)