Colorín Colorado Book Finder

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Welcome to Colorín Colorado’s Book Finder!

Using this tool, you can search for books by categories such as age, language, country, and theme. Our books are also organized into themed booklists are welcome to browse and share.

For additional resources related to diverse books, see Using Diverse Books with ELLs: A Guide for Educators.

Note: A diverse panel of authors and educators has advised us in our development of we realize, however, that there many different ways to represent diverse identities and life experiences, and we both inclusive and user-friendly. We are still adding books from our collection to this tool.


Includes bilingual books, multilingual editions, and books featuring vocabulary in other languages
Cultures, nationalities, and communities represented by book’s characters and creators
Includes award winners, as well as honor books
This list includes Indigenous Nations throughout the Americas. Please note that tribal nations are sovereign nations.

Rise of the Empress (Book 1): Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

Snake surrounding a flower

Rise of the Empress (Book 1): Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

Julie C. Dao
Age Level: Young adult (14-18)

Rise of the Empress (Book 2): Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix

Gold phoenix on a red background

Rise of the Empress (Book 2): Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix

Julie C. Dao
Age Level: Young adult (14-18)

Rosewood: A Midsummer Meet Cute

Young man and woman walking on a garden path

Rosewood: A Midsummer Meet Cute

Sayantani DasGupta
Age Level: Young adult (14-18)

Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes

Children Holding a Tortilla

Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes

Roseanne Greenfield Thong
Age Level: 0-3, 3-6
Language: Spanish vocabulary featured

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe

Drawing of boy and trying to hold together the broken letters of the title.

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe

Carlos Hernandez
Age Level: 9-12, Middle Grade (9-14)
Language: English, Spanish vocabulary featured

Sarai #1: Sarai and the Meaning of Awesome

smiling girl in glasses with hands on her hips and drawings of cupcakes and photos around her.

Sarai #1: Sarai and the Meaning of Awesome

Sarai Gonzalez
Monica Brown
Age Level: 9-12, Middle Grade (9-14)

Sarai #2: Sarai in the Spotlight

Two girls, one holding a microphone and the other a book.

Sarai #2: Sarai in the Spotlight

Sarai Gonzalez
Monica Brown
Age Level: 9-12, Middle Grade (9-14)

Sarai #3: Sarai Saves the Music

Girl in glasses playing drum while another girl plays triangle and a boy plays drums.

Sarai #3: Sarai Saves the Music

Sarai Gonzalez
Monica Brown
Age Level: 9-12, Middle Grade (9-14)

Saving Kabul Corner (Kabul Chronicles)

Illustration of a market

Saving Kabul Corner (Kabul Chronicles)

N. H. Senzai
Age Level: Middle Grade (9-14)

Sawdust Carpets

Illustration of young girls on a colorful carpet

Sawdust Carpets

Amelia Lau Carling
Age Level: 6-9
Language: English

Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

Carole Boston Weatherford
Age Level: 6-9

Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams’s Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration

Photo of watchtower, barbed wire, and camera

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

court building people

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

Duncan Tonatiuh
Age Level: 9-12, Middle Grade (9-14)
Language: English, Spanish vocabulary featured

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