Multicultural Literature

It's important for children and teens to have access to books that reflect their experiences, as well as the experiences of their classmates. Take a look at our booklists and author interviews to learn more about books representing diverse cultures and backgrounds, along with guidelines for selecting appropriate titles for libraries and classrooms.

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Multicultural children's book awards

Pura Belpre AwardBook award lists are a great source for new titles, particularly when looking for titles that reflect new perspectives. Here are some of the leading awards in the field chosen by experts committees that include librarians, authors, and educators.

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