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Multiracial Families, Ages 3 to 7

All Kinds of People Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823439720
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Published: Holiday House - September 25th, 2018

Perfect for the youngest readers, this board book adaptation of the acclaimed Shades of People celebrates the diversity of everyday life.

Cocoa, tan, rose, and almond--people come in lots of shades, even in the same family.

The Colors of Us Cover Image
By Karen Katz, Karen Katz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805071634
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Published: Square Fish - October 1st, 2002

A positive and affirming look at skin color, from an artist's perspective.

Seven-year-old Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when she and her mother take a walk through the neighborhood, Lena learns that brown comes in many different shades.

Black, White, Just Right! Cover Image
By Marguerite W. Davol, Irene Trivas (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780807507858
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - January 1st, 1993

Celebrating the differences between a mother and father that blend to make the perfect combination in their daughter. An African American mother and a white father are only one reason why this family is "just right."

black is brown is tan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780064436441
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Published: HarperCollins - January 6th, 2004

Brown-skinned momma, the color of chocolate milk and coffee pumpkin pie, whose face gets ginger red when she puffs and yells the children into bed. White-skinned daddy, not white like milk or snow, lighter than brown, With pinks and tiny tans, whose face gets tomato red when he puffs and yells their children into bed.

The Skin You Live In Cover Image
By Michael Tyler, David Lee Csicsko (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780975958001
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Published: Chicago Children's Museum - April 1st, 2005

With the ease and simplicity of a nursery rhyme, this lively story delivers an important message of social acceptance to young readers. Themes associated with child development and social harmony, such as friendship, acceptance, self-esteem, and diversity are promoted in simple and straightforward prose.

The essential resource for 20 years

Shades of People Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823423057
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Published: Holiday House - June 1st, 2010

Cocoa, tan, rose, and almond—people come in lots of shades, even in the same family.

Whoever You Are Cover Image
By Mem Fox, Leslie Staub (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780152060305
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2006

Every day all over the world, children are laughing and crying, playing and learning, eating and sleeping. They may not look the same. They may not speak the same language. Their lives may be quite different. But inside, they are all alike. Stirring words and bold paintings weave their way around our earth, across cultures and generations.

Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children Cover Image
By Myles C. Pinkney (Photographs by), Sandra L. Pinkney
ISBN: 9780439802512
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Published: Cartwheel Books - January 1st, 2006

The best-selling picture book is now available as a board book.

I am Black / I am Unique / I am the creamy white frost in vanilla ice cream / and the milky smooth brown in a chocolate bar...
Using simple poetic language and stunning photographs, Sandra and Myles Pinkney have created a remarkable book of affirmation for African-American children.

The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage: The Fight for Interracial Marriage Cover Image
By Selina Alko, Selina Alko (Illustrator), Sean Qualls (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545478533
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - January 27th, 2015

For most children these days it would come as a great shock to know that before 1967, they could not marry a person of a race different from their own. That was the year that the Supreme Court issued its decision in Loving v. Virginia.

Mixed: A Colorful Story Cover Image
By Arree Chung, Arree Chung (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250142733
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 3rd, 2018

The reds, the yellows, and the blues all think they're the best in this vibrant, thought-provoking picture book from Arree Chung, with a message of acceptance and unity.

In the beginning, there were three colors . . .

and Blues.

Me, Myselfie & I: A Cautionary Tale Cover Image
By Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781250138279
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 4th, 2018

Mom is old-fashioned.
She likes things hand sewn.
To make her more modern,
we bought a smartphone. . . .

All the Colors of the Earth Cover Image
By Sheila Hamanaka, Sheila Hamanaka (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780688170622
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Published: HarperCollins - December 1st, 2020

Celebrate the colors of children and the colors of love—not black or white or yellow or red, but roaring brown, whispering gold, tinkling pink, and more.

Two Mrs. Gibsons Cover Image
By Toyomi Igus, Daryl Wells (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780892391707
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Published: Children's Book Press (CA) - April 1st, 2013

Two Mrs. Gibsons is author Toyomi Igus's tender and touching tribute to the two most important women in her life--her Japanese mother and her African American grandmother.

My Two Grannies Cover Image
ISBN: 9781847800343
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - August 25th, 2009

Alvina has two grannies who she loves with all her heart. Grannie Vero is from the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Grannie Rose is from the north of England. When Alvina's parents go away on holiday, both the grannies move in to Alvina's house to look after her. But the two grannies want to do different things, eat different food, play different games and tell different stories.

Blackout Cover Image
By John Rocco, John Rocco (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423121909
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 24th, 2011

One hot summer night in the city, all the power goes out. The TV shuts off and a boy wails, "Mommm!" His sister can no longer use the phone, Mom can't work on her computer, and Dad can't finish cooking dinner. What's a family to do?

Colors of Me Cover Image
By Brynne Barnes, Annika M. Nelson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781585365418
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - September 15th, 2011

Intriguing collage illustrations frame this timeless story of a young child who questions the significance of color. Speaking in verse, the child wonders if the natural world believes any particular color to be more important than another. Does the rain think I'm a color when it falls on my head? I wonder if the clouds think I'm a color... maybe they think I'm green or blue or red.

You Were the First Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316185332
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2013

You will always be the first...

A touching tribute to baby's early milestones -- those unforgettable moments that will always be cherished. From first smiles to first cuddles and even to that first kiss, here's a loving ode to every child's -- and parent's -- momentous "firsts."

Marisol McDonald and the Monster / Marisol McDonald Y El Monstruo Cover Image
By Monica Brown, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780892393268
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Published: Children's Book Press (CA) - July 1st, 2016

Marisol McDonald loves words that begin with the letter m--except the word monster. Monsters are scary, with big eyes, wild fur, pointy claws, and sharp teeth. One night, when Marisol hears loud bumps under her bed, she is immediately convinced that a monster is making the noise. Checking under the bed does not reveal a monster, but night after night, the bumps continue.