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Education Trade Books for Fiction: Multicultural

This page lists fiction books related to content areas to help teachers or teacher candidates.

Multicultural/Foreign Language

  • *The 21 Balloons by William Pene du Bois (Indonesia, travel)
  • *Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (Holocaust)
  • *An Ocean Apart, A World Away by Lensey Namioka (Asian American)
  • *Blue Fingers: A Ninja's Tale by Cheryl Aylward Whitesel (16th century Japan, middle school)
  • *Bollywood Babes by Narinder Dhami (India, Britain)
  • *Born confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier (India)
  • *Brave Story by Miyuki Miyabe (MLB, Japan)
  • *Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes (BBYA, African American)
  • *Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (N, African American, middle school)
  • *The Chosen by Chaim Potok (religion)
  • *The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child by Francisco Jimenez (Hispanic/Mexican American)
  • *El Cristo de espaldas by Eduardo Caballero Calderon (Spanish novel, call number: 860 C112c)
  • *Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis (NH, CSK, 19th century Canada, slavery)
  • *Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson (NH, 1970s, hearing impaired, Emily Dickinson, faith, prejudice)
  • *Fuga by Enrique Anderson Imbert (Spanish novel, call number: 863 Anderson)
  • *Gracias a Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (Because of Winn-Dixie in Spanish, middle school)
  • *The humpbacked fluteplayer by Sherman Apt Russell (Native American, middle school)
  • *Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell (N, Native American)
  • *Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George (N, Native American)
  • *Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata (N, Japanese American)
  • *Maniac Magee: A Novel by Jerry Spinelli (N, racism)
  • *Maria Contra Viento y Marea by Magolo Cardenas (Spanish novel)
  • *Nicholas and the Gang by Rene Goscinny (MLB, middle school, French schoolboy mischief)
  • *Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (N, Holocaust)
  • *One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke (MLPH, family, Australia)
  • *Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry by Mildred D. Taylor (N, African American)
  • *A Step from Heaven by An Na (MLP, Korean American, middle school)
  • *The Tequila Worm by Viola Canales (PBA, TAY, Mexican American)
  • *Trouble don't last by Shelley Pearsall (SOHFA, Underground railroad, African American)
  • *El Tunel by Ernesto Sabato (Spanish novel, call number: 468.64 S113e)
  • *Twists and Turns by Janet McDonald (African American)
  • *The Watsons go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis (NH, African American)
  • *Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (N, Native American)
  • *Words by heart by Ouida Sebestyen (NBA, 1910s, racism)
  • After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson (NH, music, foster children, African Americans)
  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez (Hispanic American, high school)
  • Keeping the Night Watch by Hope Anita Smith (CSKH, narrative poetry, African American, parents)
  • Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt (NH, 1900s, African American)
  • Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit by Nahoko Uehashi (MLBH, Japan)
  • Paper Mage by Leah R. Cutter (China)
  • Tiger Moon by Antonia Michaelis (MLBH, India)