Children's Multicultural Literature
Asian American Literature
Allen, Judy.Tiger. Candlewick, 1992. Illus. by Tudor Humphries.
Asian Culture Centre for UNESCO. Folktales from Asia for children everywhere. Weatherhill, 1976-1977.
Choi, Sook Nyul. Year of impossible goodbyes. Houghton Mifflin, 1991.
Coerr, Eleanor. Mieko and the fifth treasure. Putnam, 1993.
Conger, David. Many lands, many stories: Asian folktales for children. Illus. by Ruth Ra. Tuttle, 1987.
Davis, Daniel. Behind barbed wire: The imprisonment of Japanese Americans during world war II. Dutton, 1982.
Friedman, Ina R. How my parents learned to eat. Houghton Mifflin, 1984.
Garland, Sherry. The lotus seed. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993. Illus. by Tatsuro Kluchi.
Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane. Hoang anh: A Vietnamese-American boy. Holiday,1992. Photographs by Lawrence Migdale.
Hyun, Peter, ed. Korea's favorite tales and lyrics. Tuttle/Seoul International, 1986.Illus. by Dong-il Park.
Ishii, Momoko. The tongue-cut sparrow. Dutton, 1987. Ilus. by Suekichi Akaba.
Lord, Bette Bao. In the year of the boar and Jackie Robinson. Harper & Row, 1984. Illus. by Marc Simont.
McMahon, Patricia. Chi-Hoon: A Korean girl. Photographs by Micheal O'Brien. Caroline House, 1993.
Melmed, Laura Krauss. The first song ever sung. Lothrop Lee & Shepard, 1993. Illus. by Ed Young.
Mosel, Arlene. The funny little woman. Dutton,1972. Illus. by Blair Lent.
Namioka, Lensey. Yang the youngest and his terrible ear. Little, Brown, 1992. Illus. by Kees de Kiefe.
Nhuong, Huynh Quang. The land I lost: Adventures of a boy in Vietnam. Harper & Row, 1982. Ilus. by Vo-Dinh Mai.
Say, Allen. Grandfather's journey. Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
________. Tree of cranes. Houghton Mifflin, 1991.
Surat, Michele Maria. Angel child, dragon child. Carnival/Raintree, 1983. Illus. by Vo-Dinh Mai.
Uchida, Yoshiko. Invisible thread. Messner, 1992.
Wallace, Ian. Chin Chiang and the dragon's dance. Atheneum, 1984.
Waters, K. and Slovenz-Low M. Lion dancer: Ernie Wan's Chinese new year. Scholastic, 1990. Photographs by Martha Cooper.
Yagawa, Smiko. The crane wife. Morrow, 1981. Illustrated by Suekichi Akabas.
Yee, Paul. Roses sing on new snow: A delicious tale. Macmillan, 1992. Illus. by Harvey Chan.
________. Tales from gold mountain: Stories of the Chinese in the new world. Macmillan, 1990.
Yep, Laurence. Child of the owl. Harper & Row, 1977.
________. Dragonwings. Harper & Row, 1975.
________ . The man who tricked a ghost. Troll, 1993. Illus. by Isadore Seltzer.
________. The rainbow people. Harper & Row, 1989. Illus. by David Wiesner.
African American Literature
Aardema, Verna. Bringing the rain to Kapiti plain: A Nandi tale. Dial, 1981. Illus. by Beatriz Vidal.
________. What's so funny, Ketu? Dial, 1982. Illus. by Marc Brown.
________. Who's in rabbit's house? Dial, 1977. Illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon.
________. Why mospuitoes buzz in people's ears. Dial, 1975. Illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon.
Adoff, Arnold. In for winter, out for spring. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991. Illus. by Jerry Pinkney.
________. Malcolm X. Crowell, 1970.
________ ed. (1973). The poetry of black America: Anthology of the 20th century.
Alexander, Lloyd. The fortune-tellers. Illus. By Trina Schart Hyman. Dutton, 1992.
Arkhurst, Joyce Cooper. The adventures of spider: West African folktales. Illus. By Jerry Pinkney. Little, Brown, 1964.
Bentley, Judith. Harriet Tubman. Watts, 1990.
Berry, James. Ajeemah and his son. HarperCollins, 1991.
Bryan, Ashley. All night, all day: A child's first book of African-American spirituals. Atheneum, 1991.
________. Beat the story-drum, pum-pum. Atheneum, 1980.
________. The cat's purr. Atheneum, 1985.
________. I'm going to sing: Black American spirituals. Atheneum, 1982.
________. Lion and the ostrich chicks, and other African folk tales. Atheneum, 1986.
________. The story of lightning & thunder. Atheneum, 1993.
________. Turtle knows your name. Atheneum, 1989.
Carew, Jan (1980). Children of the sun. Illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon.
Cliftion. Lucille. Everett Anderson's goodbye. Illus. by Ann Grifalconi. Holt, 1983.
Collier, James & Collier, Christopher. Jump ship to freedom. Delacorte, 1981.
Courlander, Harold. The crest and the hide: And other African stories of heroes, chiefs, bards, hunters, sorcerers, and common people. Illus. By Monica Vachula. Coward McCann, 1982.
DeKay, James T. Meet Martin Luther King Jr. Illus. by Ted Burwell. Random House, 1969.
De Trevino, Elizabeth Borton. I, Juan de Pareja. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1965.
Ellis, Veronica Freeman. Afro-Bets first book about Africa. Just Us Books, 1990.
Everett, Gwen. John Brown: One man against slavery. Illus. by Jacob Lawrence. Rizzoli, 1993.
Fairman, Tony. Bury my bones but keep my words: African tales for retelling. Illus. by Meshack Asare. Holt, 1993.
Feelings, Muriel. Jambo means hello: Swahili alphabet book. Dial, 1974.
Ferris, Jeri. Go free or die: A story of Harriet Tubman. Carolrhoda, 1988.
Fox, Paula. How many miles to Babylon? Illus. by Paul Giovanopoulos. White, 1967.
______. Slave dancer. Illus. by Eros Keith. Bradbury, 1973.
Gerson, Mary-Joan. Why the sky is far away: A Nigerian folktale. Illus. by Carla Golembe. Little, Brown, 1992.
Greene, Bette. Philip Hall likes me. I reckon maybe. Illus. by Charles Lilly. Dial, 1974.
Greenfield, Eloise. Nathaniel talking. Illus. by Jan Gilchrist. Black Butterfly Children's Books, 1989.
______. Night on neighborhood street. Illus. by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. Dial, 1991.
______. Rosa Parks. Illus. by Eric Marlow. Crowell, 1973.
______. Sister. Illus. by Moneta Barnett. Crowell, 1974.
______. Under the Sunday tree. Illus. by Amos Ferguson. Harper & Row, 1988.
Grifalconi, Ann. Flyaway girl. Little, Brown, 1992.
______. The village of round and square houses. Little, Brown, 1986.
Guy, Rosa. Billy the great. Illus. by Caroline Binch. Delacorte, 1992.
______. Mother crocodile. Illus. by John Steptoe. Delacorte, 1981.
Hamilton, Virginia. Anthony Burns: The defeat and triumph of a fugitive slave. Knopf, 1988.
______. The bells of Christmas. Illus. by Lambert Davis. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989.
______. Drylongso. Illus. by Jerry Pinkney. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.
______. The house of dies drear. Illus. by Eros Keith. Macmillan, 1968.
______. Junius over far. Harper & Row, 1985.
______. Many thousand gone: African Americans from slavery to freedom. Illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon. Knopf, 1993.
______. The mystery of drear house. Greenwillow, 1987.
______. The people could fly: American black folktales. Illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon. Knopf, 1985.
Hispanic American Literature
Aardema, Verna. The riddle of the drum: A tale from Tizapan, Mexico. Illus. by Tony Chen. Four Winds, 1979.
Atkin, S. Beth. Voices from the fields: Children of migrant farmworkers tell their stories. Little, Brown, 1993.
Beals, Carleton. Stories told by the Aztecs: Before the Spaniards came. Illus. by Charles Pickard. Abelard, 1970.
Behrens, June. Fiesta! Photographs by Scott Taylor. Children's Press, 1978.
Belpre, Pura. Once in Puerto Rico. Illus.by Christine Price. Warne, 1973.
Belting, Natalia M. Moon was tired of walking on air. Illus. by Will Hillenbrand. Houghton Mifflin, 1992.
Bierhorst, John, ed. Black rainbow: Legends of the Incas and myths of Ancient Peru. Straus & Giroux, 1976.
________. ed. The hungry woman: Myths and legends of the Aztecs. Morrow, 1984.
________. ed. Lightning inside you; And other Native American riddles. Illus. by Louise Brierley. Morrow, 1992.
________. ed. The monkey's haircut and other stories told by the Maya. Illus. by Robert Andrew Parker. Morrow, 1986.
________. The mythology of South America. Morrow, 1988.
________. trans. Spirit child: A story of the Nativity. Illus. by Barbara Cooney. Morrow, 1984.
Blackmore, Vivien. Why corn is golden: Stories about plants. Illus. by Susana Martinez-Ostos. Little, Brown, 1984.
Brown, Tricia. Hello amigos! Photographs by Fran Ortiz. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1986.
Brusca, Maria Cristina. On the Pampas. Henry Holt, 1991.
Burland, Cottie. An Aztec Town. Hutchinson, 1980.
Cisneros, Sandra. The house on mango street. Arte Publico, 1983.
Clark, Ann Nolan. Secret of the Andes. Illus. by Jean Charlot. Viking, 1952.
De Gerez, Tone. My song is a piece of jade: Poems of Ancient Mexico in English and Spanish. Illus. by William Stark. Little, Brown, 1981.
DePaola, Tomie. The lady of Guadalupe. Holiday House, 1980.
Ehlert, Lois. Moon rope. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.
Ets, Marie Hall, and Auror Lavastida. Nine days to Christmas: A story of Mexico. Illus. by Marie Hall Ets. Viking, 1959.
Griego, Margot C. Tortillitas para mama and other Spanish nursery rhymes. Illus. by Barbara Cooney. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1981.
Hinojosa, Francisco, adapted by. The old lady who ate people. Illus. by Leonel Maciel. Little, Brown, 1984.
Krumgold, Joseph. And now Miguel. Illus. by Jean Charlot. Crowell, 1953.
Kurtycz, Marcos, and Ana Garcia Kobeh. Tigers and opossums: Animal legends. Little, Brown
Marrin, Albert. Aztecs and Spaniards: Cortes and the conquest of Mexico. Atheneum, 1986.
Meltzer, Milton. The Hispanic Americans. Photgraphs by Morriw Camhi and Catherine Noren. Crowell, 1982.
Meyer, Carolyn, and Charles Gallenkamp. The mystery of the Ancient Maya. Atheneum, 1985.
Mohr, Nicholasa. El Bronx remembered: A novella and stories. Harper & Row, 1975.
Volkmer, Jane Anne, retold by. Song of chirimia- a Guatemalan folktale. Carolrhoda, 1990.
Native American Literature
Aliki. Corn is maize:The gift of the Indians. Crowell, 1976.
Ancona, George. Powwow. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993.
Arnold, Caroline. The ancient cliff dwellers of Mesa Verde. Photographs by Richard Hewett. Clarion, 1992.
Ashabranner, Brent. Morning star, black sun: The northern Cheyenne Indians and America's energy crisis. Photographs by Paul Conklin. Dodd, Mead, 1982.
Baker, Olaf. Where the buffaloes begin. Illus. by Stephen Gammell. Warne, 1981.
Batherman, Muriel. Before Columbus. Houghton Mifflin, 1981.
Baylor, Byrd. The desert is theirs. Illus. by Peter Parnall. Scribner's, 1975. ________. Moon song. Illus. by Ronald Himler. Scribner's, 1982.
________. The other way to listen. Illus. by Peter Parnall. Scribner's, 1978. ________. When clay sings. Illus. by Tom Bahti. Scribner's, 1972.
Begay, Shonto. Ma'ii and cousin horned toad: A traditional Navajo story. Scholastic, 1992.
Bierhorst, John. A cry from the earth: Music of the North American Indians. Four Winds, 1979.
________, ed. The sacred path: Spells, prayers, and power songs of the American Indians. Morrow, 1983.
________. Keepers of the earth: Native American stories and environmental activities for children. Illus. by John Kahionhes Fadden and Carol Wood. Fulcrum, 1989.
Cleaver, Elizabeth. The enchanted caribou. Atheneum, 1985.
Coatsworth, Emerson, and David Coatsworth, eds. The adventures of Nanabush: Ojibway Indian stories. Illus. by Francis Kagige. Atheneum, 1980.
Cohlene, Terri. Turquoise boy: A Navajo legend. Illus. by Charles Reasoner. Watermill, 1990.
DeArmond, Dale, retold by. Boy who found the light. Sierra Club/Little, Brown, 1990.
DePaola, Tomie. The legend of the bluebonnet. Putnam, 1983.
Dixon, Ann, retold by. How raven brought light to people. Illus. by James Watts. Macmillan, 1993.
Esbensen, Barbara Juster, ed. The star maiden. Illus. by Helen K. Davie. Little, Brown, 1988.
Freedman, Russell. Buffalo hunt. Holiday House, 1988.
________. Indian chiefs. Holiday House, 1987.
________. An Indian winter. Illus. by Karl Bodmer. Holiday House, 1992.
Fritz, Jean. The double life of Pocahontas. Illus. by Ed Young. Putnam, 1983.
George, Jean Craighead. The talking earth. Harper & Row, 1983.
Goble, Paul. Beyond the ridge. Bradbury, 1989.
________. Buffalo woman. Bradbury, 1984.
________. Death of the iron horse. Bradbury, 1987.
________. The dream wolf. Bradbury, 1990.
________. The gift of the sacred dog. Bradbury, 1980.
________. The girl who loved wild horses. Bradbury, 1978.
________ Iktomi and the berries. Watts, 1989.
________. Iktomi and the boulder: A Plains Indian story. Orchard, 1988.
Hirshfelder, Arlene. Happily may I walk: American Indians and Alaska Natives today. Scribner's, 1986.
Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane. Arctic hunter. Photographs by Lawrence Migdale. Holiday, 1992.
Jeffers, Susan. Brother eagle, sister sky: A message from Chief Seattle. Dial, 1991.
Keegan, Marica. Pueblo boy: Growing up in two worlds. Cobblehill, 1991.
Lyon, George Ella. Dreamplace. Orchard, 1993.
Martin, Bill, and John Archambault. Knots on a counting rope. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1987.
Morgan, William. Navajo coyote tales. Ancient city Press, 1988.
Nashone. Grandmother stories of the northwest. Sierra Oaks, 1988.
O'Dell, Scott. Black star, bright dawn. Houghton Mifflin, 1988.
Paulsen, Gary. Dogsong. Bradbury, 1988.
Roth, Susan. The story of light. Morrow, 1990.
Seawall, Marcia. People of the breaking day. Atheneum, 1990.
Speare, Elizabeth, George. The sign of the beaver. Houghton Mifflin, 1983.
Toye, William. The loon's necklace. Illus. by Elizabeth Cleaver. Oxford, 1977.
Wallas, James. Kwakiutl legends. Hancock House, 1981.
White Deer of Autumn. Ceremony-In the circle of life. Illus. by Daniel San Souce. Raintree, 1983.
Yolen, Jane. Encounter. Illus. by David Shannon. Harchourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.