Multicultural and Diverse Children's Books

Lee & Low Books, America's largest multicultural children's book publisher, is proud to offer books that celebrate the diversity of America's communities and classrooms. Our award-winning cultural children's books are authentic and published with care, offering both "mirrors and windows" for every reader. Books affirm children's identities while meeting the demands of educational standards. These diverse multicultural books include a range of high-interest topics, meaningful themes, genres, and complexity to meet young readers' varied needs and turn them into lifelong readers.

African/African American Interest

Find award-winning children's books about Black history and culture for young readers, including nonfiction biographies of important figures in Black history and page-turning fiction.

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Asian/Asian American Interest

Find award-winning books for young readers featuring Chinese, Korean, Indian, Japanese, Filipino, and Hmong cultures, including several bilingual titles.

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Latino Interest

Find award-winning books highlighting the wide diversity of Latino cultures, including bilingual and dual language editions and books set throughout the United States, Central America, and South America.

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Middle Eastern and/or Muslim Interest

Find a range of children's books featuring Muslim and Middle Eastern cultures including nonfiction biographies of important figures in history and culture such as Muhammad Yunus; page-turning fiction featuring Middle Eastern main characters; and poetry.

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Native American Interest

Find a wide range of Native American, First Nations, and Indigenous children's and young adult books, including many #ownvoices titles by Native authors and illustrators.

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By W. Nikola-Lisa

Illustrated by 12 Outstanding American Artists


The School the Aztec Eagles Built

By Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson


D is for Doufu

By Maywan Shen Krach

Illustrated by Hongbin Zhang


Shanghai Messenger

By Andrea Cheng

Illustrated by Ed Young


Growing Peace

By Richard Sobol

Illustrated by Richard Sobol


Howard Thurman's Great Hope

By Kai Issa

Illustrated by Arthur Dawson



By Karen Sandler


Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic

By Ginnie Lo

Illustrated by Beth Lo


Children of Long Ago

By Lessie Jones Little

Illustrated by Jan Gilchrist


Dear Mrs. Parks

By Rosa Parks


Drummer Boy of John John

By Mark Greenwood

Illustrated by Frané Lessac


Sparkle Boy

By Lesléa Newman

Illustrated by Maria Mola


Tiny Stitches

By Gwendolyn Hudson Hooks

Illustrated by Colin Bootman