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Here are 10 of the best resources on the web for multicultural picture books. Visit these sites to find both popular and less-known titles that may not appear on every bookstore’s shelves.


Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Award Winners

Early-career books by prize-winning children’s authors and illustrators



International Reading Association (IRA)

Child-reviewed reading lists, by year


Bank Street College–Children’s Resources

Multicultural books for younger children



Scholastic Books

How to choose the best multicultural books



Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC)

50 multicultural books every child should know, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison



A reader’s list of multicultural picture-book favorites



Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Growing up around the world—books as passports to understanding



Coretta Scott King Book Award List

Prize-winning books by African-American authors and illustrators



United States Board on Books for Young People

Outstanding international books



New York Public Library

100 picture books everyone should know