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Celebrate Multicultural Children’s Day with our editorial picks for top 10 diversity & multicultural stories from across the globe! (And they’re all available to read on Epic!)
The joyful story of a young girl who dances to her own drumbeat, an in doing so teaches others about the richness of diversity.
Lalo Wants a Real Name
Lalo is tired of being Lalo Ramos, so he tries another, more “normal” name on for size–until he worries he may be losing his identity.
Secret of the Dance
Andrea Spalding and Alfred Scow
Based on an event from Scow’s childhood, this is the story of what happens when a Native American family witness a Potlach ceremony, which has been outlawed by the government.
The Ghost Catcher
A kind and generous Indian barber, pressed by his father and then his wife to earn more money, persuades a ghost to bring him riches.
Henry’s Freedom Box
Henry dreams of a world where his life belongs to him. But when his family is sold, he risks everything for what he knows is right.
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
Ji Li Jiang
This book is an engrossing memoir of a Chinese girl, her family, and how their lives changed during Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution.
Too Many Tamales
Christmas Eve started out so perfectly for Maria. Snow had fallen, the streets glittered, she had helped make the tamales…
All the Colors of the Earth
Soaring, uplifting text celebrates the glorious diversity of children laughing, loving, and glowing with life.
Anansi the Spider
Anansi, one of the great folk heroes of the world, is saved from a terrible fate by his six sons in this traditional tale from West Africa.
Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation
Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California.
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