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So far we have "More More More: Said the Baby" as well as "Hugs & Kisses", both of which delight me in their depiction of children from various races. We live in east TN which is pretty homogenous, and I'd like many of DD's books to reflect the greater world.<br><br>
I'd appreciate any recommended titles!
 

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We like "Everywhere Babies." There's also the books by bell hooks and Chris Rausch (sp?), Happy to be Nappy, plus his own books like Hug (?).<br><br>
I'm looking for more suggestions, though!<br><br>
Thanks for starting this thread!
 

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I second Everywhere Babies and A Ride on Mother's Back!<br><br>
Something we do is go to the library and pick out books written in Spanish (language exposure), books on holidays we don't celebrate (Hannakah, Kwanzaa, etc.), and foreign cultures. That way, Brandon is exposed to many different cultures, different languages, different writing & illustration styles, etc....
 

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I also like "The Family Book" by Todd Parr -- it's not overtly about ethnicities or nationalities, but describes all the different kinds of families. Sample lines:<br><br>
"Some families are the same color. Some families are different colors."<br><br>
"Some families live by themselves. Some families share houses with other families."<br><br>
"Some families have two mommies or two daddies."<br><br>
"Some families adopt children."<br><br>
Beautiful illustrations. My favorite illustration is the last one -- it's a picture of a family of ducks with a penguin on the big duck's back. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm interested in finding more such books as well. I've got Hugs and Kisses and also three other books that came together with it - Splash!, Eat, and Sleep. They all picture different races. The Sleep one kind of bothers me, but the rest are nice and ds likes them.
 

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Great thread and suggestions thanks.<br><br>
If anyone is looking specifically for books on adoption and esp. multi-cultural adoption my former place of employment, Child and Family press, publishes several (Feathers and Fur, An American Face, The Coffee Can Kid, etc.)<br><br>
Go to CWLA.org and then click on publications and gifts (They also have multi-cultural kid pins, bracelets, ties, cards, etc.) Some REALLY cute stuff.<br><br>
Peace,<br>
BJ<br>
Barney & Ben
 

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"More, More More Said the Baby" IS just grand as is anything by Vera B. Williams.<br><br>
We also like Gary Soto's books (picture books as well as stuff for older kids) and Faith Ringgold's work.<br><br>
Good thread.
 

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Great thread. I've been looking for multi-cultural books, too. My daughter has enjoyed "Ten, Nine, Eight" by Molly Bang. We also love Vera B. William's "More More More Said the Baby."<br><br>
I haven't bought any yet, but I was looking at books by Ezra Keats.<br><br>
DD also loves Eric Carle's "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" and the page with all the diverse children.
 

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Say Goodnight by Helen Oxenbury. Children of all races and colors play together peacefully and sleep on the same bed. Cute and simple for toddlers.
 

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Anything by Andrea and Brian Pinkney. I have some links to multicultural children's booksellers. Let me know if you'd like me to post them.<br><br>
Namaste!
 

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<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Charlie Parker Played Be Bop</span> by Chris Rashka (sp?) is great. It comes in board book format.
 

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<span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Color of Us</span> and <span style="text-decoration:underline;">All the Colors of the Earth</span> are both good. Neither is really a story, both are actually about all the colors people can come in. We're also in a very homogenous area and I started buying some of these books.<br><br>
Also one of my sons favorite books is called <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Double the Love</span> - just so happens little girls parents are different races. You only know from the drawings, it's never mentioned. It's sort of nice having it just be such a normal part of the story. I got <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Double the Love</span> from a bookstore in the UK that specialized in children's books about diversity. If I can remember the name I'll post it.
 

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Yes please! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Double the Love [/U] - just so happens little girls parents are different races. You only know from the drawings, it's never mentioned. It's sort of nice having it just be such a normal part of the story. .</div>
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Who is the author of Double the Love?<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I got <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Double the Love</span> from a bookstore in the UK that specialized in children's books about diversity. If I can remember the name I'll post it.</div>
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Please do! It sounds like a great store. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<a href="http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/educatrs/presrvce/pe3lk28.htm" target="_blank">http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issu...ce/pe3lk28.htm</a><br><br><a href="http://www.multiculturalkids.com/shop/customer/home.php" target="_blank">http://www.multiculturalkids.com/shop/customer/home.php</a><br><br><a href="http://www.justusbooks.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.justusbooks.com/index.html</a><br><br><a href="http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~leckenby/inbook.htm" target="_blank">http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~leckenby/inbook.htm</a><br><br><a href="http://www.barefoot-books.com/us/site/pages/home.php" target="_blank">http://www.barefoot-books.com/us/site/pages/home.php</a><br><br>
Hope this helps!<br><br>
Namaste!
 

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Bernard Ashley. I would highly recommend the book for a lot of reasons. One is the biracial relationship of the parents not being mentioned - it's just normal. The other is that, since I ordered it from the UK, it has words like mum and biscuit (cookie) which had lead to discussions of differences in cultures. Plus it's just a cute book.<br><br>
I'll try to find the store I got it from. It was about a year ago and I just stumbled across it but if I find it I'll post.
 

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Wow, I actually found it and recognized the name. It's Letterbox Library at <a href="http://www.letterboxlibrary.com" target="_blank">www.letterboxlibrary.com</a><br><br>
The have lots of cool sounding books (I love finding cool, different books) - here are some descriptions:<br><br>
Double the Love<br>
by Bernard Ashley, illustrated by Carol Thompson<br><br>
Blossom has two families with a black city Nan and a white country Gran. When they meet up at a party Blossom has double the fun and double the love<br><br>
An Australian ABC of Animals<br>
by Bronwyn Bancroft<br>
This beautiful and unusual alphabet resource, introduces the fauna of Australia, with vibrant illustrations by an artist who originates from the Bundjalung Aboriginal people<br><br>
A Difficult Day<br>
by Eugenie Fernandes<br><br>
An imaginative, but grumpy little girl finds out that her understanding mother knows what everyone needs after a difficult day. A loving story<br><br>
Are We There Yet?<br>
by Verna Wilkins, illustrated by G McLeod & L Willey<br><br>
Enjoy the `rides' and `surprises' of a family day out in a theme park with Max, Amy and their wheelchair-user dad.<br><br>
Boots for a Bridesmaid<br>
by Verna Allette Wilkins, illustrated by Pamela Venus<br><br>
Nicky hates frilly dresses but her resourceful mum (a wheelchair user) comes to the rescue with a working compromise. The only picture book we know with a mixed Asian-white family<br><br><br>
Maybe this will help with the search for diverse books. Hopefully you can find some stuff you like.
 
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