Black is brown is tan by Emily Arnold McCully - Describes in verse the life of brown-skinned momma, white-skinned daddy, their children, and assorted relatives

Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie - Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal name... one that's all his own. Dad is known as Big Thunder, but Little Thunder doesn't want to share a name

Ruby's wish by Shirin Yim Bridges - In China, at a time when few girls are taught to read or write, Ruby dreams of going to the university with her brothers and male cousins

Abuela's weave by Omar Castaneda - A young Guatemalan girl and her grandmother grow closer as they weave some special creations and then make a trip to the market in hopes of selling them

Halmoni and the picnic by Sook Nyul Choi - A Korean American girl's third grade class helps her newly arrived grandmother feel more comfortable with her new life in the United States

Last stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña - A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things

Islandborn by Junot Díaz - Lola was just a baby when her family left the Island, so when she has to draw it for a school assignment, she asks her family, friends, and neighbors about their memories of her homeland

Abuela by Arthur Dorros - While riding on a bus with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City

How my parents learned to eat by Ina R. Friedman - An American sailor courts a Japanese girl and each tries, in secret, to learn the other's way of eating

Peekaboo morning by Rachel Isadora - A toddler plays peek-a-boo throughout the day

The colors of us by Karen Katz - Seven-year-old Lena and her mother observe the variations in the color of their friends' skin, viewed in terms of foods and things found in nature

The snowy day by Ezra Jack Keats - The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day

Peter's chair by Ezra Jack Keats - When Peter discovers his blue furniture is being painted pink for a new baby sister, he rescues the last unpainted item, a chair, and runs away

Golden domes and silver lanterns : a Muslim book of colors by Hena Khan - In simple rhyming text a young Muslim girl and her family guide the reader through the traditions and colors of Islam

No kimchi for me! by Aram Kim - Yoomi hates stinky spicy kimchi—until Grandma makes kimchi pancakes for her!

Happy in our skin by Fran Manushkin - Depicts families of different colors and orientations as they play at a park, swim, and celebrate at a block party

Excellent Ed by Stacy McAnulty - Everyone in the Ellis family is excellent, except Ed the dog, who is determined to find something at which he, too, can excel

Lola plants a garden by Anna McQuinn - Lola plants a flower garden with her parent's help, and watches it grow

Lola reads to Leo by Anna McQuinn - Lola reads story books to her new baby brother Leo, and even though Mommy and Daddy are busy, they still have time to read to Lola at bedtime

Mango, Abuela, and me by Meg Medina - When Mia's Abuela comes to live with Mia and her family, she helps her learn English while Mia learns Spanish, both with the help of a parrot named Mango

Take me out to the Yakyu by Aaron Meshon - A little boy's grandfathers, one in America and one in Japan, teach him about baseball and its rich, varying cultural traditions

Everywhere babies by Susan Meyers - Describes babies and the things they do from the time they are born until their first birthday

Tomás and the library lady by Pat Mora - While helping his family in their work as migrant laborers far from their home, Tomas finds an entire world to explore in the books at the local public library

Sumi's first day of school ever by Soyung Pak - By the time Sumi finishes her first day of school, she decides that school is not as lonely, scary, or mean as she had thought

Bee-bim bop! by Linda Sue Park - A child, eager for a favorite meal, helps with the shopping, food preparation, and table setting

All are welcome by Alexandra Penfold - Illustrations and rhyming text follow a group of children through a day in school where they learn from each others traditions

A different pond by Bao Phi - Bao Phi and his father wake up early in the morning to fish for food on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis and Bao's father tells him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam

My name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits - Disliking her name as written in English, Korean-born Yoon, or "shining wisdom," refers to herself as "cat," "bird," and "cupcake," as a way to feel more comfortable in her new school and new country

And Tango makes three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell - At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches

Shades of people by Shelley Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly - Explores the many different shades of human skin, and points out that skin is just a covering that does not reveal what someone is like inside

What can you do with a rebozo? by Carmen Tafolla - A spunky young girl explains the many uses of her mother's red rebozo, a traditional Mexican woven shawl

Grandfather's journey by Allen Say - The author recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes

Tea with milk by Allen Say - After growing up near San Francisco, a young Japanese woman returns with her parents to their native Japan, but she feels foreign and out of place

All the world by Liz Garton Scanlon - Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning until night, this book affirms the importance of all things great and small in the world

I got the rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison - On a trip to the park with her mother, a young girl hears a rhythm coming from the world around her and begins to move to the beat, finally beginning an impromptu dance in which other children join her

One family by George Shannon - A family can be many things, in this story that introduces numbered groups from one to ten

Harriet gets carried away by Jessie Sima - While shopping with her two dads for supplies for her birthday party, Harriet, who is wearing a penguin costume, is carried away by a waddle of penguins and must hatch a plan in order to get herself back home

Not quite narwhal by Jessie Sima - Born deep in the ocean, Kelp is not like the other narwhals and one day, when he spies a creature on land that looks like him, he learns why

Too many tamales by Gary Soto - Maria tries on her mother's wedding ring while helping make tamales for a Christmas family get-together. Panic ensues when, hours later, she realizes the ring is missing

Twenty yawns by Jane Smiley - Going to bed early after spending a busy day at the beach with her family, Lucy wakes up in the middle of the night to find that her imagination leads her to see things differently in the dark

Green is a chile pepper : a book of colors by Roseanne Greenfield Thong - A little girl discovers all the bright colors in her Hispanic American neighborhood

Round is a mooncake : a book of shapes by Roseanne Thong - As a little girl discovers things round, square, and rectangular in her urban neighborhood, she is reminded of her Chinese-American culture

A piece of home by Jeri Watts - A child-friendly story about the trials and triumphs of starting over in a new place while keeping family and traditions close

Yoko by Rosemary Wells - When Yoko brings sushi to school for lunch, her classmates make fun of what she eats—until one of them tries it for himself

Yoko writes her name by Rosemary Wells - Kindergartner Yoko not only learns to write her letters and numbers in English, she shows her teacher and fellow students how to write their names using Japanese calligraphy

A chair for my mother by Vera B. Williams - A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire

"More more more" said the baby : 3 love stories by Vera B. Williams - Three babies are caught up in the air and given loving attention by a father, grandmother, and mother

Jalapeño bagels by Natasha Wing - For International Day at school, Pablo wants to bring something that reflects the cultures of both his parents

The day you begin by Jacqueline Woodson - Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider

Umbrella by Taro Yashima - The excitement of a three-year-old as she finally uses her new umbrella and red boots