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Mixed Race Families

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Mixed Race Families in Picture Books


If You Were a Dog by Jamie Swenson

  • Pub Date: 2014
  • See also: ImaginationAnimal Attributes
  • The reader is invited to imagine life as various animals. At the end a child is shown with their parents, who are mixed race.


Away by Emil Sher

  • Pub Date: 2017
  • A mother (white) and child (POC) exchange notes about summer camp.


I Love Saturdays y Domingos by Alma Flor Ada 

  • Pub Date: 2002
  • A girl compares her English-speaking and Spanish-speaking grandparents.


The Hello Goodbye Window by Norton Juster 

  • Pub Date: 2005
  • A little girl visits her Nana and Poppy, a mixed race couple.


One Word From Sophia by Jim Averbeck

  • Pub Date: 2015
  • See also: POC on the cover 
  • Sophia tries to convince her family to let her get a pet giraffe. 


Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley

  • Pub Date: 2016 


Little Blue Chair by Cary Fagan

  • Pub Date: 2017
  • At the end of the book a man who is white refinishes a little chair he finds for his daughter, a person of color. 


Out! by Arree Chung 


Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup by Pamela Mayer

  • Pub Date: 2016
  • See also: GrandparentsCooking 
  • Includes recipe 
  • Sophie, of Jewish and Chinese heritage, brings her grandmothers together with soup. 


My Good Morning by Kim Crockett Corson


Honeysmoke by Monique Fields

  • Pub Date: 2019
  • A little girl in a mixed race family wants a color of her own. 


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