Multicultural Books for Every Age


We often head to the library to check out interesting books.  (I posted earlier about looking at favorite foreign language books.)  But often my kids are tired at the end of the day and don’t want to work to decipher new sounds and words.   The National Education Association provides a list of 50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Read.    What a great starting point to introduce international ideas, people and customs into your daily reading.  One of our favorites not on the list is HUSH! by Minfong Ho, a Thai bedtime story with lilting verse and beautiful art.  Published in 1996 it was one of the original “Go the F**k to Sleep” themed books.  I’d love to hear from anyone who has other favorites! We’re off to the library this afternoon and could use a new title to search for.  Please share your titles in the comment section.  


About the cultured kid

I've traveled, lived, worked and studied all over the world. Europe, North Africa, Central & South America, the Middle East and Asia. The more different the culture, the better! I'm determined to introduce my two boys to our multi-cultural world. Living in Washington, D.C. there are international festivals, parades and cultures right in our own backyard. I'll share with you our adventures around town and those that take us on international journeys. I'll also share ideas for introducing your family to foreign food, culture and community at home.

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