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BKLYN Children's Fiction featuring characters of color

This list highlights Children's Fiction (chapter books) that feature characters of color. Please feel free to make suggestions to add to this list!

22 items

Book Uncle and me

Uma Krishnaswami ; pictures by Julianna Swaney. |

Room in my heart

Zetta Elliott ; illustrated by Pradyvt Chatterjee. |

The phoenix on Barkley Street

Zetta Elliott ; pictures by Enroc Illustrations. |

The crossover

by Kwame Alexander. |

The mighty Miss Malone

Christopher Paul Curtis. |

The Laura Line

Crystal Allen. |

Lulu and the cat in the bag

Hilary McKay ; illustrated by Priscilla Lamont. |

My basmati bat mitzvah

Paula J. Freedman. |

Serafina's promise

by Ann E. Burg. |

Nikki & Deja

by Karen English ; illustrated by Laura Freeman. |

The great wall of Lucy Wu

Wendy Wan-Long Shang. |

Dumpling days

by Grace Lin. |

Clara Lee and the apple pie dream

Jenny Han ; with pictures by Julia Kuo. |

The grand plan to fix everything

by Uma Krishnaswami ; illustrated by Abigail Halpin. |

Same sun here

Silas House and Neela Vaswani. |


Carolyn Marsden. |

Seaglass summer

Anjali Banerjee. |

Kimchi & calamari

Rose Kent. |

Rickshaw girl

Mitali Perkins ; illustrated by Jamie Hogan. |