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Reading List With Multiracial Characters

Multiracial Heritage Week June 7th - 14th

22 Books for 2022 recommended by The Color of Us contributors:

1. Happy In Our Skin by Fran Manuskin *

2. Caucasia: A Novel by Danzy Senna

3. Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match by Monica Brown*

4. Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

5. Cake Mix: Learning To Love All Your Ingredients by Mikki Hernandez & Victoria Lewis*

6. The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler*

7. The Color Of Water by James McBride

8. Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu

9. We’re Different, We’re The Same by Bobbi Kates*

10. Check All That Apply: Finding Wholeness….by Sundee Frazier

11. Part Asian, 100% Hapa by Kip Fulbeck

12. When Half Is Whole by Stephen Murphy-Shingematsu

13. Being Biracial: When Our Secret Worlds Collide by Sarah Ratliff

14. Mixed: An Anthology of Short Fiction of the Multiracial Experience by Chandra Prasad

15. Black Indian by Shonda Buchanan

16. The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Heidi Durrow

17. Honeysmoke by Monique Fields*

18. Mommy And Me Don’t Match by K. Monsma*

19. The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods*

20. Becoming Mexipino…by Rudy Guevarra

21. Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton

22. I Am Whole by Shola Oz*

*Denotes a book appropriate for young children.



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