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Children's Literature

Find information about the CSULB University Library's Children's Collection as well as information about children's literature in general.

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See examples of books representing different races and ethnicities.  Also find links to specific book awards.


The Stuff of Stars

A Few Red Drops

Trombone Shorty

The Snowy Day

The Old African

Seeds of Change

Talkin' about Bessie

Black Hands, White Sails


Something Beautiful


A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Blackbird Fly

Heart of a Samurai

Wabi Sabi

The Thing about Luck

The Shark King

Tasty Baby Belly Buttons

Latine or Hispanic

A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.


The Poet X

Winner 2019


Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote

Enchanted Air

Say Hola to Spanish, Otra Vez (Again!)

Martin de Porres

Tomas and the Library Lady

Middle Eastern

The Turtle of Oman

The Librarian of Basra


The Stars in My Geddoh's Sky

One City, Two Brothers

Four Feet, Two Sandals

Native American

A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community attachment.

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales

Sitting Bull

Crossing Bok Chitto


The Birchbark House

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian