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Multicultural Books For Junior School

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Leeds2 Wed 12-Oct-11 19:15:29

Can anyone recommend any books for junior school age children in which the main character(s) are of black, Asian or Chinese origin? I know of the Lulu books by Hilary McKay, and books by Jamilla Gavin, Malorie Blackman and Anita Desai, but wonder if anyone has other suggestions? Thanks.

madamehooch Wed 12-Oct-11 20:45:08

The 'Wasim' books by Chris Ashley are ideal.

Takver Wed 12-Oct-11 20:50:51

The Anna Hibiscus and No. 1 Car Spotter books by Atinuke

Leeds2 Wed 12-Oct-11 20:57:01

Thanks. I'll take a look at these. I had forgotten Anna Hibiscus, which I love, but haven't heard of either the Wasim or No 1 Car Spotter books.

Takver Wed 12-Oct-11 21:07:43

There's also Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman, but that might be too young?

Leeds2 Thu 13-Oct-11 08:52:27

I thought that too about Amazing Grace. I love those books though!

VixAM Thu 20-Oct-11 20:04:30

Look at www.watfordbarefootbooks.co.uk
Lots of multicultural books - here are just some
One City, Two Brothers
Mama Panya's Pancakes
The Arabian Nights
Elephant Dance
Tenzin's Deer
Little Leap Forward (currently in the sale)
Grandmother's stories not only tales from the world, but also about the finer qualities of older women!

KamiKaur Fri 21-Oct-11 23:33:03

Have you looked at Chandra. and Chains. First is an Asian girl and the second deals with African slavery as a topic.

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