Hello! My name is Susie and my husband Ben and I are the parents of three boys through adoption (ages 4 1/2, 2 1/2, and 1). Ben and I are white and our sons are Black and Biracial. Over the last few years, I have been building a library of books that feature ethnically diverse characters and perspectives and celebrate our sons’ heritage.

These lists may be helpful to you if you are a transracial family or just looking to add more multiethnic representation to your bookshelf. The picture books listed are ones I have read with my boys and highly recommend. I will add new book titles regularly.

I also share adoption resources on this site, including the small list of picture books we use with our children and other resources for anyone hoping to learn more about adoption, especially the nuances of transracial adoption. I will add to these lists in the future.

Thank you for being here!