This list contains picture books that more directly address ethnic diversity.
These books are helpful in opening up conversations about the dignity of all people and the beauty of God’s multifaceted creation.
by Trillia Newbell God’s Very Good Idea
This book celebrates our God-given diversity. It covers the scope of the gospel story and shows how God’s plan involves saving all people through Jesus. It also includes information about inventors. The illustrations are expressive and engaging.
by Shelley Rotner. Shades of People
This book contains pictures representing children with different skin colors. It is playful and affirming.
by Fran Manushkin Happy in Our Skin
In this book, children in one family discover their skin and its wonderful uses. It is celebratory and charming.
by Karen Katz The Colors of Us
In this book, a young girl and her mother walk around their city and notice the various skin colors of their neighbors and friends. It is upbeat and affirming.
by Bobbi Kates We’re Different, We’re the Same
This book talks about features that we all share and those that are make us unique. The detailed, lively illustrations encourage conversation. Informative and affirming.
by Shai Linne God Made Me and You
This book celebrates God’s design for ethnic diversity in an upbeat, engaging way. An excellent gospel-centered conversation starter. Based on the song by artist Shai Linne.
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by Leslie Helakoski Are Your Stars Like My Stars?
A beautifully illustrated exploration of the many ways children experience the world. Celebrates many cultures and invites the reader to honor all people and view the world with wonder.
by Dorena Williamson Colorfull
This book roots a celebration of our different skin colors in God’s good purposes. It has beautiful watercolor illustrations. Lighthearted and upbeat.