For Parents

25 Multicultural Christmas Books for Kids


Joy to the World Christmas Stories Around the WorldChristmas is a time of year that brings people together. The happiness, generosity and spirit of good will at Christmas provide a great opportunity to share with kids how people of different traditions and cultures gather and celebrate. It is a natural time to focus on the things we share while also celebrating the wonderful ways we are different. It seems like the opposite would be true, but acknowledging differences can actually showcase our commonalities!

Sharing time, space, food, traditions and memories nurture our connections. The stories listed here are some favorites that show the countless ways people down the street, across town or across the globe celebrate Christmas. Share them with your child to nurture the spirit of peace on earth.



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Too Many TamalesThe Night of Las PosadasThe Legend of the PoinsettiaThe All I'll Ever Want Christmas DollNine Days to Christmas12 Days of ChristmasA Kenya ChristmasA Pinata in a Pine TreeBaboushka and the Three KingsCharro ClausGrace at ChristmasHallelujah a Christmas CelebrationKatie's London ChristmasLa Noche BuenaThe Legend of Old BefanaThe Flying Canoe a Christmas StoryThe Little Match GirlThe Night Before ChristmasThe Nutcracker in HarlemThe Wee Christmas CabinTree of CranesTwas NochebuenaWhen Christmas Feels Like HomeYoon and the Christmas Mitten
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