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Combating Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: Children’s Lit Resource Round-Up

February 4, 2021
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Multicultural Children’s Lit Resource Round-Up
Image of two book covers left to right: "The Story of Passover" by David A. Adler, "King for a Day" by Rukhsana Khan

Multicultural children’s literature can provide the positive representation a child is looking for.

Having multicultural children’s literature in your library — and programming around it — can provide much-needed positive representation for a child. These books can also help to normalize the acceptance of others and influence the actions children make as they mature.

The following book lists come from ALA’s Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table’s December 2020 webinar, “Combating Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia with Multicultural Children’s Literature” with Heidi Rabinowitz and Sadaf Siddique.Image of four book covers left to right: "What Makes Someone a Jew?" by Lauren Seidman, "The Wise Fool" by Shahrukh Husain, "The Story of Passover" by David A. Adler, "King for a Day" by Rukhsana Khan

Positive representation 

Global perspectives

Celebrating diversity year-round

  • Celebrating Islam: Books about festivals such a Ramadan and Eid, explore similarities between world religions and offers a greater understanding of common ideas and beliefs across faiths
  • Passover: Features books about the eight-day springtime festival of Passover, a major Jewish holiday that is one of the most widely celebrated of the year
  • Let’s Be Friends: Features stories of Jews and non-Jews enjoying each other’s company, stories and food
  • Synagogues, Clergy & Jewish Ritual: Stories that feature synagogues, rabbis and other clergy to demonstrate selected Jewish rituals

Teaching resources


Additional resources

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Date / Time
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 11:45
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School (K-12)
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