By Floella Benjamin, Illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books – London in 2010)
Aston has two grandads; Aston’s Mom’s father Harry is from England and Aston’s Dad’s father Roy from Caribbean Islands. Grandad Harry teaches Aston how to play the trumpet, and then grandad Roy teaches him how to play the steel drums. When Aston’s school needs a music band, Aston gets an awesome idea to get his two grandads together.
By Marguerite W. Davol , Illustrated by Irene Trivas (Albert Whitman & Company – Morton Grove, Illinois in 1993)
A mixed-race girl celebrates the rich inclusiveness of her life. She observes very well her black Mom and her white Dad, and even herself between them. >>>The author writes this book for her mixed-race grandchildren.
By Linda Ashman, Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (Chronicle Books LLC – San Francisco, CA in 2013)
When children get an intense feeling and conduct their negative behavior, the voice “Peace, Baby!” helps to deal with them. Showing different cases of the unpredictable emotion with multiethnic children, it encourages everyone to say “Peace, Baby!”.
By Amy Costales, Illustrated by Mercedes McDonald (Luna Rising – Arizona in 2007)
After the sun setting till the time to sleep, mom and her son share the peaceful moment as taking a walk to say hello to everything who passes the stroller on their way and even to his bed in his room. The text written in English and in Spanish.
By Durga Bernhard (Charlesbridge – Watertown, MA in 2011)
Start the page of a child reading before bed in Alaska, then lift the flap on the opposite page to see a girl in Nigeria getting dressed to start her day. As lifting the flap show another child on the other side of the world, in the same moment in time. Children from nine different countries present their moment in the different time zones of our planet.
By Byrd Baylor, Illustrated by Peter Parnaill (Charles Scribner’s Sons – New York in 1978)
Celebrating a new day begins with the ways various peoples from around the world. Welcoming the morning sun is just like as others in the past and present to start a new life daily. >>>The same illustrator with “Annie and the old one“.
一日の始まりを告げる太陽が昇ってくる時、様々な民族の思いを描いている視点が素晴らしい絵本。英文の文字も、文章と言うより、歌のように配列している。イラストレーターは、Annie and the old oneのイラストを手がけた同じ人であり、この絵本の価値に大いなる影響を与えて成功している。人類と太陽の切っても切れない関係を解り易く語る内容のこの絵本こそ、親子でしみじみと読んで、大事な時間を親子で共有したい。
Masssai boy Abaani takes his family’s cattle out to graze, and sees Kikuyu boy Haki sets a new fruit and vegetable stall alongside the road. The boys know their traditional conflict between the Massai and the Kikuyu, and dislike each other. However an unexpected event is happened, Abaani and Haki work instantly together. Encouraging tribute to the potential of today’s youth to take a step toward peaceful coexistence beyond current conflicts. >>>Inspired by a story of a local guide told when the author traveled in Kenya with her family in 2007. http://www.lynnebarasch.com/