Multicultural Fairy Tales

Updated: Aug 26, 2020

Recently, a friend asked for recommendations, and then I stumbled on this great list from Brightly. I wanted to share it here, too. Follow the link for summaries of the books, cover shots, and links to purchase!


Happily Ever After: 21 Multicultural Fairy Tales to Delight Every Child and Teen, by Charnaie Gordon


Lon Po Po by Ed Young is one of our favorites, and we just read The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra by Marc Tyler Nobleman and illustrated by Ana Aranda the other day. My four-year-old loved it! Rachel Isadora's retelling and illustration of Hansel and Gretel and Rapunzel are beautiful, too!

Also, if you're looking for diverse folk tales and retellings, for kids, check out Barefoot Books. They have a wonderful selection of multicultural Folk Tales & Classics:


Scholastic also provides a pretty good list: Our Favorite Fairy Tales, Myths, and Legends.


And for older readers ...

Ready ... set ... get reading!

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