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Multicultural Folktales and Fairy Tales

Young girl in boat in front of a tree

Lalani of the Distant Sea

Erin Entrada Kelly
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fairy Tales, Folktales and Myths, Fantasy
Published:
2019
Three children flying above houses

Sisters of the Neversea

Cynthia Leitich Smith
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Classics, Fairy Tales, Folktales and Myths
Published:
2021
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

Kwame Mbalia
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fairy Tales, Folktales and Myths, Fantasy
Published:
2019
Young girl and boy riding dragon into the sea

When the Sea Turned to Silver

Grace Lin
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fairy Tales, Folktales and Myths
Published:
2017
A Blade So Black

A Blade So Black

L.L. McKinney
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Classics, Fantasy
Published:
2018
Cinderella Is Dead

Cinderella Is Dead

Kalynn Bayron
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fairy Tales, Folktales and Myths, Romance
Published:
2020
Snake with red eyes around a flower

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

Julie C. Dao
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fantasy
Published:
2017
Young woman moving magic

Legendborn

Tracy Deonn
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fantasy
Published:
2020
Young girl looking over fence of detention center

Land of the Cranes

Aida Salazar
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2020
Aru Shah and the End of Time

Aru Shah and the End of Time

Roshani Chokshi
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fairy Tales, Folktales and Myths, Fantasy
Published:
2018
Ikenga

Ikenga

Nnedi Okorafor
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fairy Tales, Folktales and Myths, Fantasy
Published:
2020
Maya and the Rising Dark

Maya and the Rising Dark

Rena Barron
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fairy Tales, Folktales and Myths, Fantasy
Published:
2020
Never Look Back

Never Look Back

Lilliam Rivera
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Fairy Tales, Folktales and Myths, Fantasy
Published:
2020
The Girl and the Ghost

The Girl and the Ghost

Hanna Alkaf
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fairy Tales, Folktales and Myths, Fantasy
Published:
2020