Here is the list of books we identified that portray friendship and fun between characters of different races. (The first racial group listed is that of the point-of-view and/or interaction-initiating character.)
Bein' Friends by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by Joy Allen (White/Black)
Bein’ With You This Way by W. Nikola-Lisa, illustrated by Michael Bryant (Black/Multiracial)
Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco (White/Black)
Come On, Rain by Karen Hesse, illustrated by Jon J. Muth - (Black/Asian/White)
How Do You Wokka-Wokka? by Elizabeth Blumele, illustrated by Randy Cecil (Black/Multiracial)
Jamaica is Thankful by Juanita Havill, illustrated by Anne Sibley O’Brien (Black/White)
[All seven Jamaica titles portray cross-race relationships, but this title best fulfills the cross-group criteria.]
Lottie Paris and the Best Place by Angela Johnson, illustrated by Scott M. Fischer (Black/White)
My Friend Jamal by Anna McQuinn, illustrated by Ben Frey (White non-Muslim/Somali Muslim); see also My Friend Mei Jing.
Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka (Black/White)
The ideal cross-group book emphasizes the fun diverse children are having together, the activities they do together and the things they have in common. Any other titles to suggest?