Books in this category reflect the people of the world's nations, religions, and cultures, sometimes as a central feature of the story and other times as part of the story's background.
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All Books in the Cultural & Religious Groups Category
Heroes Dom Lee (Illustrator), Ken Mochizuki (Author) A Japanese-American boy's playmates insist that he always play the "bad guy" in their war games until the boy's father and uncle intervene by showing up at the playground in their WW II uniforms. [Grade Level: K - 3]
Hiding from the Nazis David A. Adler (Author), Karen Ritz (Illustrator) The true story of Lore Baer, a four-year-old Jewish child placed with a Christian family in the Dutch farm country to avoid persecution by the Nazis. [Grade Level: 2 - 4]
Home to Medicine Mountain Chiori Santiago (Author), Judith Lowry (Illustrator) Two young Native American brothers are sent away to a government-run residential school. The school teaches them to abandon their tradition and culture and to never speak their native language. Together, the boys try to find a way to escape. [Grade Level: K - 3]
Hope Isabell Monk (Author), Janice Lee Porter (Illustrator) After someone asks whether she's "mixed", second-grader Hope, a biracial child, wonders what that means. Her great aunt assures her that as the child of a white father and an African-American mother, she represents "generations of faith mixed with lots of love.” As she listens to Aunt Poogee recount her family’s history and the story behind her name, Hope learns to feel proud of her biracial heritage and how to handle questions about her racial status in the future.
[Grade Level: K - 3]