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
The Cats in Krasinski Square Karen Hesse (Author), Wendy Watson (Illustrator) When Karen Hesse came upon a short article about cats out-foxing the Gestapo at the train station in Warsaw during WWII, she couldn't get the story out of her mind. The result is this account of two Jewish sisters, escapees of the infamous Warsaw ghetto, who devise a plan to thwart an attempt by the Gestapo to intercept food bound for starving people behind the dark Wall. [Grade Level: 2 - 5]
Cesar Chavez Ruth Franchere (Author), Earl Thollander (Illustrator) The biography of the Mexican American who led the nationwide boycott of grapes as part of his movement to organize farm laborers in the United States. [Grade Level: 4 - 6]
Char Siu Bao Boy Sandra S. Yamate (Author), Carolina Yao (Illustrator) After being ridiculed by the others at school, Charlie abandons his favorite Chinese food, char siu bao, and tries to eat more "normal" things, but then he finds a way to convert his friends to the tasty dish. [Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
Chernowitz! Written by Fran Arrick The story of a Jewish boy who is routinely taunted and teased by a school bully whose anti-Semitic antics escalate. [Grade Level: 4 - 6]
Cherokee Summer Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Author), Lawrence Migdale (Photographer) This book describes the Cherokee history while focusing on 10-year-old Bridget Russell, a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Bridget describes the special traditions and events her and her family particpate in. [Grade Level: 4 - 6]