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Books in this category include stories about kinds of families and activities that families do, such as celebrating holidays, adopting children and communicating across generations.
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1.   A Country Far Away
Nigel Gray (Author), Philippe Dupasquier (Illustrator)
This book portrays the similarities in the life experiences of a boy in a rural African village and one in a Western country.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
2.   All Kinds of Children
Norma Simon (Author), Diane Paterson (Illustrator)
A story about the things that children all over the world have in common, including the need for food, clothes, people to love them and the opportunity to play.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
3.   Apples on a Stick: The Folklore of Black American Children
Barbara Michels (Author), Bettye White (Author)
This book is a collection of poetry that has counting rhymes, hand claps, circle games and jump rope rhymes.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
4.   Babu's Song
Aaron Boyd (Illustrator), Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen (Author)
In Tanzania, Bernardi's grandfather who has lost the ability to speak, helps his grandson realize his dream of going to school.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
5.   Baseball Saved Us
Dom Lee (Illustrator), Ken Mochizuki (Author)
When a Japanese-American boy and his family are interned in a camp during WWII, they decide to combat their depression by building a baseball field. During a game the boy channels his humiliation--both from being a prisoner and from being a bad player--to anger, giving him the strength to hit a game-winning home run.
[Grade Level: 2 - 4]
6.   Count Your Way through Korea
Jim Haskins (Author), Dennis Hockerman (Illustrator)
The Korean numbers one to ten are used to introduce young readers to diverse aspects of Korean culture.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
7.   Daisy and the Doll
Larry Johnson (Illustrator), Angela Shelf Medearis (Author), Michael Medearis (Author)
A young girl living in rural Vermont tells about an experience related to being an African-American student in a predominantly white community.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
8.   Dragon Feet
Marjorie Jackson (Author), Mark Mitchell (Illustrator)
Children celebrate the Chinese New Year.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
9.   Dragon Kite of the Autumn Moon
Valerie Reddix (Author), Jean Tseng (Illustrator), Mou-Sien Tseng (Illustrator)
A contemporary Taiwanese story combines fantasy and reality as a young boy makes a special kite for Kite Day.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
10.   Friends
Written and Illustrated by
Rachel Isadora
Multicultural pictures portray children visiting, building, drawing, laughing, hugging, and engaging in similar friendly pursuits.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
11.   Frozen Noses
Jan Carr (Author), Dorothy Donohue (Illustrator)
Young children enjoy such winter activities as ice skating, making a snowman and throwing snowballs.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
12.   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]
13.   Heroines and Heroes/ Heroinas y Heroes
Eric Hoffman (Author), Eida De Vega (Adapter), Judi Rosen (Illustrator)
Two children play an imaginative game and realize that both girls and boys can save the day.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
14.   How Humans Make Friends
Written and Illustrated by
Loreen Leedy
An elementary guide to making and keeping friends.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
15.   Jackie Joyner Kersee: Superwoman
Margaret J. Goldstein (Author), Jennifer Larson (Author)
A biography of the track-and-field star who has had medal-winning performances in three Olympics.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
16.   Lacrosse: The National Game of the Iroquois
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Author), Lawrence Migdale (Illustrator)
A photo-essay about lacrosse, its origins and connections to the Iroquois.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
17.   Mei-Mei Loves the Morning
Margaret Holloway Tsubakiyama (Author), Ying-Hwa Hu (Illustrator), Cornelius Van Wright (Illustrator)
A young girl and her grandfather enjoy a typical morning riding on Grandpa's bicycle to meet friends in the park.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
18.   Milly, Molly and Special Friends
Gill Pittar (Author), Cris Morrell (Illustrator)
Milly and Molly and special friends happily share their feelings, lying in the long grass on a summer day, a sincere tale of friendship and acceptance.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
19.   Night Golf
Cedric Lucas (Illustrator), William Miller (Author)
A young African-American boy finds his way around the racial barriers of the 1960s and learns to play golf.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
20.   Strong to the Hoop
John Coy (Author), Leslie Jean-Bart (Illustrator)
A boy finally gets to play basketball on the main court with the older boys and must prove he can hold his own.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
21.   The Adventures of Sugar and Junior
Angela Shelf Medearis (Author), Nancy Poydar (Illustrator)
Two neighborhood children enjoy playing games, making cookies and going to the movies.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
22.   The Big Bike Race
Lucy Jane Bledsoe (Author), Sterling Brown (Illustrator)
A young boy hopes to win the Washington, DC Citywide Cup bicycle race.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
23.   The Perfect Piñata/La Piñata Perfecta
Kelli Kyle Dominguez (Author), Teresa Mlawer (Author), Diane Paterson (Illustrator)
Marisa picks out a butterfly piñata for her birthday party, but at the party she decides it is too beautiful to break apart.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
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