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Books in this category include customs and traditions of people around the world. In some books the emphasis is on commonalties among people; in others, the focus is on the ways that people and groups of people can be different from one another.
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  Mother’s Day
Anne F. Rockwell (Author), Lizzy Rockwell (Illustrator)
The children in Mrs. Madoff's multicultural classroom share all the ways they'll be celebrating Mother's Day, such as making beignets in powdered sugar, hiking to the top of a mountain, and going to the biggest museum in the city. Rockwell introduces a variety of children, representing many ethnic and family backgrounds, including a single mom and a grandmother who is raising her deceased daughter-in-law's child.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
  Mountains to Climb
Jack Crompton (Illustrator), Richard M. Wainwright (Author)
A young boy leaves his home in the Andes Mountains to live in America with his aunt and uncle.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Mr. Lincoln's Way
Written and Illustrated by
Patricia Polacco
A story about Mr. Lincoln, the school principal's efforts to get the school bully, to help him attract birds to the school's new atrium.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
  My Brother's Keeper: The Holocaust through the Eyes of an Artist
Written by
Israel Bernbaum
An artist describes the Holocaust and explains how he tries to tell the story of that catastrophe through his art.
[Grade Level: 5 & Up]
  My First Kwanzaa
Deborah M. Newton Chocolate (Author), Cal Massey (Illustrator)
A young boy and his family celebrate the seven days and principles of this African-American holiday.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
  The Navajos
Ronald Himler (Illustrator), Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (Author)
A look at the history, family life, ceremonies and nomadic existence of the Navajos.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  New England Whaler
Robert F. Baldwin (Author), Richard Erickson (Illustrator)
A depiction of the way of life of New England whalers during the 1840s.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  New Year Be Coming!A Gullah Year
Katharine Boling (Author), Daniel Minter (Illustrator)
Verses written in the Gullah dialect of the southeastern U.S. seacoast and illustrated in woodcuts describe the months of the year and the activities of each month.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Northern Lullaby
Nancy White Carlstrom (Author), Diane Dillon (Illustrator), Leo Dillon (Illustrator)
A young child says good night to the natural world and all that occupy it.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Now We Can Have a Wedding!
Judy Cox (Author), DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan (Illustrator)
Family, friends and neighbors contribute to a wedding celebration.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
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