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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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  Gloria Goes to Gay Pride
Leslea Newman (Author), Russell Crocker (Illustrator)
This is a story of Gloria and her two mothers’ trip to a parade in honor of Gay Pride Day. Gloria explains other holiday celebrations and compares her experience at the parade to these holidays.
[Grade Level: K - 2]
  God Must like Cookies, Too
Beth Glick (Illustrator), Carol Snyder (Author)
A young girl goes to temple for Shabbat with her grandmother. Throughout the servcie, the young girl gets excited for the cookies that she will have at Oneg, after Shabbat.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  God Must Like Cookies, Too
Beth Glick (Illustrator), Carol Snyder (Author)
A young girl enjoys time with her grandmother.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Going Back Home: An Artist Returns to the South
Toyomi Igus (Author), Michelle Wood (Illustrator)
An artist refers to her African American heritage through her art.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Going Home
Written by
Nicholosa Mohr
A summer spent with relatives in Puerto Rico leaves Felita longing for the familiarity of her family and life in New York City.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Going West
Thomas B. Allen (Illustrator), Jean Van Leeuwen (Author)
The story of America's covered wagons and the journeys made by people from many ethnic backgrounds.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  The Golden Bracelet
Nonny Hogrogian (Illustrator), David Kherdian (Reteller)
Based on an Armenian tale, an indolent prince learns to weave beautiful golden cloth, a craft that later saves his life.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Grandmother's Dreamcatcher
Becky Ray McCain (Author), Stacey Schuett (Illustrator)
While spending a week with her grandmother, a young girl learns to make a dream catcher.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
Written by
Michael Dorris
Set in Massachusetts during the time of the first Thanksgiving, a young Algonquin boy is alarmed when the annual harvest feast is threatened by the arrival of strange new people.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
  Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights
John Himmelman (Illustrator), Leslie Kimmelman (Author)
An extended family celebrates the eight nights of Hanukkah.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
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