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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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  The Big Book for Peace
Ann Durell (Editor), Marilyn Sachs (Editor)
Seventeen stories, poems, and a song written by well-known authors describing many different forms of peace.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
  Big Moon Tortilla
Joy Cowley (Author), Dyanne Strongbow (Illustrator)
After her homework is ruined and her glasses break, a young girl is comforted by her grandmother's song and one of her warm tortillas.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
  Big Wind Coming!
Karen English (Author), Cedric Lucas (Illustrator)
An extended family and their neighbors prepare for and then wait out a fierce storm, wondering what will remain of their farms.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  The Bird's Gift: A Ukrainian Easter Story
Eric A. Kimmel (Reteller), Katya Krenina (Illustrator)
Villagers provide a flock of golden birds with shelter and are rewarded for their kindness with beautifully decorated eggs.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  The Blues of Flats Brown
Nina Laden (Illustrator), Walter Dean Myers (Author)
A junkyard dog runs away from his abusive master and makes a name for himself playing blues on his guitar.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Bon Odori Dancer
Karen Kawamoto McCoy (Author), Carolina Yao (Illustrator)
A young girl feels clumsy and insecure during her traditional Japanese dance class until the other girls start helping her.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
  Boundless Grace
Mary Hoffman (Author), Caroline Binch (Illustrator)
When Grace gets the opportunity to go to Africa and visit with her father and his new family, she feels a little strange. But Nana says families are what you make them, and Grace is going to make the most of hers! Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch bring their spunky heroine to life in this sequel to "Amazing Grace."
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Braving the Frozen Frontier: Women Working in Antarctica
Written by
Rebecca L. Johnson
Day-to-day experiences of several women who work in Antarctica.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Bread, Bread, Bread
Ann Morris (Author), Ken Heyman (Illustrator)
This book illustrates different types of bread and the diversity of the people who eat them.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
  Brother Eagle, Sister Sky
Written by
Susan Jeffers
Using the words of Chief Seattle, the visionary spirit of Native Americans is revealed.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
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