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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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  How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story
Eve Bunting (Author), Beth Peck (Illustrator)
Caribbean "boat people" seek haven in America.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  How My Family Came to Be - Daddy, Papa and Me
Andrew R. Aldrich (Author), Mike Motz (Illustrator)
Features a young African-American boy who tells the story of how he was adopted by his two gay fathers when his birth mother became too sick to care for him. He describes his life with his parents, his grandmother, his friends, his teacher, and all the other people who love him and make his life special.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
  How My Parents Learned to Eat
Ina R. Friedman (Author), Allen Say (Illustrator)
A child tells how her American father learned to eat with chopsticks and her Japanese mother learned to eat with a knife and fork.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  How Snowshoe Hare Rescued the Sun: A Tale from the Arctic
Durga Bernhard (Illustrator), Emery Bernhard (Reteller)
A tale from the Yuit people of northeast Siberia that tells how snowshoe hare rescued the sun and changed the sky forever.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  How Stories Came into the World: A Folk Tale from West Africa
Retold and Illustrated by
Joanna Troughton
The myth of Mouse and her children, from the Ekoi people of Nigeria.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  How the Birds Changed Their Feathers: A South American Indian Folk Tale
Retold and Illustrated by
Joanna Troughton
This tale, told by the Arawak people of Guyana, explains how there came to be such brightly colored birds on Earth.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  How to Cook a Gooseberry Fool
Marcia Vaughn (Author), Diane Wolfe (Illustrator), Robert L. Wolfe (Illustrator)
Recipes from eleven countries and an introduction that explains the role food plays in various cultures around the world.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
  The Hundred Dresses
Eleanor Estes (Author), Louis Slobodkin (Illustrator)
A young girl learns the realities of prejudice and classism while her classmates learn that hurting others is not ultimately satisfying.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  I Can Do It!
Sarah Albee (Author), Sesame Street Staff (Author), Larry DiFiori (Illustrator)
The Sesame Street characters are beginning to do things on their own. There are some things that they have not yet learned to do, but accomplish these things with the help of their friends.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
  I Like Being Me: Poems for Children About Feeling Special, Appreciating Others, and Getting Along
Judy Lalli (Author), Douglas L. Mason-Fry (Photographer)
Rhyming poetry helps children think about cooperation, sharing, helping others and making positive choices.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
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