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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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  Leaving for America
Roslyn Bresnick-Perry (Author), Mira Reisberg (Illustrator)
A portrayal of life in a Russian-Jewish community in the 1920s as seen through the eyes of a young girl who is leaving for America.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  The Legend of Food Mountain
Graciela Carrillo (Illustrator), Harriet Rohmer (Author)
This story illustrates the creation of the people of earth and their source of food.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  The Legend of the Bluebonnet
Written and Illustrated by
Tomie DePaola
A Comanche legend that tells the story of the bluebonnet flower.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  A Lei for Tutu
Rebecca Nevers Fellows (Author), Linda Finch (Illustrator)
A young Hawaiian girl who loves making lei with her grandmother must make a very special one for Lei Day when her grandmother becomes ill.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
  Lion Dancer, Ernie Wan's Chinese New Year
Martha Cooper (Illustrator), Madeline Slovenez-Low (Author), Kate Waters (Author)
A young boy will perform his first Lion Dance on the streets of New York City.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  The Long Red Scarf
Nette Hilton (Author), Margaret Power (Illustrator)
When grandfather can't find a woman to knit him a scarf, he learns to knit his own.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Love to Mama: A Tribute to Mothers
Pat Mora (Editor), Paul S. Barragan (Illustrator)
In this beautifully illustrated book, 13 Latino poets write with joy, humor, and love about the powerful and undeniable bond between mothers, grandmothers, and children. These talented poets write passionately and vividly about the tremendous influence their mothers and grandmothers had on them.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
  Luke Has Asthma, Too
Allison Rogers (Author), Michael Middleton (Illustrator)
A young boy with asthma is comforted by his discovery that his cousin, Luke, has asthma, too. They both experience the same things and become eachother's support.
[Grade Level: K - 2]
  Madoulina: A Girl Who Wanted to Go to School
Written by
Joel Bognomo
Madoulina loves school but has to help her mother sell food in the marketplace this schoolyear instead. Her teacher speaks to her mother and makes an arrangement.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
  Mai-Li's Surprise
Marjorie Jackson (Author), Cheryl Kirk Noll (Illustrator)
A young girl helps her brother make a beautiful kite.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
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