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  Diwali: Hindu Festival of Light
Written by
Dianne M. MacMillan
The history and tradition, as well as the symbols and current celebration of Diwali.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Down Home at Miss Dessa's
Felicia Marshall (Illustrator), Bette Stroud (Author)
In the south in the 1940s, two young African-American sisters spend the day caring for an elderly neighbor.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Dragon Feet
Marjorie Jackson (Author), Mark Mitchell (Illustrator)
Children celebrate the Chinese New Year.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Dragon Kite of the Autumn Moon
Valerie Reddix (Author), Jean Tseng (Illustrator), Mou-Sien Tseng (Illustrator)
A contemporary Taiwanese story combines fantasy and reality as a young boy makes a special kite for Kite Day.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Dream Wolf
Written and Illustrated by
Paul Goble
Two Plains Indian children are lost and cared for by a friendly wolf.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Dreamcatcher
Audrey Osofsky (Author), Ed Young (Illustrator)
A story of a young girl who protects baby's sleep as is the Ojibway custom.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Drita, My Homegirl
Written by
Jenny Lombard
Drita and her family come to New York as refugees from war-torn Kosovo. Drita can’t wait to start school and make a new best friend, but her new classmates don’t make it easy, teasing her about virtually everything. The worst is Maxie, a tough African-American girl whose sassy attitude hides a painful secret. When Maxie takes things too far, their teacher assigns Maxie a paper on Drita and her journey to America from Kosovo. Suddenly, Maxie realizes she and Drita have more in common than she thought. And when Drita’s mother gets sick, there’s only one person who can help—Drita’s new homegirl.
[Grade Level: 3 - 5]
 
  Drita, My Homegirl
Written by
Jenny Lombard
Drita and her family come to New York as refugees from war-torn Kosovo. Drita can’t wait to start school and make a new best friend, but her new classmates don’t make it easy, teasing her about virtually everything. The worst is Maxie, a tough African-American girl whose sassy attitude hides a painful secret. When Maxie takes things too far, their teacher assigns Maxie a paper on Drita and her journey to America from Kosovo. Suddenly, Maxie realizes she and Drita have more in common than she thought. And when Drita’s mother gets sick, there’s only one person who can help—Drita’s new homegirl.
[Grade Level: 3 - 5]
 
  Drita, My Homegirl
Written by
Jenny Lombard
Drita and her family come to New York as refugees from war-torn Kosovo. Drita can’t wait to start school and make a new best friend, but her new classmates don’t make it easy, teasing her about virtually everything. The worst is Maxie, a tough African-American girl whose sassy attitude hides a painful secret. When Maxie takes things too far, their teacher assigns Maxie a paper on Drita and her journey to America from Kosovo. Suddenly, Maxie realizes she and Drita have more in common than she thought. And when Drita’s mother gets sick, there’s only one person who can help—Drita’s new homegirl.
[Grade Level: 3 - 5]
 
  Drita, My Homegirl
Written by
Jenny Lombard
Drita and her family come to New York as refugees from war-torn Kosovo. Drita can’t wait to start school and make a new best friend, but her new classmates don’t make it easy, teasing her about virtually everything. The worst is Maxie, a tough African-American girl whose sassy attitude hides a painful secret. When Maxie takes things too far, their teacher assigns Maxie a paper on Drita and her journey to America from Kosovo. Suddenly, Maxie realizes she and Drita have more in common than she thought. And when Drita’s mother gets sick, there’s only one person who can help—Drita’s new homegirl.
[Grade Level: 3 - 5]
 
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