Books in this category reflect the people of the world's nations, religions, and cultures, sometimes as a central feature of the story and other times as part of the story's background.
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All Books in the Cultural & Religious Groups Category
Africa Is Not a Country Margy Burns Knight (Author), Anne Sibley O’Brien (Illustrator) Enter into the daily life of children in the many countries of modern Africa. Countering stereotypes, "Africa is not a Country" celebrates the extraordinary diversity of this vibrant continent as experienced by children at home, at school, at work, and at play. [Grade Level: 1 - 4]
An African Princess Lyra Edmonds (Author), Annie Wilson (Illustrator) This is a story about a girl of mixed race discovering her family history and identity. Lyra is told by her family that she is an African Princess. But when she tells her school friends, they don't believe her. It is only when she flies to the vibrant Caribbean to visit her Taunte May that she discovers her own history. [Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
After the Holocaust Written by Howard Greenfield Eight Jewish men and women who survived the Holocaust as children, tell about their experiences immediately following their liberation. The book uses archival photographs. [Grade Level: 6 & Up]
Against the Storm Written by Gaye Hicyilmaz Twelve-year-old Mehmet moves with his family from a rural village to Amkara, Turkey, hoping to find a better life. [Grade Level: 4 - 6]
Always Remember Me: How One Family Survived World War II Written and Illustrated by Marisabina Russo Rachel's Oma (grandmother) has two picture albums. In one the photographs show only happy times -- from after World War II, when she and her daughters had come to America. But the other album includes much sadder times from before -- when their life in Germany was destroyed by the Nazis' rise to power. For as long as Rachel can remember, Oma has closed the other album when she's gotten to the sad part. But today Oma will share it all. Today Rachel will hear about what her grandmother, her mother, and her aunts endured. And she'll see how the power of this Jewish family's love for one another gave them the strength to survive.
[Grade Level: 2 - 4]