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  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]
 
  All the Colors We Are
Katie Kissinger (Author), Wernher Krutein (Photographer)
Photographs of diverse people illustrate the story of how humans get their skin color.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
 
  Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad
Marlene Targ Brill (Author), Janice Lee Porter (Illustrator)
The true story of a young boy who helped a runaway slave.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Almond Cookies and Dragon Well Tea
Cynthia Chin-Lee (Author), You Shan Tang (Illustrator)
A young girl visits the home of her Chinese-American friend and makes many discoveries about her friend's cultural heritage.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
 
  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]
 
  Am I Blue? Coming Out From the Silence
Marion Dane Bauer (Editor), Beck Underwood (Illustrator)
A collection of sixteen short stories about gay adolescent experiences and process of sexual orientation awareness.
[Grade Level: 6 & Up]
 
  Amazing Grace
Mary Hoffman (Author), Caroline Binch (Illustrator)
A young African-American girl discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
 
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