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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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All Books in the Customs & Traditions Category Tar Beach Written and Illustrated by Faith Ringgold Based on the author's quilt painting of the same name, a young girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home claiming all she sees for herself and her family. [Grade Level: Pre-K - 3] Ten Suns: A Chinese Legend Eric A. Kimmel (Reteller), Yongsheng Xuan (Illustrator) The eastern emperor of the sky must find a way to stop the destruction his children's trick has caused. [Grade Level: 4 - 6] Tet Vietnamese New Year Dianne M. MacMillan (Author), Charlott Nathan (Illustrator) How Tet is celebrated in the United States and Canada. [Grade Level: K - 3] Thanksgiving at Obaachan's Written by Janet Mitsui Brown A young girl describes the Thanksgiving celebration at her grandmother's house and the things that make it her favorite holiday. [Grade Level: K - 3] Thirty-Three Multi-Cultural Tales to Tell Pleasant DeSpain (Author), Joe Schlichta (Illustrator) Stories that celebrate the interconnectedness of people, animals and cultures. [Grade Level: K - 6] This House Is Made of Mud/Esta casa esta hecha de lodo Ken Buchanan (Author), Libba Tracy (Illustrator), Patricia Hinton Davison (Adapter) A young child describes her family's adobe house and life in the Sonoran Desert. [Grade Level: Pre-K - 1] This is Our Seder Ziporah Hildebrandt (Author), Robin Roraback (Illustrator) A description of the food and activities at a Seder, the ritual meal of Passover. [Grade Level: K - 3] Three Kings Day: A Celebration of Christmastime Diane Hoyt Goldsmith (Author), Lawrence Migdale (Illustrator) A religious celebration through the eyes of a 10-year-old girl and her family. [Grade Level: 2 - 4] Thunder Cake Written and Illustrated by Patricia Polacco Grandma finds a way to dispel her grandchild's fear of thunderstorms. [Grade Level: K - 3] Tight Times Barbara Shook Hazen (Author), Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator) A father loses his job and the family has difficult financial times. [Grade Level: K - 3]
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