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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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  Jaha and Jamil Went Down the Hill: An African Mother Goose
Virginia Kroll (Author), Katherine Roundtree (Illustrator)
This is a new take on familiar Mother Goose rhymes, rewording them to expose young children to African culture and wildlife.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
 
  Jamal's Busy Day
George Ford (Illustrator), Wade Hudson (Author)
A day in the life of a close-knit family.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Jeremy's Decision
Ardyth Brott (Author), Michael Martchenko (Illustrator)
Jeremy is always asked if he will be a famous orchestra conductor like his father, but he has his own plans for the future.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
 
  The Jewish Child's First Book of Why
Harry Araten (Illustrator), Alfred J. Kolatch (Author)
A book for all children which explains Jewish traditions and celebrations.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  The Jones Family Express
Written and Illustrated by
Javaka Steptoe
A young boy tries to find just the right present for his aunt in time for the annual family reunion.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
 
  Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Written and Illustrated by
Simms Taback
A young boy learns how to make something from nothing.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Joshua's Masai Mask
Dakari Hru (Author), Anna Rich (Illustrator)
Fearing that his classmates will ridicule his playing the kalimba in the school talent show, Joshua, an African-American boy, uses a magical Masai mask tp transform himself into different people, before realizing that his own identity is one of value.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
 
  Juneteenth Jamboree
Yvonne Buchanan (Illustrator), Carole Boston Weatherford (Author)
Cassandra and her family have moved to her parents' hometown in Texas, but it doesn't feel like home to Cassandra until she experiences Juneteenth, the Texas tradition that celebrates the end of slavery.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Just Enough Is Plenty: A Hanukkah Tale
Seymour Chwast (Illustrator), Barbara Diamond Goldin (Author)
A folktale about a poor family, a stranger and generosity.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Just Like Home/Como en Mi Tierra
Elizabeth I. Miller (Author), Mira Reisberg (Illustrator), Teresa Mlawer (Adapter)
A young girl shares her experiences of a new life in the United States by comparing those things that are similar to her old home and those that are different.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
 
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