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  Felita
Ray Cruz (Illustrator), Nicholosa Mohr (Author)
A family experiences prejudice when they move to a new neighborhood.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  Fiesta Fireworks
Written by
George Ancona
A young girl's grandfather makes fireworks for one of the biggest fiestas in Mexico.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Fireflies in the Dark: The Story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezin
Written by
Susan Goldman Rubin
The story of Friedel Dicker, a Jewish woman from Prague, who taught art to children at the Terezin concentration camp.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  First Day in Grapes
L. King Perez (Author), Robert Casilla (Illustrator)
First Day in Grapes tells the story of Chico, a young boy and his family, migrant workers who move up and down the state of California. Every September they pick grapes and Chico starts a new school. Often Chico gets picked on because he’s always “the new kid” and because he speaks Spanish sometimes. The story focuses on Chico’s first day of third grade at a new school- things are a little different this time. Chico learns to be proud of his abilities in math and to stand up for himself when some other students bully him and make fun of his heritage. Also in Spanish, as "Primer Dia en Las Uvas."
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  The First Strawberries: A Cherokee Story
Joseph Bruchac (Reteller), Anna Vojtech (Illustrator)
A Cherokee tale of friendship and respect.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Flowers from Mariko
Deneen Jenks (Author), Michelle Reiko Kumata (Illustrator), Rick Noguchi (Author)
When Mariko and her family are released from the Japanese American internment camp where they have spent the last three years, Mariko plants a garden to surprise and cheer up her family.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
 
  Forgotten Victims of the Holocaust
Written by
Linda Jacobs Altman
Altman explores the expansion of Nazi Germany and the effect it had on the people of the countries that were invaded, including Poles, Russians, Gypsies, Homosexuals and others. She uses memories of survivors to discuss the experiences of those who were tortured and killed by the Nazis.
[Grade Level: 5 - 9]
 
  Four Seasons of Corn: A Winnebago Tradition
Joe Allen (Illustrator), Sally M. Hunter (Author)
A twelve-year-old boy learns to dry and grow corn from his grandfather.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  Fox Song
Joseph Bruchac (Author), Paul Morin (Illustrator)
A young Abenaki listens to the story of her people as told by her grandmother.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Freedom Summer
Jerome Lagarrigue (Illustrator), Deborah Wiles (Author)
In the summer of 1964 two boys, one white and one black, play together and want to swim in the newly-integrated pool, and are dismayed to find that prejudice still exists.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
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