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  Cesar Chavez
Ruth Franchere (Author), Earl Thollander (Illustrator)
The biography of the Mexican American who led the nationwide boycott of grapes as part of his movement to organize farm laborers in the United States.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Char Siu Bao Boy
Sandra S. Yamate (Author), Carolina Yao (Illustrator)
After being ridiculed by the others at school, Charlie abandons his favorite Chinese food, char siu bao, and tries to eat more "normal" things, but then he finds a way to convert his friends to the tasty dish.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
  The Cherokees
Ronald Himler (Illustrator), Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (Author)
A glimpse into the history and culture of the Cherokees.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Cherries and Cherry Pitts
Written by
Vera B. Williams
A young girl draws pictures and tells stories about her world.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Cherry Tree
Ruskin Bond (Author), Allan Eitzen (Illustrator)
A young girl in India plants a cherry tree and nurses it to help it grow. She is rewarded on her tenth birthday when the first pink blossom appears.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
  Chicken Sunday
Written by
Patricia Polacco
Children decorate eggs in the Slavic style with hot wax and dye and present them as a gift.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  A Child's Calendar
Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator), John Updike (Author)
A collection of 12 poems describing the activities in a child's life as well as the changes in the weather from January to December.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Chinese New Year
Written by
Dianne M. MacMillan
This book describes holidays from many different cultures. The book also discusses the origins of the holidays and how they are celebrated.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Chinese New Year
Dianne M. MacMillan (Author), Charlott Nathan (Illustrator)
How the Chinese New Year is celebrated in the United States.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Chinese New Year
Tricia Brown (Author), Fran Oritz (Illustrator)
Text and photographs depict the celebration of Chinese New Year by Chinese Americans living in San Francisco's Chinatown.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
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