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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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  Marcellus' Birthday Cake
Petra Rohr-Rouendaal (Illustrator), Lorraine Simeon (Author)
With the help of his mother, a young boy learns how to bake a birthday cake.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Mardi Gras: A Cajun Country Celebration
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Author), Lawrence Migdale (Illustrator)
Introduction to a Louisiana Cajun family and their celebration of Mardi Gras, including the music, food and costumes.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Mary McLean and the St. Patrick's Day Parade
Michael Dooling (Illustrator), Steven Kroll (Author)
In order to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade, Mary must find a perfect shamrock.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Maui and the Sun
Retold and Illustrated by
Gavin Bishop
An explanation of why the sun moves so slowly across the sky.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Max the Stubborn Little Wolf
Marie-Odile Judes (Author), Joan Robins (Author), Martine Bourre (Illustrator)
A little wolf dreams of becoming a florist rather than a hunter as his father demands. Papa Wolf cooks up several plans to convince him to change his young mind, but Max cannot be persuaded.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
  A Migrant Family
Written by
Larry Dane Brimner
The day-to-day life of a migrant family Migrant workers.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Mirandy and Brother Wind
Patricia C. McKissack (Author), Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
A story centered on a family activity, the cakewalk.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Molasses Man
Felicia Marshall (Illustrator), Kathy L. May (Author)
A young boy describes how he watches his family work together to harvest the Sorghum cane and make molasses.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Mom and Mum are Getting Married
Ken Setterington (Author), Alice Priestley (Illustrator)
When Rosie’s two moms tell her about their decision to get married, she is disappointed that the small celebration planned will not afford her the opportunity to be a bridesmaid or flower girl. Rosie finds another option—she and her brother will carry the rings—and a happy wedding ensues. Marriage of same-sex couples is normalized and celebrated in this story without the issue ever being explicitly raised as contentious or a matter of right and wrong.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Moon Magic: Stories from Asia
Katherine Davison (Author), Thomas A. Rosborough (Illustrator)
From Siberia, Burma, Japan and Korea come four explanations of the moon.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
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