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1.   Christmas Makes Me Think
Chandra Cox (Illustrator), Tony Medina (Author)
A young African-American boy reflects on the spirit of Christmas and thinks of ways he can share what he has with others.
 
2.   Elijah's Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas
Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson (Illustrator), Michael J. Rosen (Author)
A young Jewish boy, Michael, is given a carved wooden angel at Christmas-time by his African-American friend, an old man in his eighties (based on an actual person—Elijah Pierce, a wood carver, lay minister, barber, and educator from Columbus). Michael is concerned that an angel may not be an appropriate gift for a Jew, but his parents assure him that it is a gift of friendship and that friendship means the same thing in any religion. In return, Michael presents his friend with a menorah he made and, for all eight nights of Chanukah, the menorah glows and sheds light on Elijah’s beautiful carvings.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
 
3.   Happy Birthday Martin Luther King
Jean Marzollo (Author), J. Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)
An easy-to-read biography of Dr. King.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
4.   Jerusalem Sky
Written by
Mark H. Podwal
According to legend, the Jerusalem sky held off the rains for seven years while King Solomon built his temple. In the Jerusalem sky, the Bible says, a rising star announced the birth of Jesus. Through that same sky, Islamic belief holds, Muhammad climbed to heaven. Now the Jerusalem sky fills with the sounds of worshippers praying for peace in the synagogues, churches, and mosques.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
 
5.   John F. Kennedy: The Making of a Leader (Biographies for Kids Series)
TIME for Kids (Author), Ritu Upadhyay (Author)
Using simple text and lots of visuals, this biography introduces Kennedy's childhood, family life, military service and political life. Pivotal events are discussed, including The Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, Cold War, civil rights movement, and JFK's assassination.
[Grade Level: 2 - 5]
 
6.   Poppa's Itchy Christmas
Angela Shelf Medearis (Author), John Ward (Illustrator)
A young boy is disappointed with his Christmas gifts until they come in handy.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
7.   The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate
Janice Cohn (Author), Bill Farnsworth (Illustrator)
The true story describing how the people of Billings, Montana worked together to fight a series of hate crimes.
 
8.   The Christmas Tree Ride
Megan Lloyd (Illustrator), Mary Neville (Author)
A family conveys the spirit of Christmas by welcoming a lonely man.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
9.   Trees of the Dancing Goats
Written and Illustrated by
Patricia Polacco
Trisha loves Hanukkah, when her Babushka makes potato latkes and her Grampa carves animals out of wood as gifts for her. But when Trisha learns that her neighbors aren’t able to celebrate Christmas because they are all bedridden with scarlet fever, she finds it difficult to enjoy the Hanukkah festivities. Grampa suggests cutting down trees to bring to the neighbors, but there is nothing to decorate them with. Although it is a sacrifice, Trisha realizes that Grampa's carved animals are the perfect answer and soon she and her family are delivering beautifully ornamented trees to their neighbors and celebrating the miracle of true friendship.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
 
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