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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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  Brown Angels: An Album of Pictures and Verse
Written by
Walter Dean Myers
A collection of thirty pictures of African-American children with original poems that celebrate their life and pride.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
  Brown Bag Ideas from Many Cultures
Written by
Irene Tejada
Ethnic art activities for children that teach traditional designs and techniques from a variety of cultures.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
  Butterflies for Kiri
Written and Illustrated by
Cathryn Falwell
Kiri, a Japanese-American girl, who loves to paint and draw, tries and after some initial failure, finally succeeds in making an origami butterfly.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
  Calling of the Doves/El canto de las palomas
Juan Felipe Herrera (Author), Elly Simmons (Illustrator)
The author recalls his childhood in the mountains and valleys of California with his farmworker parents who inspired him with poetry and song.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
Darryl Ligasan (Illustrator), Lawrence McKay (Author)
  Carlos and the Squash Plant/Carlos y la planta de calabaza
Jeanne Arnold (Illustrator), Jan Romero Stevens (Author)
Having ignored his mother's warnings about what will happen if he doesn't bather after working on his family's New Mexican farm, Carlos awakens one morning to find a squash plant growing out of his ear.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
  Cassie's Journey: Going West in the 1860's
Brett Harvey (Author), Deborah Kogan Ray (Illustrator)
A story of the joys and hardships of a family going West by covered wagon in the 1860s.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Celebrating Chinese New Year
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Author), Lawrence Migdale (Illustrator)
A San Francisco family prepares for the Chinese New Year.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Celebrating Kwanzaa
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Author), Lawrence Migdale (Illustrator)
A young girl tells the story of her family's Kwanzaa celebration.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Celebrating Ramadan
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Author), Lawrence Migdale (Photographer)
This book is about a young boy named Ibraheem who celebrates the Muslim holiday Ramadan. Ramadan is a time when Muslim people fast and have time for reflection. At the end of Ramadan, there is a three-day feast called Eid al Fitr.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
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