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.
The Only One Club Jeff Hopkins (Author), Jane Naliboff (Author) Mrs. Matthews's first grade class begins making Christmas decorations, but because Jennifer is Jewish, Mrs. Matthews allows her to make Hanukkah decorations instead. Jennifer enjoys the attention and creates "The Only One Club," of which she is the sole member. When her classmates want to join, she is resistant until she realizes that each of her friends is also "the only one" at something. As she inducts them into her club she reveals the unique qualities that make each of her classmates extraordinary. [Grade Level: K - 3]
Owl Moon John Schoenherr (Illustrator), Jane Yolen (Author) A story of a young girl and her father as well as humankind's close relationship to the natural world. [Grade Level: K - 6]
The Piano Susan Keeter (Illustrator), William Miller (Author) A young African-American girl's love of music leads her to a job in the home of an older white woman who not only teaches the girl to play the piano, but also about caring for others. [Grade Level: K - 6]