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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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All Books in the Customs & Traditions Category 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving Margaret M. Bruchac (Author), Catherine O'Neill Grace (Author) A pictorial presentation of the reenactment of the first Thanksgiving that counters traditional accounts with a more historically accurate version.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6] ABC: A Family Alphabet Book Bobbie Combs (Author), Desiree Keane (Illustrator), Brian Rappa (Illustrator) This book teaches the alphabet to young children while exposing them to different and diverse kinds of families and people. [Grade Level: Pre-K] Abuela's Weave Omar S. Castaneda (Author), Enrique O. Sanchez (Illustrator) A young girl and her grandmother weave clothing and tapestries to take to the market and sell during the fiesta. [Grade Level: Pre-K - 3] The Adventures of Sugar and Junior Angela Shelf Medearis (Author), Nancy Poydar (Illustrator) Two neighborhood children enjoy playing games, making cookies and going to the movies. [Grade Level: K - 3] Against the Storm Written by Gaye Hicyilmaz Twelve-year-old Mehmet moves with his family from a rural village to Amkara, Turkey, hoping to find a better life. [Grade Level: 4 - 6] All Kinds of Children Norma Simon (Author), Diane Paterson (Illustrator) A story about the things that children all over the world have in common, including the need for food, clothes, people to love them and the opportunity to play. [Grade Level: Pre-K - 3] Almond Cookies and Dragon Well Tea Cynthia Chin-Lee (Author), You Shan Tang (Illustrator) A young girl visits the home of her Chinese-American friend and makes many discoveries about her friend's cultural heritage. [Grade Level: Pre-K - 3] Amazing Grace Mary Hoffman (Author), Caroline Binch (Illustrator) A young African-American girl discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to. [Grade Level: Pre-K - 3] Amelia's Road Linda Jacobs Altman (Author), Enrique O. Sanchez (Illustrator) A young girl from a migrant-worker family overcomes the hardship of their frequent moves by creating a special place for herself. [Grade Level: K - 3] American Tall Tales Michael McCurdy (Illustrator), Mary Pope Osborne (Reteller) Nine stories of early American folk heroes, including Johnny Appleseed and Davy Crockett. [Grade Level: 4 - 6]
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