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  The Ghost and Lone Warrior: An Arapaho Legend
Written and Illustrated by
C. J. Taylor
This Arapaho Indian legend tells the story of Lone Warrior who courageously leads a hunting expedition, but is hurt by an accident that occurs during the expedition. Lone Warrior is left behind by the hunting party and must overcome many different obstacles to survive.
[Grade Level: 2 - 4]
  The Giant and the Spring
Kuang-ts’ai Hao (Reteller), Eva Wang (Illustrator)
A kind giant brings Spring in from the cold but soon realizes he must share him with the rest of the world.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  A Gift from Papá Diego/Un Regalo de Papá Diego
Benjamin Alire Saenz (Author), Geronimo Garcia (Illustrator)
For Diego's birthday he asks his mother for a Superman outfit so he can fly to Mexico and visit his grandfather.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  The Gift of the Willows
Written by
Helena Clare Pittman
A story about acceptance and understanding of life's difficult times.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
Jake Swamp (Author), Erwin Printup (Illustrator)
This colorful and bright Native American morning prayer and thanksgiving address is full of thanks and appreciation for the natural world.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
  Gloria Goes to Gay Pride
Russell Crocker (Illustrator), Leslea Newman (Author)
While marching in the gay pride parade with her two mothers, Gloria sees many familiar faces and learns that "love is the most important thing of all." Some people along the parade route hold signs that say, "Gays go away." One of Gloria's mothers explains to her that some people don't think two women or two men should love each other, but that the parade is held to help ensure that all people can feel pride in who they are.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Goin' Someplace Special
Patricia C. McKissack (Author), Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
In segregated 1950s Nashville, a young African-American girl experiences a series of indignities and obstacles to get to one of the few integrated places in town, the public library.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
  Going Back Home: An Artist Returns to the South
Toyomi Igus (Author), Michelle Wood (Illustrator)
An artist refers to her African American heritage through her art.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Going Home
Written by
Nicholosa Mohr
A summer spent with relatives in Puerto Rico leaves Felita longing for the familiarity of her family and life in New York City.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Going West
Thomas B. Allen (Illustrator), Jean Van Leeuwen (Author)
The story of America's covered wagons and the journeys made by people from many ethnic backgrounds.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
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