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1.   A Crack in the Wall/Grieta en La Pared
Ruben DeAnda (Illustrator), Mary Elizabeth Haggerty (Author)
A young boy creates something beautiful and magical to lift his mother's spirits.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
2.   Aekyung's Dream
Written by
Min Paek
A recently arrived immigrant child tells about the adjustment to an unfamiliar culture.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
3.   Bajo la luna de limón/Under the Lemon Moon
Eida do La Vega (Author), Edith Hope Fine (Author), René King Moreno (Illustrator)
A girl learns about generosity and forgiveness when she discovers someone has stolen lemons from her tree.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
4.   Carolyn's Story: A Book About an Adopted Girl
Written and Photographed by
Perry Schwartz
The story of nine-year old Carolyn, who was adopted from Honduras when she was a baby, told in her own words, illustrated with photographs.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
5.   Dia's Story Cloth
Chue Cha (Illustrator), Dia Cha (Author), Nhia Thao Cha (Illustrator)
A book about the story cloth made for the author by her aunt and uncle which chronicles the life of the Hmong people in their native Laos.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
6.   Hello World! Greetings in 42 Languages Around the Globe!
Written and Illustrated by
Manya Stojic
This book teaches children how to say "hello" in 42 different languages.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
7.   It Doesn't Have To Be This Way: A Barrio Story
Daniel Galvez (Illustrator), Luis J. Rodriguez (Author)
A young boy reluctantly becomes more and more involved in the activities of a local gang.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
8.   Leaving for America
Roslyn Bresnick-Perry (Author), Mira Reisberg (Illustrator)
A portrayal of life in a Russian-Jewish community in the 1920s as seen through the eyes of a young girl who is leaving for America.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
9.   My First Book of Proverbs/ Mi primer libro de dichos
Ralfka Gonzalez (Author), Ana Ruiz (Illustrator)
Humorous contemporary illustrations of traditional Mexican-American proverbs.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
10.   New Year Be Coming!A Gullah Year
Katharine Boling (Author), Daniel Minter (Illustrator)
Verses written in the Gullah dialect of the southeastern U.S. seacoast and illustrated in woodcuts describe the months of the year and the activities of each month.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
11.   Prietita and the Ghost Woman/ Prietita Y La Llorona
Gloria Anzaldua (Author), Christina Gonzalez (Illustrator)
A young girl becomes lost in her search for an herb to cure her mother and is aided by the legendary ghost woman.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
12.   Sesame Street Sign Language ABC With Linda Bove
Linda Bove (Author), Sesame Street Staff (Author), Tom Cooke (Illustrator), Anita Shevett (Photographer)
Actress Linda Bove teachers letters and words in sign language while the Sesame Street Characters act them out.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
13.   Speak English for Us, Marisol!
Karen English (Author), Enrique O. Sánchez (Illustrator)
A young girl is sometimes overwhelmed when her Spanish-speaking friends and family need her to translate for them.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
14.   The Adventures of Connie and Diego/Las Aventuras de Connie y Diego
Maria Garcia (Author), Malaquias Montoya (Illustrator)
Tired of being laughed at because they are different, a pair of multicolored twins runs a way to ask the animals where they belong.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
15.   The Barking Mouse
Alfredo Aguirre (Illustrator), Antonio Sacre (Author)
A Spanish-speaking mouse family enjoys a picnic until a cat threatens them; the mother mouse's knowledge of another language saves the day. The story is interspersed with Spanish words.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
16.   The Little Weaver of Thai-Yen Village
Nancy Hom (Author), Minh-hoa (Illustrator), Tran-Khanh Tuyet (Author)
A story about a young girl who loses her family during war.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
17.   The Upside Down Boy/El niñode cabeza
Elizabeth Gómez (Illustrator), Juan Felipe Herrera (Author)
A young boy recalls the year when his parents settled down in the city so he could go to school for the first time.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
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