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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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  Pop'n Kimchi
Soo-Young Chin (Author), Christina Lochmann (Author)
This pop-up book introduces kimchi, a Korean national dish of pickled cabbage, and ways to prepare and eat it.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
  Poppa's Itchy Christmas
Angela Shelf Medearis (Author), John Ward (Illustrator)
A young boy is disappointed with his Christmas gifts until they come in handy.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  A Portrait of Spotted Deer's Grandfather
Marlowe de Christopher (Illustrator), Amy Littlesugar (Author)
When Spotted Deer's grandfather dreams that one white man can keep the Indians from blowing away forever, Moose Horn agrees to let George Catlin paint his portrait.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Pot Luck
Tobi Tobias (Author), Nola Langner Malone (Illustrator)
Rachel learns about what it means to make a pot luck dinner. Rachel and her grandmother cook dinner together for an old friend.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  The Potato Man
Ted Lewin (Illustrator), Megan McDonald (Author)
Grandpa tells stories of the fruit-and-vegetable huckster in his childhood neighborhood.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  The Power of Light
Irene Lieblich (Illustrator), Isaac Bashevis Singer (Author)
Eight tales - one for each night of Hanukkah - explore love and faith.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Precious Gold, Precious Jade
Written by
Sharon E. Heisel
A young woman befriends a Chinese family despite the racism and fear that overwhelm the residents of her small mining town at the end of the gold rush.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Pueblo Indian
Steven Cory (Author), Richard Erickson (Illustrator)
Pueblo Indian tradition and history are depicted with realistic illustrations.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  A Quilt for Kiri
Judith Kunzle (Illustrator), Don Long (Author)
A young girl learns about her grandmother from the quilt she leaves behind after her death.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  The Quiltmaker's Gift
Jeff Brumbeau (Author), Gail de Marcken (Illustrator)
A generous quiltmaker agrees to make a quilt for a greedy king but only under certain conditions.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
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