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  The Jones Family Express
Written and Illustrated by
Javaka Steptoe
A young boy tries to find just the right present for his aunt in time for the annual family reunion.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
 
  Jordan Has a Hearing Loss
Written by
Jillian Powell
A boy describes what it is like to live with hearing loss.
[Grade Level: 2 - 4]
 
  Joseph and Me: In the Days of the Holocaust
Lili Cassel-Wronker (Illustrator), Judy Hoffman (Author)
The author describes her experiences as a Jewish child living in hiding with a Dutch family during WW II; additional text and photographs provide details of Nazi persecution of Jews and the fate of those who survived.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Written and Illustrated by
Simms Taback
A young boy learns how to make something from nothing.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Joshua's Masai Mask
Dakari Hru (Author), Anna Rich (Illustrator)
Fearing that his classmates will ridicule his playing the kalimba in the school talent show, Joshua, an African-American boy, uses a magical Masai mask tp transform himself into different people, before realizing that his own identity is one of value.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
 
  Journey Home
Dom Lee (Illustrator), Keurhee Lee (Illustrator), Lawrence McKay (Author)
A young girl accompanies her mother as she returns to the country of her birth, Vietnam, to learn about her past.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Journey Home
Written by
Yoshiko Uchida
After their release from an American concentration camp, a Japanese-American girl and her family try to reconstruct their lives amidst strong anti-Japanese feelings which breed fear, distrust, and violence.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
 
  Journey to Topaz
Donald Carrick (Illustrator), Yoshiko Uchida (Author)
Like any 11-year-old, Yuki Sakane is looking forward to Christmas when her peaceful world is suddenly shattered by the bombing of Perl Harbor. Uprooted from her home and shipped with thousands of West Coast Japanese Americans to a desert concentration camp called Topaz, Yuki and her family face new hardships daily.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  Jump at de Sun: The Story of Zora Neal Hurston
Lucy Ann Hurston (Author), A. P. Porter (Author)
The story of author Zora Neale Hurston and her battles against racism and poverty.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  Just Enough Is Plenty: A Hanukkah Tale
Seymour Chwast (Illustrator), Barbara Diamond Goldin (Author)
A folktale about a poor family, a stranger and generosity.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
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