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Books in this category include stories about kinds of families and activities that families do, such as celebrating holidays, adopting children and communicating across generations.
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  Just Like Home/Como en Mi Tierra
Elizabeth I. Miller (Author), Mira Reisberg (Illustrator), Teresa Mlawer (Adapter)
A young girl shares her experiences of a new life in the United States by comparing those things that are similar to her old home and those that are different.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
 
  Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World
Catherine Stock (Illustrator), Mildred Pitts Walter (Author)
A young boy learns that cooking and cleaning aren't just "women's work." 3 - Gender roles, Cooking/Foods, Biscuits, Baking.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Kangaroo and Cricket
Written by
Lorianne Siomades
This book for preschoolers illustrates how the most unlikely pair still can share something in common. Uses colorful images and verse to help children celebrate similarities.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 1]
 
  Keepers
Felicia Marshall (Illustrator), Jeri Hanel Watts (Author)
An African-American boy gives his grandmother a special birthday present, his carrying on the family story-telling traditions.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
 
  The Keeping Quilt
Written by
Patricia Polacco
The story of a quilt passed on from mother to daughter for almost a century.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  The Kid's Guide to Service Projects
Barbara A. Lewis (Author), Pamela Espeland (Illustrator)
This book describes the different opportunities for children to get involved in community service across a wide range of areas and interests.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  The Kid's Guide to Social Action
Barbara A. Lewis (Author), Pamela Espeland (Author), Caryn Pernu (Author)
This book is a resource guide for children who want to learn political action skills at the community, state and national levels.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  Kimchi and Calamari
Written by
Rose Kent
When his eighth-grade class is assigned to write about their ancestors' journey to America, Joseph Calderaro has a problem. Joseph was adopted from Korea and his parents are raising him in their Italian-American tradition. Though his favorite foods are calamari and eggplant parmesan, Joseph begins to wonder about his Korean heritage. His parents have no information to share and, frustrated, Joseph makes something up, passing off a famous Korean athlete as his grandfather. After his essay is chosen for submission to a national contest, Joseph must come clean.
[Grade Level: 4 - 7]
 
  Kinaalda
Written and Illustrated by
Monty Roessel
A Navajo girl takes part in the coming-of-age ceremony, the Kinaalda.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  King and King
Linda de Haan (Author), Stern Nijland (Author)
The queen of a small, unnamed country presses her son to take a wife so that she can retire. The prince, who "never cared much for princesses," caves in and agrees to wed, but none of the potential spouses appeal to him, until Princess Madeleine shows up and the prince falls in love with her brother, Prince Lee. A "very special" wedding ensues and everyone lives happily ever after.
[Grade Level: K - 2]
 
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