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  Grannie Jus' Come!
Karen Lusebrink (Illustrator), Ana Sisnett (Author)
Set in a small town in Panama, a young girl tells her grandmother all the things she loves about her.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  The Greatest of All: A Japanese Folktale
Giora Carmi (Illustrator), Eric A. Kimmel (Reteller)
A folktale that teaches modesty and patience.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  The Grey Striped Shirt
Mike Cressy (Illustrator), Jacqueline Jules (Author)
A young girl discovers a grey striped shirt in grandparents' cellar that leads to the unraveling of the horrible facts of their imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
 
  Growing Up Biracial: Trevor's Story
Bethany Kandel (Author), Carol Halebian (Photographer)
Ten-year-old Trevor Sage-el describes his life at home and at school, his feelings about being the son of a white mother and a black father, and what he likes and does not like about being biracial. “Sometimes people ask me, ‘What are you?’,” observes Trevor. “I usually answer, ‘Human.’ I have friends of all colors. I don’t want to have to choose between black and white. I’m both, and I like it.”
[Grade Level: 2 - 6]
 
  A Guatemalan Family: Journey Between Two Worlds
Written by
Michael Malone
The life of the Mendez family, a family that fled their home in Guatemala.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  Guests
Written by
Michael Dorris
Set in Massachusetts during the time of the first Thanksgiving, a young Algonquin boy is alarmed when the annual harvest feast is threatened by the arrival of strange new people.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
 
  Halmoni and the Picnic
Sook Nyul Choi (Author), Karen M. Dugan (Illustrator)
A Korean-American girl's third grade class helps the girl's newly-arrived grandmother feel more comfortable with her new life in the United States.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Hana's Suitcase
Written by
Karen Levine
Biography of Hana, a Czech girl, who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters that describe how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust center worked to learn about the girl's life after Hana's suitcase was sent to the Center.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  The Hand-Me-Down Horse
Marion Hess Pomeranc (Author), Joanna Yardley (Illustrator)
A young boy yearns to go to America after World War II.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights
John Himmelman (Illustrator), Leslie Kimmelman (Author)
An extended family celebrates the eight nights of Hanukkah.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
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