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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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  Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry
Written by
Bonnie Busenberg
The history behind the three flavors that have become favorites around the world.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  The Way We Do It in Japan
Paige Billin-Frye (Illustrator), Geneva Cobb Iijimi (Author)
A boy experiences a new way of life when he moves from the United Sates to Japan with his Japanese father and American mother.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Weaving a California Tradition: A Native American Basketmaker
Dugan Aguilar (Illustrator), Linda Yamane (Author)
An eleven-year-old Western Mono Indian and her relatives prepare materials for basketweaving, make the baskets and attend the California Indian Basketweavers Association's annual gathering.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  The Well: David's Story
Written by
Mildred D. Taylor
In the early 1990s, David's rural Mississippi family shares their well water with black and white neighbors.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  What Would You Do?
Katherine Altieri (Illustrator), Amarpal Khanna (Illustrator), Los Angeles Dream Dialogue, 1998-2000 (Author), Joanna Marcuse (Illustrator)
Three stories, each presenting a dilemma, written by California teens to assist younger children in resolving difficult life situations.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  When I Was Young in the Mountains
Diane Goode (Illustrator), Cynthia Rylant (Author)
The story of an Appalachian childhood.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Why the Sky Is Far Away
Mary-Joan Gerson (Author), Carla Golembe (Illustrator)
A Nigerian folktale that explains why the sky is so far away.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Willie Pearl: Under the Mountain
Michelle Y. Green (Author), Steve McCracken (Illustrator)
A story of hard work, love and family set in a small coal-mining town in Eastern Kentucky.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Wood-Hoopoe Willie
Virginia Kroll (Author), Katherine Roundtree (Illustrator)
Willie dreams of playing the African instruments that his grandfather describes.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  The Workers' Detective: A Story About Dr. Alice Hamilton
Stephanie Sammartino McPherson (Author), Janet Schulz (Illustrator)
A story about Dr. Alice Hamilton, social worker and doctor, whose work brought attention to the health risks associated with certain jobs.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
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