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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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All Books in the Customs & Traditions Category 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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