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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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  How the Birds Changed Their Feathers: A South American Indian Folk Tale
Retold and Illustrated by
Joanna Troughton
This tale, told by the Arawak people of Guyana, explains how there came to be such brightly colored birds on Earth.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  How the Rooster Got His Crown
Written by
Amy Lowry Poole
The retelling of a Miao folktale from Western China about the day the sun refused to come out for fear of a skillful archer's arrows.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  How the Stars Fell from the Sky: A Navajo Legend
Lisa Desimini (Illustrator), Jerrie Oughton (Reteller)
A Navajo folktale that explains the patterns of stars in the sky.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  How to Cook a Gooseberry Fool
Marcia Vaughn (Author), Diane Wolfe (Illustrator), Robert L. Wolfe (Illustrator)
Recipes from eleven countries and an introduction that explains the role food plays in various cultures around the world.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
  How Two-Feather Was Saved From Loneliness
Written and Illustrated by
C. J. Taylor
The Abenaki legend of how fire and corn came into the world.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  I See the Rhythm
Toyomi Igus (Author), Michele Wood (Illustrator)
A visual and poetic introduction to the history of African-American music.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  I Want To Be President
Michaela Muntean (Author), Tom Brannon (Illustrator)
A Sesame Street Muppet describes what she would do if she became the President of the United States. This is an introduction to the political system in the U.S. for young children.
[Grade Level: Pre-K]
  Immigrant Girl: Becky of Eldridge Street
Brett Harvey (Author), Deborah Kogan Ray (Illustrator)
An authentic portrayal of a period in America when immigration was at its height.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Ininatig's Gift of Sugar: Traditional Native Sugarmaking (We Are Still Here: Native Americans Today)
Dale Kakkak (Illustrator), Laura Waterman Wittstock (Author)
A colorful photo essay that explains the traditional way of making maple sugar and syrup.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  It’s Israel’s Birthday!
Written by
Ellen Dietrick
Part of the “It’s Time” series, this book celebrates Israel’s 60th birthday by taking youngsters on a pretend trip to Israel, where they board a plane, visit a kibbutz, enjoy the shuk (outdoor marketplace) in Jerusalem, float in the Dead Sea, visit the Kotel (Western Wall), and experience Israel in other ways.
[Grade Level: K - 2]
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