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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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  Carolyn's Story: A Book About an Adopted Girl
Written and Photographed by
Perry Schwartz
The story of nine-year old Carolyn, who was adopted from Honduras when she was a baby, told in her own words, illustrated with photographs.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
  Cassie's Journey: Going West in the 1860's
Brett Harvey (Author), Deborah Kogan Ray (Illustrator)
A story of the joys and hardships of a family going West by covered wagon in the 1860s.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Celebrating Kwanzaa
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Author), Lawrence Migdale (Illustrator)
A young girl tells the story of her family's Kwanzaa celebration.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Celebrating Ramadan
Diane Hoyt Goldsmith (Author), Lawrence Migdale (Illustrator)
Islam and the celebration of Ramadan, in the life of a young boy.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  A Chair for My Mother
Written by
Vera B. Williams
A girl, her mother and her grandmother work together to buy a new chair after a fire destroys their home.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Changing Places: A Kid's View of Shelter Living
Margie Chalofsky (Author), Glen Finland (Author), Ingrid Klass (Illustrator), Judy Wallace (Author)
Personal narratives of homeless children.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Char Siu Bao Boy
Sandra S. Yamate (Author), Carolina Yao (Illustrator)
After being ridiculed by the others at school, Charlie abandons his favorite Chinese food, char siu bao, and tries to eat more "normal" things, but then he finds a way to convert his friends to the tasty dish.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
Written by
Fran Arrick
The story of a Jewish boy who is routinely taunted and teased by a school bully whose anti-Semitic antics escalate.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Cherries and Cherry Pitts
Written by
Vera B. Williams
A young girl draws pictures and tells stories about her world.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Chester's Way
Written by
Kevin Henkes
Best friends Chester and Wilson have the same ways of doing things until a girl moves into town who shows them that different ways can be just as good.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
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