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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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  Everybody Cooks Rice
Norah Dooley (Author), Peter J. Thornton (Illustrator)
A child is sent to find her younger brother at dinnertime and is introduced to several ways to prepare rice.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Families: A Celebration of Diversity, Commitment and Love
Written by
Aylette Jenness
Photographs and text depict the lives of 17 families.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
 
  Fat Chance Thanksgiving
Patricia Lakin (Author), Stacey Schuett (Illustrator)
When their apartment burns down and they move to a much smaller place, Mama tells Carla they can't have a big Thanksgiving feast like the Pilgrims in Carla's book, but Carla figures out a way to make that happen.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Fiesta Fireworks
Written by
George Ancona
A young girl's grandfather makes fireworks for one of the biggest fiestas in Mexico.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  First Pink Light
Jan Spivey Gilchrist (Illustrator), Eloise Greenfield (Author)
A young boy waits for his father to return.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Flowers from Mariko
Deneen Jenks (Author), Michelle Reiko Kumata (Illustrator), Rick Noguchi (Author)
When Mariko and her family are released from the Japanese American internment camp where they have spent the last three years, Mariko plants a garden to surprise and cheer up her family.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
 
  Four Seasons of Corn: A Winnebago Tradition
Joe Allen (Illustrator), Sally M. Hunter (Author)
A twelve-year-old boy learns to dry and grow corn from his grandfather.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  The Ghost and Lone Warrior: An Arapaho Legend
Written and Illustrated by
C. J. Taylor
This Arapaho Indian legend tells the story of Lone Warrior who courageously leads a hunting expedition, but is hurt by an accident that occurs during the expedition. Lone Warrior is left behind by the hunting party and must overcome many different obstacles to survive.
[Grade Level: 2 - 4]
 
  The Gift of the Willows
Written by
Helena Clare Pittman
A story about acceptance and understanding of life's difficult times.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars
Floyd Cooper (Illustrator), Jean Merrill (Adapter)
Adapted from a story found on a twelfth-century scroll, a free-spirited girl is determined to be herself.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
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