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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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  Just Like Me: Stories and Self-Portraits by Fourteen Artists
Edited by
Harriet Rohmer
The art of fourteen inspirational artists, who, over the course of twenty years have shared their art and lives with children.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
 
  Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World
Catherine Stock (Illustrator), Mildred Pitts Walter (Author)
A young boy learns that cooking and cleaning aren't just "women's work." 3 - Gender roles, Cooking/Foods, Biscuits, Baking.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  The Keeping Quilt
Written by
Patricia Polacco
The story of a quilt passed on from mother to daughter for almost a century.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Kids Explore America's Hispanic Heritage
Written by
Westridge Young Writer’s Workshop
 
  Kinaalda
Written and Illustrated by
Monty Roessel
A Navajo girl takes part in the coming-of-age ceremony, the Kinaalda.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  King and King
Linda de Haan (Author), Stern Nijland (Author)
The queen of a small, unnamed country presses her son to take a wife so that she can retire. The prince, who "never cared much for princesses," caves in and agrees to wed, but none of the potential spouses appeal to him, until Princess Madeleine shows up and the prince falls in love with her brother, Prince Lee. A "very special" wedding ensues and everyone lives happily ever after.
[Grade Level: K - 2]
 
  King of the playground
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Author), Nola Langner Malone (Illustrator)
A young boy is bullied and his father teaches him that words are stronger than fists, thus developing a friendship between the two boys.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
 
  Kwanzaa
A. P. Porter (Author), Janice Lee Porter (Illustrator)
A presentation of the weeklong African-American holiday.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Kwanzaa Karamu Cooking and Crafts for a Kwanzaa Festival
April A. Brady (Author), Barbara Knutson (Illustrator), Diane Wolfe (Illustrator), Robert L. Wolfe (Illustrator)
The story of Kwanzaa - its history and meaning - as well as recipes and craft ideas for a Kwanzaa festival.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  Land of Hope
Written by
Joan Lowery Nixon
A young immigrant, arriving in New York City in 1902, almost abandons her dream of getting an education when she is forced to work in a sweatshop.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
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