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.
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]
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]