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  All the Colors We Are
Katie Kissinger (Author), Wernher Krutein (Photographer)
Photographs of diverse people illustrate the story of how humans get their skin color.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
  Alley Oops
Janice Levy (Author), C. B. Decker (Illustrator)
J.J. Jax has been tormenting an overweight boy, Patrick, who is now afraid to go to school. After Mr. Jax tells J.J. a story about when he acted as a bully and how sorry he feels now, J.J. bikes over to Patrick’s house to talk things over. J.J. is surprised to discover how much he and Patrick have in common. The boys’ shared interests become the conduit for growth, resolution and a budding friendship.
[Grade Level: 1 - 4]
  Almond Cookies and Dragon Well Tea
Cynthia Chin-Lee (Author), You Shan Tang (Illustrator)
A young girl visits the home of her Chinese-American friend and makes many discoveries about her friend's cultural heritage.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
  The Alphabet War: A Story About Dyslexia
Diane Burton Robb (Author), Gail Piazza (Illustrator)
Learning to read is a great struggle for Adam, whose frustration grows over the course of his elementary school years as the demands become greater. "I can't do that" becomes his regular refrain, until Adam begins to discover that there are many things he can do well. With hard work and support, Adam's confidence gradually grows and he ultimately wins "The Alphabet War." The book includes information about dyslexia for adults.
[Grade Level: 2 - 5]
  Am I Blue? Coming Out From the Silence
Marion Dane Bauer (Editor), Beck Underwood (Illustrator)
A collection of sixteen short stories about gay adolescent experiences and process of sexual orientation awareness.
[Grade Level: 6 & Up]
  Am I Blue? Coming Out From the Silence
Marion Dane Bauer (Editor), Beck Underwood (Illustrator)
A collection of sixteen short stories about gay adolescent experiences. This book is appropriate for a wide range of readers as it depicts different settings, characters and styles of writing.
[Grade Level: Young Adult]
  Amazing Grace
Mary Hoffman (Author), Caroline Binch (Illustrator)
A young African-American girl discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
  Amelia's Road
Linda Jacobs Altman (Author), Enrique O. Sanchez (Illustrator)
A young girl from a migrant-worker family overcomes the hardship of their frequent moves by creating a special place for herself.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  American Tall Tales
Michael McCurdy (Illustrator), Mary Pope Osborne (Reteller)
Nine stories of early American folk heroes, including Johnny Appleseed and Davy Crockett.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  The American Wei
DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan (Illustrator), Marion Hess Pomeranc (Author)
A young boy loses his first tooth while going to his family's naturalization ceremony.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
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