Books in this category reflect the people of the world's nations, religions, and cultures, sometimes as a central feature of the story and other times as part of the story's background.
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All Books in the Cultural & Religious Groups Category
Blue Jasmine Written by Kashmira Sheth When twelve-year-old Seema and her family move from their small Indian town to Iowa City, Seema feels like an outsider to the language and traditions, and must cope with the unfamiliarity of a new school system and the hostility of an intolerant classmate. As she begins to plant roots in the foreign soil, however, Seema’s confidence starts to bloom, she learns the coping skills necessary to deal with the antagonistic classmate, and discovers that she can build a bridge between two homes. [Grade Level: 4 - 7]
Blue Jay in the Desert Isao Kikuchi (Illustrator), Marlene Shigekawa (Author) This is the story of a Japanese-American boy and his family, who are interned during World War II. The boy doesn't quite understand what the internment is all about, but through his eyes we are able to see how it has affected the adults around him. The book includes a brief historical overview of the Japanese-American internment. [Grade Level: 2 - 4]
Boundless Grace Mary Hoffman (Author), Caroline Binch (Illustrator) When Grace gets the opportunity to go to Africa and visit with her father and his new family, she feels a little strange. But Nana says families are what you make them, and Grace is going to make the most of hers! Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch bring their spunky heroine to life in this sequel to "Amazing Grace." [Grade Level: K - 3]