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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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  The Singing Man
Angela Shelf Medearis (Adapter), Terea Shaffer (Illustrator)
A young man is forced to leave his West African village because he chooses music over the more practical occupation of his brothers.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  Siobhan's Journey: A Belfast Girl Visits the United States
Written by
Barbara Beirne
The experiences of ten-year-old Siobhan McNulty, a girl from Northern Ireland, who spent six weeks with a New Jersey family.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  The Sioux
Ronald Himler (Illustrator), Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (Author)
A look at the lifestyle of the Sioux including family life, dances, ceremonies and their roles as hunters and warriors.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  The Snow Walker
Mary O’Keefe Young (Illustrator), Charles M. Wetterer (Author), Margaret K. Wetterer (Author)
A young boy helps his family and community during the Blizzard of 1888.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  The Spotted Pony: A Collection of Hanukkah Stories
Leonard Everett Fisher (Illustrator), Eric A. Kimmel (Author)
Eight tales, one for each night of the holiday.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  St. Patrick's Day
Written and Illustrated by
Gail Gibbons
The story behind St. Patrick's Day.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Stolen Dreams: Portraits of Working Children
Robert Conrow (Author), Lee Engfer (Author), David L. Parker (Author and Illustrator)
 
  A Story to Tell: Traditions of a Tlingit Community
D. Bambi Kraus (Illustrator), Richard Nichols (Author)
A young girl travels to Kake, Alaska where she learns about her heritage.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
Deborah Hopkinson (Author), James Ransome (Illustrator)
A young girl stitches a quilt with the map pattern she used to escape to freedom.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Sweet Magnolia
Laura Jacques (Illustrator), Virginia Kroll (Author)
A young girl visits her grandmother, a wildlife rehabilitater, in the Louisiana bayou, and helps her heal and free an injured baby bird.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
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