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Dom Lee (Illustrator), Ken Mochizuki (Author)
A Japanese-American boy's playmates insist that he always play the "bad guy" in their war games until the boy's father and uncle intervene by showing up at the playground in their WW II uniforms.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Heroines and Heroes/ Heroinas y Heroes
Eric Hoffman (Author), Eida De Vega (Adapter), Judi Rosen (Illustrator)
Two children play an imaginative game and realize that both girls and boys can save the day.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
  Hoang Anh: A Vietnamese-American Boy
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Author), Lawrence Migdale (Illustrator)
A story of a young man who successfully relates to two cultures - one old, one new.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Holly's Secret
Written by
Nancy Garden
Twelve-year old Holly decides to take on a new identity because she does not want the kids in her new town to know that her parents are gay. Holly becomes more and more wrapped up in her lies, and finds that keeping her two moms a secrets is no easy task.
[Grade Level: 2 - 6]
  Home to Medicine Mountain
Judith Lowry (Illustrator), Chiori Santiago (Author)
Two young Maidu brothers sent to live at a government-run Indian residential school in California in the 1930s find a way to escape and return home.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems
Diane Dillon (Illustrator), Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Eloise Greenfield (Author)
Poems that speak of the simple joys of everyday life.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Honoring Our Ancestors: Stories and Pictures by Fourteen Artists
Edited by
Harriet Rohmer
Fourteen artists and picture book illustrators present paintings with descriptions of the ancestors who have inspired them.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Hooway for Wodney Wat
Helen Lester (Author), Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator)
Rodney Rat is teased mercilessly by all the other rodents because he can’t pronounce his R’s. When Camilla Capybara joins the class and announces that she is bigger, meaner, and smarter than any of the other rodents, everyone is afraid, especially Wodney. One day he unwittingly catches Camilla out in a game of Simon Says, and surprises himself and saves his classmates from big bully Camilla.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
Isabell Monk (Author), Janice Lee Porter (Illustrator)
After someone asks whether she's "mixed", second-grader Hope, a biracial child, wonders what that means. Her great aunt assures her that as the child of a white father and an African-American mother, she represents "generations of faith mixed with lots of love.” As she listens to Aunt Poogee recount her family’s history and the story behind her name, Hope learns to feel proud of her biracial heritage and how to handle questions about her racial status in the future.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  The Hopis
Ronald Himler (Illustrator), Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (Author)
A glimpse into the history, arts and crafts, way of life, and religion of the Hopi.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
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