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  Just Like Home/Como en Mi Tierra
Elizabeth I. Miller (Author), Mira Reisberg (Illustrator), Teresa Mlawer (Adapter)
A young girl shares her experiences of a new life in the United States by comparing those things that are similar to her old home and those that are different.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
 
  Keepers
Felicia Marshall (Illustrator), Jeri Hanel Watts (Author)
An African-American boy gives his grandmother a special birthday present, his carrying on the family story-telling traditions.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
 
  The Keeping Quilt
Written by
Patricia Polacco
The story of a quilt passed on from mother to daughter for almost a century.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Kids Explore America's Hispanic Heritage
Written by
Westridge Young Writer’s Workshop
 
  Kimchi and Calamari
Written by
Rose Kent
When his eighth-grade class is assigned to write about their ancestors' journey to America, Joseph Calderaro has a problem. Joseph was adopted from Korea and his parents are raising him in their Italian-American tradition. Though his favorite foods are calamari and eggplant parmesan, Joseph begins to wonder about his Korean heritage. His parents have no information to share and, frustrated, Joseph makes something up, passing off a famous Korean athlete as his grandfather. After his essay is chosen for submission to a national contest, Joseph must come clean.
[Grade Level: 4 - 7]
 
  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 and Family
Stern Nijland (Author), Linda de Haan (Author)
by Linda de Haan, Stern Nijland In this sequel to King & King—in which lonely Prince Bertie rejects five fairy-tale princesses and marries a handsome prince—newlywed Kings Bertie and Lee go on a tropical honeymoon. Enamored by the animal families they see in the jungle, they wish for a little one of their own. Before long, they have a strange feeling that something is following them and, upon returning home, they discover a stowaway in their suitcase—a young girl from the jungle, whom they joyfully adopt.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass: Igniting the Nazi War Against Jews
Written by
Stephanie Fitzgerald
For one horrific night in November 1938, the streets of Germany and Austria were overrun with people bent on destruction. Members of the Nazi Party and their supporters destroyed close to 8,000 Jewish-owned businesses and homes. Hundreds of synagogues were burned to the ground, and more than 100 Jews were killed. This book describes the "night of broken glass" and also presents the historical events that led to the rise of Hitler, the Nazi Party's beliefs about race, and the horrible aftereffects of Kristallnacht.
[Grade Level: 5 & Up]
 
  Kwanzaa
A. P. Porter (Author), Janice Lee Porter (Illustrator)
A presentation of the weeklong African-American holiday.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Kwanzaa Karamu Cooking and Crafts for a Kwanzaa Festival
April A. Brady (Author), Barbara Knutson (Illustrator), Diane Wolfe (Illustrator), Robert L. Wolfe (Illustrator)
The story of Kwanzaa - its history and meaning - as well as recipes and craft ideas for a Kwanzaa festival.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
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