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Books in this category include stories about kinds of families and activities that families do, such as celebrating holidays, adopting children and communicating across generations.
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  First Day in Grapes
L. King Perez (Author), Robert Casilla (Illustrator)
First Day in Grapes tells the story of Chico, a young boy and his family, migrant workers who move up and down the state of California. Every September they pick grapes and Chico starts a new school. Often Chico gets picked on because he’s always “the new kid” and because he speaks Spanish sometimes. The story focuses on Chico’s first day of third grade at a new school- things are a little different this time. Chico learns to be proud of his abilities in math and to stand up for himself when some other students bully him and make fun of his heritage. Also in Spanish, as "Primer Dia en Las Uvas."
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  First Pink Light
Jan Spivey Gilchrist (Illustrator), Eloise Greenfield (Author)
A young boy waits for his father to return.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  For My Family, Love Allie
Written and Illustrated by
Ellen B. Senisi
A young girl decides to make a present for her relatives when they come for a family party.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Four Seasons of Corn: A Winnebago Tradition
Joe Allen (Illustrator), Sally M. Hunter (Author)
A twelve-year-old boy learns to dry and grow corn from his grandfather.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Fox Song
Joseph Bruchac (Author), Paul Morin (Illustrator)
A young Abenaki listens to the story of her people as told by her grandmother.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
Written and Illustrated by
Rachel Isadora
Multicultural pictures portray children visiting, building, drawing, laughing, hugging, and engaging in similar friendly pursuits.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
  Friends from the Other Side/Amigas del Otro Algo
Written by
Gloria Anzaldua
Having crossed the Rio Grande into Texas with his mother in search of a new life, Joaquin receives help and friendship from Prietita, a brave young Mexican American girl.
[Grade Level: 2 - 4]
  Friends in the Park
Written by
Rochelle Bunnett
This book depicts young children with various disabilities playing and enjoying in common activities.
[Grade Level: K - 2]
  Friends in the Park
Written by
Rochelle Bunnett
This book depicts young children with various disabilities doing the same things and enjoying themselves just as people without disabilities do.
[Grade Level: K - 2]
  The Friendship
Max Ginsburg (Illustrator), Mildred D. Taylor (Author)
Children learn dignity and pride in the face of racism.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
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