When Yunmi's class plans a picnic in Central Park, her Korean grandmother, Halmoni, agrees to chaperone. But Yunmi worries that the other children will make fun of Halmoni's traditional Korean dress and unfamiliar food.
Third-grader María Isabel, born in Puerto Rico and now living in the U.S., wants badly to fit in at school; and the teacher's writing assignment "My Greatest Wish" gives her that opportunity.
History has made me an African American. It is an Africa that I have come from, and an America that I have helped to create.
American Indian Animal Storiesby Bruchac, Joseph
Drumbeat. Heartbeat: A Celebration of the Powwowby Braine, Susan
Children's book about the daily life and experience of being a Native American in the days of the pioneers.
The Journey: Japanese Americans, Racism and Renewalby Hamanaka, Sheila
The author describes, in bilingual (English and Spanish) text and illustrations, her experiences growing up in a Hispanic community in Texas.
This book presents brief descriptions of many different kinds of families, both traditional and nontraditional.
Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six-year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960.
Young People's Fiction
Golden Tales: Myths, Legends and Folktales from Latin Americaby Delacre, Lulu
When her mother's father comes from China, Helen, who is biracial, develops a special bond with her grandfather despite their age and language differences.
While riding on a bus with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City.
In English and Spanish, a child describes how each person in the family has hair that looks and acts different, Papa's like a broom, Kiki's like fur, and Mama's with the smell of warm bread.
Afro-American folktales of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, born of the sorrow of slaves, but passed on in hope. From campfire to family rooms, riveting, short, read alouds.
A Japanese American boy learns to play baseball when he and his family are forced to live in an internment camp during World War II, and his ability to play helps him after the war is over.
Are you brave enough to be your true self? Ikarus Jackson is. But it isn't always easy. The people in his neighborhood point at his wings. The kids at school laugh. The teachers call him a distraction.
When a young girl and her privileged family in Mexico is forced to move to the United States, they learn to depend on and love each other more.
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