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These books celebrating diversity of cultures are recommended by the National Education Association, the Association for Library Services to Children, the Cooperative Children's Book Center, and others.

Included in this collection are the medal winners for the Coretta Scott King Award and the medal winners for the Pura Belpre Award .

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Fiction I Love Saturdays y Domingos Ada, Alma Flor
Fiction My Name Is María Isabel Ada, Alma Flor and Cerro, Ana M.
Medal Winner Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba Ada, Alma Flor
Fiction ¡Pío Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes Ada, Alma Flor and Campoy, F. Isabel and Schertle, Alice
Medal Winner I Lived on Butterfly Hill White, Lee and Agosin, Marjorie
Fiction The Crossover Alexander, Kwame
Fiction The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Alexie, Sherman
Medal Winner Before We Were Free Alvarez, Julia
Medal Winner Return To Sender Alvarez, Julia
Medal Winner Duey's Tale Azon, Gary and Skolnick, Arnold and Bailey, Pearl
Non-Fiction Where Did You Get Your Moccasins? Bekkering, Herman and Wheeler, Bernelda
Medal Winner El Loro en el Horno: Mi Vida Bermejo, Analia and Martinez, Victor
Non-Fiction Through My Eyes Bridges, Ruby and Lundell, Margo
Fiction The Heart of a Chief Bruchac, Joseph
Medal Winner Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum Bryan, Ashley
Medal Winner Africa Dream Byard, Carole and Greenfield, Eloise
Medal Winner The Tequila Worm Canales, Viola
Poetry Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States Carlson, Lori M.
Young People's Fiction Grandfather Counts Cheng, Andrea
Fiction The Year of the Book Halpin, Abigail and Cheng, Andrea
Fiction Halmoni and the Picnic Choi, Sook Nyul
Young People's Fiction Hairs / Pelitos Cisneros, Sandra
Medal Winner Middle Passage: White Ships/ Black Cargo Clarke, John Henrik and Feelings, Tom
Medal Winner Everett Anderson's Goodbye Grifalconi, Ann and Clifton, Lucille
Medal Winner An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio Cofer, Judith Ortiz
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