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Bryan, Ashley, illustrator.What a Wonderful World. Written by George David Weiss and
Bob Thiele. Atheneum,1995. (Multi-ethnic) JUV PZ8.3 W42455 Wh1995

Palacio Jaramillo, Nelly. Grandmother's Nursery Rhymes / Las nanas de abuelita. Illustrated by Elivia. Holt,1994. (Latino) JUV PZ74.3 N34 1996

Reiser, Lynn. Margaret and Margarita/Margarita y Margaret. Greenwillow,1993
.(Latino) JUV PZ73 R4 1993

Steptoe, John. Baby Says. Lothrop, 1988 (African American) JUV PZ7 S836 Bab 1988

Tarpley, Natasha Anastasia. I Love My Hair! Illustrated by E. B. Lewis. Little Brown, 1998. (African American) JUV PZ7 T176 Iaab 1998

Te Ata. Baby Rattlesnake. Illustrated by Mira Reisberg. Children's Book Press, 1989. (American Indian) JUV E99 C55 A73 1989

Thomas, Joyce Carol. You Are My Perfect Baby. Illustrated by Nneka Bennett. HarperCollins, 1999. (African American)

Thong, Rosanne. Round Is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes. Illustrated by Grace Lin. Chronicle, 2000. (Asian Pacific American) JUV PZ8.3 T328 Ro 2000

Wheeler, Bernelda. Where Did You Get Your Moccasins? Illustrated by Herman Bekkering. Peguis, 1986.(American Indian)

Williams, Vera B. More, More, More, Said the Baby: Three Love Stories. Greenwillow, 1990. (Multi-ethnic) JUV PZ7 W6685 Mo1990

Zolotow, Charlotte. Do You Know What I'll Do? Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe. HarperCollins, 2000. (African American) JUV PZ7 .Z77 Do 2000

Ages 5-7

Braine, Susan. Drumbeat... Heartbeat: A Celebration of the Powwow. Lerner, 1995. (American Indian) JUV E 98 .P86 B73 1995

Cheng, Andrea. Grandfather Counts. Illustrated by Ange Zhang. Lee & Low, 2000. (Asian Pacific American) JUV PZ7 C41943 Gr 2000

Choi, Sook Nyul. Halmoni and the Picnic. Illustrated by Karen M. Dugan. Houghton Mifflin, 1993. (Asian Pacific American) JUV PZ7 C44626 Hal c1993

Cisneros, Sandra. Hairs / Pelitos. Illustrated by Terry Ybáñez. Knopf, 1994.
(Latino) JUV PZ73 C53 1997

Dorros, Arthur. Abuela. Illustrated by Elisa Kleven. Dutton, 1991.(Latino)
JUV PZ7 D7294 Ab 1991

Greenfield, Eloise. Honey, I Love, and Other Poems. Illustrated by Leo and Diane
Dillon. Harper, 1978. (African American) JUV PS 3557 .R39416 H66 1978b

Harjo, Joy. The Good Luck Cat. Illustrated by Paul Lee. Harcourt, 2000. (American Indian) JUV PZ7 H2229 Go 2000

Hausherr, Rosmarie. Celebrating Families. Scholastic, 1997. (Multi-ethnic)

McKissack, Patricia. Mirandy and Brother Wind. Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Knopf, 1988. (African American) JUV PZ7 M478693 Mi 1988

Pinkney, Sandra L. Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children. Photographs by Myles C. Pinkney. Scholastic, 2000. (African American) JUV PZ7 P63348 Sh 2000

Swamp, Jake. Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message. Illustrated by Erwin Printup, Jr. Lee & Low, 1995. (American Indian)
JUV E99 M8 S83 1995

Waboose, Jean Bourdeau. Morning on the Lake. Illustrated by Karen Reczuch. Kids Can Press, 1998. (American Indian) JUV PZ7 W11336 Mor 1998

Ages 7-9

Ada, Alma Flor. My Name Is Maria Isabel . Atheneum, 1993. (Latino)
JUV PZ7 A1857 My 1993

Alarcón, Francisco X. From the Bellybutton of the Moon, and Other Summer Poems / Del ombligo de la luna,y otros poemas de verano. Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. Children's Book Press, 1998. (Latino) JUV PS3551 L22 F76 1998

Delacre, Lulu. Golden Tales: Myths, Legends and Folktales from Latin America. Scholastic, 1996. (Latino) JUV GR 114 .D45113 1996

Hamilton, Virginia. The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales. Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. Knopf,1985. (African American) JUV PZ 8.1 .H154 Pe 1985

Ho, Minfong. Maples in the Mist: Poems for Children from the Tang Dynasty. Illustrated by Jean and Mou-sien Tseng. Lothrop, 1996. (Asian Pacific) JUV PS 3558 .O316 H87 1996

Lester, Julius. John Henry. Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Dial, 1994. (African American)
JUV PZ8.1 L434 Jo 1994

Mochizuki, Ken. Baseball Saved Us. Illustrated by Dom Lee. Lee & Low, 1993. (Asian Pacific American) JUV PZ7 M71284 Bas 1993

Myers, Christopher. Wings. Scholastic, 2000. (African American) JUV PZ7 M9825
Wi 2000

Ortiz, Simon. The People Shall Continue. Illustrated by Sharol Graves. Children's Book Press, 1988. (American Indian) JUV E77.4 O77 1988

Ringgold, Faith. Tar Beach . Crown, 1991. (African American) JUV PZ7 R4726
Tar 1991

Van Camp, Richard. What's the Most Beautiful Thing You Know about Horses? Illustrated by George Littlechild. Children's Book Press, 1998. (American Indian)
JUV PZ7 V26247 Wh 1998

Walter, Mildred Pitts. Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World. Lothrop, 1998. (African American) JUV PZ7 W17125 Ju 1986

Ages 9-12

Bridges, Ruby. Through My Eyes. Scholastic, 1999. (African American)
JUV F379 N59 N435 1999

Bruchac, Joseph. American Indian Animal Stories. Fulcrum, 1992. (American Indian)

Curtis, Christopher Paul. Bud, Not Buddy. Delacorte, 1999. (African American)
JUV PZ7 C94137 Bu 1999

Erdrich, Louise. The Birchbark House. Hyperion, 1999. (American Indian) JUV PZ 7 .E72554 Bi 1999

Hamanaka, Sheila. The Journey: Japanese Americans, Racism and Renewal. Orchard, 1990. (Asian Pacific American)

King, Casey and Linda Barrett Osborne. Oh, Freedom! Kids Talk About the Civil Rights Movement with the People Who Made It Happen. Knopf, 1997 (Multi-ethnic) JUV 185.61 .K523 1997

Lomas Garza, Carmen. Family Pictures/Cuadros de Familia. Children's Book Press, 1990. (Latino) JUV E 184 .S75 L66 1990

Myers, Walter Dean. Now Is Your Time! The African-American Struggle for Freedom. HarperCollins, 1992. (African American) JUV E185 M96 1991b

Nye, Naomi Shihab. The Tree Is Older Than You Are. Simon & Schuster, 1995. (Latino) JUV PQ 7235 .T74 1998

Ryan, Pam Muñoz. Esperanza Rising. Scholastic, 2000. (Latino) JUV PZ 7 .R9553 Es 2000

Strom. Yale. Quilted Landscape: Conversations with Young Immigrants. Simon & Schuster, 1996. (Multi-ethnic)

Taylor, Mildred D. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Dial, 1976. (African American)
JUV PZ7 T21723 Ro

Yep, Laurence. The Rainbow People. HarperCollins, 1989. (Asian Pacific American) JUV PZ 8.1 .Y37 Rai 1992

Yumoto, Kazumi. The Friends. Farrar Straus Giroux, 1996. (Asian Pacific)
JUV PZ7 Y8967 Fr 1996


Revised and updated January 2001.
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These books are drawn from the booklist, Fifty Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know, compiled by Ginny Moore Kruse and Kathleen T. Horning of the Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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