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Multicultural

All of the following titles cover general multicultural issues in fiction and non-fiction. Click on the book cover for location and availability.

Fiction

This is the Way We Eat Our Lunch
Edith Bauer
Relates in rhyme what children around the world eat for lunch.

Around the World
John Coy
Portrays a gritty game of street basketball played literally around the world, from New York to Australia to China and elsewhere and then back to New York.

Everybody Bakes Bread
Norah Dooley
A rainy-day errand introduces Carrie to many different types of bread, including chaptis, challah and papusas. Includes recipes.

Everybody Cooks Rice
Norah Dooley
A child is sent to find a younger brother at dinnertime and is introduced to a variety of cultures through encountering the many different ways rice is prepared at the different households visited.
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
Sophie Fatus
Ten verses of the popular song , illustrations done by children from various cultures, that share how we all get ready for school are included in this book. 

Whoever You Are
Mem Fox
Despite the differences between people around the world, there are similarities that join us together, such as pain, joy and love.

 

All the Colors of the Earth
Shelia Hamanaka
Reveals in verse that despite outward differences children every are essentially the same and all are loveable.

Hats, Hats, Hats
Ann Morris
Introduces a variety of hats, from soft and hard hats to snuggly and hooded hats worn around the world.

Yum! Yuk!
Linda Sue Park

A foldout book of people sounds from around the world.

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
Marjorie Priceman

Since the market is closed the reader is led around the world to gather the ingredients to make an apple pie. Recipe included.

Somewhere in the World Right Now
Stacey Schuett

Describes what is happening in different places around the world at a particular time.

All Kinds of Children
Norma Simon

Presents all the things that all of the children over the world have in common, including food, clothes, people to love them and the opportunity to play.

The Skin You Live In
Michael Tyler
Vivid illustrations of children's activities from all cultures, such as swimming in the ocean, hugging, catching butterflies and eating birthday cake are provided.
The World Turns Round and Round
Nicki Weiss
Children describe the gifts they have received from relatives around the world.

Non-Fiction

Children Just Like Me
Barnabas & Anabel Kindersley
Photographs and text depict the homes, schools, family life and cultures of the world.
If the World Were a Village: A Book about the World's People
David J. Smith
What if we imagine the whole world as a village of just 100 people?
Kids Around the World Play
Arlette N. Braman
An electronic resource that describes fun and games from all parts of the world.
Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World
Selby B. Beeler
Shares traditions from all over the world about what happens when a child loses a tooth.

Happy Birthday, Everywhere!
Arlene Erlbach
Describes birthday greetings and celebration customs from 19 countries with complete how-to-do-it descriptions of food, games and crafts.
Birthdays!: Celebrating Life Around the World
Eve B. Feldman
Simple text and paintings by children show how birthdays are celebrated around the world.

Let's Eat!: What Children Eat Around the World
Beatrice Hollyer
Explores what five children living in South Africa, Mexico, Thailand, France and India eat at mealtime with their families, how their families obtain and prepare food, what kinds of food may be eaten at celebrations and what their favorite food is. Includes recipes.

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats
Faith D'Aluisio
A photographic collection exploring what the world eats featuring portraits of 30 families from 24 countries surrounded by a weeks worth of food.

It's Back to School We Go: First Day Stories from Around the World
Ellen Jackson
Describes what the first day of school might be like for a child in Kenya, Australia, Japan, China, Peru, German, India, Russia and the United States.

Houses and Homes
Ann Morris
A simple discussion of different kinds of houses and what makes them home.

Many Ways: How Families Practice Their Beliefs and Religions
Shelley Rotner and Sheila M.Kelly
Photographs show the differences and similarities in the ways people practice their beliefs
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