Category Archives: Multicultural

Farmer Falgu Goes to the Market by Chitra Soundar, illustrated by Kanika Nair

   Farmer Falgu Goes to the Market by Chitra Soundar, illustrated by Kanika Nair. Karadi Tales, 2018. 9788181903129 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Multicultural picture book What did you like about the … Continue reading

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When We Were Alone by David A. Robertson, Illustrated by Julie Flett

    When We Were Alone by David A. Robertson, Illustrated by Julie Flett. HighWater Press, 2016. 9781553796732 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Genre:  Picture book What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Tomhais Meid Mo Ghra’ Duit by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram

Tomhais Meid Mo Ghra’ Duit – Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram, Candlewick, 2013. Format: Irish Gaelic picture book  Rating: 5 What did you like about the book?  This is “Guess How Much I Love You” in Irish Gaelic.  Even if you … Continue reading

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Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan by Jeanette Winter

SimonSchuster2009 ISBN: 978-1-4169-9437-4 Format: PictureBook Rating: good Grade: 2 – 4 CurriculumFramework: History Jeanette Winter, the author/illustrator of The Librarian of Basra, tells another story set in the midst of the Middle East conflict. An Author’s Note at the start … Continue reading

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Muchacho by LouAnne Johnson

RandomHouse2009 ISBN: 978-0-375-86117-8 Format: Fiction Rating: average Grade: 9 – 12 Genre: Contemporary, Multicultural Eddie Corazon, a young man of Mexican descent, lives in Rosablanca, New Mexico where he attends the alternative high school. Eddie speaks for many disaffected young … Continue reading

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Ten Things I Hate About Me by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Scholastic2009 ISBN: 978-0-545-05055-5 Format: Fiction Rating: good Grade: 6 – 9 Genre: Contemporary, Multicultural Australian tenth grader Jamilah Towfeek hides her Lebanese Muslim background to avoid some of her classmates’ prejudices about “ethnics.” Going by the name Jamie, she tints … Continue reading

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Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins

RandomHouse2009 ISBN: 978-0-385-73340-3 Format: Fiction Rating: excellent Grade: 7 – 10 Genre: Multicultural, Historical In 1970’s India, sisters Asha and Reet worry as their father struggles in the faltering job market. When he travels to America to find work, the … Continue reading

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