Category Archives: Multicultural

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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