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For the Love of Diversity!

If you can't hop on a plane and take your kids around the world, the next best thing for introducing them to a wide range of cultures is through BOOKS! Sharing multi-cultural books is a way to make connections between cultures and experiences, as well as a way to gain empathy for those with values different from your own.


Amazon Says: Doña Flor is a giant lady who lives in a tiny village in the American Southwest. Popular with her neighbors, she lets the children use her more...
Amazon Says: Doña Flor is a giant lady who lives in a tiny village in the American Southwest. Popular with her neighbors, she lets the children use her flowers as trumpets and her leftover tortillas as rafts. Flor loves to read, too, and she can often be found reading aloud to the children. One day, all the villagers hear a terrifying noise: it sounds like a huge animal bellowing just outside their village. Everyone is afraid, but not Flor. She wants to protect her beloved neighbors, so with the help of her animal friends, she sets off for the highest mesa to find the creature. Soon enough, though, the joke is on Flor and her friends, who come to rescue her, as she discovers the small secret behind that great big noise. The creators of TOMÁS AND THE LIBRARY LADY, Pat Mora and Raul Colón, have once again joined together. This time they present a heartwarming and humorous original tall tale-peppered with Spanish words and phrases about a giant lady with a great big heart. less...
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Amazon Says: Lyrical, breathtaking, splendid—words used to describe Allen Say’s Grandfather’s Journey when it was first published. At once deeply personal yet expressing universally more...
Amazon Says: Lyrical, breathtaking, splendid—words used to describe Allen Say’s Grandfather’s Journey when it was first published. At once deeply personal yet expressing universally held emotions, this tale of one man’s love for two countries and his constant desire to be in both places captured readers’ attention and hearts. Winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal, it remains as historically relevant and emotionally engaging as ever. less...
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Amazon Says: Sweet, lovely Vasilisa lives with her jealous stepmother and stepsisters on the edge of a dark forest inhabited by the evil witch Baba Yaga. One night the stepmother sends Vas more...
Amazon Says: Sweet, lovely Vasilisa lives with her jealous stepmother and stepsisters on the edge of a dark forest inhabited by the evil witch Baba Yaga. One night the stepmother sends Vasilisa to visit Baba Yaga, an errand from which the gentle girl has little chance of returning alive. "An engaging text and accomplished paintings set this version apart....A stylized and classy offering."--School Library Journal. less...
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I Am Different by Majula Padmanabhan
Amazon Says: This clever picture book presents sixteen visual puzzles. On every page, readers must pick out the one item that is different from the rest--a different color, a different sha more...
Amazon Says: This clever picture book presents sixteen visual puzzles. On every page, readers must pick out the one item that is different from the rest--a different color, a different shape, reversed from left to right, or just asleep when others are awake! The phrase "Can you find me?" is shown in a different language on every page. Can you find me? Me puedes encontrar? Unaweza kupata mimi? less...
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The Shabbat Box by Lesley Simpson
Amazon Says: It was finally Ira's turn to take home the Shabbat Box -- a velvet covered shoe box with candlesticks, a kiddush cup, and fresh raisin challah rolls. He had waited 14 weeks ( more...
Amazon Says: It was finally Ira's turn to take home the Shabbat Box -- a velvet covered shoe box with candlesticks, a kiddush cup, and fresh raisin challah rolls. He had waited 14 weeks (98 sleeps!) which seemed like forever. But a bad snowstorm blew open his book bag and the box was lost. What would Ira do. A warm introduction to Shabbat in the life of a preschooler. less...
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Jamaica and Brianna by Juanita Havill
Amazon Says: It's wintertime again, and Jamaica has to wear her brother Ossie's hand-me-down boots. She finds herself envious of her friend Brianna's pink boots with the fuzzy cuffs, and B more...
Amazon Says: It's wintertime again, and Jamaica has to wear her brother Ossie's hand-me-down boots. She finds herself envious of her friend Brianna's pink boots with the fuzzy cuffs, and Brianna teases her about her ugly, old "boy" boots. But one word brings reconciliation for the two friends. less...
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