Diverse Cultures

A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood (Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1994)
-- frontier and pioneer life in 1940.

Abe Lincoln, The Young Years,  by Keith Brandt (Troll Associates, 1995)
-- events during youth in Kentucky and Indiana.

Christmas In Noisy Village, by Astrid Lindgren & Ilon Wikland (Puffin Book, 1963)
-- celebrating Christmas in Sweden.

Crow Boy, by Taro Yashima  (Puffin Books, 1983)
 --  a boy in Japan is different.

Eight Days of Hanukkah, by Harriet Ziefert (Viking 1997)
-- a rhyme book about Hanukkah festivities.

Family Pictures - Cuadios de Familia, by Carmen Garza (Children's Book Press, 1990)
-- learn about Spanish speaking families .

From Hand To Mouth, by James Cross Giblin (HarperCollins Publishers, 1987)
--  inventing knives, forks, spoons, and chopsticks.

George Washington Carver, by Mirna Benite (Raintree Steck-Vaughan Pubs, 1992)
--a biography of the agriculturist for beginning readers.

Happy New Year, by Kung-Hsi Fa-Ts'Ai (Crown Publishers, Inc  1997)
--customs, traditions, foods, and lore celebrating the Chinese New Year.

Hooray! It's Passover!, by Leslie Kimmelman (HarperCollins, 1996)
-- relatives come to share the Seder dinner..

How My Parents Learned To Eat, by Ina Friedman (Houghton Mifflin, 1984)
-- American sailor and Japanese girl.

If You Sailed on The Mayflower in 1620, by Ann McGovern (Scholastic 1969)
-- Pilgrim families and foods.

Pot Luck, by Tobi Tobias  (Lothrop, Lee Shepard Books, 1993)
-- Sophie learns about pot luck and older friends.

Silly Tilly's Christmas, by Lillian Hoban (Harper Collins, 1990)
-- the animals Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving at the Tappletons', by  Eileen Spinelli (HarperCollins Publishers, 1982)
-- calamity prevents the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

The Desert is Theirs, by Byrd Baylor (Charles Scribner's sons, 1975)
-learn how Indians live in the desert.

The Farm - Adventures In Colonial America, by James E. Knight (Troll Associates, 1982)
-- social life and customs in early Pennsylvania.

The First Thanksgiving, by Jean Craighead George (PaperStar Books1993)
--the colonists aborard the Mayflower celebrate their first thanksgiving.

This Is The Way We Eat Our Lunch, by Edith Baer (Scholastic, 1995)
- food and recipes.

Uncle Vova's Tree, by Patricia Polacco (Sandcastle, 1989)
-- relatives gather at a farm house to celebrate Christmas in the Russian tradition.

Under The Midsummer Sky, by Arole Schaefer  (Whitebird Book, 1994)
-- Swedish celebrations on the farm with day long sunshine.

What Is Thanksgiving,  by Harriet Ziefert (Harper Festival, 1992)
-- lift the flap as Mouse learns about Thanksgiving.

When Clay Sings, by Byrd Baylor (Aladdin Paperbacks, 1972)
--learn about Indians through broken pots on desert SW hillsides.


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