Kathryn A. Martin Library

Culturally Diversity

African-American

 

African-American

 

Hamilton, Virginia. (1995). Her stories : African American folktales, fairy tales, and true tales. New York : Blue Sky Press. 398.2 H2215h

Her animal tales: Little girl and Buh Rabby -- Lena and big one tiger -- Marie and redfish -- Miz Hattie gets some company -- Her fairy tales: Catskinella -- Good Blanche, bad Rose, and the talking eggs -- Mary Belle and the mermaid -- Mom Bett and the little ones a-glowing -- Her supernatural: Who you! -- Macie and Boo Hag -- Lonna and cat woman -- Malindy and little devil -- Her folkways and legends: Woman and man started even -- Luella and the tame parrot -- The mer-woman out of the sea -- Annie Christmas -- Her true tales: Millie Evans: plantation times -- Lettice Boyer: from way back -- Mary Lou Thorton: my family.

Hamilton, Virginia. (1988). In the beginning : creation stories from around the world. (Illustrated by Barry Moser). San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 291.2 H221i

An illustrated collection of twenty-five myths from various parts of the world explaining the creation of the world.

Hamilton, Virginia. (1985). The people could fly : the book of Black folktales. New York : Knopf. 398.2 H2215pe

Retold Afro-American folktales of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, born of the sorrow of the slaves, but passed on in hope.

Hamilton, Virginia. (1996). When birds could talk & bats could sing : the adventures of Bruh Sparrow, Sis Wren, and their friends. New York : Blue Sky Press. 398.24 H222W

A collection of stories, featuring sparrows, jays, buzzards, and bats, based on those African American tales originally written down by Martha Young on her father's plantation in Alabama after the Civil War.

Lester, Julius. (1990). Further tales of Uncle Remus : the misadventures of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Brer Wolf, the Doodang, and other creatures. New York : Dial Books. 398.2 L6425f

A retelling of the classic Afro-American tales relating the adventures and misadventures of Brer Rabbit and his friends and enemies.

Lester, Julius. (1994). John Henry. New York : Dial Books. PRIM-FIC L642J

Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.

McKissack, Pat. (1986). Flossie & the fox. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers. PRIM-FIC M1584fl

A wily fox, notorious for stealing eggs, meets his match when her encounters a bold little girl in the woods who insists upon proof that he is a fox before she will be frightened.

McKissack, Pat. (1988). Mirandy and brother Wind. New York : Knopf. PRIM-FIC M1584MIR

To win first prize in the Junior Cakewalk, Mirandy tries to capture the wind for her partner.

San Souci, Robert D. (1992). Sukey and the mermaid. New York : Four Winds Press. 398.21 S194su

Unhappy with her life at home, Sukey receives kindness and wealth from Mama Jo the mermaid.

San Souci, Robert D. (1989). The talking eggs : a folktale from the American South. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers. 398.2 S2295TA

A Southern folktale in which kind Blanche, following the instructions of an old witch, gains riches, while her greedy sister makes fun of the old woman and is duly rewarded.

Wahl, Jan. (1991). Tailypo!. New York : Holt. 398.21 W1364t

A strange varmint haunts the woodsman who lopped off its tail.

 

Poetry and Song

Brooks, Gwendolyn. (1956). Bronzeville boys and girls. New York : Harper. 811.54 B8733b

A poem for each of the children in Bronzeville.

Feelings, Tom. (1993). Soul looks back in wonder. New York : Dial Books. 811 S722

Artwork and poems by such writers as Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, and Askia Toure portray the creativity, strength, and beauty of their African American heritage. (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, 1994).

Giovanni, Nikki. (1985). Spin a soft Black song : poems for children. New York : Hill and Wang. 811.54 G512S

A poetry collection which recounts the feelings of Black children about their neighborhoods, American society, and themselves.

Greenfield, Eloise. (1978). Honey, I love, and other love poems. New York : Crowell. 811 G8123h

American poetry by African Americans including "I look pretty," "Fun," "Riding on the train," "Harriet Tubman," and "By myself."

Greenfield, Eloise. (1991). Night on Neighborhood Street. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers. 811.54 G8125ni

A collection of poems exploring the sounds, sights, and emotions enlivening a black neighborhood during the course of one evening.

Greenfield, Eloise. (1993). William and the good old days. New York, NY : HarperCollins. PRIM-FIC G812W

A little boy remembers his grandmother before she became ill, and during her long recovery he tries to imagine how things will be when she comes home from the hospital.

Myers, Walter Dean. (1998). Angel to angel : a mother's gift of love. New York : HarperCollins. 811.54 M9966A

An illustrated collection of poems about African American children and their mothers.

Picture Books

Battle-Lavert, Gwendolyn. (2000). The shaking bag. Morton Grove, Ill. : A. Whitman. PRIM-FIC B3363SH

An old African-American woman willingly shares all she has and is repaid with a bag that provides for all her needs.

Belton, Sandra. (1993). From Miss Ida's porch. New York : Four Winds Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International. INTR-FIC B453F

In the evening the residents of Church Street gather on Miss Ida's porch to share memories and hear stories about events in the past, events significant to them as black people.]

Havill, Juanita. (1995). Jamaica's blue marker. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. PRIM-FIC H388J

Jamaica thinks her classmate Russell is a pest who is always getting into trouble, but then she discovers he is moving away.

Hopkinson, Deborah. (1993). Sweet Clara and the freedom quilt. : New York : Knopf. PRIM-FIC H797S

A young slave stitches a quilt with a map pattern which guides her to freedom in the North.

Mathis, Sharon Bell. (1975). The hundred penny box. New York : Viking Press. INTR-FIC M431H

Michael's love for his great-great-aunt who lives with them leads him to intercede with his mother who wants to toss out all her old things.

Pinkney, Gloria Jean. (1992). Back home. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers. PRIM-FIC P6553ba

Eight-year-old Ernestine returns to visit relatives on the North Carolina farm where she was born.

Ringgold, Faith. (1991). Tar Beach. New York : Crown Publishers. PRIM-FIC R5823TA

A young girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family. Based on the author's quilt painting of the same name. (Caldecott Honor Book, 1992). (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, 1992).

Thomas, Joyce Carol. (1998). I have heard of a land. [New York] : HarperCollins Publishers. PRIM-FIC T4585IA

Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory.

Williams, Sherley Anne. (1992). Working cotton. San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. PRIM-FIC W7276WO

A young black girl relates the daily events of her family's migrant life in the cotton fields of central California.

Woodson, Jacueline. (2013). This is the rope : a story from the Great Migration. (Illustrated by James Ransome). New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group USA Inc.

A rope passed down through the generations frames an African American family's story as they journey north during the time of the Great Migration.

Novels

Boyd, Candy Dawson. (1993). Chevrolet Saturdays. New York : Macmillan ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International. INTR-FIC B7898CH

When he enters fifth grade after his mother's remarriage, Joey has trouble adjusting to his new teacher and to his new stepfather.

Curtis, Christopher Paul. (1999). Bud, not Buddy. New York : Delacorte Press. INTR-FIC C978BU

Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father-the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

Curtis, Christopher Paul. (1995). The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963. New York : Delacorte Press. INTR-FIC C978W

The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

Fenner, Carol. (1995). Yolonda's genius. New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books. INTR-FIC F336Y

After moving from Chicago to Grand River, Michigan, fifth grader Yolonda, big and strong for her age, determines to prove that her younger brother is not a slow learner but a true musical genius.

 

Hamilton, Virginia. (1990). Cousins. New York : Philomel Books. INTR-FIC H2218CO

Concerned that her grandmother may die, Cammy is unprepared for the accidental death of another relative.

Hamilton, Virginia. (1974). M. C. Higgins, the great. New York, Macmillan. INTR-FIC H2218M

As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-old M. C. is torn between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love.

Hamilton, Virginia. (1993). Plain City. New York : Blue Sky Press. INTR-FIC H2218PL

Twelve-year-old Buhlaire, a "mixed" child who feels out of place in her community, struggles to unearth her past and her family history as she gradually discovers more and more about her long-missing father.

Hamilton, Virginia. (1971). The planet of Junior Brown. New York, Macmillan. INTR-FIC H2218PL

Already a leader in New York's underground world of homeless children, Buddy Clark takes on the responsibility of protecting the overweight, emotionally disturbed friend with whom he has been playing hooky from eighth grade all semester.

Hamilton, Virginia. (1967). Zeely. New York, Macmillan. INTR-FIC H2218Z

Geeder's summer at her uncle's farm is made special because of her friendship with a very tall, composed woman who raises hogs and who closely resembles the magazine photograph of a Watutsi queen.

Johnson, Angela. (1993). Toning the sweep. New York : Orchard Books. INTR-FIC J6633TO

On a visit to her grandmother Ola, who is dying of cancer in her house in the desert, fourteen-year-old Emmie hears many stories about the past and her family history and comes to a better understanding of relatives both dead and living.

Lester, Julius. (1972). Long journey home; stories from Black history. New York, Dial Press. INTR-FIC L6425L

Six stories crafted around the theme of freedom from slavery -- won or lost or earned.

Myers, Walter Dean. (1996). Smiffy Blue : ace crime detective : the case of the missing ruby and other stories. New York : Scholastic. INTR-FIC M996SM

Famous crime fighter Smiffy Blue blunders his way to solving the mystery of a missing formula and three other cases.

Myers, Walter Dean. (1992). Somewhere in the darkness. New York : Scholastic. INTR-FIC M996SO

A teenage boy accompanies his father, who has recently escaped from prison, on a trip that turns out to be an often painful time of discovery for them both.

Robinet, Harriette. (1994). Mississippi chariot. New York : Atheneum ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International. INTR-FIC R656MI

In Mississippi in 1936, twelve-year-old Shortning Bread Jackson tries to help his falsely convicted father while dealing with the troubled racial climate in his town.

Taylor, Mildred D. (1990). Mississippi bridge. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers. INTR-FIC T2445MI

During a heavy rainstorm in 1930s rural Mississippi, a ten-year-old white boy sees a bus driver order all the black passengers off a crowded bus to make room for late-arriving white passengers and then set off across the raging Rosa Lee River.

Taylor, Mildred D. (1976). Roll of thunder, hear my cry. New York : Dial Press. INTR-FIC T2445RO

A black family living in the South during the 1930's are faced with prejudice and discrimination which their children don't understand.

Wilkinson, Brenda. (1993). Definitely cool. New York : Scholastic, Inc. INTR-FIC W6862DE

Twelve-year-old Roxanne leaves the security of her neighborhood middle school for a junior high school in a very upscale area.

Williams-Garcia, Rita. (1995). Like sisters on the homefront. New York : Lodestar Books. INTR-FIC W7287LI

Troubled fourteen-year-old Gayle is sent down South to live with her uncle and aunt, where her life begins to change as she experiences the healing power of the family.

Walter, Mildred Pitts. (1996). Second daughter : the story of a slave girl. New York : Scholastic. INTR-FIC W233S

Aissa, the teen-age fictional sister of Elizabeth Freeman, struggles against a system which declares that she is property and that she is to remain silent.

Non - Fiction

McKissack, Pat. (1994). Christmas in the big house, Christmas in the quarters. New York : Scholastic. 975 M158C

Describes the customs, recipes, poems, and songs used to celebrate Christmas in the big plantation houses and in the slave quarters just before the Civil War.

Parks, Rosa. (1992). Rosa Parks : my story. New York : Dial Books. F334 .M753 P37 1990

Covers the story of Rosa Parks from how it started through the years since.

Miller, William. (1994). Zora Hurston and the chinaberry tree. New York : Lee & Low Books. 813 M652Z

Tells the story of the death Zora Hurston's mother and how Zora came to understand the legacy her mother had left her.

Pinkney, Andrea Davis. (1998). Duke Ellington : the piano prince and his orchestra. New York : Hyperion Books for Children. 921 E46P

A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician and composer who, along with his orchestra, created music that was beyond category.

Rappaport, Doreen. (1991). Escape from slavery : five journeys to freedom. New York, NY : HarperCollins. 973 R221e

Five accounts of black slaves who managed to escape to freedom during the period preceding the Civil War.

 

Asian American

Folklore

Yep, Laurence. (1997). The Khan's daughter : a Mongolian folktale. New York : Scholastic. 398.2 Y47K

In this retelling of a Mongolian folktale a simple shepherd must pass three tests in order to marry the Khan's beautiful daughter.

Young, Ed. (1989). Lon Po Po : a Red-Riding Hood story from China. New York : Philomel Books. 398.2 Y71L

Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother.

Yep, Laurence. (1989). The rainbow people. New York : Harper & Row. 398.2 Y47r

A collection of twenty Chinese folk tales that were passed on by word of mouth for generations, as told by some old timers newly settled in the United States.

Yee, Paul. (1989). Tales from Gold Mountain : stories of the Chinese in the New World. New York : Macmillan. INTR-FIC Y42T

A collection of eight stories reflecting the gritty optimism of the Chinese who overcame prejudice and adversity to build a unique place for themselves in North America.

Louie, Ai-Ling. (1982). Yeh-Shen : a Cinderella story from China. New York : Philomel Books. PRIM-FIC L8882ye

This version of the Cinderella story, in which a young girl overcomes the wickedness of her stepsister and stepmother to become the bride of a prince, is based on ancient Chinese manuscripts written 1000 years before the earliest European version.

 

Picture Books

Say, Allen. (1990). El Chino. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co. 791.8 S274C

A biography of Bill Wong, a Chinese American who became a famous bullfighter in Spain.

Say, Allen. (1993). Grandfather's journey. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. PRIM-FIC S2744gr

A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.

Choi, Sook Nyul. (1993). Halmoni and the picnic. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. C545H

A Korean American girl's third grade class helps her newly arrived grandmother feel more comfortable with her new life in the United States.

Nunes, Susan. (1995). The last dragon. New York : Clarion Books. PRIM-FIC N972L

While spending the summer in Chinatown with his great-aunt, a young boy finds an old ten-man dragon in a shop and gets a number of people to help him repair it.

 

Novels

Yep, Laurence. (1993). Dragon's gate. New York, NY : HarperCollins. INTR-FIC Y47DS

When he accidentally kills a Manchu, a fifteen-year-old Chinese boy is sent to America to join his father, an uncle, and other Chinese working to build a tunnel for the transcontinental railroad through the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1867. Sequel to "Mountain light."

Lord, Bette. (1984). In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. New York, N.Y. : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC L8663IN

In 1947, a Chinese child comes to Brooklyn where she becomes Americanized at school, in her apartment building, and by her love for baseball.

Uchida, Yoshiko. (1971). Journey to Topaz. New York, Scribner. INTR-FIC U175jo 

After the Pearl Harbor attack an eleven-year-old Japanese-American girl and her family are forced to go to an aliens camp in Utah.

Yep, Laurence. (1991). The star fisher. New York : Morrow Junior Books. INTR-FIC Y47ST

Fifteen-year-old Joan Lee and her family find the adjustment hard when they move from Ohio to West Virginia in the 1920s.

 

Non - Fiction

Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane. (1992). Hoang Anh : a Vietnamese-American boy. New York : Holiday House. 973 H871H

A Vietnamese American boy describes the daily activities of his family in San Rafael, California, and the traditional culture and customs that shape their lives.

Verschuur, Gerrit L. (1974). The invisible universe. London, English Universities Press; New York, Springer-Verlag. QB475.V47 1974

Latino

Poetry and Song

Guthrie, A. B. (1965). The big sky. Boston, Houghton Mifflin. PS3513.U855 B5 1965X

 

Picture Books

Dorros, Arthur. (1991). Abuela. New York : Dutton Children's Books. PRIM-FIC D7165AB

While riding on a bus with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City.

Nodar, Carmen Santiago. (1992). Abuelita's paradise. Morton Grove, Ill. : A. Whitman. PRIM-FIC N7613ab

Although her grandmother has died, Marita sits in Abuelita's rocking chair and remembers the stories Abuelita told of life in Puerto Rico.

Soto, Gary. (1998). Big bushy mustache. New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House. PRIM-FIC S7184BI

In order to look more like his father, Ricky borrows a mustache from a school costume, but when he loses it on the way home his father comes up with a replacement.

Ada, Alma Flor. (1997). Gathering the sun : an alphabet in Spanish and English. New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books. 861 A191G

A book of poems about working in the fields and nature's bounty, one for each letter of the Spanish alphabet.

Garza, Carmen Lomas. (1996). In my family. San Francisco, Calif. : Children's Book Press. 306.85 L839I

The author describes, in bilingual text and illustrations, her experiences growing up in an Hispanic community in Texas.

Anzaldua, Gloria. (1995). Prietita and the ghost woman. (Pictures by Cristina Gonzalez). San Francisco, Calif. : Children’s Book Press. PRIM-FIC A6375P

Prietita , a young Mexican American girl, becomes lost in her search for an herb to cure her mother and is aided by the legendary ghost woman.

Lynn. (1998). Tortillas and lullabies, tortillas y cancioncitas. New York : Greenwillow Books. PRIM-FIC R3758TO

A young girl describes activities that her great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother all did for their daughters, and that she does for her doll.

 

Novels

Soto, Gary. (1985). Living up the street : narrative recollections. New York, N.Y. : Dell. 921 SO78

The author describes his experiences growing up as a Mexican American in Fresno, California.

Soto, Gary. (1993). Local news. San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. INTR-FIC S7184LO

A collection of thirteen short stories about the everyday lives of Mexican American young people in California's Central Valley.

Beatty, Patricia. (1981). Lupita Mañana. New York : Morrow. INTR-FIC B3696LU

To help her poverty-stricken family, 13-year-old Lupita enters California as an illegal alien and starts to work while constantly on the watch for "la migra."

Soto, Gary. (1993). The pool party. New York : Delacorte Press. INTR-FIC S7184PO

While helping his father and grandfather work as gardeners in Fresno, California, ten-year-old Rudy sees some differences between his Mexican-American family and the wealthy families that live nearby.

Native American

Folklore

Goble, Paul. (1978). The girl who loved wild horses. Scarsdale, N.Y. : Bradbury Press. PRIM-FIC G575G

Though she is fond of her people, a girl prefers to live among the wild horses where she is truly happy and free.

Dixon, Ann. (1992). How Raven brought light to people. New York : M.K. McElderry Books ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International Pub. Group. 398.2 D6213h

Raven gives the sun, the moon, and the stars to the people of the world by tricking the great chief who is hoarding them in three boxes.

Caduto, Michael J. (1988). Keepers of the earth : Native American stories and environmental activities for children. Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum. E98 .F6 C12 1988

A selection of traditional tales from various Indian peoples each accompanied by instructions for related activities dealing with aspects of the environment.

Oughton, Jerrie. (1994). The magic weaver of rugs : a tale of the Navajo. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. 398.2 O93M

When two Navajo women pray for help for their cold and hungry people, Spider Woman teaches them how to weave.

Martin, Rafe. (1992). The rough-face girl. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons. 398.2 M3828r

In this Algonquin Indian version of the Cinderella story, the Rough-Face Girl and her two beautiful but heartless sisters compete for the affections of the Invisible Being.

 

Poetry and Song

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. (1989). Dancing teepees : poems of American Indian youth. New York : Holiday House. 897 S6714d

An illustrated collection of poems from the oral tradition of Native Americans.

Bierhorst, John. (1971). In the trail of the wind; American Indian poems and ritual orations. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 897 B588i

Translated from over forty languages and representing all the best-known Indian cultures of North and South America, this collection contains omens, battle songs, orations, love lyrics, prayers, dreams and mysterious incantations. A few examples of Eskimo poetry are included.

Jones, Hettie. (1971). The tree's stand shining; poetry of the North American Indians. (Paintings by Robert Andrew Parker). New York : Dial.  897 J774t

This collection of 32 poems which have been sung by the Indians for centuries, includes lullabies, prayers and war chants. They have been taken from a variety of Indian cultures and have been arranged so that they recount a two-day journey.

Harjo, Joy. (1996). The woman who fell from the sky : poems. New York : W.W. Norton. PS3558 .A62423 W66 1996

 

Picture Books

Stroud, Virginia A. (1996). The path of the quiet elk : a Native American alphabet book. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers. 299.7 S925P

Looks Within, a young child, accompanies an older woman, Wisdom Keeper, on a walk through a forest. For each letter of the alphabet, the guide names an object and explains its use in the Native American culture or a hidden truth which can be found through study and thought.

Andrews, Jan. (1986). Very last first time. New York : Atheneum. PRIM-FIC A567VE

When the tide recedes, a young Eskimo girl living in northern Canada, journeys alone for the first time under the ice, walking on the seabed floor to gather mussels.

Baker, Olaf. (1981). Where the buffaloes begin. New York : F. Warne. 398.2 B1684W

After hearing the legend retold by the tribe's oldest member, Little Wolf hopes to someday witness the beginning of the buffaloes at the sacred lake.

 

Novels

Hobbs, Will. (1989). Bearstone. New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC H682BE

A troubled Indian boy goes to live with an elderly rancher whose caring ways help the boy become a man.

Erdrich, Louise. (1999). The birchbark house. New York : Hyperion Books for Children. INTR-FIC E666BI

Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847.

Bruchac, Joseph. (1996). Children of the longhouse. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers. INTR-FIC B887C

Eleven-year-old Ohkwa'ri and his twin sister must make peace with a hostile gang of older boys in their Mohawk village during the late 1400s.

Hobbs, Will. (1996). Far North. New York : Morrow Junior Books. INTR-FIC H682F

After the destruction of their floatplane, sixteen-year-old Gabe and his Dene friend, Raymond, struggle to survive a winter in the wilderness of the Northwest Territories.

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. (1972). High Elk's treasure. New York, Holiday House. INTR-FIC S671HI

Trying to locate a valuable filly lost during a storm, thirteen-year-old Joe High Elk discovers an object of historical importance.

Dorris, Michael. (1992). Morning Girl. New York : Hyperion Books for Children. INTR-FIC D716mo

Morning Girl, who loves the day, and her younger brother Star Boy, who loves the night, take turns describing their life on an island in pre-Columbian America; in Morning Girl's last narrative, she witnesses the arrival of the first Europeans to her world.

Dorris, Michael. (1997). The window. New York : Hyperion Books for Children. INTR-FIC D716WI

When ten-year-old Rayona's Native American mother enters a treatment facility, her estranged father, a Black man, finally introduces her to his side of the family, who are not at all what she expected.

 

Celebrating Similarities and Differences

Adoff, Arnold. (1982). All the colors of the race : poems. New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books. 811 A2393al

A collection of poems written from the point of view of a child with a black mother and a white father.

Adoff, Arnold. (1973). Black is Brown is Tan. New York : Harper and Row. PRIM-FIC A2393bl 1973

Describes in verse the life of brown-skinned momma, white-skinned daddy, their children, and assorted relatives.

 

 

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