Williams, Vera B. (1982). A chair for my mother. New York : Greenwillow Books. PRIM-FIC W7278CHA

A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire.

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.

Simon, Norma. (1976). All kinds of families. Chicago : A. Whitman. 301.42 S595a

Explores in words and pictures what a family is and how families vary in makeup and life-styles.

Kissinger, Katie. (1994). All the colors we are : the story of how we get our skin color. St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press. 612.7 K615A

Explains, in simple terms, the reasons for skin color, how it is determined by heredity, and how various environmental factors affect it.

McCain, Becky R. (1998). Grandmother's dreamcatcher. Morton Grove, Ill. : A. Whitman. PRIM-FIC M1215GR

While spending a week with her grandmother who, like her is a Chippewa Indian, Kimmy learns to make a dreamcatcher which allows the sleeper to have only sweet dreams.

Jordan, MaryKate. (1989). Losing Uncle Tim. Niles, Ill. : A. Whitman. PRIM-FIC J824LO

When his beloved Uncle Tim dies of AIDS, Daniel struggles to find reassurance and understanding and finds that his favorite grown-up has left him a legacy of joy and courage.

Steptoe, John. (1987). Mufaro's beautiful daughters : an African tale. New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books. PRIM-FIC S8379MU

Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife.

Thomas, Shelley Moore. (1998). Somewhere today : a book of peace. Morton Grove, IL : Albert Whitman. 811.54 T462S

Gives examples of ways in which people bring about peace by doing things to help and care for one another and their world.

Hopkinson, Deborah. (1993). Sweet Clara and the freedom quilt. New York : Knopf. PRIM-FIC H7973sw

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

Hamilton, Virginia. (1982). Sweet whispers, Brother Rush. New York, N.Y. : Philomel Books. INTR-FIC H2218SW

Fourteen-year old Tree, resentful of her working mother who leaves her in charge of a retarded brother, encounters the ghost of her dead uncle and comes to a deeper understanding of her family's problems.

Harber, Frances. (1998). The brothers' promise. Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman. PRIM-FIC H255BR

When the brothers Yankel and Josef keep their promise to their dying father by sharing with one another, they cause the angels in heaven to weep with joy.

Cohn, Janice. (1995). The Christmas menorahs : how a town fought hate. Morton Grove, Ill. : A. Whitman. 305.892 C678c

Describes how people in Billings, Montana joined together to fight a series of hate crimes against a Jewish family.

Coleman, Evelyn. (1998). To be a drum. Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman & Co. PRIM-FIC C692TO

Daddy Wes tells how Africans were brought to America as slaves, but promises his children that as long as they can hear the rhythm of the earth, they will be free.

Atkin, S. Beth. (1993). Voices from the fields : children of migrant farmworkers tell their stories. Boston : Joy Street Books. 305.23 V889

Photographs, poems, and interviews with children reveal the hardships and hopes of Mexican American migrant farm workers and their families.

Coleman, Evelyn. (1996). White socks only. Morton Grove, Ill. : A. Whitman. PRIM-FIC C692W

Grandma tells the story about her first trip alone into town during the days when segregation still existed in Mississippi.

Knight, Margy Burns. (1993). Who belongs here? : an American story. Gardiner, ME : Tilbury House. 305.895 K71W

Describes the new life of Nary, a Cambodian refugee, in America, as well as his encounters with prejudice. Includes some general history of U.S. immigration.



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