Multicultural Fiction by linxiaoqin

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									                           Multicultural Fiction



                             FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY 2006
                                       By Author and title with multicultural designations
Abelove, Joan                    Go and Come Back                               attracted to the girl's uncle. MEXICAN AMERICAN
Alicia, a young tribeswoman living in a Amazonian village in the Andes, tells
about the two American women anthropologists who arrive to study the way        Bosse, Malcolm.                 The Examination.
of life of her people. AMAZON INDIAN                                            Two brothers in sixteenth-century China travel to Beijing, enduring great
                                                                                hardships along the way. CHINESE
America Street: a Multicultural Anthology of Stories
Fourteen stories by American authors from diverse racial and cultural           Brooks, Martha. Bone Dance.
backgrounds. MULTICULTURAL                                                      When her father wills her a cabin on land in rural Manitoba, Alexandra
                                                                                meets a young man who shares her Native Canadian heritage and her
American Eyes: New Asian-American Short Stories for Young                       experience of being guided by spirits. NATIVE CANADIAN
Adults
These ten stories reflect the conflict Asian Americans face in balancing an     Burgess, Barbara Hood. The Fred Field
ancient heritage and an unknown future. ASIAN AMERICAN                          The summer after he finishes seventh grade, Oren is occupied with turning
                                                                                an empty lot into a memorial ball field honoring his best friend, who was
Angell, Judie.                    One-Way to Ansonia                            murdered, and with finding the killer and making him confess. AFRICAN
At the turn of the century, 10 year-old Rose immigrates from Russia and         AMERICAN
finds that her emergence into adolescence brings employment, marriage,
motherhood, and self-determination. RUSSIAN AMERICAN                            Buss, Fran Leeper. Journey of the Sparrows
                                                                                Maria and her brother and sister, Salvadoran refugees, are smuggled into
Armstrong, William.              Sounder                                        the United States in crates and try to eke out a living in Chicago with the
Set in the south of sharecropping and segregation, this tale describes the      help of a sympathetic family. SALVADORAN
courage of a father who steals a ham to feed his undernourished family; the
determination of the eldest son who searches for his father despite the         Casey, Maude. Over the Water
prison authorities, and the devotion of a coon dog named Sounder.               Fourteen-year-old Mary feels like a misfit, both in England where her family
AFRICAN AMERICAN                                                                lives and in Ireland where they are from, until she and her family visit her
                                                                                grandmother and other relatives in Ireland and Mary gains a better
Barrett, William E.              The Lilies of the Field                        understanding of her background, her Mother and herself. IRELAND
Homer Smith is an amiable black man. Driving through the Southwest after
getting out of the army, he stops to help four German refugee nuns build a      Castaneda, Omar S. Among the Volcanoes
church. After teaching them English and survival skills, he disappears,         When her mother becomes ill, Isabel, a Mayan girl living in contemporary
leaving behind the legend of his faithful help. AFRICAN AMERICAN                Guatemala, must care for her and continue her search for her own identity in
                                                                                a world fraught with upheaval and change. INDIANS OF GUATAMALA
Berry, James.                   Ajeemah And His Son
A Father and his 18-year-old son are each affected differently by their         Choi, Sook Nyul. Echoes of the White Giraffe
experiences as slaves in Jamaica in the early 19th century. AFRICAN-            Fifteen year-old Sookan adjusts to life in the refugee village in Pusan but
SLAVERY-JAMAICA                                                                 continues to hope that the civil war will end and her family will be reunited
                                                                                in Seoul. KOREAN
Bertrand, Diane G.               Sweet Fifteen                                  Choi, Sook Nyul.                Gathering of Pearls
When seamstress Rita Navarro makes a quinceanera dress for 14-year-old          Sookan struggles to balance her new life as a college freshman in the United
Stefanie, she finds herself becoming involved with the girl's family and        States with expectations from her family at home in Korea. KOREAN
Choi, Sook Nyul.                Year of Impossible Goodbyes                      Eleven-year-old Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out
A young Korean girl survives the oppressive Japanese and Russian                 apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital city in the hands of the
occupation of North Korea during the 1940's, to later escape to freedom in       Taliban. As conditions for the family grow desperate, only one solution
South Korea. KOREAN                                                              emerges. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform
                                                                                 herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner.
Clark, Ann Nolan.                  Secret of the Andes
An Indian boy who tends llamas in a hidden valley in Peru learns the             Farmer, Nancy.                  A Girl Named Disaster
tradition and secrets of his Inca ancestors. INCAS                               While journeying to Zimbabwe, 11-year-old Nhamo struggles to escape
                                                                                 drowning and starvation and in so doing, comes close to the luminous world
Collier, James Lincoln.           With Every Drop of Blood                       of African spirits. ZIMBABWE
While trying to transport food to Richmond, Virginia during the Civil War, 14-
year-old Johnny is captured by a black Union soldier. AFRICAN                    Fox, Paula.                        The Slave Dancer
AMERICAN                                                                         13-year-old Jessie Bollier is kidnapped from New Orleans and taken aboard
                                                                                 a slave ship.Cruelly tyrannized by the ship's captain, Jessie is made to play
Cooper, Melrose.                 Life Riddles                                    his fife for the slaves during the exercise period, in order to keep them fit
12-year-old Janelle, a talented writer, uses her skills to help her cope with    for sale. When a hurricane destroys the ship, Jessie and Ras (a young slave)
her family's problems. AFRICAN AMERICAN                                          survive. They are helped by an old black man who finds them. AFRICAN
                                                                                 AMERICAN
Crawford, Emily.                  Born in the Year of Courage
In 1841, having been shipwrecked and picked up by an American whaling            Garland, Sherry.                Shadow of the Dragon
ship outside Japanese territorial waters, fifteen-year-old Manjiro decides to    High School sophomore Danny Vo tries to resolve the conflict between the
go live in America and work towards opening trade between his country and        values of his Vietnamese refugee family and his new American way of life.
the West. JAPANESE                                                               VIETNAMESE

Creech, Sharon.                   Walk Two Moons                                 Garland, Sherry.                Song of the Buffalo Boy
After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her             Shunned and mistreated because of her mixed heritage and determined to
grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way,        avoid an arranged marriage, 17-year-old Loi runs away to Ho Chi Minh City
Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.             with the hope that she and the boy she loves will be able to go to the U.S. to
NATIVE AMERICAN                                                                  find her American father. VIETNAMESE

Crew, Linda.                      Children of the River                          Gee, Maurice.                   The Champion
Having fled Cambodia four years earlier to escape the Khmer Rouge Army,          In 1943, twelve-year-old Rex sees his quiet New Zealand village
17-year-old Sundara is torn between remaining faithful to her own people         dramatically changed by the arrival of a black American soldier on leave
and adjusting to life in her Oregon high school as a "regular" American.         from the war. AFRICAN AMERICAN/NEW ZEALAND
CAMBODIAN
                                                                                 George, Jean Craighead. Julie & Julie of the Wolves
Curtis, Christopher.           The Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963                  Miyax, an Eskimo, is Julie in the white world. At 13, she is forced into an
The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African       arranged marriage with a young Eskimo named Daniel. Finding the
American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they    experience intolerable, Julie runs away and survives for many months on
go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963. AFRICAN                    the Arctic tundra with a pack of wolves, staying alive through her
AMERICAN                                                                         knowledge of old Eskimo customs. ESKIMO

D’Adamo, Francesco.               Iqbal                                          George, Jean Craighead. Shark Beneath the Reef
A fictionalized account of the Pakistani child who escaped from bondage in a     On the Islands of Coronado, a young Mexican fisherman comes of age as he
carpet factory and went on to help liberate other children like him before       becomes aware of the politics, corruption, and changes around him.
being gunned down at the age of thirteen. PAKISTAN                               MEXICAN

Dickinson, Peter.                  Shadow of a Hero                              George, Jean Craighead. The Talking Earth
In 1989, Letta, an English teenager, learns of her heritage from her             Billie Wind, a Seminole girl has been going to school at the Kennedy Space
grandfather, great grandson of the legendary hero of Varina, as he becomes       Center and has lost faith in her people's legends. For not believing in talking
involved in the nationalistic political struggles in Eastern Europe. EASTERN     animals and earth, she is sent into the Everglades to find her roots. What
EUROPE                                                                           was to be several days becomes months as fire and other events force her
                                                                                 to survive with only the animals and earth to help her. NATIVE
Dorris, Michael.                  Morning Girl                                   AMERICAN
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   Giles, Gail. Breath of the Dragon
America; in Morning Girl's last narrative, she witnesses the arrival of the      Malila draws pictures to accompany her grandmother's stories about Thai
first Europeans to her world. PRE-COLUMBIAN AMERICA-CARIBBEAN                    festivals, traditions, and customs. THAILAND
ISLANDS
                                                                                 Greene, Bette. Summer of My German Soldier
Ellis, Deborah.       The Breadwinner and Parvana’s Journey                      Sheltering an escaped prisoner of war is the beginning of some shattering
experiences for a12-year-old Jewish girl in the l940's Arkansas. JEWISH          to the days of slavery, struggles to escape her bondage. AFRICAN
AMERICAN                                                                         AMERICAN
Hale, Janet Campbell.            The Owl's Song                                  Irwin, Hadley.                   Kim/Kimi
After his mother's death, Billy White Hawk goes to live in California with his   Despite a warm relationship with her mother, stepfather, and half brother,
"respectable"half sister. He finds himself taunted at home and at school. A      sixteen year old Kim feels the need to find answers about the Japanese
sensitive portrayal of a young Indian's struggle to survive in a world           American father she never knew. JAPANESE AMERICAN
determined to erase his identify. NATIVE AMERICAN
                                                                                 Ihimaera, Witi Tame,              Whale Rider
Hamilton, Virginia.              The House of Dies Drear
Thirteen-year-old Thomas Small moves with his family from North Carolina         Irwin, Hadley.                   Sarah With An H
to a house in Ohio which is reputed to be haunted because of its connection      When a bright, talented Jewish girl moves to the small town of LaMond, her
with run-away slaves and murders of the past. In his search to answer the        presence brings significant changes and evokes subtle prejudices in the local
secrets of the past, Thomas also finds a deeper sense of his own connection      inhabitants. JEWISH
with the past. AFRICAN AMERICAN
                                                                                 Join In: Multiethnic Short Stories
Hamilton, Virginia.             Plain City                                       Seventeen authors wrote these stories especially for this collection
Twelve-year-old Buhlaire, a "mixed" child who feels out of place in her          featuring teenagers in America from various ethnic backgrounds.
community struggles to unearth her past and her family history as she
gradually discovers more and more about her long-missing father.                 Kadohata, Cynthia                Kira Kira
AFRICAN AMERICAN                                                                 Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters
                                                                                 growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the
Hamilton, Virginia.              A Little Love                                   despair when one sister becomes terminally ill.
Though she has been raised lovingly by her grandparents, a black teenager
goes in search of her father. AFRICAN AMERICAN                                   Klass, David.                     Danger Zone
                                                                                 When he joins a predominantly black "Teen Dream Team" that will be
Hesse, Karen.                      Letters from Rifka                            representing the U.S. in an international basketball tournament in Rome,
In letters to her cousin, a young Jewish girl chronicles her family's flight     Jimmy Doyle makes some unexpected discoveries about prejudice, racism
from Russia in 1919 and her own experiences when she must be left in             and politics. AFRICAN AMERICAN
Belgium for a while when the others emigrate to America. JEWISH
                                                                                 Kurtz, Jane.                        The Storyteller’s Beads
Ho, Minfong.                        The Clay Marble                              During the political strife and famine of the 1980's, two Ethiopian girls, one
Twelve-year-old Dara flees war-torn Cambodia with her mother and brother         Christian and the other Jewish and blind, struggle to overcome many
and finds a different life in a refugee camp. CAMBODIA                           difficulties, including their prejudices about each other, as they make the
                                                                                 dangerous journey out of Ethiopia. ETHIOPIA
Hobbs, Will.                     Beardance
While accompanying an elderly rancher on a trip into the San Juan                Lachtman, Ofelia.                The Girl From Playa Blanca
Mountains, Cloyd, a Ute Indian boy, tries to help two orphaned grizzly cubs      When Elena and her little brother, Carlos, leave their Mexian seaside village
survive the winter and, at the same time, completes his spirit mission.          to search for their immigrant father in Los Angeles, they encounter intrigue,
Sequel to Bearstone. NATIVE AMERICAN                                             crime, mystery, friendship, and love. MEXICAN

Hobbs, Will.                    Kokopelli's Flute                                Lasky, Kathryn.                   The Bone Wars
Thirteen-year-old Tepary discovers an old flute in a cliff dwelling in New       In the mid-l870's, young teenage scout Thad Longsworth, blood brother to
Mexico, and through its power, he learns about ancient Native American           the Sioux Visionary Black Elk, finds his destiny linked with that of 4 rival
magic. NATIVE AMERICAN                                                           teams of paleontologists searching for dinosaur bones, as the Great Plains
                                                                                 Indians prepare to go to war against the white man. NATIVE AMERICAN
Hotze, Sollace.                    A Circle Unbroken
Captured by a roving band of Sioux Indians and brought up as the Chief's         Lasky, Kathryn.                   The Night Journey
daughter, Rachel is recaptured by her white family and finds it difficult to     Rachel ignores her parents' wishes and persuades her great-grandmother to
adjust, as she longs to return to the tribe. NATIVE AMERICAN                     relate the story of her escape from Czarist Russia. JEWISH

Houston, James.                  Frozen Fire; a tale of courage                  Lasky, Kathryn.                   True North
Based on the true and dramatic ordeal of an Eskimo boy in the 1960's.            Because of the strong influence which her grandfather, an abolitionist, has in
Kayak suggests to his new friend Matthew that they take a snowmobile to          her life, 14-year-old Lucy assists a fugitive slave girl in her escape.
rescue Matthew's father(a prospector) when he disappears. The spare can of       AFRICAN AMERICAN/SLAVERY
gasoline leaks, and the two toys face a homeward trek through 75 miles of
whirling snow and bitter cold. ESKIMO (More adventure than cultural              Lee, Marie G.                    Necessary Roughness
information)                                                                     Sixteen-year-old Korean-American Chan moves from Los Angeles to a small
                                                                                 town in Minnesota, where he must cope not only with racism on the football
Hurmence, Belinda.             A Girl Called Boy                                 team, but also with the tensions in his relationship with his strict father.
A pampered young black girl who has been mysteriously transported back           KOREAN AMERICAN
Levitin, Sonia.                  Annie's Promise                               Mori, Kyoko.                      Shizuko's Daughter
Her experiences at a summer camp in the California mountains in 1945 give      After her mother's suicide when she is 12-years-old, Yuki spends years
twelve-year-old Annie Platt insight into her overprotective family of          living with her distant Father and his resentful new wife, cut off from her
German-Jewish immigrants. Sequel to Silver Days. JEWISH-GERMAN-                Mother's family, and relying on her own inner strength to cope with the
AMER.                                                                          tragedy. JAPANESE
Levitin, Sonia.                    Escape From Egypt                           Myers, Walter Dean.                Fallen Angels
When Moses comes to lead the Israelites to the Promise Land, Jesse, a          Black , seventeen, perceptive and sensitive, Ritchie has enlisted and been
Hebrew slave, finds his life changed by his growing faith in God and his       sent to Vietnam. In telling the story of his year of active service, Ritchie is
attractions to the half-Egyptian, half-Syrian Jennat. JEWISH                   candid about the horrors, fear, bravery, confusion and tragedy of the war.
                                                                               AFRICAN AMERICAN
Levitin, Sonia.                 Journey to America
A Jewish family fleeing Nazi Germany in l938 endures innumerable               Namioka, Lensey.                 April and the Dragon Lady
separations before they are once again united.JEWISH                           Feeling confined by the traditional family attitudes of her strong-willed,
                                                                               manipulative Grandmother, 16-year-old April Chen fights for her
Levitin, Sonia.                    The Return                                  independence. CHINESE AMERICANS
Desta and the other members of her Falasha family, Jews suffering from
discrimination in Ethiopia, finally flee the country and attempt the           O'Dell, Scott.                    Island of the Blue Dolphins
dangerous journey to Israel. JEWS in Ethiopia                                  Unintentionally left behind by members of her California Native American
                                                                               tribe who fled a tragedy-ridden island, young Karana must construct a life
Levitin, Sonia.                 Silver Days                                    for herself. Without bitterness or self-pity, she is able to extract joy and
Escaping from Hitler's Germany, a prosperous Jewish family lives in a New      challenge from her l8 years of solitude. NATIVE AMERICAN
York City tenement until Papa decides to move the family to California.
JEWISH
                                                                               O'Dell, Scott.                   Sing Down the Moon
Lipsyte, Robert.                  The Brave & The Contender                    A young Navajo girl sees the rich harvest in the Canyon de Chelly in 1864
Having left the Indian reservation for the streets of New York, l7-year-old    destroyed by Spanish slavers and the subsequent destruction by white
boxer Sonny Bear tries to harness his inner rage by training with Alfred       soldiers which forces the Navajos on a march to Fort Sumner. NAVAJO
Brooks, who has left the sport to become a policeman. NATIVE
AMERICAN                                                                       O'Dell, Scott.                  Streams to the River, River to the Sea
                                                                               The story of the Shoshone girl who served as interpreter for the Lewis and
Lowry, Lois.                     Number the Stars                              Clark expedition. SACAJAWEA-NATIVE AMERICAN
Best friends Annemarie Johansen and Ellen Rosen must suddenly pretend to
be sisters one night when Ellen's parents go into hiding to escape a Nazi      O'Dell, Scott.                    Zia
roundup in wartime Copenhagen. JEWS - W.W.I                                    Sequel to Island of the Blue Dolphins. Zia is Karana's niece and dreams of
                                                                               sailing to rescue her. She gets help from a sea captain and priest and the
Matus, Carol.                     Sworn Enemies                                two women are reunited. NATIVE AMERICAN
In 19th-century Russia, betrayed by a fellow Jew, 16-year-old Claron is
taken by officers of the Czar and forced into military service. JEWS-SOVIET    O'Dell, Scott.                  My Name is Not Angelica
UNION                                                                          Relates the experiences of a young Senegalese girl brought as a slave to the
                                                                               Danish owned Caribbean Island of St. John as she participates in the slave
Mazer, Harry.                      The Last Mission                            revolt of l733-1734. AFRICAN SLAVERY-CARIBBEAN
In 1944 a 15-year-old Jewish boy tells his family he will travel in the West
but instead enlists in the U.S.Air Corps and is subsequently taken prisoner    O'Dell, Scott.                     Thunder Rolling in the Mountains
by the Germans. JEWISH                                                         In the late 19th century, a young Nez Perce girl relates how her people were
                                                                               driven off their land by the U.S. Army and forced to retreat north until their
McKissack, Patricia.             Run Away Home                                 eventual surrender. NATIVE AMERICAN
In 1886 in Alabama, an eleven-year-old African-American girl and her family
befriend and give refuge to a runaway Apache boy. AFRICAN                      Ogiwara, Noriko.               Dragon Sword and Wind Child
AMERICAN/NATIVE AMERICAN                                                       Fantasy using the mythology and setting of Ancient Japan. JAPANESE

Meyer, Carolyn.                  Where the Broken Heart Still Beats            Okimoto, Jean Davies.            Molly By Any Other Name
Having been taken as a child and raised by Comanchie Indians, thirty-four-     A teenage Asian girl who has been adopted by non-Asian parents decides to
year-old Cynthia Ann Parker is forcibly returned to her white relatives,       find out who her biological parents are. ASIAN
where she longs for her Indian life, and her only friend is her 12-year-old    Orgel, Doris.                     The Devil in Vienna
cousin Lucy.NATIVE AMERICAN                                                    Inge is Jewish, her best friend Lieselotte is the daughter of a Nazi officer.
Mikaelsen, Ben.                   Sparrow Hawk Red                             Although the girls have been forbidden to meet, Inge knows that her friend
Thirteen-year-old Ricky, the Mexican-American son of a former Drug             is loyal. JEWS during Holocaust
Enforcement Agency man, tries to avenge his mother's murder by crossing        Orlev, Uri.                     The Lady With the Hat
over into Mexico to steal a high-tech radar plane from drug smugglers.         In l947, seventeen-year-old Yulek, the only member of his immediate family
MEXICAN AMERICAN
to survive the German concentration camps, joins a group of young Jews           In 1772, years of mistreatment force thirteen-year-old Melitte to decide
preparing to live on a kibbutz in Israel, unaware that his aunt living in        whether or not to run away from the Frenchman who has kept her as a slave
London is looking for him. JEWS                                                  on his poor Louisiana farm and leave the young girl who is the only person
                                                                                 who ever loved her.AFRICAN AMERICAN
Park, Linda Sue.                   A Single Shard
Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge     Soto, Gary.                      Crazy Weekend
in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon      After their photograph of a robbery is published in the newspaper, Hector
ceramics himself. KOREA                                                          and Mando find themselves pursued by 2 goofy thieves. HISPANIC
                                                                                 AMERICANS
Paterson, Katherine.              The Sign of the Chrysanthemum
A teenager comes to know himself through contacts with social ills and
political unrest while searching for his father in Japan's capital, centuries    Speare, Elizabeth George. The Sign of the Beaver
ago. MEDIEVAL JAPAN                                                              Left alone to guard the family's wilderness home in l8th century Maine, Matt
                                                                                 is hard pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills. NATIVE
Paulsen, Gary.                   The Crossing                                    AMERICAN
13-year-old Manny, a street kid fighting for survival in a Mexican border
town, develops a strange friendship with an emotionally disturbed American       Staples, Suzanne.                Dangerous Skies. .
soldier who decides to help him get across the border. MEXICO                    This heartbreaking story of betrayal and hypocrisy is centered around two
                                                                                 friends growing up on Virginia's Eastern Shore--Buck Smith, descended from
Paulsen, Gary.                    Canyons                                        settlers who came from England in the 1700's to farm the land, and Tunes
Finding a skull on a camping trip in the canyons outside El Paso, Texas,         Smith, descended from their slaves. RACE RELATIONS
Brennan becomes involved with the fate of a young Apache Indian who lived
in the late 1800's. NATIVE AMERICANS                                             Staples, Suzanne.                  Shebanu
                                                                                 When eleven-year-old Shabanu, the daughter of a nomad in the Cholistan
Paulsen, Gary.                 Dogsong                                           Desert of present-day Pakistan, is pledged in marriage to an older man
A 14-year-old Eskimo boy who feels assailed by the modernity of his life         whose money will bring prestige to the family, she must either accept the
takes a 1400-mile journey by dog sled across ice, tundra, and mountains.         decision, as is the custom, or risk the consequences of defying her father's
ESKIMO                                                                           wishes. PAKISTANI
Qualey, Marsha.                   Revolutions of the Heart
                                                                                  Strete, Craig.                    The World in Grandfather's Hands
Corey's seventeenth year is marked by her mother's sudden death, the
                                                                                 Young Jimmy is upset when he and his mother must move from the pueblo
return of her hotheaded older brother, her romance with a Native Amercian
                                                                                 to the city after his father's death, but his grandfather's patient philosophy
boy, and the eruption of bigotry in her small Wisconsin town. NATIVE
                                                                                 of life helps Jimmy slowly adjust. NATIVE AMERICAN
AMERICANS
                                                                                 Tamar, Erika.                    Alphabet City Ballet
Richter, Conrad.                 The Light in the Forest
                                                                                 Living in a poor Puerto Rican family complicates life for 10-year-old Marisol
A boy stolen in early childhood and brought up by the Delawares is, at l5,
                                                                                 when she realizes that pursuing her love for ballet may expose her brother
suddenly returned to the family he has forgotten. DELAWARE INDIANS
                                                                                 to danger. PUERTO RICAN
Rinaldi, Ann.                      Hang A Thousand Trees With Ribbons
                                                                                 Taylor, Mildred D.               The Road to Memphis
A fictionalized biography of Phillis Wheatley, the eighteenth-century African
                                                                                 Sadistically teased by three white boys in l940's rural Mississippi, a black
woman who, as a child, was brought to New England to be a slave, and after
                                                                                 youth severely injures one of the boys and enlists Cassie's help in trying to
publishing her first poem when a teenager, gained renown throughout the
                                                                                 flee the state. AFRICAN AMERICAN
colonies as an important black American poet. AFRICAN AMERICAN
Salisbury, Graham.                Blue Skin of the Sea                           Taylor, Mildred.                   Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Growing up in Hawaii between 1953 and 1966, Sonny tries to come to terms         A black family living in the south during the l930's are faced with prejudice
with his feelings for his fisherman father and the vast sea that dominates       and discrimination which they don't understand. AFRICAN AMERICAN
his life. (short stories)
                                                                                 Taylor, Theodore.                 The Cay
Salisbury, Graham.                 Under the Blood-Red Sun                       Blinded in a shipwreck, Phillip resents his dependence on old Timothy, a
Tomikazu Nakaji's biggest concerns are baseball, homework, and a local           black, West Indian man. In time he overcomes his prejudice and his life
bully, until life with his Japanese family in Hawaii changes drastically after   changes because of his friendship with Timothy. BLACKS/WEST INDIES
the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December, 1941. JAPANESE
                                                                                 Temple, Frances.                  Grab Hands and Run
Savage, Deborah.                 A Stranger Calls Me Home                        After his father disappears, twelve-year-old Felipe, his mother, and his
Paul, Simon and Fiona, three teenagers living in New Zealand, become             younger sister set out on a difficult and dangerous journey, trying to make
involved in a complicated friendship as they search for the truth of their       their way from their home in El Salvador to Canada. SALVADORANS
interlocking pasts. MAORI/NEW ZEALAND
                                                                                 Temple, Frances.                  Taste of Salt
                                                                                 In the hospital after being beaten by Macoutes, seventeen-year-old Djo tells
Shaik, Fatima.                    Melitte                                        the story of his impoverished life to a young woman who, like him, has been
working with the social reformer Father Aristide to fight the repression in      classmate Lena, discovers that Lena's father is doing horrible things to her .
Haiti. HAITIANS                                                                  AFRICAN AMERICAN
Uchida, Yoshiko.                   Journey Home                                  Woodson, Jacqueline.             Maizon at Blue Hill
The bittersweet story of a Japanese-American family's struggle to return to      After winning a scholarship to an academically challenging boarding school,
a normal life after their relocation camp experience in Utah. JAPANESE           Maizon finds herself one of only five black students there and wonders if
AMERICANS                                                                        she will ever fit in. AFRICAN AMERICAN
Vos, Ida.                        Anna Is Still Here                              Yep, Laurence.                   The Case of the Goblin Pearls
Thirteen-year-old Anna, who was a "hidden child" in Nazi-occupied Holland        Lily and her aunt, a Chinese American movie actress, join forces to solve the
during World War II, gradually learns to deal with the realities of being a      theft of some priceless pearls and stop the operator of a sweatshop in San
survivor. JEWS                                                                   Francisco's Chinatown. CHINESE AMERICAN
Wangerin, Walter Jr.              The Crying for a Vision                        Yep, Laurence.                  Child of the Owl
Waskin Mani, "Moves Walking", the son of a Lakota woman and one of the           Casey, a 12-year-old Chinese American girl, is more American than Chinese.
stars of the sky, is torn between his devotion to the mystical world and his     She learns something of her Chinese heritage when she goes to live with her
destiny of confronting the powerful, one-eyed warrior Fire Thunder.              grandmother in San Francisco's Chinatown, after her father is hospitalized.
NATIVE AMERICANS                                                                 CHINESE AMERICAN
Watkins, Yoko Kawashima. My Brother, My Sister, and I                            Yep, Laurence.                    Dragonwings
Living as refugees in Japan in 1947 while trying to locate their missing         In l903 8-year-old Moon Shadow leaves China for San Francisco to be with
father, 13-year old Yoko and her older brother and sister must endure a          his father who he has never seen. He endures poverty and mockery by
fire, injury and false charges of arson, theft, and murder. JAPANESE             sharing his father's dream to fly. CHINESE AMERICAN
  Sequel to So Far From the Bamboo Grove .
                                                                                 Yep, Laurence.                    Dragon's Gate
Watkins, Yoko Kawashima. So Far From the Bamboo Grove                            When he accidentally kills a Manchu, a Chinese boy is sent to America to join
A fictionalized autobiography in which 8-year old Yoko escapes from Korea        his father, an uncle, and other Chinese working to build a tunnel for the
to Japan with her mother and sister at the end of W.W.II. JAPANESE               transcontinental railroad through the Sierra Nevada mountains in l867.
                                                                                 CHINESE in AMERICA
Whelan, Gloria.                 Goodbye, Vietnam
13-year-old Mai and her family embark on a dangerous sea voyage from             Yep, Laurence.                   Ribbons
Vietnam to Hong Kong to escape the unpredictable and often brutal                Robin, a promising young ballet student, cannot afford to continue lessons
Vietnamese government. VIETNAMESE                                                when her Chinese grandmother emigrates from Hong Kong, creating
                                                                                 jealousy and conflict among the entire family. CHINESE AMERICANS
Whelan, Gloria.                   Homeless Bird
When thirteen-year-old Koly enters into an ill-fated arranged marriage, she      Yep, Laurence.                  Thief of Hearts
must either suffer a destiny dictated by India's tradition or find the courage   When Stacy is paired with a Chinese girl at school who is accused of theft,
to oppose it. INDIA                                                              she must come to terms with her own Chinese American heritage. CHINESE
                                                                                 AMERICANS
Whelan, Gloria.                   Chu Ju's house
In order to save her baby sister, fourteen-year-old Chu Ju leaves her rural      Yolen, Jane.                      The Devil's Arithmetic
home in modern China and earns food and shelter by working on a sampan,          During a Seder, 12-year-old Hannah finds herself transported from America
tending silk worms, and planting rice seedlings, while wondering if she will     in l988 to Poland in l942, where she assumes the life of young Chaya.
ever see her family again. CHINA                                                 JEWISH
Whelan, Gloria.                  Angel on the square
In 1913 Russia, twelve-year-old Katya eagerly anticipates leaving her St.
Petersburg home, though not her older cousin Misha, to join her mother, a
lady in waiting in the household of Tsar Nicholas II, but the ensuing years
bring world war, revolution, and undreamed of changes to her life. RUSSIA

Where Angels Glide at Dawn: New Stories from Latin America
A collection of short stories by a variety of Latin American authors. LATIN
AMERICA
Woodson, Jacqueline.              Between Madison and Palmetto
When Margaret's best friend Maizon returns from boarding school and joins
her in the eighth grade, they try to resume their friendship while dealing
with personal problems and watching their Brooklyn neighborhood undergo
changes. AFRICAN AMERICAN
Woodson, Jacqueline.               I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This
Marie, the only black girl in the eighth grade willing to befriend her white

								
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