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									                           Multicultural Diversity Reading List by Title
      Dewey       Title                           Author                  Summery                                                                Lexile
                                                                 This sequal to I Heard the Owl Call My Name continues a native
XXX           Again Calls the Owl           Craven, Margaret     community’s journey to accept the death of a friend.

                                            Myers, Walter        A history of the 1839 uprising of African captives aboard the slave ship
              Amistad: A Long Road to
326 MYE                                                          Amistad, telling of their three-year imprisonment in the United States and      1050
              Freedom                       Dean                 their eventual acquittal by the Supreme Court.
                                                                 A story set in Antigua where a mother / daughter relationship becomes
KIN           Annie John*                   Kincaid, Jamaica     marred by falsity and betrayal.

              Aretha Franklin: Lady                              Explores Aretha Franklin's life and musical development, from her
921 GOU                                     Gourse, Leslie       childhood in Detroit to her continued success in the recording industry.
              Barak Obama: We Are                                Explores the life of Barack Obama, U.S. Senator from Illinois, and his
921 OBA                                     Schuman, Michael     work as a community organizer, lawyer, and politician
              One People
                                                                 While accompanying his guardian on a trip into the San Juan Mountains,
XXX           Beardance                     Hobbs, Will          Cloyd tries to help two orphaned grizzly cubs survive and complete his          890
                                                                 own spirit mission.
                                                                 As a last chance to turn his life around, Cloyd, a Ute Indian boy, goes to
XXX           Bearstone                     Hobbs, Will          live with an elderly rancher whose caring ways help him grow toward             780
                                            Weatherford,         Jazz vocalist Billie Holiday looks back on her early years in this fictional
WEA           Becoming Billie Holiday                            memoir written in verse.
                                            Carole Boston
                                                                 In the early 1960s in the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita
ALV           Before We Were Free           Alvarez, Julia       learns that her family is involved in the underground movement to end           890
                                                                 the bloody rule of the dictator, General Trujillo.
                                                                 Joined by no common language except music, the 58 international
PAT           Bell Canto                    Patchett, Ann        hostages and their captors forge unexpected bonds.
                                                                 This novel about a black family living in St. Louis in 1957 centers on
                                                                 Betsey, 13, who is restless, wants to "be somebody" and is being bused
SHA           Betsey Brown*                 Shange, Ntozake      to a white school. Her mother and grandmother oppose and her father
                                                                 supports integration.
                                                                 Black Boy is Richard Wright's powerful account of his journey from
                                                                 innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. It is at once an
921 WRI       Black Boy*                    Wright, Richard      unashamed confession and a profound indictment a poignant and
                                                                 disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering.
305.8                                       Griffin, John        The author, a white man, recounts his experiences when he darkened
GRI           Black Like Me                                      his skin and traveled through the South as a black man
                                                                 This fascinating and mystical novel follows the sociopsychological
                                                                 maturation of a Chicano boy in New Mexico in the 1940s. A story pitting
PB ANA        Bless Me, Ultima*             Anaya, Rudolpho      good against evil, Catholic beliefs against the "old ways," and education       840
                                                                 against the gift of intuition, it ends with acceptance and new life
                                                                 The story of a young American Indian who had been a Japanese
PB MOR        Bluest Eye*                   Morrison, Toni       prisoner during WWII. His quest to regain his life leads him back to the        920
                                                                 Indian past & its traditions.
                                                                 Integrating both Maori myth and New Zealand reality, The Bone People
HUL           Bone People*                  Hulme, Keri          chronicles the complicated relationships between three emotional                xxx
                                                                 outcasts of mixed European and Maori heritage.
                                                                 Seventeen-year old Dimple, whose family is from India, discovers that
                                            Hidier, Tanuji       she is not Indian enough for the Indians and not American enough for the
PB DES        Born Confused                                      Americans. She sees her hypnotically beautiful, manipulative best friend
                                                                 take possession of both her heritage and the boy she likes.
                                                                 Conscious of her outsider status - a Polish immigrant, a writer in a
                                                                 foreign language, a Jewish female - Anzia Yezierska takes us inside an
XXX           Bread Givers                  Yzierska, Anzia      early twentieth-century American immigrant Jewish family, a family
                                                                 without a son to lighten their load or brighten their lives.
970.4         Bury My Heart at                                   A unique and disturbing history of the American West from the Indian
                                            Brown, Dee           point of view.
              Wounded Knee
                                            Poirier-Bures,       A story about the relationship between a girl and her father, the
XXX           Candyman                                           “Candyman” a wholesaler of penny candy, and the efforts of her mother           Xxx
                                            Simone               to resist the gradual erosion of the family’s cultural roots.
                                                                 A seventeen-year-old girl adopted at birth by a white family gains an
PB VIG        Cassandra Robbins, Esq.       Viglucci,Pat Costa   appreciation for her biracial heritage when her options for dating both         xxx
                                                                 blacks and whites start her wondering where she fits in.
                                                                 Stranded on a tiny Caribbean island when their ship is torpedoed by a
PB TAY        Cay                           Taylor, Theodore     German submarine, an adolescent white boy, blinded by a blow on the             860
                                                                 head, and an old black man must find a way to survive.
                                                                 The story of a young American Indian who had been a Japanese
                                            Silko, Leslie        prisoner during WWII. His quest to regain his life leads him back to the
SIL           Ceremony*                                          Indian past & its traditions.

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                       Multicultural Diversity Reading List by Title
   Dewey       Title                            Author                 Summery                                                                 Lexile
                                          Anderson, Laurie    After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel
AND        Chains                                             spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.
362.7                                                         Unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in
PEL        Child Called It                Pelzer, Dave        California history.
                                                              She fled Cambodia. Now seventeen-year-old Sundara must find a way to
CRE        Children of the River          Crew, Linda         remain faithful to her own people as she learns to become an American.
                                                              The story of the friendship that develops between two Jewish boys in
PB DOT     Chosen: A Novel*               Potok, Chaim        New York City.
                                                              After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a
                                                              useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the
BRU        Code Talker                    Bruchac, Joseph     Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War
                                                              II in their native tongue.
WAL                                                           Tells the story of two sisters: Nettie, a missionary in Africa, andCelie, a
PB WAL     Color Purple*                  Walker, Alice       child-wife living in the South, in the medium of their letters to each other.
                                                              Two fifteen-year-old girls--one a slave and the other an indentured
DRA        Copper Sun                     Draper, Sharon M.   servant--escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to           820
                                                              Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves.
                                                              Leah and Sadie Ebersol have finally reached courting age, but their
LEW        Covenant                       Lewis, Beverly      family's strict Amish values and traditions make it hard for them to find        xxx
                                                              true love.
           Cry, the Beloved
                                                              A compassionate story of a Zulu pastor and his son set in the troubled
PAT        Country: A Story of            Paton, Alan         and changing South Africa of the 1940’s.
           Comfort in Desolation*
           Dancing Teepees: Poems
                                          Sneve, Virginia
XXX        of American Indian                                 The writings of young American Indian poets.                                     NP
                                          Driving Hawk
                                                              Daniel and his family must find the courage to survive the Holocaust “for
XXX        Daniel’s Story                 Matas, Carol        all those who couldn’t.”
UCH        Desert Exile                   Uchida, Yoshiko     Follows the war internment of a Japanese-American family.                        1280
                                                              A young woman struggles to understand her family’s experience during
XXX        Devil’s Arithmetic             Yolen, Jane         the Holocaust. Going through a magical doorway, she realizes first-hand          730
                                                              what they went through.
                                                              Uprooted from their backwoods home, a family is forced to survive in the
XXX        Dollmaker                      Arnow, Harriette    chaos and poverty of wartime Detroit.
                                                              As Sookan adjusts to life in the refugee village in Pusan, she clings to
           Echoes of the White
XXX                                       Choi, Sook Nyul     her hope that the Civil War will end and her family will be reunited in          870
           Giraffe                                            Seoul.
NEU        Edgar Allen                    Neufeld, John       The story of a white family that adopts a black child.                           760
                                                              Having suffered abuse and misfortune for much of her life, a young child
GIB        Ellen Foster*                  Gibbons, Kaye       searches for a better life and finally gets a break in the home of a loving      870
                                                              woman with several foster children.
                                                              In Shanghai in 1941 as war begins, a young British boy searches in vain
                                                              for his parents. Then imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp, he
BAL        Empire of the Sun              Ballard, J.G.       is witness to the fierce white flash of Nagasaki, as the bomb bellows the
                                                              end of the war.
                                          Mackall, Dandi      In 1978, a high school senior is forced by her widowed father to move
MAC        Eva Underground                                    from their comfortable Chicago suburb to help with an underground                710
                                          Daley               education movement in communist Poland.
                                                              Seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, just out of his Halem high school,
                                          Myers, Walter
PB MYE     Fallen Angels                                      enlists in the Army in the summer of 1967 and spends a devastating year          650
                                          Dean                on active duty in Viet Nam.
                                                              A novel that lifts the veil on the repressed personal lives of Saudi
XXX        Finding Nouf                   Ferraris, Zoe       Arabia's rich, giving us unparalled insight into daily life in an oft            xxx
                                                              caricatured culture-and a great mystery.
                                                              Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a
PB JOH     First Part Last                Johnson, Angela     father and must care for his adored baby daughter.
                                                              Set in Kiev in 1911 during a period of heightened anti-Semitism, the
MAL        Fixer*                         Malamud, Bernard    novel tells the story of Yakov Bok, a Jewish handyman blamed for the             960
                                                              brutal murder of a young Russian boy.
                                                              Taken from her family on the Yankton Sioux Reservation at the age of
                                                              eight and sent to a school far from home, Gertrude is forced to become
                                                              "civilized"--to give up her moccasins, her long hair, and her language,
                                                              and to renounce her Sioux heritage. As an adult, she renames herself
XXX        Flight of Red Bird             Rappaport, Doreen   Zitkala-Sa, which means "Red Bird," and devotes her life to fighting for
                                                              justice for Native Americans.

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   Dewey       Title                           Author                 Summery                                                                 Lexile
                                                             From hardened Marines to war-time journalists to endangered Iraqi
956.704                                                      citizens, From Baghdad, With Love tells an unforgettable true story of an
KOP        From Baghdad with Love        Kopelman, Jay       unlikely band of heroes who learn unexpected lessons about life, death,
                                                             and war from a mangy little flea-ridden refugee.
           Go Tell It on the                                 A portrayal of black people in Harlem caught up in a dramatic struggle,
BAL                                      Baldwin, James      and a society confronting inevitable change.
                                                             A graphic view of a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast
PB BUC     Good Earth*                   Buck, Pearl S.      political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant         1530
                                                             rumblings for the ordinary people.
                                                             Set during the Great Depression, it traces the migration of an Oklahoma
STE        Grapes of Wrath*              Steinbeck, John     Dust Bowl family to California and their subsequent hardships as migrant         680
                                                             farm workers.
                                                             Deals with the struggles of Native-Americans in trying to keep their
POW        Grass Dancer*                 Power, Susan        traditions in the face of internal and external pressures.
                                                             When fourteen-year-old Liyanne Abboud, her younger brother, and her
                                                             parents move from St. Louis to a new home between Jerusalem and the
XXX        Habibi                        Nye, Naomi          Palestinian village where her father was born, they face many changes
                                                             and must deal with the tensions between Jews and Palestinians.
                                                             Hatter Fox, a seventeen-year-old Navajo with a long criminal record,
XXX        Hatter Fox*                   Harris, Marilyn     rejected and isolated from white society, is helped by a doctor to escape        xxx
                                                             from a brutal and uncaring bureaucracy.
                                                             Shabanu submitted to the customs of her people in Pakistan and married
                                         Staples, Suzanne    the rich older man to whom she was pledged against her will. But now
XXX        Haveli                                            Shabanu becomes the victim of his family’s blood feud and the malice of
                                                             his other wives.
                                                             This fourth autobiographical work by Maya Angelou tells of her entry into
921 ANG    Heart of a Woman              Angelou, Maya       New York's circle of black artists and writers, her involvement in the civil     870
                                                             rights movement, and changes in her personal life.
                                                             Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and
                                                             hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young
KEN        Heretic’s Daughter            Kent, Kathleen      Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal
                                                             world in which they live.
                                                             Kai Ting must adjust at West Point as the only Chinese-American at the
XXX        Honor and Duty                Lee, Gus            school.
                                                             A young American Indian is caught between two worlds – his father’s
MOM        House Made of Dawn*           Momaday, N. Scott   world and that of industrial America.
                                                             Esperanza Cordero, a girl coming of age in the Hispanic quarter of
CIS        House on Mango Street*        Cisneros, Sandra    Chicago, uses poems and stories to express thoughts and emotions                 870
                                                             about her oppressive environment.
                                                             This sensitive story of four sisters who must adjust to life in America after
                                                             having to flee from the Dominican Republic is told through a series of
           How the Garcia Girls
ALV                                      Alverez, Julia      episodes beginning in adulthood, when their lives have been shaped by            950
           Lost Their Accent*                                U. S. mores, and moving backwards to their wealthy childhood on the
                                                             Tells the story of an old man, his wife, and a young boy brought together
POT        I Am the Clay                 Potok, Chaim        by chance during the horror of the Korean War.

940.53     I Have Lived a Thousand                           A memoir of Elli Friedmann in which she tells about her experiences at
                                         Jackson, Livia
JAC        Years : Growing Up in                             Auschwitz concentration camp where she was taken at the age of                   720
                                         Bitton              thirteen in 1944 when the Nazis invaded her native Hungary.
           the Holocaust
           I Heard the Owl Call My                           An Anglican priest with a short time to live learns acceptance of death
PB CRA                                   Craven, Margaret    from the native people he has come to help.
           I Know Why the Caged                              A story of anguish & love--and prejudice--about a remarkable black girl
921 ANG                                  Angelou, Maya       from Arkansas.
           Bird Sings*
                                                             Butterflies is based on the lives of the four Mirabel sisters (code name:
           In the Time of
ALV                                      Alvarez, Julia      "Mariposas," that is, butterflies), three of whom were martyred in 1960          910
           Butterflies*                                      during the liberation of the Dominican Republic from the dictator Trujillo.
                                                             A novel of the experiences of African-Americans who are caught
ELL        Invisible Man*                Ellison, Ralph      between what white society expects and what black society sees of                950
                                                             Numerous essays with values themes by Jackie Robinson and others
ROB        Jackie’s Nine                 Robinson, Sharon    including Christopher Reeve, Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Martin           1040
                                                             Luther King, Jr., Rev. Jesse L. Jackson and more.
                                                             After struggling to come to America, a family of Salvadoran refugees
XXX        Journey of the Sparrows       Buss, Fran Leeper   begins to find a new home.
                                                             A novel about four Chinese American women and their Chinese mothers
TAN                                                          coping with their different cultural perspectives.
PB TAN     Joy Luck Club*                Tan, Amy                                                                                             930

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   Dewey       Title                           Author                  Summery                                                                  Lexile
                                                              A young girl gets separated from her people and is forced to live with a
                                         George, Jean         pack of wolves in order to survive. As she gets older she must decide to
XXX        Julie of the Wolves                                keep the old ways of her people or move to the city and take on new
           Kaffir Boy: An
XXX                                      Mathabane, Mark      The true story of a black youth's coming of age in apartheid South Africa.        1040
                                                              In India in the 1940s, thirteen-year-old Leela’s happy, spoiled childhood
                                                              ends when her husband since age nine, whom she barely knows, dies,
SHE        Keeping Corner                Sheth, Kashimira     leaving her a widow whose only hope of happiness could come from
                                                              Mahatma Ghandi’s social and political reforms.
                                                              To escape Iraqi forces, thirteen-year-old Tara must flee with her family
PB LAI     Kiss the Dust                 Laird, Elizabeth     over the border into Iran. There they face an uncertain future because of         850
                                                              her father’s involvement with the Kurdish resistance movement.
PB YOS     Kitchen*                                           Readers get a taste of contemporary Japan.                                        xxx
                                                              Presents a glimpse of life in Afghanistan before the Russian invasion and
HOS        Kite Runner                   Hosseini, Khaled     introduces richly drawn, memorable characters.
                                                              When Miguel, 15, leaves San Jacinto, Mexico, to join his parents in
JAR        La Linea                      Jaramillo, Ann       California, his sister, Elena, 13, secretly follows him.
                                                              During the fierce French and Indian wars, an adroit scout named
                                         Cooper, James        Hawkeye and his companion Chingachgook weave through the
COO        Last of the Mohicans*                              spectacular and dangerous wilderness of upstate New York, fighting to
                                                              save the beautiful Munro sisters from the Huron renegade Magua.
                                                              A young native American couple experiences all the joys and
XXX        Laughing Boy                  LaFarge, Oliver      uncertainties of first love in this Pulitzer Prize novel set in the Southwest     xxx
                                                              in the early 1900’s.
                                                              The story of a black family as they struggle to understand and accept –
XXX        Learning Tree                 Parks, Gordon        without malice – the bitter challenge of their special world.
                                                              Jefferson, a black youth, is sentenced to death for something he did not
GAI        Lesson Before Dying*          Gaines, Ernest J.    do. With the support of his family and community, he regains his self-            750
                                                              esteem and learns to face death with dignity.
                                                              The autobiography of Gregory Williams begins when he is child growing
XXX        Life on the Color Line        Williams, Gregory    up white. However, when his mother leaves, he must learn the truth                920
                                                              about his paternal ancestry.
           Like Sisters on the           Williams-Garcia,     A streetwise teenage mother goes to live with religious relatives in
XXX                                                                                                                                             750
           Homefront                     Rita                 Georgia
                                                              A romantic and poignant tale of love and family life in turn-of-the-century
           Like Water for
ESQ                                      Esquirel, Laura      Mexico. Includes recipes for dishes prepared in the novel, such as quail          1030
           Chocolate*                                         in rose petal sauce and chiles in walnut sauce.
                                                              Vithy must survive the Cambodian jungle and the Khmer Rouge soldiers
XXX        Little Brother                Baillie, Allan       to rescue his older brother.
                                                              In this darkly comic short story collection, the author brilliantly weaves
           Lone Ranger and Tonto
PB ALE                                   Alexie, Sherman      memory, fantasy, and stark realism to paint a complex, grimly ironic              830
           Fistfight in Heaven*                               portrait of life in and around the Spokane Indian Reservation.
                                                              In the winter of 1943, a Polish physician and her older daughter make a
                                         Pressler, Mirjam     dangerous and arduous trek to Hungary while seven-year-old Malka,
PB PRE     Malka                                              who they were forced to leave behind when she became ill, fends for
                                         Murdoch, Brian
                                                              herself in a ghetto.
NAY        Mama Day*                     Naylor, Gloria       A story about love, history, family, death, and the continuance of life.          930
                                                              All thirteen-year-old Raspberry can think of is making money so that she
PB FLA     Money Hungry                  Flake, Sharon        and her mother never have to worry about living on the streets again.

                                         Myers, Walter        While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve
                                                              Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the
PB MYE     Monster                       Dean                 form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life
                                         Myers, Christopher   has taken.
                                                              Powell recounts his experiences from his beginnings as a son of
921                                      Powell, Colin        immigrants, living in the Bronx, to his military and political career as a
POW        My American Journey                                four-star general, National Security Advisor, and the Chairman of the
                                         Persico, Joseph
                                                              Joint Chiefs of Staff.
940.53                                   Jackson, Livia
           My Bridges of Hope                                 Elli’s memoir of her experiences after Auschwitz and coming to America.           800
JAC                                      Bitton
                                                              Latifa, a young woman who was sixteen in 1996 when the Taliban came
           My Forbidden Face:                                 to power in Afghanistan, tells about her family's experiences under the
           Growing Up Under the          Latifa               repressive regime, focusing on the lives of women and girls who were
921 LAT                                                                                                                                         970
           Taliban: A Young              Coverdale, Linda     abruptly denied the freedom to work, go to school, or even leave their
                                                              homes without a male escort.
           Woman’s Story

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                        Multicultural Diversity Reading List by Title
   Dewey       Title                              Author                Summery                                                                 Lexile
WRI                                                            A novel that deals with what it means to live in a multi-racial society in
PB WRI     Native Son*                      Wright, Richard    which power splits along racial lines.
                                            Markandaya,        Moving story of a peasant woman in a primitive village in India whose life
PB MAR     Nectar in a Sieve*                                  is a gallant and persistent battle to care for those she loves.
                                                               A true account of the author's experiences as a Jewish boy with his
WIE        Night*                           Wiesel, Elie       family in a Nazi concentration camp.
921 WIE
                                                               A novel written by a native-born American citizen of Japanese ancestry
OKA        No-No Boy*                       Okada, John        with a story evolving around one person's psychological struggle for             900
                                                               rehabilitation in postwar America.
                                                               The story of what happened to a Japanese family in Canada during
KOG        Obasan*                          Kogawa, Joy        World War II.
                                                               An autobiography of a boy who, at the age of three, fled civil war in
                                                               Ethiopia by walking with his mother and brother to a Sudanese refugee
921 ASG    Of Beetles and Angels            Asgedom, Mawi      camp, and later moved to Chicago and earned a scholarship to Harvard
           One Day in the Life of           Solzhenietisyn,    A man is imprisoned for countless years on baseless charges – both an
PB SOL                                                                                                                                          900
           Ivan Denisovich                  Aleksandr          indictment Communist tyranny and an affirmation of the human spirit.
916 BLI
967 DIN    Out of Africa*                   Dinesen, Isak      An account of the author's life on a coffee farm in Kenya.                       xxx
                                            Hale, Janet        Billy White Hawk leaves his Idaho reservation to find a better life in
XXX        Owl’s Song                                          California, but discovers that hatred and hostility have followed him.
                                                               Fourteen-year-old Mexican American Lincoln Mendoza spends a
XXX        Pacific Crossing                 Soto, Gary         summer with a host family in Japan, encountering new experiences and             750
                                                               making new friends.
                                                               A misunderstanding springs up that explodes into a destructive affair as
FOR        Passage to India*                Forster, E.M.      cultures clash in turn-of-the-century India.
                                                               The Picture Bride is the story of Hana, a Japanese women who
                                                               immigrates to America in 1917. Uchida entwines Japanese culture with
                                                               themes of marriage, family, love, bigotry, pride, and determination
UCH        Picture Bride*                   Uchida, Yoshiko    throughout the story. The novel reveals truths of American history during
                                                               World War II when West Coast Japanese Americans were uprooted from
                                                               their homes and imprisoned in desert detention camps.
           Place Where the Sea                                 A novel that sympathetically explores the lives of Mexican women caught
XXX                                         Benitez, Sandra    in a mystical, fatalistic world.
                                                               A novel about bubonic plague as it ravages the people of a North African
CAM        Plague*                          Camus, Albert      coastal town.
                                            Kingsolver,        An American missionary and his family travel to the Congo in 1959, a
KIN        Poisonwood Bible*                                                                                                                    960
                                            Barbara            time of tremendous political and social upheaval.
                                                               Ji-Li has written a compelling memoir which reveals her gradual
JIA        Red Scarf Girl                   Jiang, Ji-Li       disillusionment with what she had been taught to believe about the               780
                                                               Chinese communist government.
                                                               Cory must cope with family tragedy and small-town prejudice when she
QUA        Revolutions of the Heart         Qualey, Marsha     falls in love with a Native American boy.

           Rising Voices: Writings                             A collection of poems and essays in which young native Americans
XXX        of Young Native                                     speak of their identity, their families and communities, rituals, and the        xxx
                                            Arlene B. ed.      harsh realities of their lives.
                                                               Cassie and her family live on land that they own in the midst of white-
           Roll of Thunder, Hear
XXX                                         Taylor, Mildred    owned plantations. She and her brothers confront differences in                  920
           My Cry                                              education, justice, attitude, etc., and emerge triumphant.
           Roots of Peace, Seeds of Hope:   Davis, Maggie      A simple book that expresses the essence of Native-non-Native relations
XXX                                                                                                                                             xxx
           A Journey for Peacemakers        Steincrohn         in this country and is a call for peacemakers.
929.2                                                          A black American traces his family's origins back to the African who was
HAL        Roots*                           Haley, Alex        brought to America as a slave in 1767.
                                                               Based on the true story of how German war profiteer and prison camp
KEN        Schindler’s List*                Keneally, Thomas   Director Oskar Schindler came to save more Jews from the gas chamber             1150
                                                               than any other single person during World War II.
                                                               Fourteen-year-old Lily and her companion, Rosaleen, an African-
                                                               American woman who has cared for Lily since her mother's death ten
PB KID     Secret Life of Bees*             Kidd, Sue Monk     years earlier, flee their home after Rosaleen is victimized by racist police     840
                                                               officers, and find a safe haven in Tiburon, South Carolina at the home of
                                                               three beekeeping sisters, May, June, and August.
                                                               When she is eleven, Shabanu’s father gives her in marriage to an older
           Shabanu: Daughter of             Staples, Suzanne   man to bring prestige to the Pakistani family. She must decide to accept
PB STA                                                                                                                                          970
           the Wind                         Fisher             the decision or risk the consequences of going against her family and

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     Dewey       Title                            Author                  Summery                                                                   Lexile
                                                                 Danny Vo tries to bring peace between a Vietnamese gang and his
XXX          Shadow of the Dragon           Garland, Sherry      girlfriend’s brother, a skinhead.
                                                                 Yuki’s life turns upside down when her mother dies and she must live
MOR          Shizuko’s Daughter*            Mori, Kyoko          with a father she doesn’t know.
                                                                 Shipwrecked English adventurer, John Blackthorn, finds himself a key
             Shogun: A Novel of                                  figure in a vast power struggle that is to plunge medieval Japan into civil
PB CLA                                      Clavell, James       war. Set in the exotic world of Oriental intrigue, passions, discipline,
                                                                 courage, and rigid moral and martial codes.
                                                                 A young contemporary Buddhist sacrifices everything to search for the
PB HES       Siddhartha*                    Hesse, Hermann       true meaning of life.
                                                                 Thirteen-year-old Maleeka, uncomfortable because her skin is extremely
PB FLA       Skin I’m In                    Flake, Sharon        dark, meets a new teacher with a birthmark on her face and makes some              650
                                                                 discoveries about how to love who she is and what she looks like.
                                                                 Newberry Award Winner story of a young boy who was kidnapped,
FOX          Slave Dancer*                  Fox, Paula           bound, and carried across the ocean to the coast of Africa in 1840.
                                                                 Set on an island in the straits north of Puget Sound, in Washington,
                                                                 where everyone is either a fisherman or a berry farmer, the story is
                                                                 nominally about a murder trial. But since it's set in the 1950s, lingering
GUT          Snow Falling on Cedars*        Guterson, David      memories of World War II, internment camps and racism helps fuel
                                                                 suspicion of a Japanese-American fisherman, a lifelong resident of the
                                                                 A fictionalized autobiography in which eleven-year-old Yoko escapes
             So Far from the Bamboo         Watkins, Yoko
WAT                                                              from Korea to Japan with her mother and sister at the end of World War
             Grove*                         Kawashima                                                                                               730
                                                                 Thirteen-year-old Lakshmi leaves her poor mountain home in Nepal
                                            McCormick,           thinking that she is to work in the city as a maid only to find that she has
McC          Sold                                                been sold into the sex slave trade in India and that there is no hope of
                                                                 Two boys, one German and one American, are eager to join their
HUG          Soldier Boys                   Hughes, Dean         respective armies during World War II, and their paths cross at the Battle         790
                                                                 of the Bulge.
                                                                 Follows the life of Macon Dead, Jr., the son of the richest black family in
MOR          Song of Solomon*               Morrison, Toni       a Midwestern town, as he leaves home on a quest for personal freedom.
                                                                 Raven, a teenage mother and high school dropout living in a housing
                                                                 project, decides, with the help and sometime interference of her best
McD          Spellbound                     McDonald, Janet      friend Aisha, to study for a spelling bee which could lead to a college
                                                                 preparatory program and four-year scholarship.
                                                                 A young Korean girl and her family find it difficult to learn English and
NA           Step from Heaven               Na, An               adjust to life in America.
                                                                 Trudi Montag is born during WWI in the small town of Burgdorf in
                                                                 Germany. She is a dwarf. All her life she yearns to grow like everyone
                                                                 else. But as she matures and becomes the towns librarian, unofficial
HEG          Stones from the River*         Hegi, Ursula         historian, conscience, and purveyor of gossip, she comes to learn that             1140
                                                                 like the stones at the bottom of a river that are seen only when one dives
                                                                 deep beneath its surface being different is a secret everyone shares,
                                                                 especially the Jews she harbors in her cellar during the Nazi regime.
                                                                 Traces the lives of two African-American women who grew up together in
MOR          Sula*                          Morrison, Toni       a small Ohio town and chose different lifestyles as adults.
                                            Myers, Walter        Robin Perry, from Harlem, is sent to Iraq in 2003 as a member of the
MYE          Sunrise Over Fallujah                               Civilian Affairs Battalion, and his time there profoundly changes him.
                                                                 Lincoln Mendoza feels his loyalties torn when he leaves the Hispanic
XXX          Taking Sides                   Soto, Gary           inner city to move to a white suburban neighborhood.

             The Absolutely True                                 Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane
ALE          Diary of a Part-Time           Alexie, Sherman      Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the               600
             Indian                                              only other Indian is the school mascot.
             The astonishing life of                             Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences
AND          Octavian Nothing :                                  of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen as he is
                                            Anderson, M.T.       brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and
             traitor to the nation,
                                                                 during the Revolutionary War.
                                                                 Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets
             Their Eyes Were                Hurston, Zora        out to be her own person -- no mean feat for a black woman in the '30s.
HUR                                                                                                                                                 1080
             Watching God*                  Neale                Janie's quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a
                                                                 journey back to her roots."
                                                                 Based on the recollections of a former student of the author's about the
PB OAT       Them*                          Oates, Joyce Carol   nightmare adventures of the Wendall family, living in the slums of Detroit.
                                                                 Set in an Ibo village in Nigeria, the novel recreates pre-Christian tribal life
ACH          Things Fall Apart*             Achebe, Chinua       and shows how the coming the white man led to the breaking up of the               890
                                                                 old ways.

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                          Multicultural Diversity Reading List by Title
      Dewey      Title                            Author                 Summery                                                                Lexile
                                                                A prominent Cambodian family struggles to survive four years of
              To Destroy You Is No                              unprecedented brutality and wanton destruction during Pol Pot’s
XXX                                         Criddle, JoAn                                                                                       1040
              Loss                                              communist Khmer Rouge regime.
                                                                Eight-year-old Scout Finch tells of life in a small Alabama town where her
LEE           To Kill a Mockingbird*        Lee, Harper         father is a lawyer.
                                                                After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to
                                                                prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the
PB MIK        Touching Spirit Bear          Mikaelsen, Ben      native American Circle Justice, and is sent to a remote Alaskan Island
                                                                where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.
                                            Wolff, Virginia     Living in the inner city amidst guns and poverty, fifteen-year-old
WOL           True Believer                                     LaVaughn learns from old and new friends, and inspiring mentors, that           820
                                            Euower              life is what you make it--an occasion to rise to.
                                                                During the 2001 Afghan War, the lives of Najmal, a young refugee from
              Under the Persimmon           Staples, Suzanne    Kunduz, Afghanistan, and Nusrat, an American-Muslim teacher who is
STA                                                                                                                                             1010
              Tree                          Fisher              awaiting her huband's return from Mazar-i-Sharif, intersect at a school in
                                                                Peshawar, Pakistan.
940.53                                                          The authors account of her experiences as a young Jewish girl during
REI           Upstairs Room                 Reiss, Johanna      World War II.
              Voices from the Fields:
                                                                Photographs, poems, and interviews reveal the hardships and hopes of
XXX           Children of Migrant Workers   Atkin, S. Beth      Latino migrant farm workers and their families.
              Tell Their Stories
                                                                Two young men – one black, one white – struggle to remain friends
PB GOR        Waiting for the Rain          Gordon, Sheila      through the racial tensions in South Africa.
                                                                The novel tells the story of Lin Kong, an officer and doctor living in China
JIN           Waiting*                      Jin, Ha             during the mid-1960s. The novel spans 20 years and takes readers on             xxx
                                                                Kong's life journey.
                                            Beals, Melba        A novel giving a first hand account of the climate in the south during the
BEA           Warriors Don’t Cry                                Civil Rights Movement and one of the nine high school students selected         1000
                                            Patillo             to integrate Central High School.
                                                                A family prepares for a wedding that forces them to deal with both past
XXX           Wedding                       West, Dorothy       and modern issues of race and class.
                                                                Ava Johnson has temporarily returned home - her fabulaous career and
              What Looks like Crazy
CLE                                         Cleage, Pearl       power plans smashed to bits by cold reality. But what she imagines as           xxx
              on an Ordinary Day*                               an end is, instead, a beginning.
                                                                An orphaned Ute Indian boy wins stardom on the rodeo circuit but,
BOR           When the Legends Die*         Borland, Hal        disillusioned by his success, returns to the ways of his ancestors.
                                                                This book is an unforgettable account of the author Gary Paulsen's most
PAU           Winterdance                   Paulson, Gary       ambitious quest -- to know a world beyond his knowing, to train for and         1140
                                                                run the Iditarod.
                                                                A series of poems express the views of various people in a small
                                                                Vermont town, including a young black girl and a young Jewish girl,
PB HES        Witness: A Novel              Hesse, Karen        during the early 1920s when the Ku Klux Klan is trying to infiltrate the
                                                                Fifteen-year-old Annette makes a physical, cultural and psychological
XXX           Woman of Her Tribe                                journey from her rural Nootka community on Vancouver Island to the city         710
                                            Margaret            of Victoria to discover her cultural heritage.
                                                                A series of vignettes focuses on seven black women who are residents
              Women of Brewster
NAY                                         Naylor, Gloria      of Brewster Place. They show how the women react to certain situations          xxx
              Place*                                            affected by their background, age, dreams, and problems.
                                                                In 1955, people all over the United States knew that Emmett Louis Till
NEL           Wreath for Emmett Till        Nelson, Marilyn     was a fourteen-year-old African American boy lynched for supposedly             NP
                                                                whistling at a white woman in Mississippi.
                                                                Sookan and her family survive the Japanese occupation of Korea, only to
              Year of Impossible
PB CHO                                      Choi, Sook Nyul     face overwhelming hardship at the hands of the Communist government             840
              Goodbyes                                          which follows this.
              Yellow Raft in Blue                               A saga of three generations of Indian women, beset by hardship and torn
DOE                                         Dorris, Michael     by angry secrets, yet joined together by the bonds of kinship.
              Zlata’s Diary: A Child’s                          Through her diary, Zlata recounts the mounting horror as her country
921 FIL                                     Filipovic, Zlata    dissolves into ethnic conflict.
              Life in Sarajevo

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