The Name Jar

16 July 2020 | By Yangsook Choi | Filed in: multicultural literature.

The new kid in school needs a new name Or does she Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells

American Born Chinese

16 July 2020 | By Gene Luen Yang | Filed in: multicultural literature.

All Jin Wang wants is to fit in When his family moves to a new neighborhood, he suddenly finds that he s the only Chinese American student at his school Jocks and bullies pick on him constantly, and he has hardly any friends Then, to make matters worse, he falls in love with an all American girl.

Brown Girl Dreaming

16 July 2020 | By Jacqueline Woodson | Filed in: multicultural literature.

Jacqueline Woodson, one of today s finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse n nRaised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970

Grandfather's Journey

16 July 2020 | By Allen Say | Filed in: multicultural literature.

This tale of one man s love for two countries and his constant desire to be in both places, as he goes between Japan and the United States over the course of his life.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

16 July 2020 | By Sherman Alexie | Filed in: multicultural literature.

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all white farm town high school where the only other Indian is t

Too Many Tamales

16 July 2020 | By Gary Soto | Filed in: multicultural literature.

Christmas Eve started out so perfectly for Maria Snow had fallen and the streets glittered Maria s favorite cousins were coming over and she got to help make the tamales for Christmas dinner It was almost too good to be true when her mother left the kitchen for a moment and Maria got to try on he

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China

16 July 2020 | By Ed Young | Filed in: multicultural literature.

Not for the faint hearted, Lon Po Po Grandmother Wolf , is a tale of a menacing danger and courage Young s command of page composition and his sensitive use of color give the book a visual force that matches the strength of the story and stands as one of the illustrator s best efforts Boo

Last Stop on Market Street

16 July 2020 | By Matt de la Pena | Filed in: multicultural literature.

Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town But today, CJ wonders why they don t own a car like his friend Colby Why doesn t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town Each question is met with an encouraging