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2007 Multicultural Booklist (grade K)

Thanks to the generous support of Macy’s, RIF will donate more than 400 multicultural children’s book collections to elementary school classrooms in low‐income communities throughout the United States. The 2007 collection includes 70 hardcover children's books representing American Indian, African‐American, and Hispanic themes as well as a selections from additional cultural groups.

Abuelita Full of Life/llena de vida by Amy Costales

Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story
by Tomie dePaola

Alphabet Fiesta: An English/Spanish Alphabet Story
by Anne Miranda

Aunt Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)
by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard

Babies Can’t Eat Kimchee!
by Susan L. Roth

Bears Make Rock Soup: And Other Stories
by Lise Erdrich

Benjamin And The Word/Benjamín y la palabra
by Daniel A. Olivas

The Blizzard’s Robe
by Robert Sabuda

Brave Wolf and the Thunderbird
by Joe Medicine Crow

The Butterfly Dance
by Gerald Dawavendewa

Children of Native America Today
by Yvonne Wakim Dennis

Come On, Rain
by Karen Hesse

Coming On Home Soon
by Jacqueline Woodson

Coyote in Love with a Star
by Marty Kreipe de Montano

Crossing Bok Chitto:
A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom by Tim Tingle

Cuckoo: A Mexican Folktale/Cucú:
Un cuento folklórico mexicano by Lois Ehlert

Daddy’s Girl
by Breena Jacobs

Dear Juno
by Soyung Pak

by Jonah Winter

Elephant Dance: Memories of India
by Theresa Heine

Family Pictures/ Cuadros de familia
by Carmen Lomas Garza

Fiesta Feminina: Celebrating Women in Mexican Folktale
by Mary-Joan Gerson

Finding Joy
by Marion Coste

The Frog Princess: A Tlingit Legend from Alaska
by Eric A. Kimmel

Gathering in the Sun: An Alphabet in Spanish and English
by Alma Flor Ada

Gift Horse: A Lakota Story
by S.D. Nelson

The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac
by Dawn Casey

Henry’s Freedom Box
by Ellen Levine

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
by Kadir Nelson He’s

The Honest-to-Goodness Truth
by Patricia C. McKissack

Hot Day on Abbott Avenue
by Karen English

I Am Latino: The Beauty in Me
by Sandra Pinkney

Icy Watermelon/Sandía fría
by Mary Sue Galindo

Jingle Dancer
by Cynthia Leitch Smith

John Henry
by Julius Lester

Kiki’s Journey
by Kristy Orona-Ramirez

The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish: Based on a True Story
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush
by Tomie dePaola

Lily Brown’s Paintings
by Angela Johnson

Little Mamá Forgets
by Robin Cruise

Lupe Vargas and Her Super Best Friend/Lupe Vargas y su super mejor amiga
by Amy Costales

Magda’s Piñata Magic/Magda y la piñata mágica
by Becky Chavarria-Chairez

Mama Panya’s Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya
by Mary and Rich Chamberlin

Meet Mindy: A Native Girl from the Southwest
by Susan Secakuku

Meet Naiche: A Native Boy from the Chesapeake Bay Area
by Gabrielle Tayac

Mother Fox and Mr. Coyote/Mamá Zorra y Don Coyote
by Victor Villaseñor

My Diary from Here to There/Mi diario de aquí hasta allá
by Amada Irma Pérez

My Granny Went to Market: A Round-the-World Counting Rhyme
by Stella Blackstone

My Name is Gabriela/Me Llamo Gabriela
by Monica Brown

No Dogs Allowed!
by Sonia Manzano
Playing Loteria/El juego de la lotería by René Colato Laínez

Please, Baby, Please
by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee

The Pot That Juan Built
by Nancy Andrews-Goebel

Queen of the Scene
by Queen Latifah

Skin Again
by Bell Hooks

Storm Boy
by Paul Owen Lewis

The Spirit of the Maasai Man
by Laura Berkeley

The Sun’s Daughter
by Pat Sherman

Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World
by Selby B. Beeler

The Unbreakable Code
by Sara Hoagland Hunter

by Bryan Collier

Visiting Day
by Jacqueline Woodson

Waiting for Papá/Esperando a papá
by René Colato Laínez

We all Went on Safari: A Counting Journey Through Tanzania
by Laurie Krebs

White Bead Ceremony
by Sherrin Watkins

We’re Sailing Down the Nile: A Journey Through Egypt
by Laurie Krebs

Xochitl and the Flowers/Xochitl, la niña de las flores
by Jorge Argueta

Yesterday I Had the Blues
by Jeron Ashford Frame

Yo, Jo!
by Rachel Isadora

2007 Multicultural Booklist (grade K)