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2008 Multicultural Booklist (grade 1)

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 2008 collection includes 52 hardcover children's books representing American Indian, African‐American, and Hispanic themes as well as selections from additional cultural groups.

Alec’s Primer by Mildred Pitts Walter

Animal Poems of the Iguazú/Animalario del Iguazú by Francisco X. Alarcón

The Bee Tree by Stephen Buchmann

Buffalo Song by Joseph Bruchac

The Champ: The Story of Muhammad Ali by Tonya Bolden

Cinco de Mayo: Celebrating the Traditions of Mexico by Diane Hoyt Goldsmith

Coyote and the Sky: How the Sun, Moon, and Stars Began by Emmett Garcia

Dad, Jackie, and Me by Myron Uhlberg

Don't Say Ain't by Irene Smalls

The First Music by Dylan Pritchett

The Ghost Catcher by Martha Hamilton

A Gift for Abuelita/ Un regalo para Abuelita by Nancy Luen

A Gift from Papá Diego /Un regalo de papá Diego by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

The Girl Who Wore Too Much by Margaret Read MacDonald 

Going Back Home: An Artist Returns to the South by Toyomi lgus

Growing up with Tamales / Los tamales de Ana by Gwendolyn Zepeda

Home to Medicine Mountain by Chiori Santiago

Horse Songs: The Naadam of Mongolia by Ted and Betsy Lewin

I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer by Carole Boston Weatherford

Jazz by Walter Dean Myers

Jazz on a Saturday Night by Leo and Diane Dillion

Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive by Carole Boston Weatherford

Just Like Me: Stories and Self Portraits by Fourteen Artists by Harriet Rohmer

The Legend of the Caribou Boy by George Blondin and John Blondin

Little Black, A Pony by Walter Farley

Little Woman Warrior Who Came Home/ Dzani Yazhi Naazbaa’ by Evangeline Parsons-Yazzie

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale by Carmen Agra Deedy

Muskrat Will Be Swimming by Cheryl Savageau

My Name is Gabito/Mi Llamo Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez by Monica Brown

My Very Own Room/Mi propio cuartito by Amanda Irma Pérez

Nana's Big Surprise/Nana, Qué Sorpresa! by Amanda Irma Pérez

Nothing but Trouble: The  Story of Althea Gibson by Sue Stauffacher

Poems to Dream Together/Poemas para sońar juntos by Francisco X. Alarcón

Powwow's Coming by Linda Boyden

Ray Charles by Sharon Bell Mathis

Sélavi: That is Life: A Haitian Story of Hope by Youme Landowne

Sing Me a Story by Grace Hallworth

Solomon's Tree by Spalding Andrea

Strong to the Hoop by John Coy

A Summer’s Trade by Deborah W. Trotter

Sunpainters: Eclipse of the Navajo Sun by Baje Whitehorne

Sweet Land of Liberty by Deborah Hopkinson

Talking with Mother Earth: Poems/Hablando con Madre Tierra: Poemas by Jorge Argueta

The Pot that Juan Built by Nancy Andrews Coebel

The Secret Footprints by Julia Alvarez

The Storyteller’s Candle by Lucía González

When Turtle Grew Feathers: A Tale from the Choctaw Nation by Tim Tingle

Wisdom Weavers by Jann A. Johnson

Yetsa’s Sweater by Sylvia Olsen

Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells: The Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist by Philip Dray


2008 Multicultural Booklist (grade 1)