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2009 Multicultural Booklist (grades K-4)

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 2009 collection includes 53 hardcover children's books representing American Indian, African‐American, and Hispanic themes as well as selections from additional cultural groups.

The ABC Book of American Homes
by Michael Shoulders

As Good as Anybody: Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel's Amazing March Toward Freedom by Richard Michelson

Bippity Bop Barbershop by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

The Blacker the Berry by Joyce Carol Thomas

Buffalo Song by Joseph Bruchac

A Bus of our Own by Freddi Williams Evans

Butterflies on Carmen Street/Mariposas en la calle de Carmen by Monica Brown

The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice N. Harrington

Clambake: A Wampanoag Tradition by Russell M. Peters

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

¡Fiesta! A Celebration of Latino Festivals by Sherry Shahan

The Girl Who Drew a Phoenix by Demi

The Golden Flower: A Taino Myth from Puerto Rico by Nina Jaffe

The Good Luck Cat by Joy Hario

Grandmother, Have the Angels Come? by Denise Vega

The Hat the Wore Clara B. by Melanie Turner-Denstaedt

Hiromi's Hands by Lynne Barasch

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara

Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Joe-Joe’s First Flight by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

Kinaalda: A Navajo Girl Grows Up by Monty Roessel

The Little Duck Sikihpsis by Beth Cuthand

Malian's Song by Marge Bruchac

Me and Uncle Romie: A Story Inspired by the Life and Art of Romare Beardon by Claire Hartfield

The Moon Over Star by Dianna Hutts Aston

Morning on the Lake by Jan Bourdeau Waboose

Muskrat Will Be Swimming by Cheryl Savageau

My Father's Shop by Satmi Ichikawa

Northern Lights: The Soccer Trails by Michael Kusugak

One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference by Katie Smith Milway

Pablo Remembers by George Ancona

Paco and the Giant Chile Plant/Paco y la Planta de Chile Gigante by Keith Polette

Papá and Me by Arthur Dorros

Pelé, King of Soccer/Pelé, El rey del fútbol by Monica Brown

The Road to Santiago by D.H Figueredo

Shannon: An Ojibway Dancer by Sandra King

Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson

Snapshots from the Wedding by Gary Soto

Sunflowers/Girasoles by Gwendolyn Zepeda

Stitchin' and Pullin': A Gee's Bend Quilt by Patricia McKissack

Surfer of the Century: The Life of Duke Kahanamoku by Ellie Crowe

Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale Collection by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy

Thanks to the Animals by Rebekah Raye

To Go Singing Through the World: The Childhood of Pablo Neruda by Deborah Kogan Ray

Up the Learning Tree by Marcia Vaugham

Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa by Jeanette Winter

We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson

What Can You Do with a Rebozo? by Carmen Tafolla

Willie and the All-Stars by Floyd Cooper

Ziba Came on a Boat by Liz Lofthosue


2009 Multicultural Booklist (grades K-4)