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Cultural Diversity/General : By Author : t


Books

A Faraway Island

By: Annika Thor
translated from the Swedish by: Linda Schenck

Two Jewish sister leave Austria during WWII/Holocaust and find refuge in Sweden.It's the summer of 1939. Two Jewish sisters from Vienna—12-year-old Stephie Steiner and seven-year-old Nellie—are...

The Lily Pond

By: Annika Thor
translated from the Swedish by: Linda Schenck

A Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book and an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book, The Lily Pond continues the story of two Jewish sisters who left Austria during WWII/Holocaust and found refuge in...

Grandfather Tang's Story

By: Ann Tompert
illustrated by: Robert Andrew Parker

Illus. in full color. "Drawing on a Chinese form of storytelling with seven shapes cut from a square of paper, Tompert recounts the tale of two fox fairies. Parker's pen-and-watercolor art adds drama,...


Orchards

By: Holly Thompson

Winner of the APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult LiteratureAn ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults BookAfter a classmate commits suicide, Kana Goldberg—a half-Japanese, half-Jewish...

Grandfather Tang's Story

By: Ann Tompert
illustrated by: Robert Andrew Parker

"Drawing on a Chinese form of storytelling with seven shapes cut from a square of paper, Tompert recounts the tale of two fox fairies. Parker's pen-and-watercolor art adds drama, while the tangram...

The Cay

By: Theodore Taylor

Read Theodore Taylor’s classic bestseller and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award winner The Cay.   Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curaçao. War has always been...


The Secret of Gumbo Grove

By: Eleanora Tate

Raisin Stackhouse doesn't mind doing odd jobs for old Miss Effie Pfluggins, but when Miss Effie talks her into cleaning up the old church cemetery, she has no idea what trouble she might dig up. Mama says...

Mississippi Bridge

By: Mildred D. Taylor

Jeremy Simms watches from the porch of the general store as the weekly bus from Jackson comes through his town. His neighbor Stacey Logan and Stacey's brothers and sister are there to see their grandmother...

Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

By: Eleanora Tate

Mary Eloise is disappointed that the part she gets in the school play is that of Black History narrator--but two storytellers visit her school and change how she views her heritage.



Resources

A Faraway Island

By: Annika Thor
translated from the Swedish by: Linda Schenck

BOOK TALK
The streets of Vienna are swarming with Nazi soldiers and Jewish families aren't safe. Stephie and Nellie Steiner are sent to Sweden to await their parents' escape to Amsterdam, where they...