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Booklists are available in the publication rack of the Youth Services Department.


Elaine, Mary Lewis and the Frogs (J CHA) by Heidi Chang

Nim and the War Effort (J LEE) by Milly Lee

Ruby Lu, Brave and True (J LOO) by Lenore Look

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson (J LOR) by Betty Bao Lord

Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear (J NAM) by Lensey Namioka

The Jade Dragon (J MAR) by Carolyn Marsden

Blue Jasmine (J SHE) by Kashmira Sheth

Ribbons (J YEP) by Laurence Yep

The Ch’I-Lin Purse: a Collection of Ancient Chinese Stories (J 398.2 FAN)

My Chinatown (J 811 MAK) by Kim Mak

The Journey: Japanese Americans, Racism and Renewal

     (J 973.0495 HAM) by Sheila Hamanaka


Ernestine and Amanda (J BEL) by Sandra Belton

Gloria Rising (J CAM) by Ann Cameron
The Stories Julian Tells (J CAM) by Ann Cameron

Bud, Not Buddy (J CUR) (J CD CUR) (J LP CUR) by Christopher Paul Curtis

A Friendship for Today (J MCK) by Patricia C. McKissack

The Well: David’s Story (J TAY) by Mildred D. Taylor

Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World (J WAL) by Mildred Pitts Walter

Hush (J WOO) by Jacqueline Woodson
Locomotion (J WOO) by Jacqueline Woodson
The Other Side (J WOO) by Jacqueline Woodson

The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales (J 398.2 HAM) (J CD 398.2 HAM) by Virginia Hamilton

I See Rhythm: a Story of African American Music (J 784.7 IGU)

     by Toyomi Igus

Pass It On: African American Poetry for Children (J 811 PAS)

     edited by Wade Hudson

Portraits of African American Heroes (J 921 BOL) by Tonya Bolden

Tell All the Children Our Story: Memories and Mementos of Being Young     

    and Black in America (J 973.0496 BOL) by Tonya Bolden


A Crazy Mixed-up Spanglish Day #1 (J GET V1)
      Book 1 of series “Get Ready for Gabi” by Marisa Montes

The Music Thief (J GRI) (J LP GRI) by Peni R.Griffin

Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio (J JOH) by Tony Johnston

Lolo and Red-Legs (J REE) by Kirk Reeve

Becoming Naomi León (J RYA) by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Yo, Naomi León (J SPANISH RYA) by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Esperanza Rising (J RYA) by Pam Muñoz Ryan

The Jumping Tree (J SAL) by René Saldaña Jr.

Crazy Weekend (J SOT) by Gary Soto

Red Ridin’ in the Hood: And Other Cuentos (J 398.2 MAR)

     by Patricia Santos Marcantonio

Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States

     (J 811 COO) edited by Lori M. Carlson

North Across the Border: The Story of the Mexican Amercians

     (J 973.0468 PER) by Lila Perl

Béisbol!: Latino Baseball Pioneers and Legends (J 796.357 WIN)

     by Jonah Winter


Eagle Song (J BRU) by Joseph Bruchac

Sees Behind Trees (J DOR) by Michael Dorris

The Birchbark House (J ERD) (J LP ERD) by Louise Erdrich

Adaline Falling Star (J OSB) by Mary Pope Osborne

Indian Shoes (J SMI) by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Sign of the Beaver (J SPE) (J CD SPE) by Elizabeth George Speare

Naya Nuki, a Shoshoni Girl Who Ran (J THO) by Kenneth Thomasma

On the Trail Made of Dawn: Native American Creation Stories

     (J 398.2 WEB)  by M. L. Webster

The Wonderful Sky Boat and Other Native American Tales of the   

    Southeast (J 398.2 WON) compiled by Jane Louise Curry

Four Seasons of Corn: A Winnebago Tradition (J 633.15 HUN)

     by Sally M. Hunter

Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back: A Native American Year of Moons

     (J 811 BRU) by Joseph Bruchac

Dancing Teepees: Poems of American Indian Youth (J 897 DAN)

     selected by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneave

Children of Native America Today (J 970.1 DEN) by Yvonne Wakim Dennis

Arctic Memories (J 998 EKO) by Normee Ekoomiak