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Multicultural book list

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Title Author Category Description
Behind the Mountains Danticat, Edwidge Haitian-American Girl keeps a diary of her experiences as an immigrant to the U.S.
Born Confused Desai Hidier, Tanjua East Indian-American Being caught between 2 cultures - American and Indian - is hard
Buried Onions Soto, Gary Mexican-American Boy drops out of college and struggles with his place in the world
Burro Genius Villasenor, Victor Mexican-American Biography of current Hispanic author from Southern California
Children of the River Crew, Linda Thai-American Girl in Oregon in 1992, remembers Khmer Rouge in Thailand 1975
Circuit, The: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child Jimenez, Francisco Mexican-American Stories of migrant family on "the circuit" of farm work
Does My Head Look Big in This? Abdel-Fattah, Randa Arab-Australian Girl decides to wear a hijab at school to show her faith
Education of Little Tree, The Carter, Forrest Native American Cherokee boy who lives in Appalachian Mountains
Esperanza Rising Ryan, Pam Munoz Mexican-American Family left good life in Mexico during Depression to work in U.S.
First Part Last Johnson, Angela African-American
Teen wants to be responsible and care for his baby
Handbook for Boys Myers, Walter Dean African-American
Teen on probation gets friendship and advice from local barbershop
Homeless Bird Whelan, Gloria Hindu/Indian culture
Young girl must enter into an arranged marriage in India
Keeper of the Night Holt, Kimberly Guamanian Coping with suicide of her mother, a girl struggles
La Linea Jaramillo, Ann Mexican-American Boy crosses over into US illegally
Mexican Whiteboy De La Pena, Matt Mexican-American San Diego boy plays baseball but feels he doesn't fit in
Monster Myers, Walter Dean African-American Teen records his experiences in court and prison
Romiette and Julio Draper, Sharon African-American Romeo / Juliet story of Hispanic boy and African-American girl
Slam! Myers, Walter Dean African-American Teen boy wants basketball to be his ticket out of the ghetto
Sold McCormick, Patricia Nepal / American Parents sell their young daughter into slavery in Nepal
Step from Heaven Na, An Korean-American Family has difficult adjustment after moving to the US from Korea
Stones into Schools Mortenson, Greg Afghani / American True story of man who built schools for Afghani girls
Touching Spirit Bear Mikaelsen, Ben Native American Tlingit boy has legal trouble in Alaska and gets unusual sentence
When I Was Puerto Rican Santiago, Esmeralda Puerto Rican Biography of immigrant experiences, from Puerto Rico to Brooklyn, NY
You Don't Even Know Me Flake, Sharon African-American 9 stories and 13 poems about African-American boys