Sacramento Public Library

10 Diverse Books

    Fiesta Babies

    Fiesta Babies - Carmen Tafolla

    Babies enjoy the colorful fiesta with singing, dancing, hugs, and kisses in this picture book sprinkled with Spanish vocabulary.
    PICTURE BOOK Tafolla, C.
    My Dadima Wears a Sari

    My Dadima Wears a Sari - Kashmira Sheth

    Two young sisters raised in America learn about the beauty and art of wearing a sari from their Indian grandmother.
    PICTURE BOOK Sheth, K.
    Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin

    Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin - Duncan Tonatiuh

    Two cousins, one in Mexico and one in New York City, write to each other and learn that even though their daily lives differ, they are very similar.
    PICTURE BOOK Tonatiuh, D.
    The Ugly Vegetables

    The Ugly Vegetables - Grace Lin

    A girl thinks her mother's garden is the ugliest in the neighborhood until she discovers that flowers might smell pretty but Chinese vegetable soup smells best of all.
    PICTURE BOOK Lin, G.
    Hot, Hot Roti for Dad-ji

    Hot, Hot Roti for Dad-ji - F. Zia

    Aneel and his grandfather, Dada-ji, tell stories, use their imaginations, and make delicious roti, a traditional Indian flatbread.
    PICTURE BOOK Zia, F.
    John Henry

    John Henry - Julius Lester

    Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.
    CHILDREN 398.2 L642j 1994
    Dad, Jackie, and Me

    Dad, Jackie, and Me - Myron Uhlberg

    In Brooklyn in 1947, a boy learns about discrimination and tolerance as he and his deaf father share their enthusiasm over baseball and Jackie Robinson.
    PICTURE BOOK Uhlberg, M.
    Nikki and Deja

    Nikki and Deja - Karen English

    When an arrogant new girl comes to school, best friends Nikki and Deja form a club to exclude her, but find the results are unexpected.
    CHILDREN FICTION English, K. (MOVING UP)
    Wonderstruck

    Wonderstruck - Brian Selznick

    Having lost his mother and his hearing, Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek his father in New York, and meets Rose, who is also longing for something missing.
    CHILDREN FICTION Selznick, B.
    The Great Wall of Lucy Wu

    The Great Wall of Lucy Wu - Wendy Wan-Long Shang

    Lucy is excited about finally having her own bedroom, until she learns that her great-aunt is coming to visit, shattering her plans for a perfect year.
    CHILDREN FICTION Shang, W.
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