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Notable Books for a Global Society - 1996 List
(Outstanding K-12 Multicultural Literature)


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Selection Committee


All these books were copyright in 1995:

An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio by Judith O. Cofer. (Orchard)

Children Just Like Me by Barnabas & Anabel Kindersley. (Dorling Kindersley)

Earth, Fire, Water, Air by Mary Hoffman. (Dutton)

From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson. (Scholastic)

Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales and True Tales by Virginia Hamilton. (Blue Sky Press/Scholastic)

Immigrants by Martin W. Sandler. (HarperCollins)

Leagues Apart: The Men and Times of the Negro Baseball Leagues by Lawrence S. Ritter. (Morrow Junior)

Like Sisters on the Homefront by Rita Williams-Garcia. (Lodestar/Dutton)

More Than Anything Else by Marie Bradby. (Orchard)

Navajo Visions and Voices Across the Mesa by Shonto Begay. (Scholastic)

Not Home by Ann Grifalconi. (Little)

One Yellow Daffodil: A Hanukkah Story by David Adler. (Gulliver/Harcourt)

Parallel Journeys by Eleanor H. Ayer. (Atheneum)

Sam and the Lucky Money by Karen Chinn. (Lee & Low)

Skin Deep and Other Teenage Reflections by Angela S. Medearis. (Macmillan)

The Bomb by Theodore Taylor. (Harcourt)

The Distant Talking Drum by Issac Olaleye. (Boyds Mills Press)

The New King by Doreen Rappaport. (Dial)

The Tree Is Older Than You Are: A Bilingual Gathering of Poems & Stories from Mexico by Naomi Shihab Nye (selector). (Simon)

The Watsons Go to Birmingham –– 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. (Delacorte)

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

The Whispering Cloth: A Refugee Story by Pegi Deitz Shea. (Boyds Mills Press)

Thunder Cave by Roland Smith. (Hyperion)

Tonight by Sea by Frances Temple. (Orchard)

(Note: In the first year of this program, 24 books were selected)


Selection Committee

Yvonne Siu-Runyan, Chair The University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Barbara Lehman The Ohio State University at Mansfield, OH

Mary Jo Fresch The Ohio State University at Marion, OH
Miriam Marecek Harvard University, Boston, MA

Amy McClure Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
John Poeton Consultant, Barre, VT
Patricia Scharer The Ohio State University at Lima, OH
Elaine Vilscek The University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Vienna Volante Oglethorpe University, Athens, GA



This list (along with annotations, teaching ideas, and related books for each title) is available in The Dragon Lode (14/3), Spring 1996, pp. 14-23. For your convenience, a reprint of this article is available for $2.50.

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