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Notable Books for a Global Society - 1998 List
(Outstanding K-12 Multicultural Literature)


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All these books were copyright in 1997:

Africatrek: A Journey by Bicycle Through Africa by Dan Buettner. Photo-illustrated by author. (Lerner Publications Co.)

A Ring of Tricksters: Animal Tales from America, the West Indies, and Africa by Virginia Hamilton. Il. by Barry Moser. (The Blue Sky Press)

“Dear Friend” Thomas Garrett & William Still: Collaborators on the Underground Railroad by Judith Bentley. Il. with photographs and old prints. (Cobblehill Books/Dutton)

Echoes of the Elders: The Stories and Paintings of Chief Lelooska edited by Christine Normandin. (Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.)

Grass Sandals: The Travels of Basho by Dawnine Spivak. Il. by Demi. (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)

Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye. (Simon & Schuster)

Harlem by Walter Dean Myers. Il. by Christopher Myers. (Scholastic Press)

I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Il. by 15 Coretta Scott King Award and Honor Book Artists -- Ashley Bryan, Carole Byard, Wil Clay, Floyd Cooper, Pat Cummings, Leo & Diane Dillon, Tom Feelings, George Ford, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Brian Pinkney, Jerry Pinkney, James E. Ransome, Terea Shaffer, Kathleen Atkins Wilson (Scholastic Press)

Jubilee Journey by Carolyn Meyer. (Harcourt Brace)

Lasting Echoes by Joseph Bruchac. Il. by author. (Harcourt Brace)

Ma Dear’s Aprons by Patricia McKissack. Il. by Floyd Cooper. (Atheneum BFYR)

Mist Over the Mountains: Appalachia and Its People by Raymond Bial. Photo illustrated by author. (Houghton Mifflin)

Nim and the War Effort by Milly Lee. Il. by Yangsook Choi. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

One Grain of Rice by Demi. Il. by author. (Scholastic Press)

Our Journey from Tibet by Laurie Dolphin. Photo-il. by Nancy Jo Johnson. (Dutton)

Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story by Ken Mochizuki. Il. by Dom Lee. (Lee & Low Publishers)

Sacred Shadows by Maxine Rose Schur. (Dial)

Slavery Time: When I Was Chillun edited by Belinda Hurmence. Il. with reproduced photographs. (Putnam)

The Flight of Red Bird by Doreen Rappaport. Il. by author. (Dial Books)

The Paper Dragon by Margarite W. Davol. Il. by Robert Sabuda (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)

The Serpent’s Tongue: Prose, Poetry, and Art of the New Mexico Pueblos edited by Nancy Wood. (Dutton Books)

The Shared Heart: Portraits and Stories Celebrating Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Young People. Photo-il. by Adam Mastoon. (William Morrow & Co., Inc./Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books)

The Window by Michael Dorris. (Hyperion)

Voices of the Heart by Ed Young. Il. by author. (Scholastic Press)

When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest. Il. by P. J. Lynch. (Candlewick Press)


Selection Committee

Yvonne Siu-Runyan, Chair The University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Barbara Lehman, Co-Chair The Ohio State University at Mansfield, OH
Joan Glazer Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
Rosemary Bamford University of Maine, Orono, ME
Manuel Darkatsh Rowan College, Glasboro, NJ
Mary Jo Fresch The Ohio State University at Marion, OH
Miriam Marecek Harvard University, Boston, MA

Amy McClure Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
Michael Opitz The University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, CO



This list (along with annotations, teaching ideas, and related books for each title) is available in The Dragon Lode (17/1), Fall 1998, pp. 1-14. For your convenience, a reprint of this article is available for $2.50.

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