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Notable Books for a Global Society - 1999 List
(Outstanding K-12 Multicultural Literature)


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All these books were copyright in 1998:

A Gift for Abuelita: Celebrating the Day of the Dean/Un Regalo Para Abuelita: En Celebracion del Dia de los Muertos by Nancy Luenn. (Rising Moon/Northland)

Amistad: A Long Road to Freedom by Walter Dean Myers. (Dutton)

Animal Dreaming: An Aboriginal Dreamtime Story by Paul Morin. (Silver Whistle/Harcourt Brace)

Beyond the Mango Tree by Amy Bronwen Zemser. (Greenwillow)

Blue Star Rapture by James W. Bennett. (Simon & Schuster)

Cast Two Shadows by Ann Rinaldi. (Gulliver/Harcourt Brace)

Cool Menons -- Turn to Frogs! The Life and Poems of Issa by Matthew Gollub. (Lee & Low)

Fa Mulan: The Story of a Woman Warrior by Robert D. San Souci. (Hyperion)

If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson. (G. P. Putnam’s)

Journey to Ellis Island: How My Father Came to America by Carol Bierman. (Hyperion/Toronto)

Lacrosse: The National Game of the Iroquois by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith. (Holiday House)

Marianthe’s Story One: Painted Words/Marianthe’s Story Two: Spoken Memories by Aliki. (Greenwillow)

Masada by Neil Waldman. (Morrow)

My Freedom Trip: A Child’s Escape from North Korea by Frances Park & Ginger Park. (Boyds Mills)

No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War by Anita Lobel. (Greenwillow Books)

North by Night: The Story of the Underground Railroad by Katherine Ayers. (Delacorte)

Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher. (Atheneum)

So Far from the Sea by Eve Bunting. (Clarion)

Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Wyeth. (Doubleday)

The Roses in My Carpets by Rukhsana Khan. (Stoddart Kids)

The Skin I’m In by Sharon G. Flake. (Jump at the Sun/Hyperion)

The Space Between Our Footsteps: Poems and Paintings from the Middle East by Naomi Shihab Nye (Selector). (Simon & Schuster)

The Storyteller’s Beads by Jane Kurtz, (Harcourt Brace)

The Storytellers by Ted Lewin. (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard)

Touching the Distance: Native American Riddle-poems by Brian Swann. (Harcourt)


Selection Committee

Barbara Lehman, Chair The Ohio State University at Mansfield, OH
Joan Glazer, Co-Chair Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
Marcia Baghban Queens College, Flushing, NY
Rosemary Bamford University of Maine, Orono, ME
Diane E. Bushner Salem State College, Salem , MA
Amy McClure Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
Patricia Scharer The Ohio State University at Lima, OH
Michael Opitz The University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, CO
Terrell A. Young Washington State University, Richland, WA



This list (along with annotations, teaching ideas, and related books for each title) is available in The Dragon Lode (18/1), Fall 1999, pp. 11-25. For your convenience, a reprint of this article is available for $2.50. This issue is also now online (click Volume 18, No. 1, Fall, then click 1999 Notable Books for a Global Society).

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