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Notable Books for a Global Society - 2000 List
(Outstanding K-12 Multicultural Literature)


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All these books were copyright in 1999:

A Band of Angels by Deborah Hopkinson. Il. by Raul Golon. (Atheneum)

Asphalt Angels by Ineke Holtwijk. (Front Street)

At Her Magesty’s Request: an African Princess in Victorian England by Walter Dean Myers. (Scholastic)

Basket Moon by Mary Lyn Ray. Il. by Barbara Cooney. (Little, Brown)

Birchbark House, The by Louise Erdrich. (Hyperion)

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. (Delacorte )

Burning Up by Caroline B. Cooney. (Delacorte)

Dance for the Land by Clemence McLaren. (Atheneum)

Francie by Karen English. (Farrar)

Hatseller and the Monkeys, The by Baba Wague Diakite. Il. by author. (Scholastic)

In Search of the Spirit: The Living National Treasures of Japan by Sheila Hamanaka and Ayano Ohmi. (Morrow)

Lakota Hoop Dancer by Jacqueline Left Hand Bull and Suzanne Haldane. Il. by Suzanne Haldan. (Dutton)

Longwalker’s Journey by Beatrice O. Harrell. Il. by Tony Meers. (Dial)

Love as Strong as Ginger by Lenore Look. Il. by Stephen T. Johnson. (Atheneum)

Magic Tree, The T. Obinkaram Echewa. Il. by E. B. Lewis. (Morrow)

Memory Coat, The by Elvira Woodruff. Il. by Michael Dooling. (Scholastic)

Molly Bannaky by Alice McGill. Il. by Chris K. Soentpiet. (Houghton Mifflin)

One Belfast Boy by Patricia McMahon. Il. by Alan O’Connor. (Houghton Mifflin)

Raisel’s Riddle by Erica Silverman. Il. by Susan Gaber. (Farrar )

Streets of Gold by Rosemary Wells. Il. by Andreasen Wells. (Dial)

Strong to the Hoop by John Coy. Leslie Jean-Bart. (Lee & Low)

Tea with Milk by Allen Say. Il. by author. (Houghton Mifflin)

Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges, edited by Margo Lundell. (Scholastic)

Walker’s Crossing by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. (Atheneum)

Zack by William Bell. (Simon & Schuster)


Selection Committee

Joan Glazer, Chair Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
Diane E. Bushner
, Co-Chair Salem State College, Salem , MA
Marcia Baghban Queens College, Flushing, NY
Rosemary Bamford University of Maine, Orono, ME
Evelyn Freeman
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Michael Opitz The University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, CO
Lawrence Sipe University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Junko Yokota National-Louis University, Evanston, IL
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 (19/1), Fall 2000, pp. 20-33. For your convenience, a reprint of this article is available for $2.50. This issue is also now online (click Volume 19, No. 1, Fall, then click 2000 Notable Books for a Global Society).

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