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Notable Books for a Global Society - 2001 List
(Outstanding K-12 Multicultural Literature)


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All these books were copyright in 2000:

Adelaine Falling Star by Mary Pope Osborne. (Scholastic)

Anne Frank: A Hidden Life by Mirjam Pressler. Translated by Anthea Bell. (Dutton)

Blanca's Feather by Antonio Hernandez Madrigal. Il. by Gerando Suzan. (Rising Moon)

The Butterfly by Patricia Polacco. (Philomel Books)

The Color of My Words by Lynn Joseph. (HarperCollins)

The Darkest Corner by Mildred Barger Herschler. (Front Street)

Dream Freedom bySonia Levitin. (Harcourt)

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan. (Scholastic Press)

Faraway Home by Jane Kurtz. Il. by E. B. Lewis. (Harcourt Gulliver Books)

Fireflies in the Dark: The Story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezin by Susan Goldman Rubin. (Holiday House)

Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian. (Dorling Kindersly)

Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan. (HarperCollins)

Osceola: Memories of a Sharecropper's Daughter by Alan Govenar. Il. by Shane W. Evans. (Hyperion)

Samir and Yonatan by Daniella Carmi; translated by Yael Lotan. (Scholastic)

Salsa Stories by Lulu Delacre. (Scholastic Press)

Shiva's Fire by Suzanne Fisher Staples. (Farrar Straus Giroux)

Sitting Bull and His World by Albert Marrin. (Dutton)

A Special Fate: Chiune Sagihara: Hero of the Holocaust by Alison Leslie Gold. (Scholastic)

Torn Thread by Anne Issacs. (Scholastic Press)

The Trip Back Home by Janet S. Wong. Il. by Bo Jia. (Harcourt)

The Upside Down Boy, El Nino de Cabeza. by Juan Felipe Herrera. Il. by Elizabeth Gomez (Children's Book Press)

Uptown by Bryan Collier. (Henry Holt)

The Year of Miss Agness by Kirkpatrick Hill. (Simon and Schuster)

The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark by Carmen Agra Deedy. Il. by Henri Sorensen. (Peachtree Publications)

Yoshi's Feast by Kimiko Kajikawa. Il. by Yumi Heo. (DK Ink)


Selection Committee

Diane E. Bushner, Chair Salem State College, Salem , MA
Evelyn Freeman, Co-Chair The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Marcia Baghban Queens College, Flushing, NY
Fran Levin New Jersey City University, Toms River, NJ
Lawrence Sipe University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Glenna Sloan Queens College - CUNY, Flushing, NY
Kenneth J. Weiss Nazareth College Rochester, NY
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 (20/1), Fall 2001, pp. 34-50. For your convenience, a reprint of this article is available for $2.50. This issue is also now online (click Volume 20, No. 1, Fall, then click 2001 Notable Books for a Global Society).

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