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Notable Books for a Global Society - 2002 List
(Outstanding K-12 Multicultural Literature)


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All these books were copyright in 2001:

Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio by Tony Johnston. Il. by Raul Colon. (Blue Sky/Scholastic)

Black Angels by Rita Murphy. (Delacorte)

Brothers in Valor: A Story of Resistance by Michael O. Tunnell. (Holiday House)

The Caged Birds of Phnom Penh by Frederick Lipp. Il. by Ronald Himler. (Holiday House)

Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson. (Front Street)

Celebrating Ramadan by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith. Photographs by Lawrence Migdale. (Holiday House)

Children of the Dragon: Selected Tales from Vitenam by Sherry Garland. Il. by Trina Schart Hyman. (Harcourt)

China's Son: Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution by Da Chen. (Delacorte Press)

Crazy Loco by David Rice. (Dial)

Freedom School, Yes by Amy Littlesugar. Il. by Floyd Cooper. (Philomel)

Gagu's House by Catherine Stock. Il. by the author. (Clarion)

Girl of Kosovo by Alice Mead. (Farrar Straus Giroux)

Gleam and Glow by Eve Bunting. Il. by Peter Sylvada. (Harcourt)

Goin' Someplace Special by Patricia McKissack. Il. by Jerry Pinkney. (Atheneum)

The Land by Mildred Taylor. (Penguin Putnam)

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi. (Alfred A. Knopf)

Oranges on Golden Mountain by Elizabeth Partridge. Il. by Aki Sogabe. (Dutton)

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson. Il. by E. B. Lewis. (Putnam)

The Ransom of Mercy Carter by Caroline Cooney. (Delacorte Press)

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park. (Clariion)

Slave Spirituals and the Jubilee Singers by Michael L. Cooper. (Clarion)

A Step from Heaven by Na An. (Front Street)

Uncle Rain Clous by Tony Johnston. Il. by Fabricio VandenBroeck. (Charlesbridge)

Witness by Karen Hesse. (Scholastic)

Zazoo by Richard Mosher. (Clarion)


Selection Committee

Evelyn Freeman, Co-Chair The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Glenna Sloan, Co-Chair Queens College - CUNY, Flushing, NY
Fran Levin New Jersey City University, Toms River, NJ
Jeanne McGlinn University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC
Marian J. McKenna, University of Montana at Missoula, MT
Lawrence Sipe University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Kenneth J. Weiss, Nazareth College of Rochester, NY
Karla Wendelin Norris Elementary School, NE
Junko Yokota National-Louis University, Evanston, IL



This list (along with annotations, teaching ideas, and related books for each title) is available in The Dragon Lode (21/1), Fall 2002, pp. 12-28. For your convenience, a reprint of this article is available for $2.50. This issue is also now online (click Volume 21, No. 1, Fall, then click 2002 Notable Books for a Global Society).

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