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Notable Books for a Global Society - 2003 List
(Outstanding K-12 Multicultural Literature)


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All these books were copyright in 2002:

Apple Pie 4th of July by Janet Wong. Il. by Margaret Chodos-Irvine. (Harcourt)

Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes. (Dial/Penguin Putnam)

Can You Guess My Name? Traditional Tales Around the World Selected and retold by Judy Sierra. Il. by Stefano Vitale. (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin)

The Color of Home by Mary Hoffman. Il. by Karin Littlewood. (Phyllis Fogelman/Penguin Putnam)

Confucius: The Golden Rule by Russel Freedman. Il. by Frédéric Clément. (Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic)

Dead Man's Gold and Other Stories by Paul Yee. Il. by Harvey Chan. (Groundwood)

Fiestas: A Year of Latin American Songs of Celebration Selected, arranged, and translated by José-Luis Orozco. Il. by Elisa Kleven (DuttonPenguin Putnam)

Goodbye, 382 Shin Dang Dong by Frances and Ginger Park. Il. by Yangsook Choi. (National Geographic)

I Love Saturdays y Domingos by Alma Flor Ada. Il. by Elivia Savadier (Atheneum/Simon and Schuster)

The Kite Rider by Geraldine McCaughrean. (HarperCollins)

A Life Like Mine: How Children Live Around the World Dorling Kindersley in association with UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund (Dorling Kindersley)

Mississippi Trial, 1955 by Cris Crowe. (Phyllis Fogelman/Penguin Putnam)

19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East by Naomi Shihab Nye. (Greenwillow/HarperCollins)

Parvana's Journey by Deborah Ellis. (Groundwood)

The Pot that Juan Built by Nancy Andrews-Goebel. Il. by David Diaz. (Lee and Low)

Red Midnight by Ben Mikaelsen (HarperCollins)

The Red Rose Box by Brenda Woods. (Putnam/Penguin)

Saladin: Noble Prince of Islam by Diane Stanley. (HarperCollins)

A Stone in My Hand by Cathryn Clinton. (Candlewick)

Tenement: Immigrant Life on the Lower East Side by Raymond Bial. (Houghton Mifflin)

The Village that Vanished by Willie Perdomo. Il. by Bryan Collier. (Hold)

Visiting Langston by Willie Perdomo. Il. by Bryan Collier. (Holt)

When My Name Was Keoko: A Novel of Korea in World War II by Linda Sue Park. (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin)

The Winter People by Joseph Bruchac (Dial/Penguin Putnam)

Zulu Dog by Anton Fereira. (Frances Foster/Farrar, Straus andGiroux)


Selection Committee

Glenna Sloan, Chair Queens College - CUNY, Queens, NY
Marian J. McKenna, Co-ChairUniversity of Montana at Missoula, MT
Carolyn Angus, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Fran Levin New Jersey City University, Toms River, NJ
Linda McDowell Lake George Central School, Lake George, NY
Jeanne McGlinn University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC
Stan Steiner Boise State University, Boise, ID
Kenneth J. Weiss, Nazareth College of Rochester, NY
Karla Wendelin Elliott Elementary, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln NE
Evelyn Freeman, ex-officio The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH



This list (along with annotations, teaching ideas, and related books for each title) is available in The Dragon Lode (22/1), Fall 2003, In press.

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