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Presents brief interviews with children from fifteen diverse American families--including large, small, mixed-race, immigrant, gay and lesbian, divorced, single-parent, religious, adoptive, and special-needs families--about their parents, siblings, lifestyles, and traditions, and includes photos of each family.

For International Day at school, Pablo wants to bring something that reflects the cultures of both his parents.

Jeremy sets out to discover all of the different "people" that make him who he is, including brother, son, writer, and runner.

A treasury of poems recreates the life of César Chávez while offering insight into his character and describing how the lessons he taught can be applied to everyday life.

Describes the racial prejudice experienced by Jackie Robinson when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and became the first black player in Major League baseball and depicts the acceptance and support he received from his white teammate Pee Wee Reese.

Explores the history of Negro League baseball teams, discussing owners, players, hardships, wins, and losses; includes illustrations.

An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, whose life and career encouraged social change.

Reveals in verse that despite outward differences children everywhere are essentially the same and all are lovable.

While practicing for their next baseball game, thirteen-year-old friends Rabi, Miguel, and Joe discover that the nefarious activities of the Delbe, Iowa, meatpacking plant have caused cows to turn into zombies. Ages 9 and up.

Describes in verse the life of brown-skinned momma, white-skinned daddy, their children, and assorted relatives.

Explores the many different shades of human skin, and points out that skin is just a covering that does not reveal what someone is like inside.

Seven-year-old Lena and her mother observe the variations in the color of their friends' skin, viewed in terms of foods and things found in nature.

A simple, scientifically accurate explanation on how people get their skin color for young children in English and Spanish.

A picture book biography introduces the ideas and accomplishments of a gifted and influential speaker by using some of his own words to tell the story.

Presents a biography of the former South African president best known for his political activism and fight to end apartheid.