Time Capsule in a Milkcan - September 24. 2003
- David A. Adler, Child of the Warsaw Ghetto.
New York: Holiday House, 1995.
Illustrated fictional account of a family’s experience
in the Warsaw Ghetto.
- Christa Laird, Shadow of the Wall. New York:
Greenwillow Books, 1990.
Story of a young boy who lives in a ghetto must smuggle out
his baby sister.
- Doris Orgel, The Devil in Vienna. New York:
Story of a friendship between a Jewish girl and a girl whose
father is a Nazi.
- Uri Orlev, The Man from the Other Side. New
York: Puffin, 1995.
A boy smuggles supplies to Jews living in a Polish ghetto.
- Jane Yolen, Briar Rose. New York: Starcape,
A young girl explores her grandmother’s history as a
concentration camp survivor.
- Mark Beyer, Emmanuel Ringelblum: Historian of the Warsaw
Ghetto. New York: Rosen Publishing Group, 2001.
Part of the Holocaust Biographies Series.
- Art Spiegelman, Maus: A Survivor’s Tale.
New York: Pantheon, 1997.
The true story of an Auschwitz survivor, told in comic strip
- R. Conrad Stein, Warsaw Ghetto. Chicago: Children’s
History of the Nazi persecution of Jewish people in the Warsaw
Ghetto documented with numerous photographs.
- Gail B. Stewart, Life in the Warsaw Ghetto.
San Diego: Lucent Books, 1995.
Photographs, diaries, letters, poems of those in the ghetto.
- David Wisniewski, Golem. New York: Clarion
Legend of the Golem, who was created to help the Jewish people.
- Andrea Warren, Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi
Death Camps. New York: Harper Trophy, 2002.
Non-fiction account of twelve-year-old Jack Mandelbaum’s
witness to the Nazi take-over of Poland and his three years in
a concentration camp.
THE RHYTHMS OF FLAMENCO - October 14, 2003
- Kevin Davis, Look What Came from Spain. New
York: F. Watts, Inc., 2003.
- Eileen Day, I’m Good at Dancing. Chicago:
Heinemann Library, 2003.
Describes what it’s like to perform various dances,
- Graham Faiella, Spain: A Primary Source Cultural Guide
(Primary Sources of World Cultures). New York: Rosen
Publishing Group, 2003.
- Lerner Publishing Group, Spain . . . In Pictures (Visual
Geography). Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company,
1995. Pictorial encyclopedia.
- Noa Lior, Spain. The Culture. New York: Crabtree
Publishing Co., 2002. (One of three volumes, Land, People, Culture.)
Describes Spanish folk culture, including Flamenco dance.
SPAELIMENINNIR: MUSIC and STORIES from SCANDANAVIA - October 21,
- Zhong Meichun, Finland. Milwaukee: Gareth
Stevens Publishing, 2001.
Overview of Finnish geography, politics, and culture.
4th grade and up.
- William Durbin, The Journal of Otto Peltonen.
New York: Scholastic, 2000.
The story of a boy who migrates with this family from Finland
5th grade and up.
Folktales and Legend
- Lone Thygesen Blecher, ed., Swedish Folktales and Legends.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1995.
- Chris Conover, The Wizard’s Daughter: A Viking
Legend. Boston: Little, Brown, 1984.
Retelling of a Danish folktale.
- Tony De Gerez, Louhi, Witch of North Farm: A Story from
Finnland’s Epic Poem, the Kalevala. New York: Viking
- Virginia Haviland, Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Denmark.
New York: Beech Tree Books, 1995.
- Anita Lobel, King Rooster, Queen Hen. New York:
Greenwillow Books, 1975.
Danish folktale for beginning readers.
- Margaret Read MacDonald, Fat Cat: A Danish Folktale.
Little Rock, Ark.: August House, 2001.
- Ann McGovern and Nola Langner, Half a Kingdom: An Icelandic
Folktale. New York: Viking Press, 1997.
- Aaron Shepard, The Princess Mouse: A Tale of Finland.
New York: Antheneum Books for Young Readers, 2003.
Retelling of a Finnish Folktale.
- Clara Stroebe, ed., The Magic Hat and other Danish Fairy
Tales. Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 1999.
- ____, The Maiden of Northland: A Hero Tale of Finland.
New York: Antheneum Books for Young Readers, 1996.
Retelling of a portion of the Kalevala, the Finnish national
CHUNA MCINTYRE - November 12, 2003
- Kirkpatrick Hill, Minuk: Ashes in the Pathway. (Girls
of Many Lands series). Middleton, Wisc.: Pleasant Co.
Fictional account of a Yupik girl’s encounter with late
- Megan McDonald, Tundra Mouse: A Storyknife Tale.
New York: Orchard Books, 1997.
Fictional account of a Yupik household and traditional craft.
- Carolyn Meyer, In a Different Light: Growing Up in a
Yup’ik Eskimo Village in Alaska. New York: McElderry
Fictionalized account of contemporary Yup’ik life.
- Margaret Nicolai, Kitaq Goes Ice Fishing. Seattle:
Alaska Northwest Books, 1998.
Fictional story of a boy’s first ice fishing trip with
- Barbara Winslow, Dance on a Sealskin. Anchorage:
Alaska Northwest Books, 1995.
Fictional story based on Yupik tradition of a girl who dances
at her first potlach.
- Mir Tamim Ansary, Arctic Peoples. (Native Americans)
Des Plaines, Ill.: Heinemann Library, 2000.
Broad overview of North American aboriginal peoples.
- Kira Van Deusen, Raven and the Rock: Storytelling in
Chukotka. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999.
Anthology of 25 Chukkchi and Yupik folk legends.
- Andrew Haslam, Arctic Peoples. (Make it Work! History)
New York: Thomson Learning, 1995.
Maps, photographs, description and hands-on projects provide
a comprehensive look at life in the Arctic.
- Betty Huffmon and Terry Sloat, Ananak’s Berries.
New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1996.
Re-telling of a Yupik tale.
- Aylette Jenness and Alice Rivers, In Two Worlds: A
Yup’ik Eskimo Family. Boston: Houghton Mifflin,
Photographs and text document the changes a Yup’ik family
experienced over 50 years.
- Bobbie Kalman and Rebecca Sjonger, Life in the Far
North. (Native Nations of North America, vol. 12) New
York: Crabtree Publishing Co., 2004.
Description of social life and customs of Inuit, Yupik,
and Inupiat peoples.
- Alice Osinski, The Eskimo: The Inuit and Yupik People.
(A New True Book) Chicago: Children’s Press, 1985.
Describes the natural environment and way of life, contrasting
traditional culture with modern lifestyle.
- Terry Sloat, The Eye of the Needle. New York:
Dutton Children’s Books, 1990.
Re-telling of a Yupik tale.
- _____, The Hungry Giant of the Tundra. New
York: Dutton Children’s Books, 2001.
Re-telling of a Yupik tale.
- Gail Stewart, Life in an Eskimo Village. (The
Way People Live) San Diego: Lucent Books, 1995.
Overview of life of indigenous peoples in Canada and Alaska.
LITERATURE TO LIFE: ZORA - January 26-30 and
May 4, 2004
- Gary Paulsen, Nightjohn. New York: Delacorte
A free African American returns to the South to secretly teach
slaves to read.
- Pat McKissack, Mirandy and Brother Wind.
New York: Knopf, 1992.
A new African American folktale.
- Virginia Hamiliton, The People Could Fly: American
Black Folktales. New York: Knopf, 1993.
African American folktales around the theme of freedom.
- Eric A. Kimmel, Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock.
New York: Holiday House, 1990.
African trickster tale.
- John Steptoe, Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters.
New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1987.
Re-telling of an African tale.
- And the Green Grass Grew All Around: Folk Poetry from
Everyone. New York: HarperCollins Publishing, 1992.
Collection of rhymes, riddles, poems and songs passed down
through oral tradition.
- Janet Stevens, Tops & Bottoms. San Francisco:
Harcourt Children’s Books, 1995.
Re-telling of a trickster tale with roots in both European
and African folk tales.
- Verna Aardema, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s
Ears. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1992.
CELTIC ROOTS - March 4, 2004
- Joan Sweeney. Me and My Family. New
York: Crown Publishers, 1999.
Learn to make a family tree.
- Julia Alvarez. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents.
New York: Plume, 1992.
Four sisters from the Dominican Republic struggle with their
new life in America.
CHILDREN OF STRUGGLE - June 3, 2004
Middle School Level - Fiction
- Sharon G. Flake, The Skin I’m In. New
York: Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, 1998.
Thirteen-year-old Maleeka finds support from a teacher when
she is teased about her dark skin.
- Marie G. Lee, Finding My Voice. Boston: Houghton
Ellen Sung struggles to find her own identity between her
parents desire for her to excel and the racial slurs of her classmates.
Middle School Level - Non-Fiction
- Freedom’s Children: Young Civil Rights Activists
Tell Their Own Stories. Thorndike, Me.: Thorndike Press,
- James Haskins, The Freedom Rides: Journey for Justice.
New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 1995.
- Casey King, Oh, Freedom!: Kids Talk about the Civil
Rights Movement with the People who Made it Happen. New
York: A.A. Knopf, 1977.
- Rachel A. Koestler-Grack, Going to School During the
Civil Rights Movement. Mankato, Minn.: Blue Earth Books,
- Belinda Rochelle, Witness to Freedom: Young People
Who Fought for Civil Rights. New York, Lodestar Books,
Elementary School Level - Fiction
- Patricia McKissack, Goin’ Somplace Special.
New York: Atheneum, 2001.
- Deborah Wiles, Freedom Summer. New York: Atheneum,
- Jacqueline Woodson, The Other Side. New York:
Putnam Publishing Group, 2001.
- Amy Littlesugar, Freedom School, Yes! New
York: Philomel Books, 2001.
Elementary School Level - Non-Fiction
- Robert Coles, The Story of Ruby Bridges. New
York: Scholastic, 1995.
- Margo Lundell, ed., Through My Eyes: Ruby Bridges.
New York: Scholastic Press, 1999. Press, 1999.