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Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys
by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
Virgie's brothers walk many miles to go to school in Jonesboro, but she is not allowed to go. She fights to go with them, showing her resolve and strength.
Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Multicultural, School
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Amazing Grace
by Mary Hoffman
Grace wants the lead role in the school play as Peter Pan. However, she is met with much doubt and uncertainty from her classmates because of her gender and skin color. With the support and wisdom of her mother and Nana, Grace learns that she can be anything she wants to be.
Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Family, Multicultural, School
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Angel Child, Dragon Child
by Michele Maria Surat
Ut has a hard time in her new American school until she and a boy who has been bullying her come to an understanding.
Ages: First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Feelings, Multicultural, School
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Cleversticks
by Bernard Ashley
This book makes a good read aloud for children just starting school. In his first week of school, a young boy watches other children master skills to the delight of the teachers. Young listeners will identify with the young boy as he tries to find something special he can do to show his new friends and to find a place in the group.
Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader
Themes: Friends, Multicultural, School
Types: Read Aloud
Dear Mr. Rosenwald
by Carole Boston Weatherford
A young girl rejoices as her community comes together to raise money and build a much-needed school in the 1920's, with matching funds from Mr. Rosenwald, president of Sears, Roebuck, and Company.
Ages: First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Education and Development, Literacy, Multicultural, School, African American
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
by Sophie Fatus and Fred Penner
The verses of this traditional children's song are the same in this colorfully illustrated version, but in this version the young reader can observe children from different cultures around the world getting washed, dressed, and preparing for a day in school.
Ages: Toddler, Preschooler, Kindergartner
Themes: Multicultural, Music, School
Types: Read Aloud
I'm New Here
by Bud Howlett
A young girl from El Salvador describes her fears and experiences integrating into an American school.
Ages: Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Feelings, Multicultural, School
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Me And Neesie
by Eloise Greenfield
Janell has an imaginary friend Neesie who gets her into a bit of trouble from time to time, but when she starts school, she has real friends to play with and Neesie disappears.
Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Friends, Fantasy, Multicultural
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Quinito's Neighborhood / El Vecinidario de Quinito
by Ina Cumpiano
Quinito takes a tour of his lively neighborhood and introduces readers to special people in the community: a cousin who goes to clown school, a neighbor who sews a wedding dress for a bank teller, his abuela (grandma) who drives a big truck, his tia (aunt) who paints murals and so on. The bright and energetic illustrations should encourage children to find out who lives in their neighborhoods.

Quinito hace un paseo por su alegre vecindario y le presenta a los lectores a personas especiales de su comunidad: un primo que va a la escuela de payasos, una vecina que cose un traje de novia para una cajera del banco, su grandma (abuela) que maneja un camión grande, su aunt (tía) que pinta murales y así por el estilo. Las brillantes y vigorosas ilustraciones animarán a los niños a investigar quien vive en sus vecindarios.

Ages: Toddler, Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Family, Friends, Multicultural, Spanish and Bilingual
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Tea with Milk
by Allen Say
Allen Say continues his family's story by describing how his American-born mother returned to live in her family's homeland of Japan during her high school years. While she must adjust to new Japanese traditions, she also meets her future husband, who also prefers tea with milk, as in America.
Ages: Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Multicultural
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self

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