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Our Mission
The Mission of the Children´s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group is to promote the educational use of children's books by focusing on recently published children's literature, supportive professional books, issues relative to children's literature, and current research findings.
President - Allen Evans


2005 - 2009
1996 - 2005

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2017 Notable Books for a Global Society

Balcony on the Moon
By Ibtisam Barakat
Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan

Talking Leaves
By Joseph Bruchac
Dial Books

Freedom Over Me
by Don Brown
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Watched: Someone Is Always Watching
By Marina Budhos
Wendy Lamb Books

Missing Nimama
By Melanie Florence
Illus. by Francois Thisdale
Clockwise Press

The Bone Sparrow
By Zana Fraillon
Disney Hyperion

The Tree in the Courtyard
By Jeff Gottesfeld
Illus. by Peter McCarty
Knopf Books for Young Readers

Vietnam: A History of the War
By Russell Freedman
Holiday House

Garvey’s Choice
By Nikki Grimes

Girl in the Blue Coat
By Monica Hesse
Little, Brown

Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay
By Susan Hood
Illus. by Sally Wern
Comport Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Look Up!
By Jung Jin-Ho
Holiday House

Every Falling Star
By Sungju Lee
Harry N. Abrams

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
By Debbie Levy
Illus. by Elizabeth Baddeley
Simon & Schuster

A Long Pitch Home
By Natalie Dias Lorenzi

Juana & Lucas
By Juana Medina
Candlewick Press

This Land Is Our Land: A History of America
By Linda Barrett Osborne

A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of the Snowy Day
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
Illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Viking Books for Young Readers

Towers Falling
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey
By Margriet Ruurs
Illus. by Nizar Badr
Orca Press

Salt to the Sea
By Ruda Sepatis
Philomel Books

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story
By Caren Stelson

The Sound of All Things
By Myron Uhlberg
Illus. by Ted Papoulas
Peachtree Publishers

Freedom in Congo Square
By Carole Boston Weatherford
Illus. by R. Gregory Christie
Little bee books

Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist
by Susan Wood
Illus. by Duncan Tonatiuh

2016 Notable Books for a Global Society

by Melanie Crowder
Penguin Random House

by Jim Murphy
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

by Don Brown
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

by Gary B. Schmidt
Clarion Books

by Jan De Kinder; Translated by Laura Watkinson
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

by Margarita Engle; illus. by Rafael López
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

by Lesa Cline-Ransome; illus. by James E. Ransome
Simon & Schuster

by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Scholastic Press

by Duncan Tonatiuh
Harry N. Abrams

by John Coy; illus. by Randy DuBurke
Carolrhoda Books

by Alex Gino

By Joseph Marshall III, illustrated by Jim Yellowhawk
Abrams: Amulet

by Jane Bahk; Illlus. By Felicia Hoshino.
Lee & Low

by Matt De La Peña
Penguin/G.P. Putnam

by Monica Brown; Illus. by David Diaz
Lee & Low

by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Simon & Schuster

by S. D. Nelson

by Sharon Draper
Simon & Schuster

by Jane Yolen; illus. by Katie May Green

Sylvia Vardell & Janet Wong, Eds.
Pomelo Books

by Mitali Perkins

by Jairo Buitrago, illus. by Rafael Yockteng; trans. by Elisa Amado

by Patricia Polacco
Simon & Schuster

by Franck Prévot; illus. by Aurélia Fronty

by Carol Boston Weatherford; Illus. by Ekua Holmes


2015 Notable Books for a Global Society

I Remember Beirut
by Zeina Abirached
Lerner/Graphic Universe

I Lived on Butterfly Hill
by Marjorie Agosín
Trans. by E.M. O’Connor; illus. by Lee White
Simon & Schuster/Atheneum

El Deafo
by Cece Bell
Harry N. Abrams

Strike!: The Farm Workers Fight for Their Rights
by Larry Dane Brimner
Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek

by Skila Brown

Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal
by Margarita Engle
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain
by Russell Freedman
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Clarion

Grandfather Gandhi
by Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus
Illus. by Evan Turk
Simon & Schuster/Atheneum

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
by Susan Kuklin

Harlem Hellfighters
by J. Patrick Lewis
Illus. by Gary Kelley
Creative Editions

Voices from the March on Washington
by J. Patrick Lewis & George Ella Lyon
Boyds Mills/WordSong

How It Went Down
by Kekla Magoon
Henry Holt

by José Manuel Mateo
Illus. by Javier Martínez Pedro
Harry N. Abrams

The Turtle of Oman
by Naomi Shihab Nye
Harper Collins/Greenwillow

The Red Pencil
by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Illus. by Shane W. Evans
Little, Brown

This Day in June
by Gayle E. Pittman
Illus. by Kristyna Litten

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone
by Katheryn Russell-Brown
Illus. by Frank Morrison
Lee & Low

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & her family’s fight for desegregation
by Duncan Tonatiuh
Harry N. Abrams

House of Purple Cedar
by Tim Tingle
Cinco Puntos

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin
by Chieri Uegaki
Illus. by Qin Leng
Kids Can Press

A Time to Dance
by Padma Venkatraman
Penguin/Nancy Paulsen

Like Water ON Stone
by Dana Walrath
Random House/Delacorte

Brown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline Woodson
Penguin/Nancy Paulsen

Arcady’s Goal
by Eugene Yelchin
Henry Holt

Twenty-two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank
by Paula Yoo
Illus. by Jamel Akib
Lee & Low


2014 Notable Books for a Global Society

Fiction: Realistic & Fantasy
If I Ever Get Out of Here
by Gansworth Eric
Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books

Openly Straight
by Konigsberg Bill
Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books

The Vine Basket
by La Valley Josanne
Houghton Mif[lin Harcourt/Clarion Books

The Language Inside
by Thompson Holly
Random House/Delacorte

The Servant
by Sharafeddine Fatima
House of Anansi Press/Groundwood Books

The Milk of Birds
by Whitman Sylvia
Simon & Schuster/Atheneum

Historical Fiction
The Lightning Dreamer
by Engle Margarita
Houghton Mif[lin Harcourt/Harcourt

Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War
by Frost Helen
Farrar Straus Giroux/Frances Foster Books

The Extra
by Lasky Kathryn
Candlewick Press

Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids
by Ellis Deborah
House of Anansi Press/Groundwood

Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music that Changed the World
by Robertson Robbie, Guerinot Jim, Robertson Sebastian, and Levine Jared
Tundra Books

Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People
by Rubin Susan Goldman

Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America’s First Black Paratroopers
by Stone Tanya Lee
Candlewick Press

Why Do We Fight? ConWlict, War, and Peace
by Walker Niki

Deep in the Sahara
by Cunnane Kelly
Illus. Hoda Hadadi
Random House/Schwartz & Wade

The Chickens Build a Wall
by Dumont Jean François

The Matchbox Diary
by Fleischman Paul
Illus. Bagram Ibatoulline
Candlewick Press

When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop
by Hill Laban Carrick
Illus. Theodore Taylor III.
Roaring Brook

Brush of the Gods
by Look Lenore
Illus. Meilo So
Random House/Schwartz & Wade

My Neighbor Is a Dog
by Martins Isabel Minhós
Illus. Madalena Matoso
Owlkids Books

The Man with the Violin
by Stinson Kathy
Illus. Dušan Petričić
Annick Press

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale
by Tonatiuh Duncan

My Name Is Blessing
by Walters Eric
Illus. Eugenie Fernandes
Tundra Books

Cowboy Up! Ride the Navajo Rodeo
by Flood Nancy Bo
Illus. Jan Sonnenmair

When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders
by Lewis J. Patrick
Illus. Jim Burke, R. Gregory Christie, Tonya Engel, John Parra, and Meilo So.
Chronicle Books

2013 Notable Books for a Global Society

Graphic Novels
A game for swallows: To die, to leave, to return
by Zeina Abirached
Trans. Edward Gauvin
Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publishing Group

Darkroom: A memoir in black and white
by Lila Quintero Weaver
Tuscaloosa, AL: The University of Alabama Press

Fiction: Realistic & Fantasy
My book of life by Angel
by Martine Leavitt
New York, NY: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux/MacMillan

Starry river of the sky
by Grace Lin
New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company

Red thread sisters
by Carol Antoinette Peacock
New York, NY: Viking/Penguin Young Readers

by Eliot Schrefer
New York, NY: Scholastic

Historical Fiction
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano
by Sonia Manzano
New York, NY: Scholastic

No crystal stair: A documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller
by Vaunda Michaux Nelson
Illus. by Christie R. Gregory
Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Lab/Lerner

Shadow on the mountain: A novel inspired by the true adventures of a wartime spy
by Margi Preus
New York, NY: Amulet

The lynching of Louie Sam
by Elizabeth Stewart
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Annick Press

Hope and tears: Ellis Island voices
by Gwenyth Swain
Honesdale, PA: Calkins Creek/Boyds Mills Press

Code name Verity
by Elizabeth Wein
New York, NY: Hyperion/Disney

Kids of Kabul: Living bravely through a never-ending war
by Deborah Ellis
Toronto: Groundwood

We've got a job: The 1963 Birmingham children's march
by Cynthia Levinson
Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers

Hand in hand: Ten black men who changed America
by Andrea Davis Pinkney
New York, NY: Jump at the Sun Books/Disney

That mad game. Growing up in a war zone: An anthology of essays from around the globe
by J.L.Powers (Ed.)
El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press

Ganesha's sweet tooth
by Sanjay Patel and Emily Haynes
Illus. by Sanjay Patel
San Francisco, CA: Chronicle

The stamp collector
by Jennifer Lanthier
Illus. by François Thisdale
Toronto, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Hands around the library: Protecting Egypt's treasured books
by Susan L. Roth and Karen Leggett Abouraya
Illus. by Susan L. Roth
New York, NY: Dial/The Penguin Group

Monsieur Marceau
by Linda Schubert
Illus. by Gerard Dubois
New York, NY: Roaring Brook Press/MacMillan

I have the right to be a child
by Alain Serres
Illus. by Aurélia Fronty
Toronto, ON: Groundwood

Waterloo & Trafalgar
by Oliver Tallec
New York, NY: Enchanted Lion Books

Each kindness
by Jacqueline Woodson
Illus. by E.B. Lewis
New York, NY: The Penguin Group

Dare to dream…Change the world
by Jill Corcoran (Ed.)
Illus. by Illus. J. Beth Jepson
Tulsa, OK: Kane/Miller

I lay my stitches down: Poems of American slavery
by Cynthia Grady
Illus. by Michele Wood
Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

2012 Notable Books for a Global Society

Roots and Blues: A Celebration
Author: Arnold Adoff
Illustrator: R. Gregory Christie

The No. 1 Car Spotter
Author: Atinuke
Illustrator: Warwick Johnson Cadwell

While You Are Sleeping
Author & Illustrator: Durga Burnhard

Alicia Alonso: Prima Ballerina
Author: Carmine T. Bernier-Grand
Illustrator: Raul Colon
Marshall Cavendish

Jefferson's Sons
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Black and White
Author: Larry Dane Brimner
Calkins Creek

My Name is Not Easy
Author: Debby Dahl Edwardson
Marshall Cavendish

Five Thousand Years of Slavery
Author: Marjorie Gann and Janet Willen

Beyond Bullets: A Photo Journal of Afghanistan
Author: Rafal Gerszak with Dawn Hunter
Annick Press

Peaceful Pieces: Poems and Quilts about Peace
Author: Anna Grossnickle Hines
Henry Holt

Requim: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto
Author: Paul B. Janeczko

Better Than Weird
Author: Anna Kerz

Inside Out & Back Again
Author: Lai Thanhha
Harper Collins

Which Side Are You On?
Author: George Ella Lyon
Illustrator: Christopher Cardinale
Cinco Puntos Press

Promise The Night
Author: Michaela MacColl

These Hands
Author: Margaret H. Mason
Illustrator: Floyd Cooper
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Under The Mesquite
Author: Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Lee and Low

Never Forgotten
Author: Patricia C. McKissack
Illustrator: Leo & Diane Dillon
Schwartz and Wade

Heart and Soul
Author & Illustrator: Kadir Nelson
Balzer + Bray

The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families
Author: Susan L. Roth & Cindy Trumbore
Illustrator: Susan L. Roth
Lee and Low

Drawing From Memory
Author & Illustrator: Allen Say

Between Shades of Gray
Author: Ruta Sepetys

Author: Maxine Trottier
Illustrator: Isabell Arsenault
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Now is the Time for Running
Author: Michael Williams
Little, Brown

A New Year's Reunion
Author: Yu L-Qiong
Illustrator: Zhu Chen-Liang

2011 Notable Books for a Global Society
Breaking Boundaries with Global Literature; Celebrating Diversity in K-12 Classrooms
Edited by Nancy L. Hadaway and Marian J. McKenna
IRA Publication
ISBN 13: 978-0-87207-616-7

Saltypie; A Choctaw journey from darkness into light
by Tim Tingle.
Illus. by Karen Clarkson.
Cinco Puntos Press

by Jeannie Baker.
Candlewick Press

by Mina Javaherbin.
Illus. by A.G. Ford
Candlewick Press

Dear Primo: a letter to my cousin
by Duncan Tonatiuh

Fly Free
by Roseanne Thong.
Illus. by Eujin Kim Neilan
Boyds Mills Press

Seeds of Change: planting a path to peace
by Jen Cullerton Johnson
Lee and Low Books

Yummy; the last days of a Southside shorty
by G. Neri.
Lee and Low Books

Black Jack; the ballad of Jack Johnson
by Charles R. Smith, Jr.
Illus. by Shane W. Evans,
Roaring Brook Press

8th Grade Super Zero
by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich.
Arthur A. Levine Books

Five Flavors of Dumb
by Antony John.
Dial Books

Ninth Ward
by Jewell Parker Rhodes.
Little Brown.

A Long Walk to Water
by Linda Sue Park.
Clarion Books

Bamboo People
by Mitali Perkins.

Thunder Over Kandahar
by Sharon E. McKay.
Annick Press

A Million Shades of Gray
by Cynthia Kadohata.
Atheneum Books

Warriors in the Crossfire
by Nancy Bo Flood.
Front Street Books

The Dreamer
by Pam Munoz Ryan.
Drawings by Peter Sis
Scholastic Press

Zora and Me
by Victoria Bond & T.R. Simon.
Candlewick Press.

Heart of a Samurai; based on the true story of Nakahama Manjiro.
by Margi Preus.
Amulet Books

The Firefly Letters; a suffragette’s journey to Cuba
by Margarita Engle.
Henry Holt

The Good Garden
by Kate Smith Milway.
Illus. by Sylvie Daigneault.
Kids Can Press

Lost Boy, Lost Girl; escaping civil war in Sudan
by John Bul Dau.
National Geographic

Birmingham Sunday
by Larry Dane Brimner.
Calkins Creek

They Called Themselves the KKK
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti.
Houghton Mifflin

Sugar Changed the World
by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos.
Clarion Books
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2010 Notable Books for a Global Society
Breaking Boundaries with Global Literature; Celebrating Diversity in K-12 Classrooms
by Nancy L. Hadaway and Marian J. McKenna
International Reading Association, 2007

14 Cows for America.
Carmen Agra Deedy in collaboration with Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah.
Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez.
Atlanta: Peachtree

Maya Ajmera, Magda Nakassis and Cynhia Pon.

Stories from the Billabong.
James Vance Marshall
Illus. by Francis Firebrace.
London: Frances Lincoln

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.
Grace Lin
NY: Little, Brown

Sweethearts of Rhythm.
Marilyn Nelson.
Illus. Jerry Pinkney
NY: Dial

All the Broken Pieces.
Ann Burg
NY: Scholastic

Tofu Quilt.
Ching Yeung Russell
NY: Lee & Low

Anything But Typical.
Nora Raleigh Baskin
Simon & Schuster

Marcelo in the Real World.
Francisco X.
Stork NY: Arthur Levine

Broken Memory; a novel of Rwanda.
Elisabeth Combres
Translated by Shelley Tanaka

Secret Keeper.
Mitali Perkins
NY: Delacorte

Wanting Mor.
Rukhsana Khan
Toronto: Groundwood

Alligator Bayou.
Donna Jo Napoli
NY: Wendy Lamb

Blessing’s Bead.
Debby Dahl Edwardson
NY; Melanie Kroupa

Burn My Heart.
Beverley Naidoo
NY: Amistad

The Orange Houses.
Paul Griffin
NY: Dial

After Gandhi; one hundred years of nonviolent resistance.
Anne Sibley O’Brien and Perry Edmond O’Brien

Cycle of Rice, Cycle of Life; a story of sustainable farming.
Jan Reynolds
NY: Lee & Low

Denied, Detained Deported; the dark side of American immigration.
Ann Bausum.
National Geographic

Every Human Has Rights. A Photographic Declaration for Kids.
National Geographic

Marching for Freedom.
Elizabeth Partridge
NY: Viking

Truce; the day the soldiers stopped fighting.
Jim Murphy
NY: Scholastic

Ashley Bryan; Words to my life’s song.
Ashley Bryan
NY: Atheneum

Bad News for Outlaws; the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal.
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson.
Illus. by R. Gregory Christie
Minneapolis: Carolghoda

Claudette Colvin; twice toward justice.
Phillip Hoose
NY: Melanie Kroupa

Presented by:
Karen Hildebrand
Delaware City Schools
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2009 Notable Books for a Global Society
Alarcon, Francisco X. (2008).
Animal poems of the Iguazu/Animalario del Iguazu.
Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez.
San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.

Greenberg, Jan. (2008).
Side by side: New poems inspired by art from around the world.
New York: Abrams.

Historical Fiction
Anderson, Laurie Halse (2008).
New York: Simon & Schuster.

Barker, M. P. (2008).
A difficult boy.
New York: Holiday House.

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. (2008).
The boy who dared.
New York: Scholastic.

Erdrich, Louise. (2008).
The porcupine year.
New York: HarperCollins.

LeZotte, Ann Clare (2008).
Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

White, Ruth. (2008).
Little Audrey.
New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux.

Realistic Fiction
Carter, Anne Laurel. (2008).
The shepherd’s granddaughter.
Toronto: Groundwood Books.

de la Peña, Matt. (2008).
Mexican whiteboy.
New York: Delacorte.

Gifaldi, David. (2008).
Listening for crickets.
New York: Henry Holt.

Myers, Walter Dean. (2008).
Sunrise over Fallujah.
New York:Scholastic.

Schmidt, Gary (2008).
New York: Clarion.

Zenatti, Valerie. (2008).
A bottle in the Gaza Sea.
New York: Bloomsbury Children’s Books.


Fox, Mem. (2008).
Ten little fingers and ten little toes.
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.
New York: Harcourt.

Reibstein, Mark. (2008).
Wabi Sabi.
Illustrated by Ed Young.
Boston: Little, Brown.

Rumsford, James. (2008).
Silent music.
New York: Roaring Brook.

Nonfiction (Includes Biography)
Bellward, Stacy. (2008).
Ethiopian voices: Tsion’s life.
Photographs by Erlend Berge.
Brooklyn Park, MN: Amharic Kids.

Bolden, Tonya. (2008).
George Washington Carver.
Published in association with the Field Museum, Chicago. New York: Abrams.

D’Aluisio, Faith. (2008).
What the World Eats.
Photographs by Peter Menzel.
Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press.

Kuklin, Susan. (2008).
No choirboy: Murder, violence, and teenagers on death row.
New York: Henry Holt.
Milway, Katie Smith (2008).

One hen: How one small loan made a big difference.
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes.
Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press.

Nelson, Kadir. (2008).
We are the ship: The story of Negro League baseball.
New York: Jump- at-the-Sun/Hyperion Books for Children.

Nivola, Claire A. (2008).
Planting the trees of Kenya: The story of Wangari Maathai.
New York: Frances Foster/Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Selection Committee - NBGS 2009
Barbara A. Ward, Chair Washington State University—Richland, WA
Marianne Sacccardi, Co-Chair Greenwich, CT
Allen D. Evans, Eastern Oregon University—LaGrande, OR
Janet Hill, Delaware State University—Dover, DE
Belinda Y. Louie, University of Washington –Tacoma, WA
Ruth McKoy, Lowery University of Florida—Gainesville, FL
Marianne Newman, South Pasadena Library (Retired) South Pasadena, CA
Deborah L. Thompson, The College of New Jersey—Ewing, NJ
Vivian Yenika-Agbaw, Pennsylvania State University—University Park, PA
April Bedford, Past Chair University of New Orleans—New Orleans, LA
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2008 Notable Books for a Global Society
Alexie, Sherman.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
Art by Ellen Forney.
Boston: Little, Brown Young Readers, 2007.

Bae, Hyun-Joo.
New Clothes for New Year's Day.
La Jolla, CA: Kane-Miller, 2007.

Barakat, Ibtisam.
Tasting the Sky.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007.

Beah, Ishmael.
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007.

Bryan, Ashley.
Let It Shine.
New York: Atheneum, 2007.

Compestine, Ying Chang.
Revolution is Not a Dinner Party.
New York: Henry Holt, 2007.

Curtis, Christopher Paul.
Elijah of Buxton.
New York: Scholastic, 2007.

Fleischman, Paul.
Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella.
Illustrated by Julie Paschkis.
New York: Henry Holt, 2007.

Greenwood, Barbara.
Factory Girl.
Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press, 2007.

Judge, Lita.
One Thousand Tracings.
New York: Hyperion, 2007.

Levine, Ellen.
Henry's Freedom Box.
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
New York: Scholastic, 2007.

Marsden, Carolyn.
When Heaven Fell.
Cambridge, MA: Candlewick, 2007.

Myers, Walter Dean.
Harlem Summer.
New York: Scholastic, 2007.

O'Connor, Barbara.
How to Steal a Dog.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007.

Perkins, Mitali.
Rickshaw Girl.
Illustrated by Jamie Hogan.
Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2007.

Sheth, Kashmira.
Keeping Corner.
New York: Hyperion, 2007.

Sis, Peter.
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain.
New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2007.

Stanton, Karen.
Papi's Gift.
Illustrated by Rene King Moreno.
Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2007.

Strauss, Rochelle.
One Well: The Story of Water on Earth.
Illustrated by Rosemary Woods.
Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press, 2007.

Tan, Shaun.
The Arrival.
New York: Scholastic, 2007.

Thompson, Lauren.
Ballerina Dreams: A True Story.
Photographs by James Estrin.
New York: Holtzbrink, 2007.

Toksvis, Sandi.
Hitler's Canary.
New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2007.

Wells, Rosemary.
Red Moon at Sharpsburg.
New York: Penguin, 2007.

Williams, Karen Lynn & Mohammed, Khadra.
Four Feet, Two Sandals.
Illustrated by Doug Chayka.
Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007.

Wise, Bill.
Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer.
Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth.
New York: Lee & Low, 2007.

Selection Committee - NBGS 2008
April Bedford, Chair University of New Orleans, LA
Barbara Ward, Co-Chair Washington State University, Richland, WA
Janelle Mathis, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Belinda Louie, University of Washington at Tacoma, WA
Deborah Thompson, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Janet Hill, Delaware State University, Dover, DE
Marianne Newman, South Pasadena Library (Retired) South Pasadena, CA
Marianne Saccardi, Greenwich, CT
Vivian Yenika-Agbaw, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Nancy Hadaway, Past Chair University of Texas at Arlington
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2007 Notable Books for a Global Society
Boyne, John.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
New York: David Fickling, 2006.

Campoy, F. Isabel. & Ada, Alma F.
Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale Collection.
Illustrated by Felipe Davalos, Viva Escriva, Susan Guevara, Leyla Torres.
New York: Atheneum, 2006.

Diakite, Penda.
I Lost My Tooth in Africa.
Illustrated by Bab Wague Diakite.
New York: Scholastic, 2006.

Draper, Sharon. Copper Sun. New York: Atheneum, 2006.

Freedman, Russell.
Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
New York: Holiday House, 2006.

Greenfield, Eloise.
When the Horses Ride By.
Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist.
New York: Lee & Low, 2006.

Hobb, Will.
Crossing the Wire.
New York: HarperCollins, 2006.

Holm, Jennifer L.
Penny from Heaven.
New York: Random House, 2006.

Hopkinson, Deborah.
Up Before Daybreak: Cotton and People in America.
New York: Scholastic, 2006.

Kessler, Cristina.
Best Beekeeper of Lalibela: A Tale from Africa.
Illustrated by Leonard Jenkins.
New York: Holiday House, 2006.

Kroll, Virginia.
Selvakumar Knew Better.
Illustrated by Xiaojun.
Fremont, CA: Shen's Books, 2006.

Lee-Tai, Amy.
A Place Where Sunflowers Grow.
Illustrated by Felicia Hoshino.
San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press, 2006.

McCormick, Patricia.
New York: Hyperion, 2006.

McCutcheon, John.
Christmas in the Trenches.
Illustrated by Henri Sorensen.
Atlanta, GA: Peachtree, 2006.

McKissack, Patricia.
Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters.
Illustrated by Andre Carrilho.
New York: Schwartz & Wade, 2006.

Myers, Walter Dean.
Illustrated by Christopher Myers.
New York: Holiday House, 2006.

Raven, Margeret. T.
Night Boat to Freedom.
Illustrated by E. B. Lewis.
New York: Melanie Kroupa, 2006.

Rubin, Susan Goldman. with Ela Weissberger.
The Cat with the Yellow Star: Coming of Age in Terezin.
New York: Holiday House, 2006.

Shoveller, Herb.
Ryan and Jimmy and the Well in Africa That Brought Them Together.
Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press, 2006.

Tingle, Tom.
Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom.
Illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridges.
El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press, 2006.

Winthrop, Elizabeth.
Counting on Grace.
New York: Wendy Lamb, 2006.

Weatherford, Carol Boston.
Dear Mr. Rosenwald.
Illustrated by Gregory R. Christie.
New York: Scholastic, 2006.

Weatherford, Carol Boston.
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom.
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
New York: Jump at the Sun, 2006.

Zalben, Jane B.
Paths to Peace.
New York: Dutton, 2006.

Zusak, Markus.
The Book Thief.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.

Selection Committee - NBGS 2007
Nancy Hadaway, Chair, University of Texas at Arlington
April Bedford, Co-Chair, University of New Orleans, LA
Jo Ann Brewer, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
Cyndi Giorgis, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, NV
Belinda Louie, University of Washington at Tacoma, WA
Janelle Mathis, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Mary Napoli, Penn State, Harrisburg, PA
Deborah L. Thompson, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Barbara Ward, Washington State University, Tri-Cities, Richland, WA
Sue Chase Corbin, Past Chair, Shaker Heights Middle School, OH
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2006 Notable Books for a Global Society
Ahmadi, Farah.
The story of my life: An Afghan girl on the other side of the sky.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.
Hitler youth: Growing up in Hitler's shadow.
New York: Scholastic, 2005.

Carling, Amelia Lau.
Sawdust carpets.
Toronto: Groundwood/Douglas & McIntyre, 2005.

Carvell, Marlene.
Sweetgrass basket.
New York: Dutton, 2005.

Chamberlin, Mary and Chamberlin, Rich.
Mama Panya's pancakes: A village tale from Kenya.
Illustrated by Julia Cairns.
Cambridge, MA: Barefoot Books, 2005.

Cheng, Andrea.
Shanghai messenger.
Illustrated by Ed Young.
New York: Lee & Low Books, 2005.

Giovanni, Nikki.
Illustrated by Bryan Collier.
New York: Henry Holt, 2005.

Hillman, Laura.
I will plant you a lilac tree: A Memoir of a Schindler's list survivor.
New York: Atheneum, 2005.

Johnson-Davis, Denys.
Goha the wise fool.
Illustrated by Hag Handy and Hany.
New York: Philomel, 2005.

Jurmain, Suzanne.
The forbidden schoolhouse: The true and dramatic story of Prudence Crandall and her students.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

Krinitz, Esther Nisenthal and Steinhardt, Bernice.
Memories of survival.
New York: Hyperion, 2005.

Lester, Julius.
The Old African.
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
New York: Dial Books, 2005.

Millman, Isaac.
Hidden child.
New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2005.

Nelson, Marilyn.
A wreath for Emmett Till.
Illustrated by Philippe Lardy.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

Park, Linda Sue.
Project mulberry.
New York: Clarion, 2005.

Rappaport, Doreen.
The school is not white! A true story of the Civil Rights Movement.
Illustrated by Curtis James.
New York: Hyperion, 2005.

Reich, Susanna.
José!: Born to dance: The story of José Limon.
Illustrated by Raul Colón.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.

Ruurs, Martriet.
My librarian is a camel: How books are brought to children around the world.
Honsdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2005.

Say, Allen.
Kamishibai man.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin 2005.

Staples, Suzanne Fisher.
Under the persimmon tree.
New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2005.

Tal, Eve.
Double crossing.
El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press, 2005.

Weatherford, Carole Boston.
A Negro league scrapbook.
Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2005.

Williams, Mary.
Brothers in hope: The story of the lost boys of Sudan.
Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.
New York: Lee & Low Books, 2005.

Woodson, Jacqueline.
Show way.
Illustrated by Hudson Talbott.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2005.

Yoo, Paula.
Sixteen years in sixteen seconds.
Illustrated by Don Lee.
New York: Lee & Low Books, 2005.

Selection Committee - NBGS 2006
Sue Chase Corbin, Chair, Shaker Heights Middle School, OH
Nancy Hadaway, Co-chair, University of Texas at Arlington
April Bedford, University of New Orleans, LA
Jo Ann Brewer, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
Shirley B. Ernst, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
Cyndi Giorgis, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, NV
Linda Leonard Lamme, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Janelle Mathis, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Mary Napoli, Penn State, Harrisburg, PA
Carolyn Angus, Past Chair, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
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2005 Notable Books for a Global Society
The hungry coat: A tale from Turkey.
McElderry/Simon & Schuster, 2004.

MacDonald, Margaret Read.
Three minute tales: Stories from around the world to tell or read when time is short.
August House, 2004.

Bernier-Grand, Carmen T. César:
¡Sí, se puede! = Yes, we can!
Illus. by David Diaz.
Marshall Cavendish, 2004.

Myers, Walter Dean.
Here in Harlem: Poems in many voices.
Holiday House, 2004.

Picture Books (Realistic Fiction)
Kyuchukov, Hristo.
My name was Hussein.
Illustrated by Allan Eitzen.
Boyds Mills, 2004.

Raven, Margot Theis.
Circle unbroken.
Illustrated by E. B. Lewis.
Melanie Kroupa/Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2004.

Picture Books (Historical Fiction)
Hall, Bruce Edward.
Henry and the kite dragon.
Illustrated by William Low.
Philomel/Penguin Young Readers Group, 2004.

Hesse, Karen.
The cats in Krasinski Square.
Illustrated by Wendy Watson.
Scholastic, 2004.

Woodson, Jacqueline.
Coming on home soon.
Illustrated by E. B. Lewis.
Putnam/Penguin Young Readers Group, 2004.

Yee, Paul.
A song for Ba.
Illustrated by Jan Peng Wang.
Groundwood, 2004.

Realistic Fiction

Kessler, Cristina.
Our secret, Siri Aang.
Philomel/Penguin Young Readers Group, 2004.

Krishnaswami, Uma.
Naming Maya.
Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2004.

Mikaelsen, Ben.
Tree girl.
HarperTempest/HarperCollins, 2004.

Ryan, Pam Muñoz.
Becoming Naomi León.
Scholastic, 2004.

Singer, Marilyn (Ed.).
Face relations: 11 stories about seeing beyond color.
Simon & Schuster, 2004.

Stratton, Allan.
Chanda’s secrets.
Annick, 2004.

Historical Fiction
Chotjewitz, David.
Daniel half human and the good Nazi.
Trans. by Doris Orgel.
Richard Jackson/Atheneum/ Simon & Schuster, 2004.

Hale, Marian.
The truth about sparrows.
Henry Holt, 2004.

Oswald, Nancy.
Nothing here but stones.
Henry Holt, 2004.

Whelan, Gloria.
Chu Ju’s house.
HarperCollins, 2004.

Nonfiction: Informational Books & Biographies
Freedman, Russell.
The voice that challenged a nation: Marian Anderson and the struggle for equal rights.
Clarion, 2004.

Hill, Laban Carrick.
Harlem stomp!: A cultural history of the Harlem Renaissance.
Megan Tingley/Little, Brown, 2004.

Turner, Pamela S.
Hachiko: The true story of a loyal dog.
Illus. by Yan Nascimbene.
Houghton Mifflin, 2004.

Warren, Andrea.
Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War orphan became an American boy.
Melanie Koupa/Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2004.

Weber, Ednah New Rider.
Rattlesnake Mesa: Stories from a Native American childhood.
Photos. by Richela Renkun.
Lee & Low Books, 2004

Selection Committee - NBGS 2005
Carolyn Angus, Chair, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Sue Corbin, Co-chair, Shaker Middle School, OH
Shirley B. Ernst, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
Linda Leonard Lamme, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Stan Steiner, Boise State University, Boise, ID
Karla Wendelin, Elliott Elementary, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln NE
Cyndi Giorgi, University of Nevada at Las Vegas
Nancy Hadaway, University of Texas at Arlington
Mary Napoli, Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA
Marian McKenna, Ex-officio, University of Montana, Missoula
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2004 Notable Books for a Global Society
Cameron, A. (2003).
New York: Frances Foster Books.

Cave, K. (2003).
One child, one seed: A South African counting book.
Illustrated by Gisèle Wulfsohn.
New York: Henry Holt.

D’Adamo, F. (2003).
Iqbal: A novel.
Translated by Ann Leonori.
New York: Atheneum.

Dennis, Y. W., & Hirschfelder, A. (2003).
Children of Native America today.
Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishers.

Edwardson, D. D. (2003).
Whale snow.
Illustrated by Annie Patterson.
Watertown, MA: Talewinds/Charlesbridge.

Fleming, C. (2003).
Boxes for Katje.
Illustrated by Stacey Dressen-McQueen.
NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Holt, K. W. (2003).
Keeper of the night.
New York: Henry Holt.

Krull, K. (2003).
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez.
Illustrated by Yuyi Morales.
New York: Harcourt.

Jung, R, (1996 published in German /2003 published in English).
Dreaming in black & white.
Translated by Anthea Bell.
New York: Phyllis Fogelman Books.

Levine, K. (2003).
Hana's suitcase.
Downer's Grove, IL: Albert A. Whitman.

Mankell, H. (2003).
Secrets in the fire.
Translated by Anne Connie Struksrud.
Buffalo, NY: Annick Press.

Meyers, W. D. (2003).
The beast.
NY: Scholastic Press.

Meyers, W. D. (2003).
Blues Journey.
Illustrated by Christopher Myers.
New York: Holiday House.

Morales, Y. (2003).
Just a minute: A trickster tale and counting book.
San Francisco: Chronicle Books.

Morpurgo, M. (1999 published in Great Britain; 2003 published in U.S.)
Kensuke’s kingdom.
New York: Scholastic Press.

Naidoo, B.
Out of bounds: Seven stories of conflict and hope.
New York: HarperCollins.

Philip, N. (2003).
Horses hooves and chicken feet: Mexican folktales.
Illustrated by Jacqueline Mair.
New York: Clarion Books.

Pressler, M. (2003).
New York: Philomel. Reviewed by Sue Chase Corbin.

Recorvits, H. (2003).
My Name is Yoon.
New York: Ferrar, Straus, & Girroux.

Sacre, A. (2003).
The barking mouse.
Illustrated by Alfredo Aguirre. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Co.

Shea, P. D. (2003).
Tangled threads: A Hmong girl’s story.
New York: Clarion.

Shea, P. D., & Weill, C. (2003).
Ten mice for Tet.
Illustrated by To Ngox Trang.
Embroidery by Pham Viet Dinh.
San Francisco: Chronicle Books.

Smothers, E. F. (2003).
The hard-times jar.
Illustrated by John Holyfield.
New York: Frances Foster Books/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Tingle, T. (2003).
Walking the Choctaw Road: Stories from Red People Memory.
El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.

Tryszynska, L. as told to Michelle R. McCann. (2003).
Luba: Angel of Bergen-Belsen.
Illustrated by Ann Marshall.
Berkeley CA: Tricycle Press.

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2003 Notable Books for a Global Society
Ada, A. F. (2002).
I love Saturdays y Domingos.
New York: Atheneum.

Andrews-Goebel, N. (2002).
The pot that Juan built.
Illustrated by David Diaz.
New York: Lee & Low.

Bial, R. (2002).
Tenement: Immigrant life on the lower east side.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Bruchac, J. (2002).
The winter people.
New York: Dial.

Clinton, C. (2002).
A stone in my hand.
Cambridge, MA: Candlewick.

Crowe, C. (2002).
Mississippi trial, 1955.
New York: Phyllis Fogelman/Penguin Putnam.

Ellis, D. (2002).
Parvana’s journey.
Toronto, CA: Groundwood.

Ferreira, A. (2002).
Zulu dog.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Freedman, R. (2002).
Confucius: The golden rule.
Illustrated by Frederic Clement.
New York: Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic.

Grifalconi, A. (2002).
The village that vanished.
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
New York: Dial.

Grimes, N. (2002).
Bronx masquerade.
New York: Dial.

Hoffman, M. (2002).
The color of home.
Illustrated by Karin Littlewood.
New York: Phyllis Fogelman Putnam.

McCaughrean, G. (2002).
The kite rider.
New York: HarperCollins.

Mikaelsen, B. (2002).
Red midnight.
New York: HarperCollins.

Nye, N. S. (2002).
19 varieties of gazelle: Poems of the Middle East.
New York: Greenwillow.

Orozco, J. L. (2002).
Fiestas: A year of Latin American songs and celebration.
Illustrated by Elisa Kleven.
New York: Dutton.

Park, F., & Park, G. (2002).
Good-bye, 382 Shin Dang Dong.
Illustrated by Yangsook Choi.
Washington, DC: National Geographic.

Park, L. S. (2002).
When my name was Keoko.
New York: Clarion.

Perdomo, W. (2002).
Visiting Langston.
Illustrated by Bryan Collier.
New York: HarperCollins.

Sierra, J. (2002).
Can you guess my name?
Illustrated by Stefano Vitale.
New York: Clarion.

Stanley, D. (2002).
Saladin: Noble prince of Islam.
Illustrated by author.
New York: HarperCollins.

UNICEF. (2002).
A life like mine: How children live around the world.
New York: DK Publishing.

Wong, J. S. (2002).
Apple pie 4th of July.
Illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine.
San Diego, CA: Harcourt.

Woods, B. (2002).
The red rose box.
New York: Putnam.

Yee, P. (2002).
Dead man’s god and other stories.
Illustrated by Harvey Chan.
Toronto, CA:
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2002 Notable Books for a Global Society
An, N. (2001).
A Step from Heaven.
Asheville, NC: Front Street.

Bunting, E. (2001).
Gleam and glow.
Illustrated by Peter Sylvada.
San Diego, CA: Harcourt.

Chen, D. (2001).
China’s son: Growing up in the Cultural Revolution.
New York: Delacorte Press.

Choi, Y. (2001).
The name jar.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Cooney, C. (2001).
The ransom of Mercy Carter.
New York: Delacorte Press.

Cooper, M. L. (2001).
Slave spirituals and the Jubilee Singers.
New York: Clarion Books.

Garland, S. (2001).
Children of the dragon: Selected tales from Vietnam.
Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman.
San Diego, CA: Harcourt.

Hesse, K. (2001).
New York: Scholastic.

Hoyt-Goldsmith, D. (2001).
Celebrating Ramadan.
Photographs by Lawrence Migdale.
New York: Holiday House.

Johnston, T. (2001).
Any small goodness: A novel of the barrio.
Illustrated by Raúl Colón.
New York: Blue Sky/Scholastic.

Johnston, T. (2001).
Uncle rain cloud.
Illustrated by.Fabricio VandenBroeck.
Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.

Lipp, F. (2001).
The caged birds of Phnom Penh.
Illustrated by Ronald Himler.
New York: Holiday House.

Littlesugar, A. (2001).
Freedom school, yes.
Illustrated by Floyd Cooper.
New York: Philomel.

Mckissack, P. C. (2001).
Goin’ someplace special.
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
New York City: Atheneum.

Mead, A. (2001).
Girl of Kosovo.
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux.

Mosher, R. (2001).
New York: Clarion Books.

Murphy, R. (2001).
Black angels.
New York: Delacorte Press.

Nelson, M. (2001).
Carver: A life in poems.
Asheville, NC: Front Street.

Park, L. S. (2001).
A single shard.
New York: Clarion Books.

Partridge, E. (2001).
Oranges on golden mountain.
Illustrated by Aki Sogabe.
New York: Dutton.

Rice, D. (2001).
Crazy loco.
New York: Dial.

Stock, C. (2001).
Gugu’s house.
Illustrated by the author.
New York: Clarion.

Taylor, M. (2001).
The land.
New York: Dial.

Tunnell, M. O. (2001).
Brothers in valor: A story of resistance.
New York: Holiday House.

Woodson, J. (2001).
The other side.
Illustrated by E. B. Lewis.
New York: Putnam.
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2001 Notable Books for a Global Society
Bagdasarian, A. (2000).
Forgotten fire.
New York: Dorling Kindersly.

Carmi, D. (2000).
Samir and Yonatan.
Translated by Yael Lotan.
New York: Scholastic.

Collier, B. (2000).
New York: Henry Holt.

Deedy, C. A. (2000).
The yellow star: The legend of King Christian X of Denmark.
Illustrated by Henri Sørensen.
Atlanta: Peachtree Publications.

Delacre, L. (2000).
Salsa stories.
New York: Scholastic Press.

Gold, A. L. (2000).
A special fate : Chiume Sugihara, hero of the Holocaust.
New York: Scholastic Books.

Govenar, A, (Ed.). (2000).
Osceola: Memories of a sharecropper’s daughter.
Illustrated by Shane W. Evans.
New York: Hyperion.

Herrera, J. F. (2000).
The upside down boy, El niño de cabeza.
llustrated by Elizabeth Gomez.
San Francisco: Children’s Book Press.

Herschler, M. B. (2000).
The darkest corner.
Asheville, North Carolina: Front Street.

Hill, K. (2000).
The year of Miss Agnes.
New York: Simon and Schuster.

Issacs, A. (2000).
Torn thread.
New York: Scholastic Press.

Joseph, L. (2000).
The color of my words.
New York: HarperCollins.

Kajikawa, K. (2000).
Yoshi’s feast.
Illustrated by Yumi Heo.
New York: DK.

Kurtz, J. (2000).
Faraway home.
Illustrated by E. B. Lewis.
New York: Harcourt Gulliver Books.

Levitin, S. (2000).
Dream Freedom.
San Diego, CA: Harcourt.

Madrigal, A. H. (2000).
Blanca’s feather.
Illustrated by Gerardo Suzán.
Flagstaff, AZ: Rising Moon.

Marrin, A. (2000).
Sitting Bull and his world.
New York: Dutton.

Osborne, M. P. (2000).
Adaline Falling Star.
New York: Scholastic.

Polacco, P. (2000).
The Butterfly.
New York: Philomel Books.

Pressler, M. (2000).
Anne Frank: A hidden life.
Translated by Anthea Bell.
New York: Dutton.

Rubin, S. G. (2000).
Fireflies in the dark: The story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the children of Terezin.
New York: Holiday House.

Ryan, P. M. (2000).
Esperanza rising.
New York: Scholastic Press.

Staples, S. F. (2000).
Shiva’s fire.
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux.

Whelan, G. (2000).
Homeless bird.
New York: HarperCollins.

Wong, Janet S. (2000).
The trip back home.
Illustrated by Bo Jia.
San Diego, CA: Harcourt.
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2000 Notable Books for a Global Society
Bell, W. (1999).
New York: Simon & Schuster.

Bridges, R. (1999).
Through my eyes.
New York: Scholastic.

Cooney, C. B. (1999).
Burning up.
New York: Delacorte.

Coy, J. (1999).
Strong to the hoop.
Illustrated by Leslie Jean-Bart.
New York: Lee & Low.

Curtis, C. P. (1999).
Bud, not Buddy.
New York: Delacorte Press.

Diakité, B. W. (1999).
The hatseller and the monkeys.
New York: Scholastic.

Echewa T. O. (1999).
The magic tree: A folktale from Nigeria
New York: Morrow.

English, K. (1999).
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Erdrich, L. (1999).
The birchbark house.
New York: Hyperion.

Hamanaka, S., & Ayano O. (1999).
In search of the spirit: The living national treasures of Japan.
Illustrated by Sheila Hamanaka.
Calligraphy by Ayano Ohmi.
New York: Morrow Junior Books.

Harrell, B. O. (1999).
Longwalker’s journey: A novel of the Choctaw Trail of Tears.
New York: Dial.

Holtwijk, I. (1999).
Asphalt angels.
Translation by Wanda Boeke.
Asheville, ND: Front Street.

Hopkinson, D. (1999).
A band of angels: A story inspired by the Jubilee Singers.
Illustrated by Raúl Colón.
New York: Atheneum.

Left Hand Bull, J., & Haldane, S. (1999).
Lakota hoop dancer.
Photographs by Suzanne Haldane.
New York: Dutton.

Look, L. (1999).
Love as strong as ginger.
Illustrated by S.T. Johnson.
New York: Atheneum.

Mcgill, A. (1999).
Molly Bannaky.
Illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Mclaren, C. (1999).
Dance for the land.
New York: Atheneum.

McMahon, P. (1999).
One Belfast boy.
Photographs by Alan O’Connor.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Myers, W. D. (1999).
At her majesty’s request: An African princess in Victorian England.
New York: Scholastic.

Naylor, P. R. (1999).
Walker’s Crossing.
New York: Atheneum.

Ray, M. L. (1999).
Basket moon.
Illustrated by Barbara Cooney.
Boston: Little, Brown.

Say, A. (1999).
Tea with milk.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Silverman, E. (1999).
Raisel’s riddle.
Illustrated by Susan Gaber.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Wells, R. (1999).
Streets of gold.
Illustrated by Dan Andreasen.
New York: Dial Books for Young Readers.

Woodruff, E. (1999).
The memory coat.
Illustrated by Michael Dooling.
New York: Scholastic.

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1999 Notable Books for a Global Society
Aliki. (1998).
Marianthe’s story one: Painted words/Marianthe’s story two: Spoken memories.
New York: Greenwillow.

Ayers, K. (1998).
North by night: The story of the underground railroad.
New York: Delacorte.

Bennett, J. W. (1998).
Blue star rapture.
New York: Simon & Schuster.

Bierman, C. with B. Hehner. (1998).
Journey to Ellis Island: How my father came to America.

Bunting, E. (1998).
So far from the sea.
Illustrated by Chris Soentpiet.
New York: Clarion.

Flake, S. G. (1998).
The skin I’m in.
New York: Jump at the Sun/Hyperion.

Fletcher, S. (1998).
Shadow spinner.
New York: Atheneum.

Gollub, M. (1998).
Cool melons—turn to frogs! The life and poems of Issa.
Illustrated by Kazuko G. Stone.
New York: Lee & Low.

Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane. (1998).
Lacrosse: The national game of the Iroquois.
Photographs by Lawrence Migdale.
New York: Holiday House.

Khan, R. (1998).
The roses in my carpets.
Illustrated by Ronald Himler.
New York: Stoddart Kids.

Kurtz, J. (1998).
The storyteller’s beads.
San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace.

Lewin, T. (1998).
The storytellers.
New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard. 1998.

Lobel, A. (1998)
No pretty pictures: A child of war.
New York: Greenwillow Books.

Luenn, N. (1998).
A Gift for Abuelita: Celebrating the Day of the Dead/Un regalo para Abuelita: En celebración del Día de los Muertos.
Illustrated by Robert Chapman.
Flagstaff, AZ: Rising Moon/Northland.

Morin, P. (1998).
Animal dreaming: An aboriginal dreamtime story.
San Diego, CA: Silver Whistle/Harcourt Brace.

Myers, W. D. (1998).
Amistad: A long road to freedom.
Illustrated by Paul Lee.
New York: Dutton, 1998.

Nye, N. S. (Selector). (1998).
The space between our footsteps: Poems and paintings from the Middle East.
New York: Simon & Schuster.

Park, F. & Park, G. (1998).
My freedom trip: A child’s escape from North Korea.
Illustrated by Debra Reid Jenkins.
Homesdale, PA: Boyds Mills.

Rinaldi, A. (1998).
Cast two shadows.
San Diego, CA: Gulliver/Harcourt Brace.

San Souci, R. D. (1998).
Fa Mulan: The story of a woman warrior.
Illustrated by Jean & Mou-Sien Tseng.
New York: Hyperion.

Swann, B. (1998).
Touching the distance: Native American riddle - poems.
Illustrated by Maria Rendon.
San Diego, CA: Harcourt. Waldman, N. Masada. New York: Morrow.

Woodson, J. (1998)
If You Come Softly.
New York: G.P. Putnam’s.

Wyeth, S. D. (1998).
Something beautiful.
Illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet.
New York: Doubleday.

Zemser, A. B. (1998).
Beyond the mango tree.
New York: Greenwillow.
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1998 Notable Books for a Global Society
Bentley, J. (1997).
“Dear friend”: Thomas Garrett & William Still, collaborators on the Underground Railroad.
New York: Cobblehill/Dutton.

Bial, R. (1997).
Mist over the mountains: Appalachia and its people.
Photo-illustrated by author.
New York: Houghton Mifflin.

Bruchac, J. (1997).
Lasting echoes: An oral history of Native American people.
Illustrated by Paul Morin.
San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace.

Buettner, D. (1997).
Africatrek: A journey by bicycle through Africa.
New York: Lerner.

Davol, M. W. (1997).
The paper dragon.
Illustrated by Robert Sabuda.
New York: Atheneum.

Demi. (1997).
One grain of rice: A mathematical folktale.
Illustrated by author.
New York: Scholastic.

Dolphin, L. (1997).
Our journey from Tibet: Based on a true story.
Photo-illustrated by Nancy Jo Johnson.
New York: Dutton.

Dorris, M. (1997).
The window.
New York: Hyperion.

Hamilton, V. (1997).
A ring of tricksters: Animal tales from America, The West Indies, and Africa.
Illustrated by Barry Moser.

New York: Blue Sky/Scholastic.

Hermence, B. (1997).
Slavery time: When I was chillum.
New York: Putnam.

Hest, A. (1997).
When Jessie came across the sea.
New York: Candlewick.

King, M. L., Jr. (1997).
I have a dream.
Illustrated by 15 Coretta Scott King Award and Honor Book artists.
New York: Scholastic.

Lee, M. (1997).
Nim and the war effort.
Illustrated by Yangsook Choi.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Mastoon, A. (1997).
The shared heart: Portraits and stories celebrating lesbian, gay and bisexual young people.
New York: Morrow.

McKissack, P. (1997).
Ma dear’s aprons.
New York: Atheneum.

Meyer, C. (1997).
Jubilee journey.
New York: Gulliver.

Myers, W. D. (1997).
Illustrated by Christopher Myers.
New York: Scholastic.

Mochizuki, K. (1997).
Passage to freedom: The Sugihara story.

Normandin, C. (Ed.). (1997).
Echoes of the elders: The stories and paintings of Chief Lelooska.
New York: DK Publishing.

Nye, N. S. (1997).
New York: Simon & Schuster.

Rappaport, D. (1997).
The flight of red bird: The life of Zitkala-Sa.
New York: Dial.

Schur, M. R. (1997).
Sacred shadows.
New York: Dial.

Spivak, D. (1997).
Grass sandals: The travels of Basho.
New York: Atheneum.

Wood, N. (Ed.). (1997).
The serpent’s tongue: Prose, poetry, and art of the New Mexico Pueblos.
New York: Dutton.

Young, E. (1997).
Voices of the Heart.
Illustrated by author.
New York: Scholastic.
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1997 Notable Books for a Global Society
Balgassi, H. (1996).
Peacebound trains.
Illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet.
New York: Clarion.

Bash, B. (1996).
In the heart of the village: The world of the Indian banyan tree.
San Francisco: Sierra Club.

Breckler, R. (1996).
Sweet dried apples: A Vietnamese wartime childhood.
Illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Bruchac, J. (1996).
Between earth and sky: Legends of Native American sacred places.

Illustrated by Thomas Locker.
New York: Harcourt Brace.

Freedman, R. (1996).
The life and death of Crazy Horse.
Illustrated by Amos Bad Heart Bull.
New York: Holiday House.

Garza, C. L. (1996).
In my family/En mi familia.
Illustrated by author.
San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.

Ho, M. (Compiler). (1996).
Children’s poems from the Tang Dynasty.
Translated by Minfong Ho. (1996).
Maples in the mist: Children’s poems from the Tang Dynasty.
Illustrated by Jean & Mou-sien Tseng.
New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.

Lewin, T. (1996).
Illustrated by author.
New York: Lothrop, Lee, & Shepard.

Martin, R. (Reteller). (1996).
Mysterious tales of Japan.
Illustrated by Tatsuro Kiuchi.
New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons.

Mora, P. (1996).
Confetti: Poems for children.
Illustrated by Enrique Sanchez.
New York: Lee & Low.

Onyefulu, I. (1996).
Ogbo: Sharing life in an African village.
Photo-illustrated by author.
New York: Gulliver.

Osofsky, A. (1996).
Free to dream—The making of a poet: Langston Hughes.
New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.

Pausewant, G. (1996).
The final journey.
Translated by Patricia Crampton.
New York: Viking/Penguin.

Rinaldi, A. (1996).
Hang a thousand trees with ribbons: The story of Phyllis Wheatley.
New York: Harcourt Brace.

Schroeder, A. (1996).
Minty: A story of young Harriet Tubman.
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
New York: Dial.

Schur, M. R. (1996).
When I left my village.
Illustrated by Brian Pinkney.
New York: Dial.

Sisulu, E. B. (1996).
The day Gogo went to vote: South Africa, April 1994.
Illustrated by Sharon Wilson.
New York: Little, Brown.

Smalls-Hector, I. (1996).
Irene Jennie and the Christmas masquerade: The Johnkankus.
Illustrated by Melodye Rosales.
New York: Little Brown.

Staples, S. F. (1996).
Dangerous skies.
New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
Reviewed by Vienna Volante.

Tamar, E. (1996).
The garden of happiness.
Illustrated by Barbara Lambase.
San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace.

Tunnell, M. O., & Chilcoat, G. W. (1996).
The children of Topaz: The story of a Japanese-American internment camp.
New York: Holiday House.

White, R. (1996).
Belle Prater’s boy.
New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

Wisniewski, D. (1996).
Photographs by Lee Salsbery.
New York: Clarion.

Wood, M., & Ingus, T. (1996).
Going back home: An artist returns to the South.
Illustrated by Michele Wood.
New York: Children’s Book Press.

Yep, L. (1996).
New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons.
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1996 Notable Books for a Global Society
Adler, D. (1995).
One yellow daffodil: A Hanukkah story.
Illustrated by Lloyd Bloom.
San Diego, CA: Gulliver Books/Harcourt Brace.

Ayer, E. H. (1995).
Parallel journeys.
New York: Atheneum.

Begay, S. (1995).
Navajo visions and voices across the mesa.
New York: Scholastic.

Bradby, M. (1995).
More than anything else.
Illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet.
New York: Orchard.

Chinn, K. (1995).
Sam and the lucky money.
Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright & Ying-Hwa Hu.

Cofer, J. O. (1995).
An island like you: Stories of the barrio.
NY: Orchard.

Curtis, C. P. (1995).
The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963.
New York: Delacorte.

Grifalconi, A. (1995).
Not home.
Boston, MA: Little Brown and Company.

Hamilton, V. (1995).
Her stories: African American folktales, fairy tales and true tales.
Illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon.

Hoffman, M. (1995).
Earth, fire, water, air.
Illustrated by Jane Ray. NY: Dutton.

Kindersley, B., & Kindersley, A. (1995).
Children just like me.
Photo-illustrated by authors.
NY: Dorling Kindersley.

Medearis, A. S. (1995).
Skin deep and other teenage reflections.
Illustrated by Michael Bryant.
New York: Macmillan.

Nye, N. S. (1995).
The tree is older than you are: A bilingual gathering of poems and stories from Mexico.
New York: Simon & Schuster.

Olaleye, I. (1995).
The distant talking drum.
Illustrated by Franc Lessac.
Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills.

Rappaport, D. (1995).
The new king.
Illustrated by E. B. Lewis.
New York: Dial.

Ritter, L. S. (1995).
Leagues apart: The men and times of the Negro baseball leagues.
Illustrated by Richard Merkin.
New York: Morrow.

Sandler, M. W. (1995).
New York: HarperCollins.

Shea, P. D. (1995).
The whispering cloth: A refugee story.
Illustrated by Anita Riggio & You Yang.
Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills.

Smith, R. (1995).
Thunder cave.
New York: Hyperion.

Taylor, M. D. (1995).
The well: David’s story.
New York: Dial.

Taylor, T. (1995).
The bomb.
New York: Harcourt Brace.

Temple, F. (1995).
Tonight by sea.
New York: Orchard.

Williams-Garcia, R. (1995).
Life sisters on the homefront.
New York: Lodestar/Dutton.

Woodson, J. (1995).
From the notebooks of melanin sun.
New York: Scholastic.