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Notable Books for a Global Society - 2007 List
(Outstanding K-12 Multicultural Literature)


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Historical Fiction

Boyne, J.  (2006). The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. New York:  David Fickling.

Draper, S. (2006).  Copper Sun. New York:  Atheneum

Holm, J. L.  (2006). Penny From Heaven. New York:  Random House.

Lee-Tai, A. (2006). A Place where Sunflowers GrowIllustrated by Felicia Hoshino.

 San Francisco, CA:  Children's Book Press. (pb)

McCutcheon, J. (2006).  Christmas in the Trenches. Illustrated by Henri Sorensen.

Atlanta, GA: Peachtree. (pb)

Raven, M. T. (2006). Night Boat to Freedom. Illustrated by E. B. Lewis. New York: 

 Melanie Kroupa. (pb)

Tingle, T. (2006). Crossing Bok Chitto:  A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom.

            Illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridges. El Paso, TX:  Cinco Puntos Press.  (pb)

Winthrop, E.  (2006). Counting on Grace. New York:  Wendy Lamb.

Weatherford, C. (2006). Dear Mr. Rosenwald. Illustrated by Gregory R. Christie. New

York: Scholastic. (pb)

Weatherford, C. B. (2006). Moses:  When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to

            Freedom.  Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. New York:  Jump at the Sun. (pb)

Zusak, M. (2006).  The Book Thief. New York:  Alfred A. Knopf.



Freedman, R. (2006). Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

            New York: Holiday House.

Goldman, S. R. with Ela Weissberger. (2006).  Cat with the Yellow Star: Coming of Age

            in Terezin. New York: Holiday House.

Hopkinson, D. (2006). Up Before Daybreak:  Cotton and People in America.  New

            York: Scholastic.

Shoveller, H(2006). Ryan and Jimmy and the Well in Africa That Brought Them

 Together. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press.  (pb)

Zalben, J. B. (2006). Paths to Peace. New York: Dutton. (pb) 



Greenfield, E.  (2006). When the Horses Ride By. Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist.

New York: Lee & Low (pb)

Myers, W. D.  (2006). Jazz. Illustrated by Christopher Myers.  New York:  Holiday

            House. (pb)


Realistic Fiction


Diakite, P.  (2006). I Lost My Tooth in Africa. Illustrated by Bab Wague Diakite. New

York: Scholastic.(pb)

Hobb, W. (2006). Crossing the Wire. New York:  HarperCollins.

Kessler, C.  (2006). Best Beekeeper of Lalibela:  A Tale from Africa. Illustrated by

 Leonard Jenkins. New York: Holiday House. (pb)

Kroll, V.  (2006). Selvakumar Knew Better.  Illustrated by Xiaojun.  Fremont, CA:

            Shen's. (pb)

McCormick, P.  (2006). Sold. New York: Hyperion.   


Traditional Literature

Campoy, F. I., & Ada, A. F. (2006). Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale

            Collection.  Illustrated by Felipe Davalos, Viva Escriva, Susan Guevara, Leyla

            Torres. New York:  Atheneum.  

McKissack, P.  (2006). Porch Lies:  Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily

            Characters. Illustrated by Andre Carrilho. New York:  Schwartz & Wade.


Pb denotes picture book


2007 Notable Books for a Global Society Committee

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 Thompson, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Barbara Ward, Washington State University, Tri-Cities, Richland, WA
Sue Chase Corbin, Immediate Past Chair, Shaker Heights Middle School, OH



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Date modified:May 17, 2007