Picture Books By Topic: traditions

Family Pictures/Cuadros de Familia

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By: Carmen Lomas Garza
Description: Non-fiction. Folk paintings and brief narratives recall the artist’s growing up in a large Hispanic family in Texas. Diversity/Multicultural – Hispanic (American), bilingual – Spanish/English, families, everyday activities, memoir
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Full, Full, Full of Love

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By: Trish Cooke
Illustrated by: Paul Howard
Description: Sunday Dinner at Grandma's house. Multi-cultural (Af. Am.) out of print
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Grandpa’s Soup

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By: Eiko Kadono
Illustrated by: Satomi Ichikawa
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Description: After the death of his wife, an old man gradually realizes that making the soup she used to cook and sharing it with friends eases his loneliness. His resilience and generosity are inspiring.
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Hand over Hand

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By: Alma Fullerton
Illustrated by: Renne Benoit
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Description: But Nina is determined that her grandfather, her lolo, will take her fishing with him on his old banca boat despite the fact its not girls’ work. If her lolo will show her how to jig the lines, to set the hook, and to pull in a fish, hand over hand, she can prove to everyone in their Filipino fishing village that she deserves her turn in the boat, girl or no!
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Jingle Dancer

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By: Cynthia Leitich Smith
Illustrated by: Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu
Description: Contemporary Native American family, inter-generational sharing of traditions Young girl represents four loving, older family members in the traditional Jingle Dance.
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Morning with Grandpa

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By: Sylvia Lui
Illustrated by: Christina Forshay
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Description: Mei Mei’s grandpa is practicing tai chi in the garden, and Mei Mei is eager to join in. As Gong Gong tries to teach her the slow, graceful movements, Mei Mei enthusiastically does them with her own flair. Then Mei Mei takes a turn, trying to teach Gong Gong the yoga she learned in school. Will Gong Gong be able to master the stretchy, bendy poses? Celebrates the joy of learning new things together. (from publisher)
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Mrs. Katz and Tush

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By: Patricia Polacco
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Description: Friends & friendship, community, caring for others, cats & kittens, multi-cultural (African-Am. & Jewish). A lifelong and caring friendship between young Larnel and his neighbor Mrs. Katz. Many books by Patricia Polacco feature Positive Aging and intergenerational relationships–such as Chicken Sunday and The Bee Tree.
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Nonna’s Birthday Surprise

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By: Lidia Bastianich
Illustrated by: Renee Graef
Description: Nonna Lidia helps her grandchildren prepare a birthday dinner for their great-grandmother Nonna Mima. She tells them about her childhood home with the animals, fruits and vegetables.
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Nonna Tell Me a Story: Lidia’s Egg-citing Farm Adventure

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By: Lidia Bastianich
Illustrated by: Renee Graef
Description: Nonna Lidia has her grandkids for a sleepover and she shares stories of her childhood on the farm with her own grandparents, the children's great-grandparents. The kids feed chickens, collect eggs and learn about an organic farm. Recipes included.
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She Sang Promise: the Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader

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By: Jan Godown Annino
Illustrated by: Lisa Desimini
Description: Bio celebrating Betty Mae Jumper, who in 1967 became the 1st woman elected a Seminole Tribal leader. Shares her later life and Seminole life and customs.
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