Collection: Race/Culture Concepts

Concept: Examining Difference and Commonalities

Here is a selection of books from our collection in the Concept category. Books in the Concept category are books that explore and compare specific aspects of human difference, inviting children to consider new perspectives related to racial, ethnic, or cultural identity. These titles are only a sample of what you can find in our full collection. To see more, use the filtered search on the left-hand bar: go to “Book-Category” and click “Concept.”






Let's play!

2013

by Shirin Adl, Debjani Chatterjee and Brian G. D'Arcy

Collects thirty-seven poems celebrating such sports and games as football, baseball, judo, table tennis, netball, cycling, chess, and scrabble

Race/Culture Concepts




Going to Mecca

2012

by Na'íma bint Robert and Valentina Cavallini

We are led on the journey of a lifetime to the city of Mecca--the pilgrimage known to Muslims as the Hajj. The pilgrims walk with heads bare and feet in sandals; they call to Allah; they kiss or point to the Black Stone, as the Prophet did. Arriving at Mecca, they surge round the Ka'aba, shave their heads and travel to Mount Arafat. Finally, though their bodies are tired and aching, their spirits are uplifted, knowing that with thousands of others they have performed the sacred pilgrimage. This is a window on to a sacred journey for Muslims the world over --beautifully described and illustrated for younger children

Beautiful Life Race/Culture Concepts







Sharing our homeland

2010

by Trish Marx and Cindy Karp

"Photo-essay focusing on two Israeli children, one Jewish and one Palestinian, who, in spite of their differences and the longstanding conflicts in the region, learn to play, work, and share ideas together at Summer Peace Camp, a day camp located in Israel. Includes glossary, map, and resources for readers"--Provided by publisher

Cross Group Informational Race/Culture Concepts