The references that are annotated in this article are applicable to the learning of literature in various cultural settings. These books contain diverse literature information that can be resourceful to the young learners at the primary and college level.
Aardema, V. (1975). Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears. Leo and Diane Dillon. New York, New York.
The tale of West Africa is retold in this book following the mosquito story telling style. First the mosquito goes to the "eguina", and unwilling to hear has twigs stuck in his ears. Then it continues in the whole jungle. Although the authorship of this book dates back in 1975, it is probably a book created for the children.
Alarcon, Francisco X. (2001). Iguanas in the snow and other winter poems. Ill. Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press.
This article contains poems collection about the Northern California wintertime. The tradition and harvest are many of the themes that are contained in many of the poems. The happiness and boldness are illustrated together with conveying the poetry message. In each of the poems, the Chinese and English languages are used.
Alrawi, K. (2000). The girl who lost her smile. Stefan Czernecki. Alrawi, Karim: Tradewind Books.
In this folktale of India, the reader is told about a girl with a smile that is capable of bringing out the moon and the sun. One morning the sun fails to come out simply because the girl fails to smile. The village gets out and the girl's mural is painted with hopes of making her to eventually smile. And finally, as she resumes her smile, the sly is filled with the beauty of the sun.
Altman, Linda Jacobs (1993). Amelia's road. Enrique O. Sanchez. New York, NY: Lee & Low Books Inc.
This is a story of the family that moves in pursuit for the jobs of harvest. This is a migrant workers family and Amelia; the daughter, has hopes that this moving around will stop. The children of the families that migrate for work are the people that the author identifies with.
Alvarez, Julia (2005). A gift of gracias. Beatriz Vidal. New York, NY: Random House, Inc.
This article is about Maria who lives with the parents in the Dominican Republic. One night Maria has a dream of planting the seeds of an orange and beneath the new tree, there is emergence of Nuestra Senora. The next day she informs the family about the dream and a few months shortly, the trees are filled with oranges. This book provides a supplement to the study unit on the republic of Dominican.
Czech, Jan M. (2002). The coffee can kid. Maurie J. Manning. Washington, D.C.: Child Welfare League of America.
Annie (featured in this literature) loves hearing her father as he tells her about the coffee kid story. This is the story of a little girl with a mother that was unable to take care of her, resulting to her going to America. The picture of a baby is inside the coffee can and the baby is Annie and she has passion of often hearing how she came to the parents. Adoption is the topic that this book addresses together with family diversity and culture.
Fifield, Lisa (2002). Bears make rock soup and other stories. Lise Erdrich. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press.
This book contains a collection of Native American stories and sacred anomaly. The stories touch on the animals and Native Americans with an inclusion of the deer, beer, moose, and eagles. The illustrator and the author are all from the decent of German and native America.
Fiuerdedo, D.H. (2003). The road to Santiago. Pablo Torrecilla. New York, NY: Lee and Low Books, Inc..
This book trails the family of Cuba in 1958 from Havana to Santiago despite the fact that the trains had been stopped by the rebels. The author bases the story on his experiences in the child age. The Spanish phrases and words are included in the story together with the Cuban traditions of Christmas description.
Greenfield, Eloise (1997). For the love of the game: Michael Jordan and me. Jan Spivey Gilchrist. New York: Harper Collins.
This book gives the story of determinations and dreams of Michael Jordan in poetry form. The articles main characters are inclusive of little girl and boy through the use of the icons determination to have faith in themselves and ensure that they pursue their dreams. The story topics are inclusive of biography of a famous athlete who is Africa America, inspiration, perseverance and following the dream in the person's heart.
Gaughan, J. (2001). Reinventing English: Teaching in the Contact Zone. Heinemann Boynton/Cook Publishers.
The author in this article tries to justify that although it is not possible to be another person, it is possible to imagine how it feels being like them. The author uses literature to spark the imagination of the reader through respectful and imaginative representation through which coexistence with one another is possible. The author brings out the perception that there are various unique opportunities in the teachers through which the horizons can be expanded to the students through the use of literature. This book is aimed at providing various ideas of lesson and activities through which the teachers are able to develop the cultural awareness of their middle level students.
Golenbock, P. (1990). Teammates. Paul Bacon. Orlando, Florida: Voyager Books.
A lot of background information is given by the reader in the book on racial prejudice. In the racial discrimination midst, the loyalty shown by Pee Wee (featured in the article) is that of putting his hand around his teammate. Jackie (the teammate) is accepted as one of the teammate by the fans and the rest of the team after seeing this.
Gordon, Ginger (1993). My two worlds. Photographs: Martha Cooper. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Company.
This book, which is not fictional, is of a girl living in New York, although she travels for Christmas to Dominican Republic. She is able to meet his grandparents and other relatives together with experiencing these people's traditions and culture. In this book, the differences between two worlds are revealed through photographs and words.