Magazine article Multicultural Education

Multicultural Book Awards for 2000 from Skipping Stones

Magazine article Multicultural Education

Multicultural Book Awards for 2000 from Skipping Stones

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Skipping Stones Magazine has announced the winners of its Seventh Annual Awards for great reading in several categories. The honorees in the Multicultural and International Books category are:

Geography of Hope: Black Exodus from the South after Reconstruction, by Jim Haskins. Lured by the promise of freedom and land for establishing homesteads, many African Americans left the former Confederate States in the 1870s and headed west. This book draws on the rich rescources of the period to establish the atmosphere and immediacy oftheir experiences. Middle grades and up. 1999. $29.90. Millbrook Press.

Honoring Our Ancestors: Stories and Pictures by Fourteen Artists, edited by Harriet Rohmer. This remarkable book brings together outstanding artists from various cultural backgrounds to honor the ancestors who most touched their lives. A playful tribute to the influential and loving people who came before us. All ages. 1999. $15.95. Children's Book Press.

In Search of the Spirit: The Living National Treasures of Japan, by Sheila Hamanaka and Ayano Ohmi. Since World War II, the Japanese government has recognized over 100 men and women who have devoted their lives to traditional Japanese crafts and performing arts. We visit six of these extraordinary artists to learn about their art forms. Ages 9 and up.1999. $16.00. Morrow Junior Books.

It Doesn't Have To Be This Way:A Barrio Story, by Luis Rodriguez, illustrated by Daniel Galvez. A powerful tale of a young boy's encounter with gangs. …

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