multicultural reads

A friend just asked for a list of multicultural reads for 6th graders, and since reading multicultural books is so important I thought I would share it here.

Multicultural Reads for 6th Graders:

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963, Christopher Paul Curtis
Esperanza Rising, Pam Munoz Ryan
Brown Girl Dreaming, J. Woodson (LOVED this book)
One Crazy Summer, Williams-Garcia
Inside Out and Back Again, Lai
The Cay, T. Taylor
Ties That Bind, Ties That Break, Lensey Namioka
Witch of Blackbird Pond, Speare
Chains (Book #1, The Seeds of America Trilogy), Anderson
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Birchbark House, Erdich
Starry River of the Sky, Lin
Threads, Polonsky
Dancing, Alma Flor Ada
Tiger Boy, Perkins
Ninth Ward, Rhodes
Star in the Forest (story about illegal immigrants--timely), Resau
Boys Without Names, Sheth
How I Became a Ghost, Tingle

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