Cultural Community Story Box Book List


María V. Acevedo and Kathy Short, 2012.

List of books for the Cultural Community Story Boxes

East Africa

Mama Elizabeti. Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie. Ill. Christy Hale. Set in Tanzania. 2004

New Shoes for Helen. Onyefulu, Ifeoma. Set in Ethiopia. 2011

Omer’s Favourite Place. Onyefulu, Ifeoma. Set in Ethiopia. 2011

Only the Mountains Do not Move. Reynolds, Jan. Set between Kenya and Tanzania, Maasai culture. 2011

The Lion and The Mouse. Pinkney, Jerry. Set in the African Serengeti of Tanzania and Kenya. 2009

For You Are a Kenyan Child. Cunnane, Kelly. Ill. Ana Juan. Set in a Kenyan village. 2006

Lala Salama. Maclachlan, Patricia. Ill. Elizabeth Zunon. Set in Tanzania. 2011

Rain School. Rumford, James. Set in Chad. 2010


Roxaboxen. McLerran, Alice. Ill. Barbara Cooney. Set in Yuma, Arizona. 2004

Clementina’s Cactus. Keats, Ezra Jack. Set in the Southwest. 1999

This House is Made of Mud. Buchanan, Ken. Ill. Libba Tracy. Set in the Sonoran desert. 2004

My Colors, My World/Mis colores, mi mundo. Gonzalez, Maya C. Set in the Mojave desert. 2007

Dig Wait Listen: A Desert Toad’s Tale. Sayre, April Pulley. Ill. Barbara Bash. Set in the desert regions of Arizona, Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, California and New Mexico. 2001

The Seed and the Giant Saguaro. Ward, Jennifer. Ill. Mike Rangner. Set in the Sonoran desert. 2003

A Cowgirl and her Horse. Adams, Jean Ekman. Set in the Southest. 2011

Art and Max, Weisner, David. Set in Southwest. 2010


While We Were Out. Lee, Ho Baek. 2003

Minji’s Salon. Choung, Eun-hee. 2008

Waiting for Mama. Lee, Tae-Jun. Ill. Dong-Seong Kim. 2007

Something for School. Lee, Hyun Young. 2008

Wave. Lee, Suzy. 2008

My Cat Copies Me. Kwon, Yoon-duck. 2005

Bee-bim-Bop! Park, Linda Sue. Ill Ho Baedk Lee. 2005

Sori’s Harvest Moon Day: A Story of Korea. Lee, Uk-Bae. 1999

K is for Korea. Cheung, Hyechong & Das, Prodeepta . 2011.


What Are You Doing? Amado, Elisa. Ill. Manuel Monroy. 2011

Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book. Morales, Yuyi. 2003

Playing Loteria/El juego de la Lotería. Laínez, René Colato. 2005. (Set in Guanajuato)

What Can You Do with a Rebozo? Tafolla, Carmen. 2008

The Tortilla Factory. Paulsen, Gary. Ill. Ruth Wright Paulsen. 1995

My Abuelita. Johnston, Tony. Ill. Yuyi Morales. 2009

Uno, dos, tres: One, Two, Three. Mora, Pat. Ill. Barbara Lavalee. 2000 (Aztec inspired illustrations)

M is for Mexico. Cordero, Flor de María. 2008


Let’s Eat!/¡A comer! Mora, Pat. Ill. Maribel Suárez. Rayo, Harper Collins, 2008

I’m Just Like My Mom/I’m Just Like My Dad: Me parezco tanto a mi mamá/ Me parezco tanto a mi papá. Ramos, Jorge. Ill. Akemi Guttiérez. Rayo, 2008

What Can you Do with a paleta? Tafolla, Carmen. Ill. Magaly Morales. Tricycle, 2009

My Nana’s Remedies/Los remedios de mi nana. Rivera-Ashford, Roni Capin. Ill. Edna San Miguel. ASDM, 2002

My Tata’s Guitar/ La guitarra de mi tata. Brammer, Ethriam Cash. Ill. Daniel Lechón. Piñata, 2002

We Are Cousins/Somos primos. Gonzales Bertrand, Diane. Ill. Christina E. Rodriguez. Piñata, 2007

The Party for Papa Luis/ La fiesta para Papá Luis. Gonzales Bertrand, Diane. Ill. Alejandro Galindo. Piñata, 2010

¡Fiesta! Guy, G. F. Ill. Rene King Moreno. Greenwillow, 2007

West Africa

The Hatseller and the Monkeys. Diakité, Baba Wagué. Set in Mali. 1999

Grandma Comes to Stay. Onyefulu, Ifeoma. Set in Green, Ghana. 2009

Deron Goes to Nursery School. Onyefulu, Ifeoma. Set in Green, Ghana. 2009

Oh, No, Toto!. Tchana, Katrin Hyman & Pami, Luoise Tchana. Ill. Colin Bootman. Set in Cameroon. 1997

Welcome Dede! An African Naming Ceremony. Onyefulu, Ifeoma. Set in Ghana. 2003

Anna Hibiscus’ Song. Atinuke. Ill. Lauren Tobia. Set in contemporary Africa, maybe Nigeria. 2011

Pretty Salma: A Little Red Riding Hood Story from Africa. Daly, Niki. Set in Ghana. 2006

Where Are Going On a Lion Hunt. Axtell, David. Set in the African savanna. 2007

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