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CollectionsBaby/Toddler (61), Picture Books (435), Folk & Fairy Tales (19), Early Readers (60), Chapter Books (85), Middle Grade (225), Teen/YA (147), Graphic Novels (8), Fantasy & Science Fiction (52), Historical Fiction (4), Nonfiction (67), Poetry (34), Holiday (3), Leaders of Color (15), Multicultural Resource Books (13), Talking about Race with Kids (2), Activity, Game, Sticker Books (1), 2010 Titles (13), Non-U.S. Titles (5), All collections (1,041)

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About my libraryA WORLD FULL OF COLOR database.

This library was developed to serve as a collection of books celebrating racial and ethnic diversity where race is NOT the primary driving force behind the story.

With the exception of a few resource books, all titles in this collection are in print and available from independent bookstores and from publishers.

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Homepagehttp://www.flyingpigbooks.com

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Real nameElizabeth Bluemle

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Member sinceSep 6, 2009

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ChironBooks preteen fantasy, The Taker and the Keeper by Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin, features a Mexican-American character without anything special being made of it. See Charlotte's Library http://charlotteslibrary.blogspot.com/2010/01/kids-of-color-in-middle-grade-scie...

We've recently learned that The Taker and the Keeper has been selected for a Gwinnett County Schools (big Atlanta suburb) summer reading list. Rising 8th Graders are asked to read a least one book from the list of fourteen. All books on the Gwinnett list except The Taker and the Keeper are from major houses. (I'll email you a copy of the list if you'd like.)

We hope you'll add The Taker and the Keeper to your list. Of course, I'll be glad to have a copy sent to you if you wish.
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