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This month's book selection:

March 2012: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Sometime before the end of the month, please try to read this book and post a review of it either here, or on your personal blog/LJ/DW/other website and link to it here in the comments.

[ profile] lorenta, do you want to pick next month's theme and book selection? I think you're the only active member that hasn't gone yet...
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These are the books I've selected for March, I've gathered up books that have characters from different cultures/characters from different ethnicites. Please comment on the book you would most like to read for March.

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt - Focuses on the life of Frank McCourt, an Irish Catholic, and his family.

Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan - This book features a young girl named Naomi who runs away to Mexico.

The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen - This book focuses on a Jewish girl named Hannah and includes World War II and the horrors of the concentration camps.

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan - This book focuses on a young Mexican girl named Esperanza and her mother. The background is the eve of the Great Depression.

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan - This book focuses on four Chinese women and the stories of their pasts.

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry - This book focuses on a Jewish girl named Annemarie and is set during World War II.

A Thousand Never Evers by Shana Burg - This book focuses on a young girl named Addie and takes place in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement. 

Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Beals - This is written by Melba Beals, one of the students chosen to integrate the Little Rock, Arkansas high school in 1957.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin - This book focuses on Minli and her quest to find the Old Man of the Moon.


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