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The 2004 Skipping Stones Honor Awards
Educational, Entertaining & Exceptional Books
and Teaching Resources!

Contact: Arun Toke, editor; e-mail: ; tel. (541) 342-4956

Are you searching for authentic, multicultural books? Do you enjoy exploring the natural world through a good book?

The 2004 Skipping Stones Honor Award Winners cultivate an awareness of our multicultural and natural world without perpetuating stereotypes and biases. They encourage positive role models, promote cooperation, nonviolence, and appreciation of nature. These books and the educational video also offer a great variety of learning experiences for students and teachers, children and parents.

Our thanks to over 20 reviewers-teachers, students, parents, librarians, interns and board members-who helped with the selection process.

A beautifully illustrated, 2-color poster (11" x 17") with vital info about each of these books is available for a SASE from Skipping Stones magazine.

1. Multicultural and International Books
Focusing on ethnic diversity and intercultural or global relationships, these books build bridges of communication, understanding, social justice and peace.

Alice Yazzie's Year
by Ramona Maher, illustrated by Shonto Begay.
Elem. Grades. $15.95.
Tricycle Press,

Chachaji's Cup
by Uma Krishnaswami, illustrated by Soumya Sitaraman.
Elem. Grades. $16.95.
Children's Book Press,

The Treasure on Gold Street/ El Tesoro en la Calle Oro: A Neighborhood Story in English and Spanish
by Lee Merrill Byrd, illustrated by Antonio Castro L.
Elem. grades. $16.95.
Cinco Puntos Press,

Squizzy the Black Squirrel: A Fabulous Fable of Friendship
by Chuck Stone, illustrated by Jeannie Jackson.
Elem. grades. $16.95.
Open Hand Publishing,

by Julius Lester, illustrated by John Clapp. Elem. Grades. $17.
Harcourt Books,

The Hermit and the Well
by Thich Nhat Hanh, illustrated by Vo-Dinh Mai.
Elem. Grades. $15.
Plum Blossom Books (Parallax Press),

A Cafecito Story / El Cuento del Cafecito
by Julia Alvarez, woodcuts by Belkis Ramírez.
Middle School and up. $10.
Chelsea Green Publishing,

In America's Shadow
by Kimberly Komatsu and Kaleigh Komatsu.
Middle Grades and up. $35.
Thomas George Books,

The Afterlife
by Gary Soto. Middle Grades. $16.
Harcourt Book,

Tangled Threads: A Hmong Girl's Story
by Pegi Deitz Shea. Middle Grades. $15.
Clarion Books,

When My Name Was Keoko: A Novel of Korea in World War II
by Linda Sue Park.
Middle-High School. $16.
Clarion Books,

Raising Ourselves: A Gwich'in Coming of Age Story from the Yukon River
by Velma Wallis.
High School and adults. $19.95.
Epicenter Press,

2. Ecology and Nature Books
Promoting an understanding of natural systems, specific species or habitats, human, plant and animal relationships, resource conservation, environmental protection and restoration efforts, community projects and sustainable living.

Okomi and the Tickling Game
by Helen and Clive Dorman, illustrated by Tony Hutchings.
Ages 2-6. $4.95.
Dawn Publications in association with the Jane Goodall Institute,

How Groundhog's Garden Grew
by Lynne Cherry.
Ages 4-8. $15.95.
The Blue Sky Press.

The Polar Bears Are Hungry
by Carol Carrick, illustrated by Paul Carrick.
Elem. Grades. $14.
Clarion Books,

The Deliverance of Dancing Bears
by Elizabeth Stanley. Elem. Grades. $15.95.
Cygnet Books and Kane/Miller Book Publishers,

Cool Woods: A Trip Around the World's Boreal Forest
by Jane Drake and Ann Love, art by Andrew Kiss.
Elem. and Middle Grades. $19.95.
Tundra Books,

River of Words: Images and Poetry in Praise of Water
edited by Pamela Michael.
Elem. Grades and up. $12.95.
Heyday Books,

3. Teaching Resources and Educational Videos and DVDs
Educators will find these resources extremely helpful in their work with students to develop multicultural and nature awareness.

The Raccoon Next Door: Getting Along with Urban Wildlife
by Gary Bogue, illustrated by Chuck Todd.
Middle Grades Teaching Resource. $16.95.
Heyday Books,

So They May Speak ... (30-min. video with a resource guide)
produced by Ideas in Motion and California Tomorrow.
For Adults and Educators. $49.95-$89.95.



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