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My "target" question was;
I  was shelving books and stopped to look at the blurb  about  Sky so close
by Betool Khedairi  and it got me to thinking about some other titles
involving a clash of cultures. I would like to do a book display of similar
titles. So I am looking for similar titles. I >don't want "multi-cultural"
so much as examples where the main characters are in a clash of cultures.

 If you have any ideas (secondary level) I will gladly post a hit.

Here are the responses ( now if I just have enough of these titles to make a
good display)

One comes to my mind right away: Kira Kira
The newest Printz award winner would be a great example!  Gene Yang's,
American Chinese.

Ask Me No Questions - Told from the perspective of two high scool  girls
whose illegal immigrant parents from Bangladesh are arrested and   detained
after the Sept.11 attacks.

Children of the River - a Cambodian refugee girl struggles to  integrate
into her American high school while the genocide in Cambodia continues.

How about House of Sand and Fog?  It's an adult book, but a great one for
this topic.

I'm not familiar with the book you mentioned, however I believe "Blood Red
Horse" by K. M. Grant would work for you.  One main character is a boy
joining the Crusades and traveling to the Middle East.  Another main
character is a Muslim boy fighting to protect his homeland.

Have you seen the movie Freedom Writers yet?  That shows the clashes that
take place in the streets as well as the  c lassroom.   Here are a few
titles from our collection:
Danger Zone by David Klass
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Houston
Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Naughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
Children of the River by Linda Crew
Eyes of the Emperor by Graham Salisbury
Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang
Under the Blood Red Sun by Graham Salisbury
Romiette and Julio by Sharon Draper
Ties That Bind, Ties That Break by Lensy Manioka
Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac

Deborah Stafford
Gen. H.H. Arnold High School
Wiesbaden, Germany

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