This list of books has been created to help members identify books that might be of interest to them. There is a list of books for adults as well as books to help children living abroad or books specifically for children.  There are stories about living in other countries, cultural advice and guides to living in the countries in which FAWCO has member clubs.  City specific guides have not been included but can be added at the club's request. Women_reading

Please note that FAWCO does not recommend any of the following books.

For Adults:

40 Ways to Raise a Nonracist Child by Barbara Mathias and Mary Ann French (1996) ISBN:0062733222


Becoming American: Personal Essays By First Generation Immigrant Women by Meri Nana-Ama Danquah (2001) Hyperion Books (May be out of print)
Beyond Borders: Portraits of American Women from around the World by My-Linh Kunst (2008) ISBN: 9783000239908 Hoddler Arnold Teach Yourself Pub.
Birds Without Wings by Louis De Bernieres (2005) ISBN: 1400079322

Harper Perennial

Desert Flower: The Extraordinary … by Waris Dirie
Fire, Snow and Honey: Voices from Kurdistan by Gina Lennox and Danielle Mitterrand (2001)

University of Washington Press

Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas (2004) ISBN: 0812968379

Random House

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (2009) ISBN: 9780307267146
In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story by Ghada Karmi (2009) ISBN: 1859846947

Verso Books

Laughing Without an Accent: Adventures of an Iranian American, at Home and Abroad by Firoozeh Dumas (2008) ISBN: 9780345499561
Married to Another Man: Israel's Dilemma in Palestine by Ghada Karmi (2007) ISBN: 13-9780745320656
Not Even My Name: A True Story by Thea Halo (2001) ISBN: 0312277016

St. Martin Press

One World, Many Cultures by Stuart Hirschberg

Addison Wesley Pub.

Parenting for Peace and Justice: Ten Years Later by James McGinnis & Kathleen McGinnis (1990) Orbis Books USA (May be out of print)
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi (2008) ISBN: 9780812979305

Fourth Estate

Restless Waves by A. Ishigaki

Feminist Press

Teaching Tolerance by Sara Bullard  (1996) ISBN:03854726X
The Jew Store by Stella Suberman (2001) ISBN: 1565123301

Algonquin Books

The Last Algonquin by Theodore L. Kazimiroff (1997) Library binding (2008) ISBN: 0802775179

Rebound by Sagebrush

The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra & John Cullen (2005) ISBN: 1400033764

Double Day

Things I've Been Silent About: Memories by Azar Nafisi (2008) ISBN: 9781400063611
Women Pray: Voices Through the Ages, from Many Faiths, Cultures, and Traditions by Monica Furlong (2004) ISBN:189336125X

Skylight Paths Pub.

Come As You Aren't!: Feeling at Home with Multicultural Celebrations by Norine Dresser (2006) ISBN: 1590770935

M. Evans

Communicating through a Global Lens by Yael S. Zofi, Susan Victor, and Saro Varjabedian (2007) ISBN: 9781604613001

Applied Innovative Management

Cross Cultural Dialogues: 74 Brief Encounters with Cultural Difference by Craig Storti  (1994) ISBN: 9781877864285

Intercultural Press, Inc,

Nicolas Brealey Publishing

Cultural Intelligence: A Guide to Working with People from Other Cultures by Brooks Peterson  (2004) ISBN: 1931930007

Intercultural Press, Inc,

Nicolas Brealey Publishing

Essential Do's and Taboos: The Complete Guide to International Business and Leisure Travel by Roger E. Axtell (2007) ISBN: 978 0471740506

John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd.

Several other older ‘Do’s and Taboo’ books by Roger E Axtell
Exploring Culture: Exercises, Stories, and Synthetic Cultures by Gert Jan Hofstede & Paul B. Pedersen (2002) ISBN: 18778649000

Intercultural Press, Inc,

Nicolas Brealey Publishing

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands (Doing Business in more than 60 countries) by Terri Morrison and Wayne A. Conaway (2006)

Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands, Asia (Doing Business in 12 Asian countries) by Terri Morrison and Wayne A. Conaway (2006)

Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands, Europe (Doing Business in 25 European countries) by Terri Morrison and Wayne A. Conaway (2007)

Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands, Latin America (Doing Business in 18 Latin American countries) by Terri Morrison and Wayne A. Conaway (2006)

ISBN: 1593373686

ISBN: 10159869216X

Adam Media, an F & W Publications Com.

Adam Media, an F & W Publications Com.



Multicultural Manners: New Rules of Etiquette for the 21st Century by Norine Dresser (2005) ISBN: 0471684287 John Wiley & Sons, Inc
When Cultures Collide: Leading Across Cultures by Richard D. Lewis (2006) ISBN: 978 19004838029

Nicolas Brealey Publishing

For Children: Girl_reading

We’re Different, We’re the Same by  Bobbi Kates & Joe Mathieu Sesame Street (1992) ISBN: 0679832270 Random House
The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler & David Lee Csicsko (2005) ISBN: 0975958003 Chicago  Children's Museum
World Geography and Cultures, Student Edition (2007) McGraw-Hill
Hands Around the World: 365 Creative Ways to Encourage Cultural Awareness and Global Respect by Susan Milord (1992) ISBN: 0913589659
Rainbow World: Poems from Many Cultures by Debjani Chatterjee & Bashabi Fraser (2003) ISBN: 0750242817 Rainbow World Publishing
Rainbow World Poems by Trudy (2009) ISBN: 9780615288468
A Day in the Life of Children Around the World: A Collection of Short Stories by Kathy Kirk (2001) ISBN: 0595155421 Writer's Club Press

A Child's Perspective

Grandfather Mountain by Burleigh Muten & Sian Bailey (2004) ISBN: 1841487864
Day of Ahmed's Secret by Florence H. Parry & Ted Lewin (1995) ISBN: 0688140238 Mulberry Press
A Shelter in Our Car by Monica Gunning & Elaine Pedlar (2004) ISBN: 0892391898 Children's Book Press
Selavi, That is Life: A Haitian Story of Hope by Youme (2005) ISBN: 0938317954 Cinco Puntos Press
Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs: A Treasury of Islamic Wisdom for Children and Parents by Sarah Conover, Freda Crane, & Valerie Wahl (2004) ISBN: 0938317954 Cinco Puntos Press

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