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African Folk Tales (Dover Children's Thrift Classics)

1999    64 pages    (Dover Publications)

DDC: 398.20966    LCC: PZ8.1

OCLC: 40521201    LCCN: 98051017    ISBN 13: 9780486405537    ISBN 10: 0486405532

Entertaining collection of 18 stories handed down from generation to generation among African tribal cultures. Includes "The Magic Crocodile," a whimsical tale of a reptile with strange powers, and "The Hare and the Crownbird," the story of a feathered friend's reward for its acts of kindness. Features 19 lively illustrations.

Entertaining collection of 18 stories handed down from generation to generation among African tribal cultures. Includes "The Magic Crocodile," a whimsical tale of a reptile with strange powers, and "The Hare and the Crownbird," the story of a feathered friend's reward for its acts of kindness. Features 19 lively illustrations. [less]

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Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) (Coretta Scott King Honor - Illustrator Honor Title)

Mary Williams, R. Gregory Christie

2005    40 pages    (Lee & Low Books)

DDC: 823.914    LCC: PZ7.W66699

OCLC: 56493576    LCCN: 2004020965    ISBN 13: 9781584302322    ISBN 10: 1584302321

A young boy unites with thousands of other orphaned boys to walk to safety in a refugee camp in another country, after war destroys their villages in southern Sudan. Based on true events.

A young boy unites with thousands of other orphaned boys to walk to safety in a refugee camp in another country, after war destroys their villages in southern Sudan. Based on true events. [less]

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Distant Talking Drum, The

Isaac Olaleye

2001    32 pages    (WordSong)

DDC: 811.54    LCC: PR9387.9.O435

OCLC: 46699915    ISBN 13: 9781563979415    ISBN 10: 1563979411

Boyds Mills Press publishes a wide range of high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction

Boyds Mills Press publishes a wide range of high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction [less]

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Egyptian Cinderella, The

Shirley Climo

1992    32 pages    (HarperCollins)

DDC: 398.20932    LCC: PZ8.C56

OCLC: 18984544    ISBN 13: 9780064432795    ISBN 10: 0064432793

Poor Rhodopis! She has nothing - no mother or father, and no friends. She is a slave, from the far-off country of Greece. Only the beautiful rose-red slippers her master gives her can make Rhodopis smile. So when a falcon swoops down and snatches one of the slippers away, Rhodipis is heartbroken. For how is she to know that the slipper will land in the lap of the great Pharoah himself? And who would ever guess that the Pharoah has promised to find the slipper's owner and make her queen of [...]

Poor Rhodopis! She has nothing - no mother or father, and no friends. She is a slave, from the far-off country of Greece. Only the beautiful rose-red slippers her master gives her can make Rhodopis smile. So when a falcon swoops down and snatches one of the slippers away, Rhodipis is heartbroken. For how is she to know that the slipper will land in the lap of the great Pharoah himself? And who would ever guess that the Pharoah has promised to find the slipper's owner and make her queen of all Egypt? [less]

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Emeka's Gift (Picture Puffins)

Ifeoma Onyefulu

1999    32 pages    (Puffin Books)

DDC: 960    LCC: QA113

OCLC: 30971482    LCCN: 94030700    ISBN 13: 9780140565003    ISBN 10: 0140565000

This is a concept book to teach and delight. As a young African boy travels to visit his grandmother, he passes through the village market, where he sees lots of things Granny would like? four brooms, five hats, six necklaces, seven musical instruments, and so on. Stunning photographs taken in Emeka's southern Nigerian village illustrate this heartwarming story. "A wonderful multidimensional story with universal appeal." ? School Library Journal

This is a concept book to teach and delight. As a young African boy travels to visit his grandmother, he passes through the village market, where he sees lots of things Granny would like? four brooms, five hats, six necklaces, seven musical instruments, and so on. Stunning photographs taken in Emeka's southern Nigerian village illustrate this heartwarming story. "A wonderful multidimensional story with universal appeal." ? School Library Journal [less]

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Hundredth Name, The

Shulamith Levey Oppenheim

1997    32 pages    (Boyds Mills Press)

LCC: PZ7.O618

OCLC: 59453346    LCCN: 94072255    ISBN 13: 9781563976940    ISBN 10: 1563976943

Salah and his camel, Qadiim, are daily companions: They work together, eat together, and sleep together. Salah is sad, however, because his camel always seems so downcast. But in middle of the night, he remember what his father had told him--that mankind knows only ninety-nine names for Allah, while there are actually one hundred. What if Qadiim could learn the hundredth name? Under the stars Salah prays, "to Allah with all his strength." The next day--a seeming miracle!--the camel carries his [...]

Salah and his camel, Qadiim, are daily companions: They work together, eat together, and sleep together. Salah is sad, however, because his camel always seems so downcast. But in middle of the night, he remember what his father had told him--that mankind knows only ninety-nine names for Allah, while there are actually one hundred. What if Qadiim could learn the hundredth name? Under the stars Salah prays, "to Allah with all his strength." The next day--a seeming miracle!--the camel carries his head high and has a most knowing look. This wonderful story, rich in the details of village life, is complimented by beautiful illustrations that portray the lush, verdant landscape of the banks of the Nile as well as luminous starlit nights. [less]

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Indaba Mini-curio: Ndebele

Alan Mountain

1995    32 pages    (Struik Publishers)

DDC: 305.896398    LCC: DT1768.N42

OCLC: 37400294    ISBN 13: 9781868258482    ISBN 10: 1868258483

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Indaba Mini-curio: Zulu

William Charlton-Perkins

1995    32 pages    (Struik Publishers)

DDC: 916.3986    LCC: DT1768.Z95

OCLC: 37400296    ISBN 13: 9781868258895    ISBN 10: 1868258890

The photographs in this booklet show energetic displays of traditional dancing and stick fighting, courtship rituals, the role of women, traditional healers as well as beadwork and traditional dress of the Zulu. Also featured are the unique homesteads, lifestyles and contemporary trends of the Zulu today. A handy map shows the visitor the location of some of the more accessible Zulu villages, homesteads and living museums where the Zulu lifestyle can be viewed.

The photographs in this booklet show energetic displays of traditional dancing and stick fighting, courtship rituals, the role of women, traditional healers as well as beadwork and traditional dress of the Zulu. Also featured are the unique homesteads, lifestyles and contemporary trends of the Zulu today. A handy map shows the visitor the location of some of the more accessible Zulu villages, homesteads and living museums where the Zulu lifestyle can be viewed. [less]

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Nelson Mandela "No Easy Walk to Freedom"

Barry Denenberg

1991    164 pages    (Scholastic Trade)

DDC: 324.268083092    LCC: DT1949.M35

OCLC: 21483889    ISBN 13: 9780590441636    ISBN 10: 0590441639

Nelson Mandela, one of the most famous freedom fighters in the world, is a powerful symbol of hope for oppressed people everywhere.This is his story, revised and updated.Nelson Mandela hardly needs an introduction. However, this powerful biography provides an in-depth look at the man who grew up in a rural village in South Africa under racist apartheid rule--a regime he ultimately helped overthrow.Denenberg explores the history of South Africa and its often violent struggle for civil rights, [...]

Nelson Mandela, one of the most famous freedom fighters in the world, is a powerful symbol of hope for oppressed people everywhere.This is his story, revised and updated.Nelson Mandela hardly needs an introduction. However, this powerful biography provides an in-depth look at the man who grew up in a rural village in South Africa under racist apartheid rule--a regime he ultimately helped overthrow.Denenberg explores the history of South Africa and its often violent struggle for civil rights, while tracing Mandela's role in that history. Lawyer, leader of the African National Congress, political prisoner who spent 26 years in jail, president--no one else has had such enormous influence on his fellow South Africans . . . or his fellow human beings. [less]

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Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

2007    144 pages    (W. W. Norton & Company)

DDC: 398.2096    LCC: PZ8.1

OCLC: 148749789    ISBN 13: 9780393329902    ISBN 10: 0393329909

A cause for celebration, and a landmark work that gathers in one volume many of Africa's most cherished folktales. In these beloved stories we meet a Kenyan lion named Simba, a snake with seven heads, and tricksters from Zulu folklore; we hear the voices of the scheming hyena, and we learn from a Khoi fable how animals acquired their tails and horns. Creation myths tell us how the land, its animals, and its people all came into existence under a punishing sun or against the backdrop of a [...]

A cause for celebration, and a landmark work that gathers in one volume many of Africa's most cherished folktales. In these beloved stories we meet a Kenyan lion named Simba, a snake with seven heads, and tricksters from Zulu folklore; we hear the voices of the scheming hyena, and we learn from a Khoi fable how animals acquired their tails and horns. Creation myths tell us how the land, its animals, and its people all came into existence under a punishing sun or against the backdrop of a spectacularly beautiful mountain landscape. Whether warning children about the dangers of disobedience or demonstrating that the underdog can, and often does, win, these stories, through their depiction of wise animals as well as evil monsters, are universal in their portrayal of humanity, beasts, and the mystical. Translated from their original languages—Karanga, Nguni, Xhosa, and many others—these folktales are a testament to the craft of storytelling and the power of myth. [less]

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One Big Family: Sharing Life in an African Village

Ifeoma Onyefulu

2006    32 pages    (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)

DDC: 305.2309669    LCC: DT515.45.I33

OCLC: 43342054    LCCN: 551221    ISBN 13: 9781845076863    ISBN 10: 1845076869

A little Nigerian girl describes her village and the way it is divided into ogbos, or age groups. Each ogbo is assigned to a different task, from that of her brother’s, which helps sweep the village clean, to her grandfather’s, which spreads words of wisdom to everyone. Bright, framed color photos show daily life and special occasions, from the narrator’s father with his ogbo building a nursery school to her mother performing at a festival. This exciting and acclaimed photo- [...]

A little Nigerian girl describes her village and the way it is divided into ogbos, or age groups. Each ogbo is assigned to a different task, from that of her brother’s, which helps sweep the village clean, to her grandfather’s, which spreads words of wisdom to everyone. Bright, framed color photos show daily life and special occasions, from the narrator’s father with his ogbo building a nursery school to her mother performing at a festival. This exciting and acclaimed photo-essay is based on the author’s own experiences growing up in a similar setting. [less]

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One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference (CitizenKid)

Katie Smith Milway

2008    32 pages    (Kids Can Press, Ltd.)

DDC: 813.6    LCC: PZ7.M6467

OCLC: 124034585    ISBN 13: 9781554530281    ISBN 10: 1554530288

Inspired by true events, One Hen tells the story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana who turns a small loan into a thriving farm and a livelihood for many. After his father died, Kojo had to quit school to help his mother collect firewood to sell at the market. When his mother receives a loan from some village families, she gives a little money to her son. With this tiny loan, Kojo buys a hen. A year later, Kojo has built up a flock of 25 hens. With his earnings Kojo is able to return to school. Soon Kojo [...]

Inspired by true events, One Hen tells the story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana who turns a small loan into a thriving farm and a livelihood for many. After his father died, Kojo had to quit school to help his mother collect firewood to sell at the market. When his mother receives a loan from some village families, she gives a little money to her son. With this tiny loan, Kojo buys a hen. A year later, Kojo has built up a flock of 25 hens. With his earnings Kojo is able to return to school. Soon Kojo's farm grows to become the largest in the region. Kojo's story is inspired by the life of Kwabena Darko, who as a boy started a tiny poultry farm just like Kojo's, which later grew to be the largest in Ghana, and one of the largest in west Africa. Kwabena also started a trust that gives out small loans to people who cannot get a loan from a bank. One Hen shows what happens when a little help makes a big difference. The final pages of One Hen explain the microloan system and include a list of relevant organizations for children to explore. One Hen is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens. [less]

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Prairie Whispers

Frances Arrington

2005    192 pages    (Puffin)

LCC: PZ7.A74337

OCLC: 57716661    ISBN 13: 9780142403068    ISBN 10: 0142403067

Colleen didn't mean for Ma and Pa to think that the wagon woman's baby was their own. It was almost an accident, the way Colleen's stillborn sister got switched with the dying woman's baby. Ma had been too ill to know what was happening; Pa had been away. How could Colleen refuse when the woman begged her to take the newborn girl? She had meant to tell Ma and Pa a hundred times, but the truth never seemed easy to say. Now that the baby's father has returned, Colleen [...]

Colleen didn't mean for Ma and Pa to think that the wagon woman's baby was their own. It was almost an accident, the way Colleen's stillborn sister got switched with the dying woman's baby. Ma had been too ill to know what was happening; Pa had been away. How could Colleen refuse when the woman begged her to take the newborn girl? She had meant to tell Ma and Pa a hundred times, but the truth never seemed easy to say. Now that the baby's father has returned, Colleen must find a way to keep her secret, or the truth might destroy everything and everyone she loves. A new reading discussion guide is included in the book. [less]

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Pretty Salma: A Little Red Riding Hood Story from Africa

Niki Daly

2007    32 pages    (Clarion Books)

DDC: 398.2    LCC: PZ8.D17

OCLC: 65425735    LCCN: 2006004249    ISBN 13: 9780618723454    ISBN 10: 0618723455

When Granny asks Pretty Salma to go to the market one day, she warns her not to talk to strangers. But cunning Mr. Dog tricks Salma, and before she knows it, he’s wearing her stripy ntama, her pretty white beads, and her yellow sandals. And he’s on his way to Granny’s house! African culture and flavor infuse this inventive retelling of a favorite fairy tale, and the vibrant lively illustrations bring it to life. The result is a story that combines new and old and spans cultures [...]

When Granny asks Pretty Salma to go to the market one day, she warns her not to talk to strangers. But cunning Mr. Dog tricks Salma, and before she knows it, he’s wearing her stripy ntama, her pretty white beads, and her yellow sandals. And he’s on his way to Granny’s house! African culture and flavor infuse this inventive retelling of a favorite fairy tale, and the vibrant lively illustrations bring it to life. The result is a story that combines new and old and spans cultures as successfully as it has spanned the centuries. [less]

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Subira Subira

Tololwa M. Mollel

2000    32 pages    (Clarion Books)

DDC: 398.22    LCC: PZ8.1.M73

OCLC: 39060673    LCCN: 98022564    ISBN 13: 9780395918098    ISBN 10: 039591809X

When Tatu finds she can do nothing to improve her little brother's hateful behavior and make him happy again, she goes to an old spirit woman for help. The spirit woman tells Tatu that to cure Maulidi, she must pluck three whiskers from a lion! Armed only with a song, Tatu steals out into the moonlit night to undertake her impossible task. Acclaimed storyteller Tololwa M. Mollel sets his satisfying retelling of a traditional folktale in contemporary Tanzania, beautifully depicted in Linda [...]

When Tatu finds she can do nothing to improve her little brother's hateful behavior and make him happy again, she goes to an old spirit woman for help. The spirit woman tells Tatu that to cure Maulidi, she must pluck three whiskers from a lion! Armed only with a song, Tatu steals out into the moonlit night to undertake her impossible task. Acclaimed storyteller Tololwa M. Mollel sets his satisfying retelling of a traditional folktale in contemporary Tanzania, beautifully depicted in Linda Saport's lush illustrations. An author's note and the music for Tatu's song follow the story. [less]

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Sundiata: Lion King of Mali

David Wisniewski

1999    32 pages    (HMH Books for Young Readers)

DDC: 966.2301092    LCC: DT533.K45

OCLC: 220862130    LCCN: 91027951    ISBN 13: 9780395764817    ISBN 10: 0395764815

In the thirteenth century, Sundiata overcame physical handicaps, social disgrace, and strong opposition to rule the West African trading empire of Mali.

In the thirteenth century, Sundiata overcame physical handicaps, social disgrace, and strong opposition to rule the West African trading empire of Mali. [less]

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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

Verna Aardema

(Scholastic)

LCC: RYE

OCLC: 6059854    LCCN: 99583004    ISBN 13: 9780590102940    ISBN 10: 059010294X

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A mosquito's lie sets off a series of reactions in the jungle that results in the owl's refusal to wake the sun and the lion's decision to call a meeting of the animals.

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A mosquito's lie sets off a series of reactions in the jungle that results in the owl's refusal to wake the sun and the lion's decision to call a meeting of the animals. [less]

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Wildlife: Southern Africa

-0001    32 pages   

DDC: 599.0968   

OCLC: 122278911    ISBN 13: 9780958318631    ISBN 10: 0958318638

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Yatandou

Gloria Whelan

2007    32 pages    (Sleeping Bear Press)

DDC: 741.6    LCC: PZ7.W5718

OCLC: 171191170    ISBN 13: 9781585362110    ISBN 10: 1585362115

Yatandou lives in a Mali village with her family and neighbors. And though she is only eight years old and would much rather play with her pet goat, she must sit with the women and pound millet kernels. To grind enough millet for one day's food, the women must pound the kernels with their pounding sticks for three hours. It is hard work, especially when one is eight years old. But as they work, the women dream of a machine that can grind the millet and free them from their pounding sticks. [...]

Yatandou lives in a Mali village with her family and neighbors. And though she is only eight years old and would much rather play with her pet goat, she must sit with the women and pound millet kernels. To grind enough millet for one day's food, the women must pound the kernels with their pounding sticks for three hours. It is hard work, especially when one is eight years old. But as they work, the women dream of a machine that can grind the millet and free them from their pounding sticks. But the machine will only come when the women have raised enough money to buy it. Yatandou must help raise the money, even if it means parting with something she holds dear. Through the eyes and voice of a young girl, award-winning author Gloria Whelan brings to life one village's dream of a better future. Atmospheric paintings from artist Peter Sylvada capture the landscape and spirit of this inspiring story of sacrifice and hope.To find recipes, games, interactives maps and much more for this title visit www.discovertheworldbooks.com! [less]

Americas
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AA Is for the Americas

Cynthia Chin-Lee, Terri De La Pena

1999    32 pages    (Scholastic)

DDC: 970    LCC: E18.7

OCLC: 40682583    ISBN 13: 9780531301944    ISBN 10: 053130194X

An alphabetical introduction to the history, geography, and culture of the Americas.

An alphabetical introduction to the history, geography, and culture of the Americas. [less]

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Alice Yazzie's Year

Ramona Maher

2009    40 pages    (Tricycle Press)

DDC: 811.54    LCC: PZ7.M2764

OCLC: 51330410    ISBN 13: 9781582462929    ISBN 10: 1582462925

He is a buffalo out of Montana. He has humped shoulders and slits for eyes. . . . Just remember, old blossom eater, you can stare down the wind. This old rodeo ain't everything.Alice Yazzie is eleven, going on twelve, and with each month that passes she is beginning to see, beginning to feel. In January, she carries the smallest lamb into the hogan, because "He's all new and starry. He's too new to be cold." In July, she walks to market. "Six miles for cupcakes and strawberry pop!" In October, [...]

He is a buffalo out of Montana. He has humped shoulders and slits for eyes. . . . Just remember, old blossom eater, you can stare down the wind. This old rodeo ain't everything.Alice Yazzie is eleven, going on twelve, and with each month that passes she is beginning to see, beginning to feel. In January, she carries the smallest lamb into the hogan, because "He's all new and starry. He's too new to be cold." In July, she walks to market. "Six miles for cupcakes and strawberry pop!" In October, she is learning to sew, staying in recesses, "whipping and stitching" a costume like no one else's. And in December, Alice is sure Grandfather Tsosie has made her a bracelet, "Blue and silver-the way the world is."New edition showcases renowned Navajo illustrator.Thoroughly engaging and spirited female character.Afterword provides insight into Navajo culture and symbols.Perfect addition to Native American collections. [less]

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Armenian Family (Journey Between Two Worlds), An

Keith Elliot Greenberg

1997    56 pages    (Lerner Pub Group (L))

DDC: 974.7100491992    LCC: F129.B7

OCLC: 34663262    ISBN 13: 9780822534099    ISBN 10: 0822534096

Chronicles the history of the Armenian people and describes the experiences of one Armenian family who left Russia to rebuild their lives in America.

Chronicles the history of the Armenian people and describes the experiences of one Armenian family who left Russia to rebuild their lives in America. [less]

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Arrival, The

Shaun Tan

2007    128 pages    (Arthur A. Levine Books)

DDC: 741.5994    LCC: PZ7.7.T36

OCLC: 70251187    LCCN: 2006021706    ISBN 13: 9780439895293    ISBN 10: 0439895294

A truly remarkable work of art that is already one of the most talked-about book of the season."A shockingly imaginative graphic novel that captures the sense of adventure and wonder that surrounds a new arrival on the shores of a shining new city. Wordless, but with perfect narrative flow, Tan gives us a story filled with cityscapes worthy of Winsor McCay." -- Jeff Smith, author of Bone"A magical river of strangers and their stories!" -- Craig Thompson, author of Blankets& [...]

A truly remarkable work of art that is already one of the most talked-about book of the season."A shockingly imaginative graphic novel that captures the sense of adventure and wonder that surrounds a new arrival on the shores of a shining new city. Wordless, but with perfect narrative flow, Tan gives us a story filled with cityscapes worthy of Winsor McCay." -- Jeff Smith, author of Bone"A magical river of strangers and their stories!" -- Craig Thompson, author of Blankets"Magnificent." -- David Small, Caldecott Medalist [less]

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Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope

Nikki Grimes

2008    48 pages    (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

DDC: 328.73092    LCC: E901.1.O23

OCLC: 209711455    LCCN: 2008006245    ISBN 13: 9781416971443    ISBN 10: 1416971440

Ever since Barack Obama was young, Hope has lived inside him. From the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of Chicago, from the jungles of Indonesia to the plains of Kenya, he has held on to Hope. Even as a boy, Barack knew he wasn't quite like anybody else, but through his journeys he found the ability to listen to Hope and become what he was meant to be: a bridge to bring people together. This is the moving story of an exceptional man, as told by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Bryan Collier [...]

Ever since Barack Obama was young, Hope has lived inside him. From the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of Chicago, from the jungles of Indonesia to the plains of Kenya, he has held on to Hope. Even as a boy, Barack knew he wasn't quite like anybody else, but through his journeys he found the ability to listen to Hope and become what he was meant to be: a bridge to bring people together. This is the moving story of an exceptional man, as told by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Bryan Collier, both winners of the Coretta Scott King Award. Barack Obama has motivated Americans to believe with him, to believe that every one of us has the power to change ourselves and change our world. [less]

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Before We Were Free

Julia Alvarez

2004    192 pages    (Laurel Leaf)

DDC: 813.2    LCC: PZ73.A48

OCLC: 54938238    ISBN 13: 9780440237846    ISBN 10: 044023784X

Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared without a trace, and the government’s secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition of el Trujillo’s dictatorship.Using the strength and courage of her family, Anita must overcome her fears and fly to freedom, leaving all that she once knew [...]

Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared without a trace, and the government’s secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition of el Trujillo’s dictatorship.Using the strength and courage of her family, Anita must overcome her fears and fly to freedom, leaving all that she once knew behind.From renowned author Julia Alvarez comes an unforgettable story about adolescence, perseverance, and one girl’s struggle to be free.From the Hardcover edition. [less]

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Best Eid Ever, The

Asma Mobin-Uddin

2007    32 pages    (Boyds Mills Press)

DDC: 297.36    LCC: BP186.45

OCLC: 77757529    ISBN 13: 9781590784310    ISBN 10: 1590784316

It's Eid, and Aneesa should be happy. But her parents are thousands of miles away for the Hajj pilgrimage. To cheer her up, her grandmother gives her a gift of beautiful clothes, one outfit for each of the three days of Eid. At the prayer hall, Aneesa meets two sisters who are dressed in ill-fitting clothes for the holiday. Aneesa discovers that the girls are refugees. Aneesa can't stop thinking about what Eid must be like for them, and she comes up with a plan to help make it the best [...]

It's Eid, and Aneesa should be happy. But her parents are thousands of miles away for the Hajj pilgrimage. To cheer her up, her grandmother gives her a gift of beautiful clothes, one outfit for each of the three days of Eid. At the prayer hall, Aneesa meets two sisters who are dressed in ill-fitting clothes for the holiday. Aneesa discovers that the girls are refugees. Aneesa can't stop thinking about what Eid must be like for them, and she comes up with a plan to help make it the best Eid holiday ever. [less]

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Canada Geese Quilt (Puffin Chapters), The

Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

2000    64 pages    (Puffin)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PZ7.K6293

OCLC: 45182481    ISBN 13: 9780141304625    ISBN 10: 0141304626

With Grandma's support and understanding, Ariel learns to accept the news of a new baby in the family. Together, they plan to make a beautiful quilt as a special gift for the baby. But when Grandma has a stroke, Ariel is lost and afraid. This touching portrait of the warmth and love of family has been a favorite of young readers for ten years. "A small gem of a book, a beautifully written, engaging celebration of life, love, self-discovery, and the cycles of nature." -School [...]

With Grandma's support and understanding, Ariel learns to accept the news of a new baby in the family. Together, they plan to make a beautiful quilt as a special gift for the baby. But when Grandma has a stroke, Ariel is lost and afraid. This touching portrait of the warmth and love of family has been a favorite of young readers for ten years. "A small gem of a book, a beautifully written, engaging celebration of life, love, self-discovery, and the cycles of nature." -School Library Journal, starred review Awards for The Canada Geese Quilt:( An ALA Notable Book( An NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies( A Booklist Editors' Choice Book( New York Public Library "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing" [less]

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Color of Home (Phyllis Fogelman Books), The

Mary Hoffman

2002    32 pages    (Dial)

DDC: 823.914    LCC: PZ7.H67562

OCLC: 48543980    LCCN: 2001007393    ISBN 13: 9780803728417    ISBN 10: 0803728417

This remarkably moving picture book follows first-grader Hassan through his first few days at school. Hassan has only recently arrived in the United States after he and his family were forced to flee Somalia, and he deeply misses the colorful landscape of his former home in Africa. But with the help of his parents, an understanding teacher, and a school art project, Hassan finds that by painting a picture of his old home and sharing his story, his homesickness and the trauma of leaving a war- [...]

This remarkably moving picture book follows first-grader Hassan through his first few days at school. Hassan has only recently arrived in the United States after he and his family were forced to flee Somalia, and he deeply misses the colorful landscape of his former home in Africa. But with the help of his parents, an understanding teacher, and a school art project, Hassan finds that by painting a picture of his old home and sharing his story, his homesickness and the trauma of leaving a war-torn country are lessened. And he finds that there are many things to like about his new home in America. The colorful, impressionistic illustrations are a perfect complement to the wonderful text by Mary Hoffman, author of the highly acclaimed Amazing Grace. Together art and text make this poignant story accessible and affecting for a young audience. [less]

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Eagle Song

Joseph Bruchac

1997    80 pages    (Dial)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PZ7.B82816

OCLC: 34046796    ISBN 13: 9780803719194    ISBN 10: 0803719191

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. After moving from a Mohawk reservation to Brooklyn, New York, eight-year-old Danny Bigtree encounters stereotypes about his Native American heritage.

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. After moving from a Mohawk reservation to Brooklyn, New York, eight-year-old Danny Bigtree encounters stereotypes about his Native American heritage. [less]

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First Day in Grapes (Pura Belpre Honor Book. Illustrator (Awards))

L. King Perez

2002    1 pages    (Lee & Low Books)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PZ7.P4256

OCLC: 47844800    LCCN: 2001038787    ISBN 13: 9781584300458    ISBN 10: 1584300450

All year long, Chico’s family moves up and down the state of California to pick fruits and vegetables. Every September, Chico starts at a new school. Often, the other kids pick on him — maybe because he’s always new, or maybe because he speaks Spanish sometimes. But third grade promises to be different. He likes his teacher, and she recognizes his excellent abilities in math — he may even get to go to the math fair! When some fourth-grade bullies tease him, he surprises them with [...]

All year long, Chico’s family moves up and down the state of California to pick fruits and vegetables. Every September, Chico starts at a new school. Often, the other kids pick on him — maybe because he’s always new, or maybe because he speaks Spanish sometimes. But third grade promises to be different. He likes his teacher, and she recognizes his excellent abilities in math — he may even get to go to the math fair! When some fourth-grade bullies tease him, he surprises them with strengths of his own. [less]

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Friends from the Other Side / Amigos del otro lado

Gloria E. Anzaldua

1 pages    (Children's Book Press (CA))

LCC: PZ73

OCLC: 26858402    LCCN: 92034384    ISBN 13: 9780892391134    ISBN 10: 0892391138

A story about the friendship between a Mexican-American girl and a Mexican boy who has just arrived in the United States captures the rhythm of daily life on the border between the United States and Mexico.

A story about the friendship between a Mexican-American girl and a Mexican boy who has just arrived in the United States captures the rhythm of daily life on the border between the United States and Mexico. [less]

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Home of the Brave

Katherine Applegate

2007    256 pages    (Feiwel & Friends)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PZ7.A6483

OCLC: 74458856    ISBN 13: 9780312367657    ISBN 10: 0312367651

Kek comes from Africa. In America he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He’s never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter – cold and unkind. In Africa, Kek lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived, and now she’s missing. Kek is on his own. Slowly, he makes friends: a girl who is in foster care; an old woman who owns a rundown farm, and a cow whose name means & [...]

Kek comes from Africa. In America he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He’s never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter – cold and unkind. In Africa, Kek lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived, and now she’s missing. Kek is on his own. Slowly, he makes friends: a girl who is in foster care; an old woman who owns a rundown farm, and a cow whose name means "family" in Kek’s native language. As Kek awaits word of his mother’s fate, he weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country. Bestselling author Katherine Applegate presents a beautifully wrought novel about an immigrant’s journey from hardship to hope. Home of the Brave is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. [less]

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How My Family Lives in America

Susan Kuklin

1992    40 pages    (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

DDC: 305.800973    LCC: E184.A1

OCLC: 24066107    LCCN: 91022949    ISBN 13: 9780027512397    ISBN 10: 0027512398

In How My Family Lives in America, author-photographer Susan Kuklin zeroes in on the source of cultural identity: the family. Meet: Sanu, who is learning how to braid her hair and to cook the same African meal her father makes. Eric, who loves to play baseball with his dad and to dance the merengue with his friends and family. April, who works hard on her Chinese writing and tries to keep up with her family's challenging games. Their stories emphasize the seemingly minor and everyday ways [...]

In How My Family Lives in America, author-photographer Susan Kuklin zeroes in on the source of cultural identity: the family. Meet: Sanu, who is learning how to braid her hair and to cook the same African meal her father makes. Eric, who loves to play baseball with his dad and to dance the merengue with his friends and family. April, who works hard on her Chinese writing and tries to keep up with her family's challenging games. Their stories emphasize the seemingly minor and everyday ways heritage is transmitted: stories, songs, games, language, special occasions. They show the importance of choice and adaptation in forging a cultural identity. And they provoke readers to examine their own families -- what makes them the same, what makes them distinct, and how this uniqueness is celebrated. [less]

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How We Saw the World (Native Legends)

C.J. Taylor

1993    32 pages    (Tundra Books)

DDC: 398.208997073    LCC: E98.F6

OCLC: 29191219    ISBN 13: 9780887763021    ISBN 10: 0887763022

All peoples have their own stories of how the Earth was created, what separated the land from the seas, and how the many animals, fish, and other creatures came to have their particular characteristics. The native tribes of North America are no different: they too have stories about the “way things began.” A fascinating collection of tales that explain the origins of tornadoes, forest fires, butterflies, horses, Niagara Falls, why dogs are our best friends, and even a very funny story of why [...]

All peoples have their own stories of how the Earth was created, what separated the land from the seas, and how the many animals, fish, and other creatures came to have their particular characteristics. The native tribes of North America are no different: they too have stories about the “way things began.” A fascinating collection of tales that explain the origins of tornadoes, forest fires, butterflies, horses, Niagara Falls, why dogs are our best friends, and even a very funny story of why owls and rabbits look the way they do. [less]

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I, Columbus: My Journal, 1492-3

Peter Roop

2 pages    (Walker & Co)

DDC: 970.015    LCC: E118

OCLC: 21482323    LCCN: 90012407    ISBN 13: 9780802769770    ISBN 10: 0802769772

The year 1992 will see schoolchildren everywhere celebrating Christopher Columbus's fantastic journey to uncharted lands. This illustrated storybook is a compilation of passages taken from a translation of the actual journal that Columbus kept on his travels--a book to stir all who read it. Full-color and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

The year 1992 will see schoolchildren everywhere celebrating Christopher Columbus's fantastic journey to uncharted lands. This illustrated storybook is a compilation of passages taken from a translation of the actual journal that Columbus kept on his travels--a book to stir all who read it. Full-color and black-and-white illustrations throughout. [less]

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If You Were There in 1492: Everyday Life in the Time of Columbus

Barbara Brenner

1998    112 pages    (Aladdin)

DDC: 970.015    LCC: E111

OCLC: 39902680    LCCN: 90024099    ISBN 13: 9780689822414    ISBN 10: 0689822413

Chock-full of little-known facts and written with you-are-there immediacy, this volume explores everyday life in Spain at the end of the 15th century.

Chock-full of little-known facts and written with you-are-there immediacy, this volume explores everyday life in Spain at the end of the 15th century. [less]

 
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