Whether you say mjomba or uncle, chachi or aunt, jidd or grandfather, you will recognize the love in the pages of this book. Whether your relatives live in Maine or Mexico, Colorado or Kenya, they are linked to you and you to them. The cultures that distinguish us and the families that connect us are cause for celebration in this book that shows that the world is smaller than we think.
A young Guatemalan girl and her grandmother grow closer as they weave some special creations and then make a trip to the market in hopes of selling them.
A young Inuit girl, who wishes she had something to contribute when the adults tell their stories in the gathering place, encounters the story of a lifetime when she finds a giant egg one day and is able to see what it hatches.
A story based on the life of the dedicated young Lakota boy who grew up to be one of the bravest defenders of his people.
Inspired by Muhammad Ali, Jimmy starts training to become a boxer, and while his future looks bright, he decides leaving his small town for big matches might not be the best option for him.
In rural Minnesota in 1932, Hannah, a young orthodox Jewish girl, deals with being the new girl in class.
Elliot lives in America, and Kailash lives in India. They are pen pals. By exchanging letters and pictures, they learn that they both love to climb trees, have pets, and go to school. Their worlds might look different, but they are actually similar. Same, same. But different! Through an inviting point-of-view and colorful, vivid illustrations, this story shows how two boys living oceans apart can be the best of friends.
A little girl thinks her mother's garden is the ugliest in the neighborhood until she discovers that flowers might look and smell pretty but Chinese vegetable soup smells best of all. Includes a recipe.
"Belle, tonight was special. I could feel all of those folks with me. I want us to feel this way all the time. I want to sing in a place where black people and white people aren't kept apart," Grandmama said. "That's the kind of world I want for you." When Grandmama Coles gets a big chance, Belle gets one, too. Belle's going to spend the summer touring the South with Grandmama and a swing jazz band!
The villagers are afraid of her, so the legendary Baba Yaga disguises herself as an old woman in order to know the joys of being a grandmother.
A girl whose father emigrated in search of work writes in her diary about how much she misses him and how happy she is when she learns that the family will be reunited.
Rhyming verse describes the diversity of skin color, promotes self-esteem, and explores how children can be both unique and similar at the same time.
A young boy takes a ride on the matatu bus with his grandfather for his fifth birthday, and along the way his grandfather tells him the story of why dogs chase the bus, goats run from it, and sheep pay no attention to it.
In this bilingual version of the classic rhyme, Maria takes her llama to school one day.
A cumulative tale of a farm maiden who, aided by a group of animals, prepares "Arroz con Leche," or rice pudding. Includes recipe and glossary of the Spanish words that are woven throughout the text.
I See the Sun in Myanmar/Burma is the sixth book in the award-winning I See the Sun series. Aye Aye's family lives in a town on the Irawaddy River. Her mother is a nurse in a nearby hospital and her father is a fisherman. The story also provides an elementary introduction to Buddhist culture and the tradition of metta, a practice of saying phrases of loving-kindness.