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    Dreams Around the World
    by Takashi Owaki

    Presents thirteen children from diverse regions of the world who share their day-to-day lives and dreams for the future.

    star rating 32 pages
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    Last Airlift
    by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

    Recounts the story of Tuyet Son Thi Ahn, a girl from a Saigon orphanage who is airlifted out of Saigon in spring of 1975, and finally adopted by a Canadian family.

    star rating 99 pages
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    Chelsea's Chinese New Year
    by Lisa Bullard, Katie Saunders

    Explains the significance of the holiday, discussing the traditional foods and customs.

    star rating 24 pages
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    Drummer Boy of John John
    by Mark Greenwood, Frané Lessac

    "A story inspired by events in the boyhood of Winston "Spree" Simon, a pioneer in the development of the steel drum, in which he discovers he can create tunes by banging on discarded cans. Includes author's note, glossary, and sources"--Provided by publisher.

    star rating 40 pages
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    Dolores Huerta
    by Sarah E. Warren, Robert Casilla

    Tells the story of labor leader, Dolores Huerta

    star rating 32 pages
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    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
    by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, illus. by Elizabeth Zunon

    A picture book adaptation of a best-selling memoir follows the experiences of 14-year-old William Kamkwamba, who built a windmill out of junkyard scraps to bring electricity to his famine-stricken Malawi village.

    star rating 32 pages
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    Hand in Hand
    by Andrea Pinkney

    HAND IN HAND presents the stories of ten men from different eras in American history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from slavery to the modern day. The stories are accessible, fully-drawn narratives offering the subjects' childhood influences, the time and place in which they lived, their accomplishments and motivations, and the legacies they left for future generations as links in the "freedom chain". This book will be the definitive family volume on the subject, punctuated with dynamic full color portraits and spot illustrations by two-time Caldecott Honor winner and multiple Coretta Scott King Book Award recipient Brian Pinkney. Backmatter includes a civil rights timeline, sources, and further reading. Profiled: Benjamin Banneker Frederick Douglass Booker T. Washington W.E.B. DuBois A. Philip Randolph Thurgood Marshall Jackie Robinson Malcolm X Martin Luther King, Jr Barack H. Obama II

    star rating 256 pages
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    Discovering Black America
    by Linda Tarrant-Reid

    Traces more than four centuries of African-American history against a backdrop of national and world events, drawing on personal journals, interviews and archival materials to document times ranging from the Colonial period and slavery through the Civil War and the Civil Rights era.

    star rating 256 pages
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    Rabbit's Snow Dance
    by James Bruchac, Joseph Bruchac, Jeff Newman

    A whimsical wintertime fable finds Rabbit using a traditional Iroquois drum and song to perform a snow dance, irritating his fellow creatures by causing incremental snowfall amounts well into the spring.

    star rating 32 pages
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    Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam
    by Sumbul Ali-karamali

    Describes the author's years as a member of the Islamic faith, discussing the varied questions she fielded from others regarding diet, dress, prayers, and holidays, while providing an introduction to Islam that examines its traditions and beliefs.

    star rating 224 pages
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    I Have a Dream
    by Martin Luther King, Jr., Kadir Nelson

    Presents the text of the famous speech given on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. by Martin Luther King, Jr., complemented by paintings illustrating the ideals the civil rights leader described.

    star rating 40 pages
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    Sonia Sotomayor
    by Jonah Winter

    A biography of U.S. Supreme Court judge, Sonia Sotomayor.

    star rating 40 pages
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    One World Kids Cookbook
    by Sean Mendez, Ferran Adria

    Presents simple recipes for dishes from around the world, from jollof rice to fajitas, and suggests vegetarian substitutes to the meat recipes.

    star rating 96 pages