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Multicultural
The characters in these stories come from various cultures around the world.
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  Cover Art: Time to Pray Addasi, Maha
Time to Pray
When young Yasmin goes for a visit, her grandmother teaches her a Muslim's daily prayers, makes special prayer clothes, and gives a gift that will help Yasmin remember when to pray. Includes facts about prayer customs.
1 v. (unpaged) 2010
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: How Tia Lola Saved the Summer Alvarez, Julia
How Tia Lola Saved the Summer
When three girls and their father visit for a week in the summer, it takes Tia Lola to make Miguel forget his unhappiness at the absence of any boys and embrace the adventures that ensue.
141 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Home of the Brave Applegate, Katherine
Home of the Brave
Kek, an African refugee, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis home of his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner.
249 p. 2007
Children's Fiction Book APPLEGA
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  Cover Art: Tasting the Sky : a Palestinian Childhood Barakat, Ibtisam
Tasting the Sky : a Palestinian Childhood
A memoir of Ibtisam Barakat’s early childhood memories of sorrow, simply joys, and confusion told against the backdrop of a country shattered by war. If you enjoyed Ann Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl or other true accounts of the Holocaust you might also like Tasting the Sky.
176 p. 2007
Children's Nonfiction Book 956.953 B
  Cover Art: Extra Credit Clements, Andrew
Extra Credit
As letters flow back and forth between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan across cultural and religious divides, sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.
183 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book CLEMENT
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  Cover Art: A Stone in My Hand Clinton, Cathryn
A Stone in My Hand
Eleven-year-old Malaak and her family are touched by the violence in Gaza between Jews and Palestinians. First her father disappears and then her older brother is drawn to the Islamic Jihad.
191 p. 2002
Children's Fiction Book CLINTON
  Cover Art: Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Coerr, Eleanor
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, a child in Hiroshima races against time to fold one thousand paper cranes to verify the legend that by doing so a sick person will become healthy.
80 p. 1977
Children's Fiction Book COERR
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  Cover Art: For You are a Kenyan Child Cunnane, Kelly
For You are a Kenyan Child
From rooster crow to bedtime, a Kenyan boy plays and visits neighbors all through his village, even though he is supposed to be watching his grandfather's cows.
32 p. 2006
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: The Conch Bearer Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
The Conch Bearer
In India, a healer invites twelve-year-old Anand to join him on a quest to return a magical conch to its safe and rightful home, high in the Himalayan mountains.
265 p. 2003
Children's Fiction Book DIVAKARUN
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  Cover Art: A Girl Named Disaster Farmer, Nancy
A Girl Named Disaster
While journeying to Zimbabwe from Mozambique, eleven-year-old Nhamo struggles to escape drowning and starvation and in so doing comes close to the luminous world of the African spirits.
309 p. 1996
Teen Fiction Book FARMER
  Cover Art: Grandfather's Story Cloth = Yawg Daim Paj Ntaub Dab Neeg Gerdner, Linda.
Grandfather's Story Cloth = Yawg Daim Paj Ntaub Dab Neeg
Ten-year-old Chersheng helps his beloved grandfather cope with his failing memory, brought on by Alzheimer's disease, by showing him the story quilt Grandfather made after fleeing his homeland, Laos, during wartime.
31 p. 2008
Hmong Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Letters from Rifka Hesse, Karen
Letters from Rifka
In letters to her cousin, a young Jewish girl chronicles her family's flight from Russia in 1919 and her own experiences when she must be left in Belgium for a while when the others emigrate to America.
148 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book HESSE
  Cover Art: 1001 Cranes Hirahara, Naomi
1001 Cranes
With her parents on the verge of separating, a devastated twelve-year-old Japanese American girl spends the summer in Los Angeles with her grandparents, where she folds paper cranes into wedding displays, becomes involved with a young skateboarder, and learns how complicated relationships can be.
230 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book HIRAHAR
  Cover Art: The Color of Home Hoffman, Mary
The Color of Home
Hassan, newly-arrived in the United States and feeling homesick, paints a picture at school that shows his old home in Somalia as well as the reason his family had to leave.
[25] p. 2002
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Red Scarf Girl : a Memoir of the Cultural Revolution Jiang, Ji-li
Red Scarf Girl : a Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
Ji-li Jiang recounts her experiences as a young girl growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution.
285 p. 1997
Children's Nonfiction Book 951.056 J
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  Cover Art: The Grand Plan to Fix Everything Krishnaswami, Uma
The Grand Plan to Fix Everything
Eleven-year-old Dini loves movies, and so when she learns that her family is moving to India for two years, her devastation over leaving her best friend in Maryland is tempered by the possibility of meeting her favorite actress, Dolly Singh.
266 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Inside Out & Back Again Lai, Thanhha
Inside Out & Back Again
Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
262 p. 2011
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Dumpling Days Lin, Grace
Dumpling Days
When Pacy, her two sisters, and their parents go to Taiwan to celebrate Grandma's sixtieth birthday, the girls learn a great deal about their heritage.
261 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything Look, Lenore
Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything
Ruby Lu's deaf cousin, Flying Duck, and her parents come from China to live with her. Ruby finds life challenging as she adjusts to her new family, tries to mend her rocky relationship with her friend Emma, and faces various adventures in summer school. Sequel to "Ruby Lu, Brave and True."
164 p. 2006
Children's Fiction Book LOOK
  Cover Art: Heat Lupica, Mike
Heat
Pitching prodigy Michael Arroyo is on the run from social services after being banned from playing Little League baseball. Rival coaches doubt he is only 12-years-old and he has no parents to offer them proof. Will Michael be able to get his birth certificate from Cuba in time for the Little League World Series?
220 p. 2006
Teen Fiction Book LUPICA
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