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Hoping For a Home After El Salvador

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123749

Threatened by gangs and everyday violence, Benito’s family flees El Salvador to an uncertain but safer life in Mexico. They are later joined by Auntie Lara, who lost a son to gang violence and joined a migrant caravan heading to the United States. The story is interwoven with details on how violence in countries whose governments no longer function make a safe life impossible, continuing the cycle of refugees heading to Central and North America.

My New Home After the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123732

Etienne is a former child soldier from the Democratic Republic of Congo with a secret fear he will never be safe. His father and brother are missing and presumed dead. After he escapes his captors, his mother decides they have lost enough. They are lucky enough to have family in Canada and are reunited with them as refugees. The story is interspersed with facts about the trauma some refugees deal with and the uncertain welcome from countries struggling with opposition to refugees.

Returning to Colombia

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123725

Andre's family was resettled in Ecuador after rebels stormed their village in Colombia. Although they were safe, life wasn’t easy and Andre’s father had a hard time finding work. Suffering discrimination in their country of refuge, and with the situation improved in Colombia since the 2016 peace deal, his family makes the decision to return home. There, they work hard to regain their life and are reunited with a brother and son who had been taken by rebels. Readers get vital insight into how some refugees return to their homelands when—and if—it is safe to do so.

Pathways Through South America

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124029

This fantastic journey through the continent of South America helps show how humans affect, and are affected by, the environments in which they live. Readers will gain an understanding of the continent's various landforms, resources, and human activities. Examples featured include walking along the Inca Trail in Peru, riding a cable car in Bolivia, and taking a water taxi in Suriname.

Pathways Through North America

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124012

This amazing journey through the continent of North America helps show how humans affect, and are affected by, the environments in which they live. Readers will gain an understanding of the continent's various landforms, resources, and human activities. Examples featured include dog sledding in Greenland, floating on a barge down the Mississippi River, and driving by truck along the Pan American Highway.

Pathways Through Europe

John C. Miles (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124005

This engaging journey through the continent of Europe helps show how humans affect, and are affected by, the environments in which they live. Readers will gain an understanding of the continent's various landforms, resources, and human activities. Examples featured include traveling by train through a tunnel in the Alps, riding a water bus in the canals of Venice, and cycling along the Danube River.

Pathways Through Australia

Adrianna Morganelli (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123992

This awe-inspiring journey through the continent of Australia helps show how humans affect, and are affected by, the environments in which they live. Readers will gain an understanding of the continent's various landforms, resources, and human activities. Examples featured include traveling on horseback through the Outback, bushwalking through Kakadu National Park, and flying by seaplane over the Great Barrier Reef.

Pathways Through Asia

Mary Auld (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123985

This incredible journey through the continent of Asia helps show how humans affect, and are affected by, the environments in which they live. Readers will gain an understanding of the continent's various landforms, resources, and human activities. Examples featured include traveling on a high-speed train through China, sailing on a riverboat along the Mekong River, and walking in the Himalayas.

Pathways Through Antarctica

John C. Miles (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123978

This stunning journey through the continent of Antarctica helps show how humans affect, and are affected by, the environments in which they live. Readers will gain an understanding of the continent's landforms, resources, and human activities. Examples featured include flying by helicopter to Bird Island, skiing to the South Pole, and sailing to the edge of the ice sheet.

Pathways Through Africa

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123961

This exciting journey through the continent of Africa helps show how humans affect, and are affected by, the environments in which they live. Readers will gain an understanding of the continent's various landforms, resources, and human activities. Examples featured include driving along the Trans-Sahelian Highway in West Africa, walking to get water in Malawi, and riding a camel in Morocco.

Life by the River

Holly Duhig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123718

Throughout history, people have been drawn to living beside rivers for easy transportation, drinking water, agriculture, and food sources. This captivating book compares the everyday lives of people who live along rivers around the world, describing the homes they live in and how they use the resources in their environment provided by the river.

Life by the Ocean

Holly Duhig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123701

Oceans and seas have long attracted human settlement because they offer a rich food source and access to faraway places for trade. This beautiful book features examples of the everyday lives of people who live on and by oceans and seas, such as the Moken people who live in houseboats in a group of islands near Myanmar.

Life in the Mountains

Holly Duhig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123695

Mountain life can be difficult, but people all over the world have adapted to the extremes of weather and temperature that are a part of living at high altitudes. This insightful book looks at how people who live in mountain habitats farm, raise animals, and survive in harsh environments.

Life on an Island

Holly Duhig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123688

Islands do not always contain everything needed for human survival. This amazing book takes a look at the unique problems of living on land surrounded by water. Beautiful photos help show how island dwellers have survived and adapted over centuries to living on island habitats in such places as New Zealand, Hawaii, and Iceland.

Life in the Forest

Holly Duhig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123671

Forests have long provided people with the resources they need to survive. This interesting book describes the ways people have adapted to living in different kinds of forest habitats and climates around the world. Vibrant images help illustrate the unique homes and ways of life of various forest dwellers, such as the Korowai people of Indonesia who live in treehouses in the rain forest.

Life in the City

Holly Duhig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123664

Cities are places that have greater numbers of people, buildings, and services. But city life can be different depending on where in the world you live. This engaging title compares the everyday lives of people in several different cities around the world, describing the homes they live in and how they have adapted to different climates.

Returning to Guatemala

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121288

Martinez longs for the happy, stable home he had in Guatemala—before gang violence forced them to flee to Mexico. And now, he is being uprooted again. His mother has decided they must return to Guatemala to take care of the extended family. Martinez is scared to return—but the love of his family and support of his new rural community in Guatemala gives him hope for a future without violence. Paired with facts about the instability in Guatemala and the experience of displaced persons there, Martinez’s story offers a unique look at the fear—and resilience—refugees experience when they must return home.

Returning to Afghanistan

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121271

Sonita has been a refugee for her entire life. Born in a refugee camp in Pakistan, Sonita had never seen her family’s homeland of Afghanistan—until, faced with discrimination in Pakistan and possible deportation, her parents decided to return. But despite the end of the war, Afghanistan is not the home Sonita’s parents and sister remember. Sonita must adjust to life in a homeland she has never known, and work hard to survive and thrive in a country still full of conflict and insecurity. Interwoven with facts about the conflict in Afghanistan, Sonita’s story gives a look at the experiences of Afghan refugees forced to return to a home that no longer exists.

My New Home After Yemen

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121264

After fleeing civil war in Yemen, Sahar knows that she and her family are lucky to have escaped the violence and survived the trip to Toronto, Canada. Although she still has nightmares about bombings and losing her baby brother—Sahar cannot believe how quickly her English is improving, and how much fun she had trick-or-treating on Halloween for the first time. Paired with facts about the current situation in Yemen and how different countries work to welcome and support refugees, Sahar’s story gives insight on a refugee’s life in a new country.

My New Home After Syria

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121257

Roj and his family have lived in Germany for three years after fleeing civil war in Syria. Although his family faces discrimination from some in their small village, and hearing news about home from friends and family can be sad, Roj’s dreams for the future are high as he faces each new challenge with hope and resilience. Interspersed with facts about the current situation in Syria and the experiences of Syrian refugees in different countries, Roj’s story offers a window into the complex and ongoing journey of refugees as they adjust to their new homes.

My New Home After Iraq

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121240

Memories of fleeing war in Iraq, living in the refugee camp in Jordan, and the scary journey to the United States now seem far away to Zainab. But every day, as she attends school, plays sports, and participates in community groups in her new home in Dearborn, Michigan, she is aware that she will always be part of two cultures. Interwoven with facts about Iraq’s conflict and the experiences of Iraqi refugees around the world, Zainab’s story offers a thoughtful and unique look at the challenges—and triumphs—faced and experienced by refugees in their new homes.

Hoping for a Home After Myanmar

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121233

Syed was forced to flee his homeland of Myanmar because of extreme violence and persecution against the Rohingya minority. After traveling by boat to Malaysia to meet up with his brother, Nazir, Syed must survive “underground” in a country in which he is not welcome. Interwoven with facts about the Rohingya humanitarian crisis and how refugees survive in countries such as Malaysia, Syed’s story sheds light on the plight of Rohingya refugees around the world.

My Native American School

Carol Gould (author) Paul Drzewiecki (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324298

Introduce young readers to school in a part of the country rich with tradition.

How Bear Lost His Tail

Julia Wall (author) Ali Teo (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323765

Bear is taught a lesson when the other forest animals are tired of his vanity. This charming retelling introduces readers to an Iroquois folktale.

The Drummers

Carol Gould (author) Dayton Edmonds (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323499

A young boy admires the elders and looks forward to the day when he can join in a significant cultural event.