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A Refugee's Journey from Iran

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120717

When Iran's government threatens Zahra’s family for speaking out against its actions, they decide to flee Iran and seek safety in Australia. The journey isn’t easy. Many refugees have died on the boat trip across the Indian Ocean. Granted asylum after many months of waiting, Zahra and her family must adjust to a new life. Interspersed with facts about Iran and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the conflict there and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.

A Refugee's Journey from Iraq

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118806

Zainab has never known peace in her homeland of Iraq. She and her family flee the country after her father is threatened by one of the many groups fighting against the government. Zainab's life is on hold as her family seeks safety in Jordan and, later, the United States. Interspersed with facts about Iraq and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the ongoing conflict in Iraq and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.

A Refugee's Journey From Myanmar

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119711

Nazir, his father, and older brother live in Myanmar, a country that has experienced many years of violence. As a part of the Rohingya minority group, the family is considered unwelcome in their homeland. Nazir and his father flee by boat to a refugee camp, eventually escaping as refugees to the United States. Interspersed with facts about Myanmar and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the conflict there and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.

A Refugee's Journey from Nigeria

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120724

When the violence by militant terrorist group Boko Haram increases in her village in Nigeria, Baseema and her family make the difficult decision to seek refuge in another country. With limited places to go and few people who are able to help, Baseema is unsure of her future. She hopes to find safety in a country where she will be allowed to go to school, and live without constant fear. Interspersed with facts about Nigeria and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the conflict there and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.

Tiger Boy

Mitali Perkins (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607346647

When a tiger cub goes missing from the reserve, Neil is determined to find her before the greedy Gupta gets his hands on her to kill her and sell her body parts on the black market. Neil's parents, however, are counting on him to study hard and win a prestigious scholarship to study in Kolkata. Neil doesn't want to leave his family or his island home and he struggles with his familial duty and his desire to maintain the beauty and wildness of his island home in West Bengal's Sunderbans.

Waiting for Pumpsie

Barry Wittenstein (author) London Ladd (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580895453

In 1959 the Boston Red Sox was the last team in the Major Leagues to integrate. But when they call Elijah “Pumpsie” Green up from the minors, Bernard is overjoyed to see a black player on his beloved home team. And, when Pumpsie’s first home game is scheduled, Bernard and his family head to Fenway Park. Bernard is proud of Pumpsie and hopeful that this historic event is the start of great change in America. This fictionalized account captures the true story of baseball player Pumpsie Green’s rise to the major leagues. The story is a snapshot of the Civil Rights Movement and a great discussion starter about the state of race relations in the United States today.

Write to Me

Cynthia Grady (author) Amiko Hirao (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580896887

A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment camps. When Executive Order 9066 is enacted after the attack at Pearl Harbor, children's librarian Clara Breed's young Japanese American patrons are to be sent to prison camp. Before they are moved, Breed asks the children to write her letters and gives them books to take with them. Through the three years of their internment, the children correspond with Miss Breed, sharing their stories, providing feedback on books, and creating a record of their experiences. Using excerpts from children's letters held at the Japanese American National Museum, author Cynthia Grady presents a difficult subject with honesty and hope.

Être reconnaissant

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284882

In Being Grateful, beginning readers will learn about all the ways they can show thankfulness in their daily lives. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they discover how they can build character by being grateful.

Être responsable

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284899

In Being Responsible, beginning readers will learn about all the ways they can practice responsibility in their daily lives. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they discover how they can build character by being responsible.

Dire non à l'intimidation

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284837

In Resisting Bullying, beginning readers will learn concrete strategies to help them stop different forms of bullying. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they discover how they can build character by resisting bullying.

Être généreux

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284844

In Showing Generosity, beginning readers will learn about all the ways they can be generous in their daily lives. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they discover how they can build character by showing generosity.

Être gentil

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284851

In Showing Kindness, beginning readers will learn about all the ways they can be kind and considerate in their daily lives. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they discover how they can build character by showing kindness.

Être honnête

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284868

In Being Honest, beginning readers will learn about all the ways they can practice truthfulness. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they discover how they can build character by being honest.

Être persévérant

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284875

In Showing Perseverance, beginning readers will learn about all the ways they can be strong in spite of difficulty. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they discover how they can build character by showing perseverance.

Strudels with Susan B. Anthony

Kyla Steinkraus (author) Katie Wood (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683424987

Susan B. Anthony takes Fiona and Finley to the 1870s, where the kids learn that women can’t vote yet. But Susan B. Anthony has a plan! Includes extensive back matter with biography, further reading, and author interview.

El barrio de Johnny

Hannah Ko (author) Nina de Polonia (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781641561075

Es un día adorable. Johnny y su mamá salen a caminar por el barrio y saludan a mucha gente.

Mia's Family

Elliot Riley (author) Srimalie Bassani (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683424819

Easy reader introduces a young girl and her two moms, highlighting their family dynamics, volunteer work, and celebrating diversity.

Levi's Family

Elliot Riley (author) Srimalie Bassani (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683424833

Easy reader introduces a foster child and his foster parents, highlighting their family dynamics and adoption.

Ahorrando agua

Abby Walters (author) Chiara Fiorentino (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781641561273

Come learn how to save water in your house. Telling your parents how to use less water will help out everyone.

Ben's Family

Elliot Riley (author) Srimalie Bassani (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683424826

Easy reader introduces a young baseball player and his mother, highlighting their family dynamics and celebrating diversity.

Amira's Family

Elliot Riley (author) Srimalie Bassani (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683424840

Easy reader introduces a refugee and her family, highlighting their family dynamics and celebrating diversity.

Sundaes con Harriet Tubman

Kyla Steinkraus (author) Sally Garland (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422686

Fiona y Finley hacen un viaje en el tiempo y ayudan a Harriet Tubman a llevar pasajeros en el Ferrocarril Subterráneo.

Juneteenth

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035178

On June 19, 1865 – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation – Galveston, Texas became the last place in the country to learn the slaves were free. Today, Juneteenth is a joyful occasion with parades, speeches, music, and more! This engaging book teaches the fascinating origins and traditions of Juneteenth, honoring the freedom of African Americans.

Fairness

Lucia Raatma (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624312212

A good sense of fairness can go a long way toward building friendships and making a good reputation for yourself. Readers of this book will develop word recognition and reading skills while discovering why it is important to be as fair as possible to others. They will also explore examples of fairness at home and at school. Sidebars help readers draw connections to the text by encouraging them to reflect upon times when they were treated unfairly. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

Live it: Fairness

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792420

Sharing, taking turns and treating everyone we meet with respect are ways we can show fairness to others. But how do we know what's fair? And how do we follow through on what we know is right? The six people in this graphic nonfiction book have all shown their commitment to a world of equality and fairness. Let's see what we can learn from them. As you read, you'll also ask yourself how you would have responded in some of the situations they faced.