ntroduces the history and political situation in Vietnam, and presents a variety of young refugees, who describe the reasons why they had to leave, their travels as refugees, and their experiences adjusting to a new country.
A young girl and her two brothers try to come to terms with their father, who feels compelled to recount his concentration camp experiences over and over again.
Disturbed that her mother could welcome back her unfaithful father, Abigail Kirk undergoes a mysterious voyage to nineteenth-century Australia, where her experiences help her to understand the power of love and to accept her father.
Fourteen-year-old Freya, whose home has always been in East Germany, offers her view of the complex events leading to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
In India, Parvati, a talented dancer with supernatural powers, is invited to Madras to study with a great master and sacrifices friends and family for her art. By the Newbery Honor winning author of Shabanu.
When the train that he is on is bombed, Yankele, a young Polish refugee from the Nazi invasion, is separated from his mother and wanders along the tracks, braving hardship and danger, as he searches for his family.
When Thomas Peaceful’s older brother is forced to join the British Army, Thomas decides to sign up as well, although he is only fourteen years old, to prove himself to his country, his family, his childhood love, Molly, and himself.
Introduces the history, geography, people, culture, government, and economy of the Soviet Union.
Balam, a Mayan boy struggling to achieve manhood, participates in fasts, prayers, and rituals to appease the gods and bring rain to his village.
A collection of short stories and poems by authors from both continents about life in various African countries and some of the experiences and impressions of Americans in Africa and of Africans in America.