Baddawi

Baddawi is the story of a young boy named Ahmad struggling to find his place in the world. It explores the childhood of the author’s father from a determinedly boy’s-eye view. Ahmed was raised in the refugee camp of Baddawi in northern Lebanon, one of many thousands of children born to Palestinians who fled (or were expelled from) their homeland during the 1948 war that established the state of Israel. Ahmad’s dogged pursuit of education and opportunity echoes the journey of the Palestinian people, as they make the best of their existing circumstances while remaining determined to one day return to their homeland.

Desert Trek: An Eye-Opening Journey Through The World’s Driest Places

Take an exotic journey from the American Mojave to the vast Sahara to the high-mountain Gobi and experience the hidden treasures that deserts hold. The people that live there, the plants and animals that thrive, and the riches that lie beneath the ground all contribute to the unique ecosystem that set deserts apart from the rest of the world-seemingly mysterious environments that play a role in the life-cycle of every continent.

B is for Brazil (World Alphabets)

From the wilds of the Amazon rain forest to the busy streets of São Paulo; from C is for Carnival to J is for Jangada; from football to Zebu cattle; B Is for Brazil shows this lively South American country in all its colorful diversity. Maria de Fatima Campos’s striking full-color photographs capture the essence of Brazilian life – the interweaving of its cultures and peoples – as she leads the reader on an alphabetic tour. With a simple, informative text, the book illustrates the contrasts between city and rain forest, different customs and peoples, and the vibrant world of Brazilian children whether at home, at school, fishing on the river, or painting in the open air.