A Guatemalan story about intergenerational trust, love, and independence, this book introduces children to the culture of Guatemala through the story of a little girl selling her grandmother’s beautiful weaving at the public market. Illustrated throughout with paintings of authentic Guatemalan scenery, giving life to the country’s radiant landscape and bustling city streets.
Rosa is bored, but Grandmother is too busy making tortillas for the market to notice. But when a little fish leaps out of the water right into Rosa’s lap, well, there’s nothing boring about that. Especially when the little fish starts to become a great big one.
A fantastic encounter on the Day of the Dead. Today is Beto’s favorite holiday — the Day of the Dead. First, he and his father craft an altar at home in honor of Beto’s recently departed grandmother, filled with the things she loved in life. Later, it’s off to the cemetery, where at midnight all the dead souls will come to visit the living. It’s a celebratory occasion, but Beto is distraught because he isn’t able to find a perfect gift for Abuela’s altar. The answer to his dilemma is found in a wild dream, in which Beto joins a conga line of dance-mad skeletons. Through her effulgent paintings and rhythmic text, the author conveys all the excitement of this unique Mexican fiesta, as well as a comforting message for children who have lost a loved one.
Jennifer, a Korean American, is worried that her grandmother, visiting from Korea, will embarrass her on her school’s Grandparents’ Day, but the event brings her understanding and acceptance.
Growing up in a missionary home run by white men, John Jagamarra, who is part aborigine and part white, misses the mother from whom he’s been separated and the culture of his own people.
Pursued by enemies of the family she never knew she had, ten-year-old Copper Beach flees to Spindle House and decides to uncover the truth about a feud between the Stone and Wood clans that sent her into exile six years earlier.
Eighteen-year-old Alexander Cold and his grandmother travel to Africa on an elephant-led safari, but discover a corrupt world of poaching and slavery.
Thirteen-year-old Isabel, a girl living on the island of Guam, and her family try to cope with the suicide of Isabel’s mother.
In Trinidad, two brothers try fishing in a new place, hoping to bring home a big catch for their grandmother.
Introduces the history and political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and presents young refugees, who describe the reasons why they had to leave, their travels as refugees, and their experiences adjusting to a new country.