In a photographic study of the immigrant experience in action today, a Vietnamese-American boy explains how he successfully lives astride two cultures, American and Vietnamese.
Don Aurelio falls in love with a witch who has a beautiful face but fails to heed her special instructions.
When Naomi and Mrs. Lumbago discover a mirror among the coins hidden by the late Mr. Lumbago, they notice that it changes the reflected image of the person looking into it, and find a cryptic message engraved on its back.
A strong minded older woman, Mrs. Tucker moves to a small, isolated cottage in Australia where she discovers a Njimbin–a gnomelike spirit–and she must use all her cleverness to win the battle with it for her new home.
A young German girl watches as the streets of her town fill with soldiers and tanks. Then, one day, she follows a truck into the woods and discovers a secret.
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.
In the winter of 1943, a Polish physician and her older daughter make a dangerous and arduous trek to Hungary while seven-year-old Malka, who they were forced to leave behind when she became ill, fends for herself in a ghetto.