Three Puerto Rican stories include the title story, which represents the land’s indigenous Tainos; the tale of la Guinea, which is rooted in the nation’s African culture; and la Mula’s tale, a story of Spanish origin.
With the help of her cat, Chica, Cecilia prepares a special gift in honor of her great-aunt’s ninetieth birthday, a celebration basket filled with things to remind Tia of the wonderful moments that she and Cecilia have shared.
A gentle, loving look at grandmothers. In a book that will be officially published on Grandparents’ Day, a charming girl named Liliana describes how differently her grandmothers live their lives. Mima lives in New England, does yoga exercises, and likes crossword puzzles, for example. The other grandmother, Mama Gabina, lives in South America, enjoys gardening, and likes to dance around the house. The meals they cook are different, the stories they tell are different, but one thing about them is the same: they both love their granddaughter. And Liliana adores them. Leyla Torres’s watercolors show all the warmth and homeyness that are intrinsic in special family relationships.
A faith like mine is a celebration of the diversity of religious faith, as experienced through the daily lives of children around the world. What do other people believe? How do they pray? When are their holy days? What are the differences between churches, temples, & mosques? ” Come & visit us & our friends to find out what we believe in & how we practice our faith.”
Introduces the history, geography, people, culture, government, and economy of the Soviet Union.
An account of the time in the pilot Beryl Markham’s childhood in Kenya when she was attacked by a lion that her neighbors kept as a pet.
In early nineteenth-century Mexico, sixteen-year-old Leona Vicario, loyal to Spain and engaged to a wealthy widower, comes to terms with her growing revolt against Spain’s harsh treatment of Mexicans and her love for a young revolutionary lawyer.
After German forces occupy Denmark during World War II, fifteen-year-olds Julie Weinstein and Niels Nelson and their friends and families try to cope with their daily lives, finding various ways to resist the Nazis and, ultimately, to survive.
A resource for boys who are preparing for their own ceremonies or wondering what the ceremony feels like–provides the historic background of the bar mitzvah itself, describes its ceremonial objects and rituals, and recounts real-life stories.
It traces the early years of an Australian Aboriginal boy as he grows to be both a hero of the People and a skilled magician. Scott’s tale is enhanced by his use of real locations in Northern Australia.