A collection of African wisdom gorgeously illustrated by artists from Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Canada, the United States and more.
The water from a magical well in their farmhouse was the reason behind this ‘good fortune’, they said. One day, fifteen-year-old Gurmi sets out to look for the well and what he sees changes everyone’s world forever. The faces of three girls look up at him from the water, and draw him into a world of fun, games and cyber magic -and Gurmi has to face up to an unnerving truth as murky as the surreal well. What terrible crimes have been committed behind the walls of the rambling Diwanchand family home? Will Gurmi and the ghost-girls be able to avenge the evil that has taken place and prevent yet another unspeakable atrocity from occurring? Funny, yet sensitive and immensely powerful, Faces in the Water is the story of lives lost to appease our society’s insatiable hunger for male children, and the price families pay for its sake.
See the review at WOW Review, Volume 5, Issue 3
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Shiver and Linger comes a brand new, heartstopping novel.With her trademark lyricism, Maggie Stiefvater turns to a new world, where a pair are swept up in a daring, dangerous race across a cliff–with more than just their lives at stake should they lose.
See the review at WOW Review, Volume 4, Issue 3
Members of a Tewa Indian family living in Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico follow the ages-old traditions of their people as they create various objects of clay.
When ten-year-old Bel finds a photograph of her great-grandmother Beatrice, or Bisa Bea, she convinces her mother to let her borrow it. When the picture inexplicably vanishes, Bisa Bea’s voice suddenly emerges inside Bel, telling stories of the old days and counseling her on proper behavior by young girls. Then another voice emerges that tells her to be strong; this one belongs to her future granddaughter, and the key to how these voices came to live inside her lies in the lost photo of her great-grandmother. This whimsical, witty novel shows how knowledge of the past can strengthen the wisdom of future generations.
Explores the culture of the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, examining their traditions, language, music, games and toys, family life, and hunting skills, and discusses various threats to their culture
From A for Asia to Z for Zen, the alphabet arrangement provides a panoramic introduction to the geography, culture, holidays, traditions, and animals of the area that is home to more than one-half of the world’s population.
“Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Bhutan”–Provided by publisher.
The highly regarded Cultures of the World series celebrates the diversity of other cultures in this fully updated and expanded edition.
“Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Belize”–Provided by publisher.