Peace Tree from Hiroshima

Author: Sandra Moore
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462917232
Format: PDF, Kindle
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**Winner of the 2015 Gelett Burgess Award for Best Intercultural Book** **Winner of the 2015 Silver Evergreen Medal for World Peace** This true children's story is told by a little bonsai tree, called Miyajima, that lived with the same family in the Japanese city of Hiroshima for more than 300 years before being donated to the National Arboretum in Washington DC in 1976 as a gesture of friendship between America and Japan to celebrate the American Bicentennial. From the Book: "In 1625, when Japan was a land of samurai and castles, I was a tiny pine seedling. A man called Itaro Yamaki picked me from the forest where I grew and took me home with him. For more than three hundred years, generations of the Yamaki family trimmed and pruned me into a beautiful bonsai tree. In 1945, our household survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. In 1976, I was donated to the National Arboretum in Washington D.C., where I still live today—the oldest and perhaps the wisest tree in the bonsai museum."

A Path of Stars

Author: Anne Sibley O'Brien
Publisher: Charlesbridge
ISBN: 1607340798
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A touching story of family, loss, and memory. Dara's grandmother, Lok Yeay, is full of stories about her life growing up in Cambodia, before she immigrated to the United States. Lok Yeay tells her granddaughter of the fruits and plants that grew there, and how her family would sit in their yard and watch the stars that glowed like fireflies. Lok Yeay tells Dara about her brother, Lok Ta, who is still in Cambodia, and how one day she will return with Dara and Dara's family to visit the place she still considers home. But when a phone call disrupts Lok Yeay's dream to see her brother again, Dara becomes determined to bring her grandmother back to a place of happiness. Anne Sibley O'Brien's dreamlike illustrations beautifully complement this fictional story based on real-life experiences. Back matter contains information about the admission of Cambodian refugees into the United States, specifically Maine, after soldiers forced them out of their homeland in the 1970s. An author's note and glossary are also included. A PATH OF STARS was originally developed for the New Mainers Book Project, part of the Maine Humanities Council's Born to Read program. The Project sponsors high-quality children's picture books created from the experiences of Maine's refugee communities, to preserve and present their cultural heritage and to promote their English language literacy.

Cambodian Dancer

Author: Daryn Reicherter
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462917690
Format: PDF, Mobi
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**Winner of the Moonbeam Children's Book Award Silver Medal for Non-Fiction —Picture Book** This beautifully illustrated children's book tells the story of a little Cambodian girl forced to leave her old world behind and find a new home in America. In clear but simple language and vivid illustrations, this Cambodian children's story communicates a sense of the joy, sadness, injustice and triumph that lives on in young Cambodian Americans. It shows that it is possible to overcome great hardship, and that a single decision can do much to heal one's self and others. The Cambodian Dancer is the true story of a Cambodian refugee—a dancer and teacher—who built a life in the US after fleeing the Khmer Rouge. She became a counselor to other Cambodian refugees and created a school of dance for children. Her gift of hope was to teach children in the Cambodian community the traditional dances of Cambodia so that young people growing up far away from the land of their ancestors would know about their culture.

The Distance Between Us

Author: Reyna Grande
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451661789
Format: PDF, ePub
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Traces the author's experiences as an illegal child immigrant, describing her father's violent alcoholism, her efforts to obtain a higher education, and the inspiration of Latina authors.

Shin s Tricycle

Author: Tatsuharu Kodama
Publisher: Walker Childrens
ISBN: 9780802783752
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A beautifully illustrated true story of another family's experience of the bombing of Hiroshima. Shin's uncle is able to get him the impossible: the tricycle he desperately wants. He is riding the wonderful, brand-new tricycle when the atom bomb is dropped. Shin is found in the rubble, holding on to his treasure. He dies later that day, ten days before his fourth birthday. The tricycle now sits in the Peace Museum in Hiroshima.

Lailah s Lunchbox A Ramadan Story

Author: Reem Faruqi
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
ISBN: 0884484327
Format: PDF, Kindle
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*Notable Social Studies Trade Book For Young People 2016, a cooperative Project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council* *Featured Book of the Month, Anti-Defamation League* *American Library Association Notable Book for Children 2016* *Skipping Stones Honor 2016* *International Literacy Association Choices Reading List* Lailah is in a new school in a new country, thousands of miles from her old home, and missing her old friends. When Ramadan begins, she is excited that she is finally old enough to participate in the fasting but worried that her classmates won’t understand why she doesn’t join them in the lunchroom. Lailah solves her problem with help from the school librarian and her teacher and in doing so learns that she can make new friends who respect her beliefs. This gentle, moving story from first-time author Reem Faruqi comes to life in Lea Lyon’s vibrant illustrations. Lyon uses decorative arabesque borders on intermittent spreads to contrast the ordered patterns of Islamic observances with the unbounded rhythms of American school days. Fountas & Pinnell Level N

Once Upon a Time in Japan

Author: Japan Broadcasting Corporation NHK
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462917267
Format: PDF, Docs
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**Winner of the 2016 Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year Award** **Winner of the 2015 Gelett Burgess Award for Best Multicultural Book** When wily animals, everyday people and magical beings come together in a collection of Japanese fairytales, wonderful things are bound to happen! Each story is brilliantly illustrated by a different talented Japanese artist. The tales recounted here are among Japan's oldest and most beloved stories. Entertaining and filled with subtle folk wisdom, these retold stories have been shared countless times in Japanese homes and schools for generations. Like good stories from every time and place, they never grow old. Kids (and their parents!) will enjoy hearing these stories read aloud on the accompanying downloadable audio. The fairytales and classic stories in this collection include: The Wife Who Never Eats—the story of a man who learns the hard way the evils of stinginess. The Mill of the Sea—the story of how a greedy man was responsible for the saltiness of sea water. The Monkey and the Crab—the crabs teach a tricky monkey a lesson in fairness and honesty. The Magical Hood—an act of kindness reaps great rewards. Sleepyhead Taro and the Children—a story about what can be accomplished at the right time, and with the right help and the right spirit. The Fox and the Otter—how a fox pays the price of deceit and selfishness. The Gratitude of the Crane—a story about the rewards of kindness and the danger of curiosity. The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter—a girl who starts life very tiny turns out to be big in many ways.

Tree of Cranes

Author: Allen Say
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547350486
Format: PDF
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As a young Japanese boy recovers from a bad chill, his mother busily folds origami paper into delicate silver cranes in preparation for the boy's very first Christmas.

Step Up to the Plate Maria Singh

Author: Uma Krishnaswami
Publisher: Tu Books
ISBN: 9781600602610
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Nine-year-old Maria Singh learns to play softball just like her heroes in the All-American Girls League, while her parents and neighbors are struggling through World War II, working for India s independence, and trying to stay on their farmland."