Race and Culture

PoPo’s Lucky Chinese New Year

When her Chinese grandmother comes to visit, a young Chinese-American girl learns of and participates in the customs and beliefs celebrating an authentic Chinese New Year. Asian Descent, China, Chinese-American, Customs, Beliefs, Chinese New Year, Traditions, Celebration, Family, Culture, Cultural Traditions

My First Book of Hindi Words

My First Book of Hindi Words introduces the Hindi language to children in a gentle, playful way using the familiar ABC English Alphabet. The ABC structure provides a framework that encourages fun and natural learning. The everyday Hindi works presented in this book include many that have particular significance in Indian culture. The vivid illustrations …

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The Change Your Name Store

An exciting story of self-discovery from Leanne Shirtliffe, with fun, colorful illustrations takes children on a journey to find their true identity and to celebrate who they are—name and all. Who am I? It’s a question a lot of children seem to ask themselves, at which point being “them” simply isn’t enough. They want to …

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In My Family/En mi familia

Following the best-selling Family Pictures, In My Family/En mi familia is Carmen Lomas Garza’s continuing tribute to the family and community that shaped her childhood and her life. Lomas Garza’s vibrant paintings and warm personal stories depict memories of growing up in the traditional Mexican-American community of her hometown of Kingsville, Texas. Latin American Culture, …

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My Papi Has a Motorcycle

When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she’s always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her. But as the sun sets purple-blue-gold behind Daisy Ramona and her papi, she knows that the love she feels will always be …

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A Sled for Gabo

On the day it snows, Gabo sees kids tugging sleds up the hill, then coasting down, whooping all the while. Gabo wishes he could join them, but his hat is too small, and he doesn’t have boots or a sled. But he does have warm and welcoming neighbors in his new town who help him …

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Lucky Broken Girl

In this unforgettable multicultural coming-of-age narrative—based on the author’s childhood in the 1960s—a young Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl is adjusting to her new life in New York City when her American dream is suddenly derailed. Ruthie’s plight will intrigue readers, and her powerful story of strength and resilience, full of color, light, and poignancy, will stay …

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Alma and How She Got Her Name

If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela has way too many names: six! How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; José, …

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All Around Us

Grandpa says circles are all around us. He points to the rainbow that rises high in the sky after a thundercloud has come. “Can you see? That’s only half of the circle. That rest of it is down below, in the earth.” He and his granddaughter meditate on gardens and seeds, on circles seen and …

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