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Created by Top Grade on January 7, 2016
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A #wehavediversebooks selection for children and teens.
A Good Trade

A Good Trade

by Alma Fullerton, illustrated by Karen Patkau
edition:Hardcover
also available: Hardcover Paperback
tagged : africa, homelessness & poverty, values & virtues

In a small Ugandan village, Kato wakes early to start the long, barefoot trek beyond his village and along fields dotted with cattle and guarded by soldiers. His destination is the village well, where he will pump a day's supply of water into two jerry cans. Like every day, Kato lets the water splash over his hot tired feet before carrying his heavy load back home, where his chores await him. But this is no ordinary day. The aid worker's truck has come to the village square, and in the back is a …

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Peach Girl

Peach Girl

by Raymond Nakamura, illustrated by Rebecca Bender
edition:Hardcover
tagged : country & ethnic, humorous stories, asia

In this reimagining of a Japanese folk tale, Momoko is born from a peach to make the world a better place. Despite rumours of a terrible ogre that lives nearby and eats children, Momoko bravely sets out with a pocketful of dumplings and the timid Monkey, Dog, and Pheasant to find out the truth for herself.

When the farmer and her husband find a giant peach at their door, they can't imagine how it got there. But they are even more surprised when the skin bursts open and out leaps...a girl. Momoko …

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Violet

Violet

by Tania Duprey, illustrated by Vanja Vuleta Jovanovic
edition:Hardcover
tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance, prejudice & racism

When Violet's father comes to pick her up at school, one of her classmates asks: “How come your Dad is blue and you’re not?” Violet has never even thought about this before. Her mother is red, and her father is blue – so why is she violet?

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Shu-Li and Diego

Shu-Li and Diego

by Paul Yee, illustrated by Shaoli Wang
edition:Paperback
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In this sequel to the popular Shu-Li and Tamara, Paul Yee recounts the adventures of Shu-Li and her classmate Diego as they face the challenge of taking care of Baxter, a neighbhour's dog. The two friends face disaster when Baxter runs away.

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The Secret Keepers

The Secret Keepers

by Paul Yee
edition:Paperback
tagged : horror & ghost stories, asian american, emigration & immigration

In this novel set in San Francisco's Chinatown before and after 1906, young Jackson Leong has to not only cope with the ghost of his brother who died in the earthquake, but also the mysterious ghost of a young woman who is haunting the family nickelodeon. A masterpiece of historical fiction that will take the reader on a roller coaster journey into the past.

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Shu-Li and Tamara

Shu-Li and Tamara

by Paul Yee, illustrated by Shaoli Wang
edition:Paperback
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Shu-Li's family moved to Canada two years ago. They now run a Chinese deli in Vancouver's Commerical Drive area. Her classmate Tamara recently moved into the neighbourhood. The two girls become good friends, but an ugly rumour threatens their relationship.

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The Bone Collector's Son

The Bone Collector's Son

by Paul Yee
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : horror & ghost stories

Thirteen-year-old Bing-wing Chan must conquer his fear of ghosts as his father's gambling debts force him to dig for human bones in a graveyard and then to work as a houseboy in a haunted house. Set in Vancouver's Chinatown The Bone Collector's Son is a moving study of the struggle of Chinese immigrants and racism at the turn of the century.

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