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Adrift at Sea

Adrift at Sea

A Vietnamese Boy's Story of Survival
by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, with Tuan Ho, illustrated by Brian Deines
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 1 to 4
tagged : emigration & immigration, historical, asia

Now in paperback, the award-winning first picture book to recount the dramatic true story of a refugee family’s perilous escape from Vietnam

It is 1981. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a fishing boat overloaded with 60 Vietnamese refugees drifts. The motor has failed; the hull is leaking; the drinking water is nearly gone. This is the dramatic …

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Peach Girl

Peach Girl

by Raymond Nakamura, illustrated by Rebecca Bender
edition:Hardcover
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age: 5 to 8
Grade: k to 3
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 gian …

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When the Rain Comes

When the Rain Comes

by Alma Fullerton, illustrated by Kim La Fave
edition:Hardcover
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age: 4 to 8
Grade: k to 3
tagged : asia, farm & ranch life, self-esteem & self-reliance, girls & women

Malini, a young girl in a small Sri Lankan community, is anxious about the responsibility of helping with the monsoon-season rice planting for the first time. When a flash flood leaves her stranded alone with the ox cart full of rice seedlings, she summons unexpected courage to calm the ox and save her town’s rice crop.

It is time to plant the ric …

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The Way to School

The Way to School

by Rosemary McCarney, with Plan International
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
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age: 6 to 9
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 9
tagged : school & education, africa, asia

Minimal text and stunning photographs from around the world describe the remarkable, and often dangerous, journeys children make every day on their way to and from school. No simple school bus picks them up each day, but rather children travel through disaster zones, cross rapids, climb mountains, and maneuver on ziplines daily to get to the classr …

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