The Name Jar

The Name JarThe new kid in school needs a new name Or does she Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells

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Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl DreamingJacqueline Woodson, one of today s finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and

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American Born Chinese

American Born ChineseAll Jin Wang wants is to fit in When his family moves to a new neighborhood, he suddenly finds that he s the only Chinese American student at his school Jocks and bullies pick on him constantly, and he has hardly any friends Then, to make matters worse, he falls in love with an all American

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Too Many Tamales

Too Many TamalesChristmas Eve started out so perfectly for Maria Snow had fallen and the streets glittered Maria s favorite cousins were coming over and she got to help make the tamales for Christmas dinner It was almost too good to be true when her mother left the kitchen for a moment and Maria got to try on

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Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from ChinaNot for the faint hearted, Lon Po Po Grandmother Wolf , is a tale of a menacing danger and courage Young s command of page composition and his sensitive use of color give the book a visual force that matches the strength of the story and stands as one of the illustrator s best efforts.

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The Other Side

The Other SideClover s mom says it isn t safe to cross the fence that segregates their African American side of town from the white side where Anna lives But the two girls strike up a friendship, and get around the grown ups rules by sitting on top of the fence together With the addition of a brand new

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Last Stop on Market Street

Last Stop on Market StreetEvery Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town But today, CJ wonders why they don t own a car like his friend Colby Why doesnt he have an iPod like the boys on the bus How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town Each question is met with an encouraging

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Inside Out & Back Again

Inside Out & Back AgainFor all the ten years of her life, H has only known Saigon the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, and the warmth of her friends close by But now the Vietnam War has reached her home H and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope In

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