Stories from Around the World

Stories from Around the World

The stories in this collection provide young readers with a global perspective. Experience a new culture, language or set of traditions within their pages.

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A Boy Is Not a Ghost

In this sequel to the award-winning A Boy Is Not a Bird, a boy is exiled to Siberia during World War II. Based on a true story.

A Gift from Childhood

A vivid and stunningly illustrated memoir about growing up in a small village in Mali, written by a renowned African artist who now lives in Portland.

A Song for China

Celebrating the Yellow River Cantata, this is the riveting history of a young author and militant who used art to create a socially just China.

Along the River

Boats of all shapes and sizes travel on the river, through the seasons, toward the sea. Who will you meet on the river?

Aluta

University life is better than Charlotte ever dreamed, but her exposure to new ideas in 1981 Ghana will be an exciting and dangerous adventure.

Amazonia

An authentically written and exquisitely illustrated book of indigenous tales from Brazil.

Aquí era el paraíso / Here Was Paradise

A collection of poetry by one of the greatest Indigenous poets of the Americas about the vanished world of his childhood — that of the Maya K’iche’.

Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings

A Haitian American girl finds connection to generations of family lore in this story of identity, heart and home.

Between Sisters

A poignant and frank novel set in Ghana, told from the point of view of a disarmingly forthright teenaged girl.

Book Uncle and Me

Book Uncle and Me is an award-winning middle-grade novel about the power of grassroots activism and how kids can make a difference.

Broken Memory

Moments of grace and tenderness undercut the terror and pain of this powerful story of the genocidal war in Rwanda.

Burying the Moon

A beautifully illustrated novel in verse about a young Indian girl who tackles the taboos around sanitation in her village.