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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Caravan to the North

An urgent and eloquent account of a boy traveling in a caravan from his beloved homeland of El Salvador to the US border.

Caravana al Norte

El relato de un niño viajando de El Salvador hacia los EE.UU. ilumina la realidad de los inmigrantes centroamericanos cuya única opción es abandonar su hogar.

Dos conejos blancos

In this moving and timely story, a young child describes what it is like to be a migrant as she and her father travel north toward the US border.

Good Night, Commander

A powerful, moving, prize-winning story about a child who has survived the Iran-Iraq war but has endured great loss.

Guacamole

Guacamole is the third title of Jorge Argueta's popular bilingual Cooking Poems series, celebrating the joys of preparing, eating and sharing food.

Home is Beyond the Mountains

Samira is only nine years old when the Turkish army invades Persia in 1918, and her family must flee into the mountains. Will she ever see home again?

How Emily Saved the Bridge

The amazing story of Emily Warren Roebling, the woman who stepped in to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which was completed in 1883.

How to Bee

A story about family, loyalty, kindness and bravery, set against an all-too-possible future where climate change has forever changed the way we live.

I Am a Taxi

Deep in the jungle, working in a cocaine operation, twelve-year-old Diego must take a terrible risk if he ever wants to see his family again.

I Have the Right to Be a Child

A beautiful book that introduces young children to the concept of human rights as set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

I Have the Right to Culture

The third book in the award-winning I Have the Right series explores a child’s right to culture, including music, art, dance and much more.

Malaika’s Costume

Malaika’s mother can’t buy her a carnival costume — will she still be able to dance in the parade?