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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Migrant

A deeply felt, imaginative, beautifully illustrated story about what it's like to be the child of migrant farm workers.

No Ordinary Day

Deborah Ellis, author of The Breadwinner, brings us another feisty young heroine, Valli — an orphan with leprosy who lives on the streets of Kolkata.

No Safe Place

A timely and gripping novel about four young migrants who seek safe haven in England and end up adrift in the English Channel.

Nobody Knows

A powerful and moving novel inspired by actual events that took place in Tokyo, and based on the award-winning film by Hirokazu Kore-eda.

Pirate Queen

An inspiring story of Zheng Yi Sao, the real-life pirate queen who took control of her life — and the South China seas — in the early 19th century.

Sacred Leaf

Sacred Leaf, the sequel to I Am a Taxi, depicts the price people in Latin America pay for cocaine use in North America.

Sita's Ramayana

A beautifully illustrated feminist graphic-novel version of the story of Sita from the great Indian epic -- The Ramayana.

Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds

An eloquent and timely plea for understanding refugees.

Strange Light Afar

Eight Japanese folktales, retold in a way you’ve never imagined. Beautiful, strange and unforgettable.

Tales from Gold Mountain

This collection of stories describes the extraordinary circumstances of the Chinese who came to build the railroad in Canada and the United States.

The Camel in the Sun

A moving story, inspired by a traditional Muslim hadith, beautifully written by Griffin Ondaatje and illustrated by world-renowned Linda Wolfsgruber.

The Cat at the Wall

A remarkable and thought-provoking new novel set on Israel's West Bank, by the author of The Breadwinner.