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.

One More Mountain

It’s 2021, and the Taliban have retaken power in Afghanistan. Parvana and Shauzia, the brave protagonists of The Breadwinner, must now flee to escape new dangers from an old enemy.

Out of the Way! Out of the Way!

We see an Indian village grow from a sleepy little agricultural way station to a bustling metropolis. For fans of American classic The Little House.

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.

Step

Does turning eleven mean that you can have new thoughts, try new things? Or will you be the same person you were when you were ten?

Strange Light Afar

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