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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The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex

The Guy is planning a house party. The Girl is adjusting to life in a new country. The Artist and his Ex are trying to make ends meet for their baby.

The Servant

Faten’s happy life in her village comes to an abrupt end due to the civil war in Lebanon. An inspiring coming-of-age novel full of strength and hope.

The Shepherd's Granddaughter

For generations Amani's family has grazed sheep above the family homestead near Hebron, but now her home is being threatened by Jewish settlements.

Two at the Top

Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary each tell their story, culminating in their thrilling ascent of Mount Everest.

Two Moons in August

Martha Brooks deftly explores the worlds of mourning, family, friendship and love in this moving novel about healing and hope.

Two White Rabbits

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.

Walk with Me

A simple, imaginative story depicting the complex emotional reality of a girl whose father no longer lives at home.

Wanting Mor

Young Afghan Jameela is finally brought together again with her father, who abandoned her in a Kabul marketplace.

When the Slave Esperança Garcia Wrote a Letter

In 1770, the slave Esperança Garcia bravely penned a letter to the governor in Brazil. Her hope, despite her mistreatment, is moving and inspiring.