Children's Books: Reading Program
by Carmen Agra Deedy
Agatha sells woven wares and imparts knowledge to all, especially children. "Everything comes from something, nothing comes from nothing." But, after she orders a new feather bed, six naked, shivering geese pay her a visit demanding their feathers back.
por Carmen Agra Deedy; Ilustraciones por Laura L. Seeley
Ágata es dueña de una tienda de tejidos. Los niños le preguntan de dónde vienen los tejidos. Ella contesta que todo proviene de algo. Ágata no siempre tiene presente su propio consejo. Una noche seis gansos desnudos y malhumorados la despiertan reclamando las plumas de su nuevo colchón de plumas, que la mantienen calentita en la cama. El final es una solución que satisface a todos y que a la vez recuerda a los lectores el delicado equilibrio entre los recursos naturales y nuestra responsabilidad.
Mali Under the Night Sky is the true story of Lao-American artist Malichansouk Koumanchao, who walked with her family from Laos to Thailand when she was 5 years old. Due to wars not contained by borders, she and her family had to leave their home to be safe. She remembers the journey and the beauty and strength of Lao culture.
by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore
For a long time the people of Harigigo, a village in the tiny country of Eritrea, were living without enough food for themselves and their animals. Then along came a scientist, Gordon Sato, who helped change their lives for the better, and it all started with some special trees.
by Sean Mendez
This colorful, amply illustrated cookbook of international recipes emphasizes the educational, nutritional and social benefits of cooking with children, offering 19 recipes from as many nations. The book devotes four pages to each recipe and country, along with enriching notes on food and cultural facts. The emphasis here is on fun, collaboration, invention and food as an engaging art rather than exact science.
by Jan Reynolds
For hundreds of years the Maasai have moved with their herds of cattle and goats, across thousands of miles in Kenya and Tanzania. Today their traditional way of life is threatened and they are meeting these obstacles head-on by adapting their lives and agricultural practices while keeping their vibrant, close-knit culture alive.
by Marie-Hélène Delval
This selection of Psalms, paraphrased for young readers, uses language and imagery appropriate for children while remaining faithful to the spirit of the biblical texts.
e-reader version available
by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez
Sixth grader Chela is a soccer-playing nerd excited about starting school. After her best friend turns on her and acts like she doesn't exist, she buries herself in schoolwork and in the warm comfort of her family. This small world is turned upside down when her father is rushed to the hospital and her grandmother arrives to help the family.
by Tania Duprey Stehlik
Violet goes to school with children who are all different colors – some are red, some are yellow and some are blue. But she is the only one who is purple. When one of her friends at school asks about her skin color she wonders – Why am I Violet?
by Lee Bennett Hopkins
A collection of poems focusing on universal emotions.
by Carole Boston Weatherford
In this book the Beatitudes form the backdrop for a powerful free-verse poem that traces the African-American journey from slavery to civil rights.
by Maya Ajmera, Magda Nakassis and Cynthia Pon
Celebrations of faith can bring people together.
by Carmen Agra Deedy and Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah
An unexpected gift to a Kenyan village is a light of hope.
ESPAÑOL / PARA NIÑAS/OS
por Carmen Agra Deedy y Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah
Una historia en una lejana aldea del oeste de Kenia, África.
by Jen Cullerton Johnson
A biography of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner, scientist and environmentalist Wangari Maathai who -despite opposition to women’s rights - started her own Green Belt Movement in an effort to restore Kenya’s ecosystem by planting millions of trees.
by Kate Aver Avraham
At her tol, the first-birthday party, Sara Mee plays the traditional Korean prophecy game toljabee while her extended family and friends watch.