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      Delicious!

      2021

      by Julie Larios and Julie Paschkis

      "Journey around the world with this poetry collection celebrating delicious international street food! The world is a delicious place! Come along on an international journey to try a hot pretzel in New York City; saffron tea in Mumbai, India; deep fried scorpions in Beijing, China; and much, much more. This poetry collection celebrates all the different kinds of street food from around the globe, introducing young readers to snacks they know and ones they’ve never heard of—showing that no matter where we live, we all appreciate a yummy treat!" -- publisher

      Race/Culture Concepts

      How Kids Celebrate Holidays Around the World

      2021

      by Pavla Hanáčková, Helena Haraštová and Michaela Bergmannová

      "This series takes young readers to different parts of the world, showing a wide range of cultures and traditions. See how varied the world is! Are you curious how people make merry in other countries? Good company, great food and drink, and most importantly, lots of fun—we all like celebrating holidays! But have you ever wondered how people spend holidays across the world? Together we’ll join in with many celebrations, all of them different. What’s Halloween like in Ireland, and Timkat in Ethiopia? What are the customs observed at Hanukkah? You’ll make new friends who’ll tell you all about their culture. Ready to explore? It’s party time all over the world!" -- publisher

      Informational Race/Culture Concepts

      Our Future: How Kids are Taking Action

      2019

      by Janet Wilson

      "This picture book written and illustrated by Janet Wilson features 10 children who are social, political, and environmental activists from around the world who are making a difference in their communities, and countries. The children are concrete examples for other kids, to show that you're never too young to mitigate change. From racism to cyber bullying, from gun violence to animal protection, they don't let their youth stop them from being heard. In addition to Our Future, Janet Wilson has three other similar books about empowering kids called Our Earth, Our Heroes, and Our Rights."--

      Biography Informational Oppression & Resilience

      Indonesian Children’s Favorite Stories

      2015

      by Joan Suyenaga and Salim Martowiredjo

      "Set in tropical rainforests, on balmy beaches, and in the remote highlands of the Indonesian islands, Indonesia children's favorite stories offers a taste of how universal values of bravery, cleverness, true love, kindness, and loyalty are transmitted to Indonesian children. Astute princesses, resourceful villagers and daring travelers appear throughout this vast archipelago to tell their stories and charm our children. Retold for an international audience, these beautifully illustrated stories provide children with an insight into the traditional culture, morals and environment of Indonesia. This book is aimed at children in the five to twelve age group"--Back cover

      Folklore

      Tari, the little Balinese dancer

      2013

      by Pamela Noensie and Garretta Lamore

      "This is the story of Tari, a talented girl who lives on the beautiful island of Bali. Her life in Bali is never dull, because of the frequent temple celebrations held in her village. Tari helps her friends and neighbors prepare elaborate offerings for these celebrations. Most of all, though, Tari loves to dance. She practices daily and performs every chance she gets. Tari's grandmother was a famous dancer when she was young and Tari wants to be just like her. One day, her grandmother gives Tari a very special gift--from one dancer to another. Soon after, Tari's grandmother passes away. In a special cremation ceremony, Tari and her family bid farewell to Grandmother and thank her for her kindness"--Back cover

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