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"Giovanni’s friends are coming over for Sunday dinner, and his grandmother is serving rice and beans. Giovanni is embarrassed—he does not like “rice and rocks” and worries his friends will think the traditional Jamaican dish is weird. But his favorite Auntie comes to the rescue. She and Giovanni’s pet parrot, Jasper, take him on a magical journey across the globe, visiting places where people eat rice and rocks. This exciting story celebrates the varied traditions of every culture while also highlighting the delicious similarities that bring us all together." -- publisher
"The true story of a little girl who made an impossible dream achievable"--|cProvided by publisher
The story of Saint Martín de Porres--an endearing tale of perseverance, faith, and triumph over racial and economic prejudice.
Young Dionne Warwick is ambling through childhood like any other like kid, enjoying her family and neighbors, her pet dog, her hobbies, and school, when one day she discovers that she has a special talent
Embarrassed by her clumsiness, eight-year-old Meena, an Asian Indian American girl, is reluctant to appear in the school play until she gains self-confidence by practicing yoga
In twenty-three compelling poems, a young girl carries her dreams from her Carribbean island birthplace to America, a new land she finds at once puzzling, frightening, and inspiring.