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Aleeya, concerned when her beloved mother becomes sick, remembers and returns the promise Mommy has made to her-- that she will always be by her side.
"Who says girls can't fish? When Nina asks her grandfather to take her fishing with him on his old banca boat, his answer is always the same: "A boat is not the place for a girl." But Nina is determined to go. She knows that if her lolo will show her how to jig the lines, to set the hook, and to pull in a fish, hand over hand, she can prove to everyone in their Filipino fishing village that she deserves her turn in the boat, girl or no!"--|cPublisher's website
After losing his kite on a windy day, Nu Dang spends the rest of the day paddling around in his boat searching for the lost kite
A young girl is torn between her desire to stay home with her family and her desire to go to school and discover the world beyond the mountains that surround them
A passing peddler gives Miss Moon a "seed" that might grow a paper flower tree and, although the villagers scoff, the little girl believes her seed will sprout
The story cloth made for her by her aunt and uncle chronicles the life of the author and her family in their native Laos and their eventual emigration to the United States
In the rain forests of Malaysia, Nizam waits anxiously to climb the bee tree, proving that he is capable of succeeding his grandfather as leader of the traditional honey-hunting clan.
In the early 1900s, little Sap, a young girl from the rice fields of Cambodia, wins a coveted place in the royal dance troupe and learns the steps so well that she is noticed by the famous artist Auguste Rodin, who rewards her with a special prize. A foreword and an author's note give additional information about the history of Cambodia, Khmer dance, and Auguste Rodin
Mr. and Mrs. Stein and their young sons Gabe and Jacob adopt a baby girl from Vietnam
Nine-year-old Nat and his family are forced from their home on April 17, 1975, marched for many days, separated from each other, and forced to work in the rice fields, where Nat concentrates on survival. Includes historical notes and photographs documenting the Cambodian genocide