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"A boy meets the Island Lady on the subway. Out of her bag comes an ocean breeze, a Caribbean meal, a steel band and a party he will never forget!" -- publisher
Illustrations and rhyming text reveal a young girl's view of her town's big Independence Day parade, and the family and friends participating in it, as seen from her father's shoulders.
Once each year, Kimo and his grandfather have placed a flower lei atop a stone monument at Laupāhoehoe Point, but it is not until after Grandfather's death that he learns of the 1946 tsunami that took the lives of twenty-four schoolchildren and teachers, including Grandfather's younger brother.
Moses Feldman and Mohammed Hassan both live on Flatbush Avenue, but when they meet at the grocery store they quickly become best friends, sharing a picnic while their families prepare for the holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Ramadan.
A lyrical celebration of multiculturalism as a parent shares with a child the value of their heritage and why it should be a source of pride, even when others disagree.
Illustrated by a Caldecott Honor artist, this moving tribute to the strength of family--no matter what its form--is the story of old Joseph, who finds a Mexican baby abandoned on a lonely L.A. street and vows to raise the child as his own. --from publisher
When Chico starts the third grade after his migrant worker family moves to begin harvesting California grapes, he finds that self confidence and math skills help him cope with the first day of school.
When Bilal and his sister transfer to a school where they are the only Muslims, they must learn how to fit in while staying true to their beliefs and heritage
The author recalls the year when his farm worker parents settled down in the city so that he could go to school for the first time.
Trosclair ignores his father's warning about Gargantua, the rogue alligator living in nearby Bayou Fontaine, and heads off into Bee Island Swamp to hunt for turtle eggs