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And as time passes, Bilal begins to wonder: Will his friends like it as much as he does? Birthdays Around the World. Everyone in the world has a birthday. But birthdays are not celebrated in the same way everywhere. Meet Mercedes in Peru, who eats a cake and a purple pudding called mazamorra morada.

Ieva in Latvia is raised in the birthday chair, one lift for each year. Based on interviews with real people, award-winning author Margriet Ruurs tells the unique stories of how seventeen children from all around the globe celebrate a birthday, including how they each say happy birthday in their native language. Following the memorable stories, children are invited to compare their own birthday traditions with the ones they've learned about in the book.

The Freedom School work book has pages of Black liberation history and activities for children. We use language all day, every day — probably without thinking much about it. Use of language is one of the key things distinguishing humans from other animals, and nearly 7, languages are spoken around the world. In this beautiful children's picture book by Vivek Shraya, a five-year-old boy becomes fascinated with his mother's bindi, the red dot commonly worn by South Asian women to indicate the point at which creation begins, and wishes to have one of his own.

Rather than chastise her son, she agrees to it, and teaches him about its cultural significance, allowing the boy to discover the magic of the bindi, which in turn gives him permission to be more fully himself. The Breadwinner. One day, he is arrested for the crime of having a foreign education, and the family is left without someone who can earn money or even shop for food. As conditions for the family grow desperate, only one solution emerges.

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Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner. An eight-page color insert features stills from the movie. All royalties from the sale of this book will go to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. CHITCHAT gives an entertaining overview of the world of languages — and the languages of the world, in this eye-popping, kid-friendly book. Colors of Me. Beautiful collage illustrations tell the story of a young girl discovering a world full of color. Take a tour around the world, and see all the wonderful foods and different ways that people eat.

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Illustrated with beautiful photographs of children and their families, this engaging book feasts on the joys of eating! Community Soup. In a garden outside a Kenyan schoolhouse, children are working together to harvest the vegetables they have grown and make them into a soup for everyone to share. But Kioni is having trouble: her herd of mischievous goats followed her to school today and they are trying to eat all the vegetables.

From a crescent moon to a square garden to an octagonal fountain, this breathtaking picture book celebrates the shapes — and traditions — of the Muslim world. Sure to inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets is equally at home in a classroom reading circle and on a parent's lap being read to a child. She is to read the diary of Sara Gittler, a young girl her own age who was imprisoned by the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust. Celebrate diversity with a picture book for very young children about the many faces of contemporary families.

Big or small, similar or different-looking, there are all kinds of families. Some have one parent, some have two, and many include extended family. This inclusive look at many varieties of families will help young readers see beyond their own immediate experiences and begin to understand others. This beautifully illustrated graphic novel tells the stories of fearless females who have fought, and continue to fight, for the rights of women today. Dive into Feminism From A to Z for an accessible primer on history, current events, and essential issues through the lens of feminist theory and perspective.

Not only will you learn something about yourself, your community, your people, and your world, you will discover kick-ass call-to-action suggestions and resources to take your feminism to a higher level! A book for all teens — no matter what gender you are — about feminism: what it is, what it means, and how to do it Fight to Learn: the Struggle to Go to School.

In many countries around the world, universal access to education is a seemingly unattainable dream; however, determined individuals with vision and drive have made this dream come true for many. The uplifting stories of people who were undeterred in their fight to bring education to children will leave young readers with excellent models of how to mobilize support when fighting for a cause you believe in. It's very fun to have a friend at school. What do you like to do with your friend? What do you have in common? How are you different? Learn all about friends in a 1st grade class from Canada.

You'll have extra fun learning new words in English and French. How would you teach someone what is little or big? Matteo and Cristian have fun ways to teach you many opposites at their school. It's even more fun learning them in English and French. Why did Aaron have to go to the office? There's a lot that can happen in different places in school. They make it extra fun by telling you in both English and French. From Far Away. Although first published in , From Far Away is more relevant today than it has ever been. This story is based on the real-life experience of Saoussan Askar, who emigrated with her family from war-torn Lebanon when she was seven years old.

While still in elementary school, Saoussan wrote to bestselling author Robert Munsch about her situation. Together, they turned her story into a book. This updated edition, with revised text including a note from Saoussan today and fresh, new illustrations, belongs in every classroom. From Far Away will also help sensitize other children to the difficulties experienced by their immigrant classmates.

Gift Days. Nassali wants so very much to go to school and to learn to read. There was no time, and no money for school for a young girl. But then one morning, she wakes up to a special day — a gift day Girls are Not Chicks Coloring Book. From a red prayer rug to a blue hijab, everyday colors are given special meaning as young readers learn about clothing, food, and other important elements of Islamic culture, with a young Muslim girl as a guide. The Good Garden is a simple story about a big issue: food insecurity. This introduction to a global issue provides children with the tools and information to help them make a difference locally and globally.

A Good Trade. In a small Ugandan village, Kato wakes early to start the long, barefoot trek beyond his village and along fields dotted with cattle and guarded by soldiers. Like every day, Kato lets the water splash over his hot, tired feet before carrying his heavy load back home, where his chores await him. But this is no ordinary day. These teenaged poets use the Haitian landscape as their easel.

The nature that envelops them is quite clearly their main subject. While misery often storms through Haiti in the form of earthquakes, cyclones, or floods, these young men and women see their surrounding nature as assurance for a joyful, confident future. Hats of Faith. Hats of Faith is a simple and striking introduction to the shared custom of religious head coverings. With bright images and a carefully researched interfaith text, this thoughtful book inspires understanding and celebrates our culturally diverse modern world.

I Am Mixed. Jay and Nia are the children of two worlds, and as they will discover, they can enjoy the best of both. From Mommy's jazz beats to Daddy's classical piano, we will dance with the twins through a book that explores what it is to be of mixed ancestry, proving that a child is more than the sum of their parents. The story is based on the actual experiences of Moses, an eight year-old boy and resident of St.

As an infant, he was literally plucked from the waters of a nearby river, having been placed in a basket by his grandmother. The rest of his family perished in floods that wiped out their upland village in He was given his name by the nuns at St. After the earthquake of destroyed Port-au-Prince and much of the surrounding area, the orphanage was flooded with a new wave of parentless boys and girls. This eye-opening book promotes "world-mindedness" by imagining the world's population — all 6. If the World Were a Village looks at the languages, wealth, food security, energy and health of the citizens in the village.

By exploring the lives of the villagers, children will discover that life in other nations is often very different from their own. I'm Awesome Because. Gabby celebrates all of her differences and recognizes that everyone is awesome in their own unique way! With eye catching illustrations and poetic verses, your child will be building a solid foundation of confidence and self-love. You can create your very own Awesome List at the end of the book so that your child can tap into their own unique awesomeness.

Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Using toolboxes, ambulances, and other ingenious measures, Irena Sendler defied the Nazis and risked her own life by saving and then hiding Jewish children. Her secret list of the children's real identities was kept safe, buried in two jars under a tree in war-torn Warsaw. An inspiring story of courage and compassion, this biography includes a list of resources, source notes, and an index.

Helping children to understand disabilities is the focus of the second book in the Compassion Series.

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The Compassion Series books offer the impetus for a dynamic and interactive elementary school program, encouraging children to look at their world through the lens of compassion and understanding. Here are the voices of youth who know. Navigating mixed-race relationships and family dynamics, dealing with prejudice and assumptions, and working through identity confusion to arrive at a strong and positive sense of self — these are just some of the topics explores in these pages.

Whether in the form of rants or poems, personal reflections or interviews, the voices come through loud, strong and empowered. In the grasslands, the forests, the deserts, and the seas, animals learn to get along. We are part of the same animal kingdom. We too, can learn to live in harmony with the world around us! Jacob's Room to Choose. The beloved lead character from Jacob's New Dress is back in an encouraging story about gender expression. When their teacher finds out what happened, Jacob and Sophie, with the support of administration, lead change at their school as everyone discovers the many forms of gender expression and how to treat each other with respect.

Jacqueline and the Beanstalk. Once upon a time, there lived a princess named Jacqueline. The royal knights protected her from danger — even if there wasn't any! When Jacqueline climbs the beanstalk, she meets a giant who is just as afraid of the knights. In this modern retelling of a classic fairy tale, Jacqueline shows everyone that just because something — or someone — is different, doesn't mean you need to be afraid of those differences. Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with worry-busting strategies and calming tools.

Know Me. Pick any page and enter the Know Me journey to a place where differences are embraced, curiosity of others is encouraged and understanding is promoted. A place where true and lasting relationships are built. Know Me asks essential questions in the voice of a child. This empowering approach invites sharing between children and their peers, parents and teachers — anyone who cares to ask. Recommended for children ages 5 to 10 years. Whether you are a parent, a teacher or a helping professional, Know Me will get conversations started with its simple, direct prose and thought- provoking illustrations.

Lacey and the African Grandmothers. Lacey Little Bird loves spending time with Kahasi, an elder on her reserve who is like a grandmother to her. Then Lacey hears about a project to help grandmothers in Africa who are raising their grandchildren because their parents have died from AIDS. Even though Africa is far, far away, Lacey wants to help and emails the grandmothers with a plan to raise money by selling beaded purses. What difference can a young Blackfoot girl from North America make in the lives of grandmothers in Africa?

A lot, as Lacey discovers. Her decision to help will bring about amazing changes in her life and her community. The Last Train: a Holocaust Story. First they are forced into a ghetto in their hometown; then a labor camp in Austria; and, finally, to the deadly Bergen Belsen camp deep in the heart of Germany. In the spring of , the boys see British planes flying over the camp, and a spark of hope that the war will soon end ignites.

And then, they are forced onto a dark, stinking boxcar by the Nazi guards. After four days on the train, the boys are convinced they will be killed, but through a twist of fate, the train is discovered and liberated by a battalion of American soldiers marching through Germany. The book concludes when Paul, now a grown man living in Canada, stumbles upon photographs on the internet of his train being liberated. After writing to the man who posted the pictures, Paul is presented with an opportunity to meet his rescuers at a reunion in New York — but first he must decide if he is prepared to reopen the wounds of his past.

Layla's Head Scarf. Layla is a shy new girl in first grade and her classmates wonder why she wears a head scarf. As the school day progresses, the first graders learn about Layla's culture and help make her feel more at ease in her new school. Dramatic, vibrant illustrations help tell the unique stories that make each of us special.

Love is Love. When a boy confides in his friend about bullies saying he doesn't have a real family, he discovers that his friend's parents — a mom and a dad — and his two dads are actually very much alike. Michael Genhart's debut story is the perfect resource to gently discuss discrimination with kids. This sweet and straightforward story shows that gay families and straight families and everything in between are all different kinds of normal. What makes a family real is the love that is shared. Each spring Anna leaves her home in Mexico and travels north with her family where they will work on farms harvesting fruits and vegetables.


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Sometimes she feels like a bird, flying north in the spring and south in the fall. Sometimes she feels like a jack rabbit living in an abandoned burrow, as her family moves into an empty house near the fields. But most of all she wonders what it would be like to stay in one place. The Low German-speaking Mennonites from Mexico are a unique group of migrants who moved from Canada to Mexico in the s and became an important part of the farming community there. But it has become increasingly difficult for them to earn a livelihood, and so they come back to Canada each year as migrant workers in order to survive.

Beautifully written by Maxine Trottier and imaginatively illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, this book describes what it is like to be a child in a migrant family. Bold and bright illustrations accompany these fun rhyming ABC books, and a helpful glossary at the end of each book makes it easy for readers — including parents and teachers — to review what they've learned! This is a book about acceptance, a tool to help children and adults talk about unconditional friendship and love.

Supporting those who express themselves differently and learning to live compassionately, takes effort. It takes practice and it takes focus. This book helps readers of all ages celebrate the unique person within us all, with acceptance and compassion. Children living in different places around the world explain their religious beliefs and practices.

These vibrant books are illustrated with colourful photographs that take readers around the world. From Afghanistan to Guatemala, this lovely photo essay chronicles the school day of children around the world. Young Nasreen has not spoken a word to anyone since her parents disappeared.

In despair, her grandmother risks everything to enroll Nasreen in a secret school for girls. Will a devoted teacher, a new friend, and the worlds she discovers in books be enough to draw Nasreen out of her shell of sadness? Based on a true story from Afghanistan, this inspiring book will touch readers deeply as it affirms both the life-changing power of education and the healing power of love.

Not My Idea: a Book about Whiteness. A white child sees a news report of a white police officer shooting and killing a person with brown skin who had their hands up. An afternoon in the library uncovers the reality of white supremacy in America. The child connects to the opportunity and their responsibility to dismantle white supremacy — for the sake of their own liberation out of ignorance and injustice. Crafted around a narrative between a grade-school-aged child and an adult, this inquiry-focused book will help children shape their understanding of diversity so they are better prepared to understand, and question, prejudice witnessed around them in their day-to-day lives and in the media.

Jillian Roberts discusses types of discrimination children notice, what prejudice means, why it's not okay, how to stand up against it and how kids can spread a message of inclusion and acceptance in the world around them.

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Discover what daily life is like for kids all around the world! Meet children from over 40 countries and explore the differences and similarities between their daily routines. Over 24 hours, follow a wide variety of children as they wake up, eat, go to school, play, talk, learn, and go about their everyday routine in this stunning retro-style illustrated picture book that celebrates different cultures.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, there are more than The AIDS pandemic has claimed their parents, their aunts, and their uncles. What is life like for these children? Who do they care for, and who cares for them? Come and meet them. They might surprise you. We came here on a boat. Our trip took so long, sometimes I wondered if I would ever walk on grass again. A brave little girl and her mother escape a war-torn land.

On the difficult sea voyage there is little to eat, but there is abundant love and caring. Her adopted country offers a safe place to live, a new school, and supportive friends. There are also hurtful labels, flashbacks, and the ever-present ache of a missing father.

Timely, powerful and moving, Out celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the darkest times, and the many paths people take to build a new life. Poverty and Hunger. Refugees and Migrants. With relatable comparisons, carefully researched text and striking illustrations, children can begin to understand who refugees and migrants are, why they've left their homes, where they live and what readers can do to help those in need.

Where issues aren't appropriate to describe in words, Hanane Kai's striking and sensitive illustrations help children visualise in images that are suited to their age and disposition. The series forms an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at refugees, war, poverty and racism making them ideal for tying into discussions on current affairs.

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far from here, there was a prince in line to take the throne, so his parents set out to find him a kind and worthy bride. The three of them traveled the land far and wide, but the prince didn't quite find what he was looking for in the princesses they met. While they were away, a terrible dragon threatened their land, and all the soldiers fled.

The prince rushed back to save his kingdom from the perilous beast and was met by a brave knight in a suit of brightly shining armor. Together they fought the dragon and discovered that special something the prince was looking for all along. The Promise. This compelling true story follows the sisters as they confront the daily horrors of Auschwitz, protecting one another, sharing memories, fears, and even laughter — always together. But when Rachel becomes ill and is taken away by Nazi guards, likely forever, Toby risks her own life and uses the well-hidden gold coins to rescue her little sister.

Race: a History Beyond Black and White. Historian Marc Aronson traces the history of racial prejudice in Western culture back to ancient Sumer and beyond. He shows us Greeks dividing the world into the civilized and the barbarian; medieval men writing about the traits of monstrous men and Enlightenment scientists scrapping all those mythologies and to come up with a new one: charts that spell out the traits of human races. Aronson's journey of discovery yields many surprising discoveries.

Illustrated with over one hundred images, this is a dynamic, thought-provoking work. School Days Around the World.


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