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111 Trees

How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl

by Rina Singh, illustrated by Marianne Ferrer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: girls & women, asia, environmental conservation & protection

In a small village in India, a boy grows up to make a huge difference in his community by planting trees to celebrate the birth of every girl. Based on a true story, this book celebrates environmental sustainability, community activism and ecofeminism.

This is the story of Sundar Paliwal, who is from a small Indian village ruled by ancient customs. …

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Red Land, Yellow River

illustrated by Ange Zhang
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: asia, historical

The amazing, dramatic, and painful autobiographical story of Ange Zhang as he came of age during the Cultural Revolution in China.

When Mao’s Cultural Revolution took hold in China in June 1966, Ange Zhang was thirteen years old. His father was a famous writer. Shortly after the revolution began, many of Ange’s classmates joined the Red Guard, M …

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A Song for China

illustrated by Ange Zhang
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: cultural heritage, history, asia, composition & creative writing

Published in celebration of the famous Yellow River Cantata’s 80th anniversary, this is the riveting history of how a young Chinese author and passionate militant fought using art to create a socially just China during the period of the struggle against the Japanese and during World War II.

This is the fascinating story of how a young Chinese auth …

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My New Home After Iran

by Heather C. Hudak
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 9
  • Grade: 4
tagged: asia, sociology, emigration & immigration

Zahra’s family left Iran because of political persecution and found a new home in Australia. She will never forget her early years as a refugee, from learning English to navigating transportation. But Zahra is now 100 percent Aussie, and keen to finish university and make her mark on her adopted home. The story includes details on how refugees co …

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Digging Deep

How Science Unearths Puzzles from the Past

by Laura Scandiffio
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: archaeology, asia, fossils

Poisons, ice men, and graves, oh my!

Every archeological find adds to our understanding of the world, but sometimes a discovery is made that is so startling and different that it changes the way we view history. Digging Deep showcases the most exciting examples of these lost puzzle pieces and how recent advances in science brought them to light. Fro …

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Adrift at Sea

A Vietnamese Boy's Story of Survival

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, with Tuan Ho, illustrated by Brian Deines
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: emigration & immigration, historical, asia

Now in paperback, the award-winning first picture book to recount the dramatic true story of a refugee family’s perilous escape from Vietnam

It is 1981. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a fishing boat overloaded with 60 Vietnamese refugees drifts. The motor has failed; the hull is leaking; the drinking water is nearly gone. This is the dramatic …

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Orangutan Orphanage

by Suzi Eszterhas
edition: eBook
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: animal welfare, apes, monkeys, etc., environmental conservation & protection, asia

Orangutan Orphanage is the second in the 4-book Wildlife Rescue series. Each book introduces a species of animal in danger somewhere in the world and profiles a rescue center that helps them. Stunning photos by award-winning wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas give readers a rare view of these adorable animals and the high level of care they rece …

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