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War Stories

by Gordon Korman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: military & wars, multigenerational, violence

A story of telling truth from lies -- and finding out what being a hero really means.

 

There are two things Trevor loves more than anything else: playing war-based video games, and his great-grandfather Jacob, who is a true-blue, bona fide war hero. At the height of the war, Jacob helped liberate a small French village, and was given a hero's welcom …

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Too Young to Escape

A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with Her Family

by Van Ho & Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: cultural heritage, modern, emigration & immigration, new experience, multigenerational

One day they will send for her, but how long must Van Ho wait for her family to find a way to get her out of South Vietnam?

During the aftermath of the Vietnam War, Van wakes up one morning to find that her mother, her sisters Loan and Lan, and her brother Tuan are gone. They have escaped the new communist regime that has taken over Ho Chi Minh City …

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Fish Out of Water

by Joanne Levy
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: adolescence, multigenerational, other, religious

Twelve-year-old Fishel (Fish) Rosner doesn’t like regular “boy” things. He hates sports and would prefer to read or do crafts instead of climbing trees or riding dirt bikes with his friends. He also loves to dance.
But all his interests are considered “girly.” Fish doesn’t get why that’s a bad thing. He’s just interested in differen …

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The Paper Boat

A Refugee Story

by Thao Lam
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: emigration & immigration, asia, multigenerational

A Kirkus Reviews most anticipated picture book of fall 2020 with starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, School Library Journal and the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books — a heartfelt and personal immigration story, new from critically acclaimed author Thao Lam

New from Thao Lam, the award-winning author of picture books My Cat Looks Li …

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Baba Yaga's Assistant

by Marika McCoola, illustrated by Emily Carroll
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: adaptations, multigenerational, fairy tales, folklore, legends & mythology

Russian folklore icon Baba Yaga mentors a lonely teen in a wry graphic novel that balances gleefully between the modern and the timeless.

Most children think twice before braving a haunted wood filled with terrifying beasties to match wits with a witch, but not Masha. Her beloved grandma taught her many things: that stories are useful, that magic is …

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Pisim Finds Her Miskanaw

by William Dumas, illustrated by Leonard Paul
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: native canadian, multigenerational, girls & women, pre-confederation (to 1867), new baby
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The Train

by Jodie Callaghan, illustrated by Georgia Lesley
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: prejudice & racism, native canadian, multigenerational

Ashley meets her great-uncle by the old train tracks near their community in Nova Scotia. Ashley sees his sadness, and Uncle tells her of the day years ago when he and the other children from their community were told to board the train before being taken to residential school where their lives were changed forever. They weren't allowed to speak Mi …

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