Saturday, October 15, 2016

Display: Read Around the World

The Jumbies
By Tracey Baptiste
Eleven-year-old Corinne must call on her courage and an ancient magic to stop an evil spirit and save her island home.

The War That Saved My Life
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

Grk and the Pelotti Gang
By Joshua Doder
Tim and his dog Grk face kidnapping, a plane crash in the jungles of Brazil, and more as they pursue a gang of escaped bank robbers--the infamous Pelotti brothers--who were originally captured by the Raffifi children's father.

Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates
By Mary Mapes Dodge
A tale of young honor set in the early nineteenth-century Netherlands.

A Girl Named Disaster
By Nancy Farmer
While journeying to Zimbabwe, eleven-year-old Nhamo struggles to escape drowning and starvation and in so doing comes close to the luminous world of the African spirits.

Possum Magic
By Mem Fox
Two Australian possums go in search of the magic that will make the invisible one of them visible.

Zorro and Quwi
By Rebecca Hickox
A retelling of the Peruvian folktale in which the deceptions of a guinea pig save it from a hungry fox.

Listen, Slowly
By Thanhha Lai
Assisting her grandmother's investigation of her grandfather's fate during the Vietnam War, Mai struggles to adapt to an unfamiliar culture while redefining her sense of family.

Anne of Green Gables
By L.M. Montgomery
Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

Seesaw Girl
By Linda Sue Park
Impatient with the constraints put on her as an aristocratic girl living in Korea during the seventeenth century, twelve-year-old Jade Blossom determines to see beyond her small world.

Rickshaw Girl
By Mitali Perkins
In her Bangladesh village, ten-year-old Naimi excels at painting designs called alpanas, but to help her impoverished family financially she would have to be a boy--or disguise herself as one.

Mariana and the Merchild
By Caroline Pitcher
A childless old woman is given a merbaby to raise until the child can safely return to the sea.

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms
By Katherine Rundell
Will must find her way after she's plucked out of a wonderful life in Zimbabwe and forced to go to boarding school in England.

Becoming Naomi Leon
By Pam Munoz Ryan
When Naomi's absent mother resurfaces to claim her, Naomi runs away to Mexico with her great-grandmother and younger brother in search of her father.

Mice, and Beans
By Pam Munoz Ryan
In this rhythmic cumulative tale Rosa Maria spends the week getting ready for her granddaughter's birthday party and trying to avoid attracting mice--unaware that the mice in her walls are preparing for a party of their own.

The Gift of the Crocodile
By Judy Sierra
In this Indonesian version of the Cinderella story, a girl named Damura escapes her cruel stepmother and stepsister and marries a handsome prince with the help of Grandmother Crocodile.

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters
By John Steptoe
Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife.

White Giraffe
By Lauren St. John
After a fire kills her parents, eleven-year-old Martine must leave England to live with her grandmother on a wildlife game reserve in South Africa, where she befriends a mythical white giraffe.

Homeless Bird
By Gloria Whelan
When thirteen-year-old Koly enters into an ill-fated arranged marriage, she must either suffer a destiny dictated by India's tradition or find the courage to oppose it.

I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade
By Diane L. Wilson
Oyuna tells her granddaughter the story of how love for her horse enabled her to win a race and bring good luck to her family living in Mongolia in 1339.

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