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Half and Half

By: Lensey Namioka

FIONA CHENG IS half and half: Her father is Chinese and her mother is Scottish. Fiona looks more like her father than her mother, so people always expect her to be more interested in her Chinese half than...

Happy, Happy Chinese New Year!

By: Demi

“In a book that is itself a celebration, Demi explains the rituals and ideas behind the Chinese New Year festival. The last 15 days of the old year are spent cleaning and preparing (‘Wash your...


By: Suzanne Fisher Staples

The world of Newbery Honor book Shabanu is vividly re-created in this novel of a young Pakistani woman's heartbreaking struggle against the tyranny of custom and ancient law. Shabanu, now a mother at 18,...

Here Comes Mr. Dragon! (Ni Hao, Kai-lan)

By: illustrated by Jason Fruchter

Say “Ni Hao” (hello) to Nick Jr.’s newest star!Does Mr. Dragon really live at the end of the magical river? Kai-lan and Rintoo want to see for themselves. This new format includes 96...

Home Is East

By: Many Ly

Ever since she was a tiny child, Amy’s father’s friends have told her that her young, pretty mother is going to leave her. Of course Amy knows that could never happen—her parents love...

Horse Diaries #6: Yatimah

By: Catherine Hapka
illustrated by: Ruth Sanderson

For all lovers of horses and history, it's the next book in the popular Horse Diaries series. Born in the Arabian Desert in the ninth century, Yatimah is a black Arabian filly whose name means "orphan."...

Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet

By: Sherri L. Smith

Ana Shen has what her social studies teacher calls a “marvelously biracial, multicultural family” but what Ana simply calls a Chinese American father and an African American mother. And on...

The House of Djinn

By: Suzanne Fisher Staples

Mumtaz, daughter of Shabanu, has lived with her father's traditional Muslim family for 10 years, enduring the scorn of her auntie Leyla day in and day out. Her only protectors are her uncle Omar and Baba,...