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Seesaw Girl

By: Linda Sue Park
illustrated by: Jean and Mou-Sien Tseng

Impatient with the constraints put on her as an aristocratic girl living in 17th-century Korea, 12-year-old Jade Blossom determines to see beyond her small world.Jade Blossom can never go beyond her family's...

Shabanu

By: Susanne Fisher Staples

Life is both sweet and cruel to strong-willed young Shabanu, whose home is the windswept Cholistan Desert of Pakistan. The second daughter in a family with no sons, she’s been allowed freedoms forbidden...

Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind

By: Suzanne Fisher Staples

"This first novel is, on several counts, one of the most exciting YA books to appear recently. Staples is so steeped in her story and its Pakistani setting that the use of a first-person voice for...


Sharing the Bread

By: Pat Zietlow Miller
illustrated by: Jill McElmurry

Celebrate food and family with this heartwarming Thanksgiving picture book. We will share the risen bread. / Our made-with-love Thanksgiving spread. / Grateful to be warm and fed. / We will share the bread....

Storm Boy

By: Paul Owen Lewis

An American Indian prince is flung from his canoe during a storm. Washed ashore in the mysterious world of the Killer Whale people, the boy finds himself in an unfamiliar village, being welcomed by a strange...

Sunday Is for God

By: Michael McGowan
illustrated by: Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson

“Weekdays are for school and Saturday’s for having fun. But Sunday is the Lord’s Day. Sunday is for God.”A boy longs to play in the river on this hot summer day, but instead he...


Sunday Is for God

By: Michael McGowan
illustrated by: Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson

“Weekdays are for school and Saturday’s for having fun. But Sunday is the Lord’s Day. Sunday is for God.”A boy longs to play in the river on this hot summer day, but instead he...

The Shadows of Ghadames

By: Joelle Stolz

Why is a girl forbidden to read or receive an education? This story about a Muslim girl bound by traditional Islamic customs but who yearns for something more explores women’s rights, freedom,...

The Shadows of Ghadames

By: Joelle Stolz

This story about a Muslim girl bound by traditional Islamic customs but who yearns for something more explores women’s rights, freedom, religion, and identity. In the Libyan city of Ghadames,...


Resources

Sacred

By: Elana K. Arnold

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After the sudden death of her brother, Scarlett’s family seems to fall apart as they deal with their grief.  Scarlett herself withdraws from her friends and finds solace in starving herself...

Sisters of Glass

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Can you ever imagine being told to marry a person you do not love, twenty years your elder ,  someone your parents choose for you simply because he has money and political power?  In fifteenth-century...

Sisters of Glass

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Snowflakes Fall Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Patricia MacLachlan
illustrated by: Steven Kellogg

In Snowflakes Fall, Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan and award-winning artist Steven Kellogg portray life’s natural cycle: its beauty, its joy, and its sorrow. Together, the words and pictures...

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Spirit and Dust

By: Rosemary Clement-Moore

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Daisy Goodnight arrives at the scene of a murdered bodyguard to communicate with the spirit of the dead, but she soon discovers that the girl he protected, a college student named Alexis,...

Splendor Book Talk

By: Elana K. Arnold

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Scarlett hates the fact that after making such a close connection to Will, he must leave for college.  Floundering to find herself, Scarlett finds help from Will’s father and Sabine,...