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World Cultures

We Are Water Protectors
Lindstrom, Carole

 Staff Pick


Winner of the 2021 Caldecott Medal

Winner of the 2021 Caldecott Medal
#1 New York Times Bestseller

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth's water from harm and corruption

--a bold and...

Item No. 9781250203557
$17.99
Sky-Blue Bench
Rahman, Bahram

It's Afghani schoolgirl Aria's first day back at school since her accident. She's excited, but she's also worried about sitting on the hard floor all day with her new prosthetic "helper-leg."

Just as Aria feared, sitting on the floor is so uncomfortable that she can't...

Item No. 9781772782226
$18.95
African Proverbs for All Ages
LaTeef, Nelda

African Proverbs for All Ages is a beautifully-illustrated, engaging picture book about the power of proverbs, how they evolve over time, and the wisdom of various cultures in Africa.
It has been said that a proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.

Whether you...

Item No. 9781250756060
$19.99
Around the World in a Bathtub
Bradford, Wade
Explore bathing practices in different countries and cultures in this lively, colorful picture book.

From a hammam in Turkey to a maqii on the Alaskan tundra, this book shares the bath-time battle that happens every night around the world. Yes, yes! say the grown-ups, No, no! say...

Item No. 9781580895446
$16.99
Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions (Softcover)
Musgrove, Margaret
Artists Leo and Diane Dillon won their second consecutive Caldecott Medal for this stunning ABC of African culture. Another virtuoso performance. . . . Such an astute blend of aesthetics and information is admirable, the child's eye will be rewarded many times over.--Booklist. ALA Notable Book;...
Item No. 9780140546040
$8.99
At the Mountain's Base
Sorell, Traci
A family, separated by duty and distance, waits for a loved one to return home in this lyrical picture book celebrating the bonds of a Cherokee family and the bravery of history-making women pilots.

At the mountain's base sits a cabin under an old hickory tree. And in that cabin lives a...

Item No. 9780735230606
$17.99
At the Same Moment, Around the World
Perrin, Clotilde
Discover Benedict drinking hot chocolate in Paris, France; Mitko chasing the school bus in Sofia, Bulgaria; and Khanh having a little nap in Hanoi, Vietnam! Clotilde Perrin takes readers eastward from the Greenwich meridian, from day to night, with each page portraying one of (the original) 24 time...
Item No. 9781452122083
$17.99
Barefoot Book of Buddhist Tales
Chodzin, Sherab
Meet a generous merchant's son, an outlaw-turned-monk and more in 13 thought-provoking stories from India, China, Japan and Tibet. Gentle illustrations and an insightful foreword provide context to help young readers grasp the warmth, wisdom and compassion of Buddhist tradition.
Item No. 9781782858638
$16.99
Bee Bim Bop
Park, Linda Sue
A Korean-American girl celebrates food and family in this cheerful picture book about cooking with Mama by Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park.

Bee-bim bop (the name translates as "mix-mix rice") is a traditional Korean dish of rice topped, and then mixed, with meat and vegetables...

Item No. 9780547076713
$7.99
Bilal Cooks Daal
Saeed, Aisha
A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019
An Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Book 2019

Six-year-old Bilal introduces his friends to his favorite dish--daal!--in this charming picture book that showcases the value of patience, teamwork, community...

Item No. 9781534418103
$17.99
Bowwow Powwow
Child, Brenda J
Windy Girl is blessed with a vivid imagination. From Uncle she gathers stories of long-ago traditions, about dances and sharing and gratitude. Windy can tell such stories herself-about her dog, Itchy Boy, and the way he dances to request a treat and how he wriggles with joy in response to, well,...
Item No. 9781681340777
$17.95
Bracelets for Bina's Brothers
Larocca, Rajani
Celebrate diversity, math, and the power of storytelling!

For the Hindu holiday of Raksha Bandhan, Bina is determined to make beaded bracelets for her brothers all by herself. She finds out which colors her brothers like and dislike and sets to work. Working with her every-other-one...

Item No. 9781623541989
$6.99
Bringing in the New Year - Hardcover
Lin, Grace
This exuberant story follows a Chinese American family as they prepare for the Lunar New Year. Each member of the family lends a hand as they sweep out the dust of the old year, hang decorations, and make dumplings. Then it's time to put on new clothes and celebrate with family and friends. There...
Item No. 9780375837456
$16.99
Buffalo Bird Girl
Nelson, S D
A stunning picture book biography of a 19th century Hidatsa woman, from award-winning author and illustrator S. D. Nelson

Buffalo Bird Girl (ca. 1839-1932) was a member of the Hidatsa, a Native American community that lived in permanent villages along the Missouri River on the Great...

Item No. 9781419703553
$21.95
Buffalo Bird Girl
Nelson, S D
A stunning picture book biography of a 19th century Hidatsa woman, from award-winning author and illustrator S. D. Nelson

Buffalo Bird Girl (ca. 1839-1932) was a member of the Hidatsa, a Native American community that lived in permanent villages along the Missouri River on the Great...

Item No. 9781419718380
$9.95
Celebrate Diwali-PB
Heiligman, Deborah
Beautiful, dynamic photographs and brief, lively text introduce readers to the joyous holiday of Diwali, evoking the celebrations of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains around the world. In Deborah Heiligman's inviting global odyssey of the Hindu holiday we learn that Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over...
Item No. 9781426302916
$6.95
Chandra's Magic Light: A Story in Nepal
Heine, Theresa
Set in Nepal, this heartwarming story introduces readers to two resourceful sisters who bring the safety of solar-powered light to their family. Full color.
Item No. 9781846868665
$8.99
Chia and the Fox Man

A beautifully illustrated Alaska Native story of a young boy and his encounter with the fabled Fox Man, and how doing the right thing isn't always easy but important in the end.

Life is hard for Chia. His village doesn't have enough food and every day there are many chores to do....

Item No. 9781513262673
$16.99
Child of the Flower-Song People
Amescua, Gloria

Award-winning illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh brings to life debut author Gloria Amescua's lyrical biography of an indigenous Nahua woman from Mexico who taught and preserved her people's culture through modeling for famous artists

She was Luz Jiménez,
child of...

Item No. 9781419740206
$18.99
Chinese Kite Festival
Lo, Richard
Children can learn animal names in both English and Chinese with this beautifully illustrated book!

A tiger pounces across the sky.
A ladybug takes flight from a leaf.

Animal names and their significance in Chinese culture is beautifully explored for young...

Item No. 9780823447640
$18.99
Chinese New Year Colors
Lo, Richard
This bilingual color concept book celebrates a rainbow of traditional objects seen during the Chinese New Year.

Hóng is the color of explosive firecrackers! Jīn is the hue of lucky coins. Zŏng is the shade of sweet peanut puffs. Welcome to the festivities of...

Item No. 9780823443710
$18.99
Clear Sky Red Earth
Sienna Craig

Clear Sky, Red Earth: A Himalayan Story is set in Nepal, deep in the Himalayan mountains on the border with Tibet. This long and detailed tale follows the life of Namsel, a young village girl who grows up to be a talented painter. The tale of Namsel is based on the true biography of a renowned...

Item No. 9789993364320
$14.95
Dear Primo
Tonatiuh, Duncan
Two cousins--one in the United States and one in Mexico--learn their lives aren't so different in this charming picture book from award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh

A Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book!

Meet Charlie and Carlitos.
Charlie lives in...

Item No. 9780810938724
$16.95
Deep in the Sahara (Paperback)
Cunnane, Kelly
Poetic language, attractive illustrations and a positive message about Islam, without any didacticism: a wonderful combination, declares Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.

Lalla lives in the Muslim country of Mauritania, and more than anything, she wants to wear a malafa, the...

Item No. 9780525645665
$7.99
Lin, Grace
In English, "dim sum" means "little hearts," or "touches the heart," but to this young girl, "dim sum" means delicious. On a visit to a bustling "dim sum" restaurant, a family picks their favorite little dishes from the steaming trolleys filled with dumplings, cakes, buns, and tarts. And as is...
Item No. 9780375810824
$14.95