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Hiawatha and the Peacemaker
Born of Mohawk and Cayuga descent, musical icon Robbie Robertson learned the story of Hiawatha and his spiritual guide, the Peacemaker, as part of the Iroquois oral tradition. Now he shares the same gift of storytelling with a new generation.

Hiawatha was a strong and articulate...
Item No. 9781419712203
Home in a Lunchbox
Mo, Cherry
Cherry Mo's stunning debut is about a young girl who immigrates to America and finds home in an unexpected place.

When Jun moves from Hong Kong to America, the only words she knows are hello, thank you, I don't know, and toilet. Her new school feels foreign and...

Item No. 9780593661345
Homeland (Pre-Order)
Moushabeck, Hannah

  Staff Pick

A father and his daughters may not be able to return home . . . but they can celebrate stories of their homeland!

As bedtime approaches, three young girls eagerly await the return of their father who tells them stories of a faraway homeland--Palestine. Through their father's...

Item No. 9781797202051
Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji
Zia, Farhana

Overflowing with family, food, and a tall stack of fun, Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji is sure to warm the heart and tickle the tummy. A fun way for children to learn about the cultural traditions and foods of India to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Aneel's grandparents have come...

Item No. 9781620143520
How to Wear a Sari
Khiani, Darshana
Sparkling with voice and charm, this picture book about a fashionable kid out to prove she's not as small as everyone thinks is perfect for kids eager to grow up, and for those who love to play dress-up.

Being a little kid isn't always fun and games. Sometimes, it's downright...

Item No. 9781328635204
Hush - Thai Lull
Ho, Minfong
In an endearing lullaby, a mother asks a lizard, a monkey, and a water buffalo to be quiet and not disturb her sleeping baby.
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In My Anaana's Amautik
Sammurtok, Nadia

"The far north has never felt so deliciously warm." -- ★Kirkus Reviews

"Readers will carry this gorgeous book close to their hearts."-- ★School Library Journal

"Just right for bedtime, it's an...

Item No. 9781772272529
It's Diwali
Sehgal, Surishtha
Count along in celebration of Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, in this luminous picture book from bestselling mother-son duo Surishtha and Kabir Sehgal.

Count up to ten and back down again to the tune of "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe" while learning about the traditions that make...

Item No. 9781534453654
Jingle Dancer
Smith, Cynthia L

New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith's lyrical text is paired with the warm, evocative watercolors of Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu in this affirming story of a contemporary Native American girl who turns to her family and community.


Item No. 9780063018112
Josias Hold The Book (Haiti)
Elvgren, Jennifer Riesmeyer
ThisAm\u00e9ricas Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literaturewinner about aHaitian boy determined to make his garden grow is brought to life through luminous watercolor illustrations. Every morning Josias is hard at work in the family's garden under the hot Haitian sun.His riend Chrislove...
Item No. 9781590783184
Kimchi, Kimchi Every Day
Kim, Erica

Whether round and crunchy like a kimchi pancake or pinched and plump like a kimchi dumpling, there are so many ways to enjoy this Korean traditional dish.

Explore the different ways to eat kimchi in this fun, rhyming tale that also teaches the days of the week. Korean-...

Item No. 9781953859273
Kite Flying (Paperback) - Autographed
Lin, Grace

Autographed for you by Grace Lin! Please leave any personalization requests in box below.

The family from Dim Sum for Everyone! is back for a new outing- building and flying their own kite!

The wind is blowing. It is a good day for kites! The whole family makes a trip to the local craft store for paper, glue, and paint. Everyone has a job: Ma-Ma joins sticks together...

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Let Me Fix You a Plate
Lilly, Elizabeth
Whether you're settling in for a heaping plate of Mamaw's banana pudding or Abuela's arepas and tostones, a good meal always brings family together.

A Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book
An ALSC Notable Children's Book

This tale of a family road trip highlights the author...

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Let's Celebrate Diwali
Joshi, Anjali

Harini is excited to share her Diwali story during circle time at school. She quickly learns that...

Item No. 9780692962831
Let's Celebrate: Special Days Around the World
Depalma, Kate
Lyrical, sensory nonfiction text and vibrant illustrations invite readers to experience a child's-eye view of 13 special days around the world, such as the Spring Festival, Inti Raymi, Eid al-Fitr, Día de Muertos and the New Yam Festival. Includes a global festival calendar and educational notes...
Item No. 9781782858348
Lin Yi's Lantern: A Moon Festival Tale
Williams, Brenda
Meet Lin Yi -- a little boy with a big heart and a talent for bargaining. Tonight is the moon festival and he wants nothing more than a red rabbit lantern; but first he must buy the things his mother needs at the market. This heartwarming story shows the rewards of putting others first, and...
Item No. 9781846867934
Baker, Jeannie
An innovative, two-in-one picture book follows a parallel day in the life of two families: one in a Western city and one in a North African village.

Somewhere in Sydney, Australia, a boy and his family wake up, eat breakfast, and head out for a busy day of shopping. Meanwhile, in a...

Item No. 9780763648480
My Day with the Panye
Charles, Tami
A young girl in Haiti is eager to learn how to carry a basket to market in an exuberant picture book with universal appeal.

"To carry the panye, we move gracefully, even under the weight of the sun and the moon."

In the hills above Port-au-Prince, a young girl named Fallon...

Item No. 9780763697495
My Little Ogichidaa: An Indigenous Lullaby
Poll, Willie
My Little Ogichidaa is inspired by Indigenous motherhood. It invites readers to explore the compelling dreams and hopes of an Indigenous parent for her soon-to-be-born warrior. The word Ogichidaa itself means warrior in Anishinaabemowin, and this beautifully illustrated book is a...
Item No. 9781778540301
My Mother's Sari
Rao, Sandhya
A little girl's imagination is wrapped up in her mother's sari, which offers endless opportunities for dreaming in it's colorful cloth and transformative powers.

A little girls sees her mothers sari as "long like a train" and that it "fills the air with color when I dance and sing." A...

Item No. 9780735822337
My Paati's Saris
Rajan Gopal, Jyoti
A Tamil boy explores his love for his grandmother and her colorful sari collection in this tale of expressing your true self.

Another exciting day with Paati begins with a host of fun activities done in preparation for tonight's party; threading flowers into garlands for...

Item No. 9780593324608
Once Around the Sun
Hopman, Ellen Evert
An illustrated collection of stories and activities to celebrate traditional Pagan festivals and the changing of the seasons

- 2023 Coalition of Visionary Resources Gold Award

- Shares original stories, based on traditional folktales and designed to be read out loud, for each...

Item No. 9781644114148
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote
Tonatiuh, Duncan
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote is an allegorical picture book about the hardships and struggles of immigration from award-winning children's book author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh.

A Pura Belpré Author and Illustrator Honor Book!
An ALA/ALSC Notable...

Item No. 9781419705830
People (paperback)
Spier, Peter
"The Caldecott Medalist has created his most ambitious and impressive picture book so far, with minutely detailed and exquisite paintings of human beings on all four continents." -- "Publishers Weekly," starred review.

"A wonderful introduction to a global view that will answer and arouse...

Item No. 9780385244695
Playing with Lanterns
Yage, Wang

Zhao Di wishes the New Year would never end!

Zhao Di and her friends are excited to go out at night with their paper lanterns and celebrate Chinese New Year. Each holding a unique colorful lantern with a lit candle inside, they admire the breathtaking colors while doing their best...

Item No. 9781542029841