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Powwow Day
Sorell, Traci
In this uplifting, contemporary Native American story, River is recovering from illness and can't dance at the powwow this year. Will she ever dance again?

River wants so badly to dance at powwow day as she does every year. In this uplifting and contemporary picture book perfect for...

Item No. 9781580899482
$17.99
Rainbow Weaver
Marshall, Linda Elovitz

Bilingual English/Spanish. A young Mayan girl isn't allowed to use her mother's thread to weave, so with a little ingenuity she discovers how to repurpose plastic bags to create colorful weavings. Based on an actual recycling movement in Guatemala.

Ixchel wants to follow in the long...

Item No. 9780892393749
$20.95
Round is a Mooncake PB
Thong, Roseanne

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


A little girl's urban neighborhood becomes a discovery ground for all things round, square, and rectangular in this lyrical picture book. Most items are Asian in origin, others universal: round rice bowls and a found pebble, square dim sum and the boxes that the pizzas come in, rectangular Chinese...
Item No. 9781452136448
$7.99
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Ruby's Chinese New Year
Lee, Vickie

In this picture book by Vickie Lee celebrating Chinese New Year, animals from the Chinese zodiac help a little girl deliver a gift to her grandmother.

Ruby has a special card to give to her grandmother for Chinese New Year. But who will help her get to grandmother's house to deliver...

Item No. 9781250846570
$8.99
Sami and the Time-HB
Gilliland, Judith Heide
A ten-year-old Lebanese boy balances his life in a war-torn city. "Lewin's watercolor illustrations capture contemporary Beirut with stunning clarity and drama . . . Unforgettable." -- School Library Journal, starred review
Item No. 9780395559642
$17.00
Sari-Sari Summers
Bontigao, Lynnor
In this love letter to the Philippines (and to grandmothers), a young girl comes up with a brilliantly delicious way to attract customers after a heat wave leaves her lola's store empty.

Nora loves spending summers with Lola at her sari-sari store, a treasure trove filled with...

Item No. 9781536226140
$18.99
Seeds of Change
Cullerton Johnson, Jen

John Steptoe Award for New Talent in Illustrations - American Library Association (ALA)

A picture book biography of scientist Wangari Maathai, the first African woman--and first environmentalist--to win a Nobel Peace Prize (in 2004) for her work planting trees in her native Kenya....

Item No. 9781600603679
$19.95
Star People: A Lakota Story
Nelson, S D
A grandmother's love is forever in Star People, a picture book about remembrance and tradition from S. D. Nelson, award-winning author and member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

"A young Lakota Indian girl narrates the story of how she and her little brother, Young Wolf,...

Item No. 9780810945845
$19.99
Stolen Words
Florence, Melanie
The story of the beautiful relationship between a little girl and her grandfather. When she asks her grandfather how to say something in his language - Cree - he admits that his language was stolen from him when he was a boy. The little girl then sets out to help her grandfather find his language...
Item No. 9781772600377
$21.95
Stolen Words Bilingual English/Cree Bilingual
Florence, Melanie
The dual language edition, in Plains Cree and English, of Stolen Words, the award-winning story of the beautiful relationship between a little girl and her grandfather. When she asks her grandfather how to say something in Cree, he tells her that his language was stolen from him when he was a boy....
Item No. 9781772601015
$14.95
Sweet New Year for Ren
Sterling, Michelle
Celebrate the Lunar New Year through a young girl's family traditions in this charming picture book featuring illustrations by New York Times bestselling artist Dung Ho that also includes a recipe for pineapple cakes!

Little Ren looks forward to the preparation for and...

Item No. 9781534496606
$18.99
Sweetest Kulu
Kalluk, Celina

Staff Pick

"Dream a little, Kulu, this world now sings a most beautiful song of you."

This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic....

Item No. 9781772271119
$9.95
Take Me to Laolao
Zhang, Kelly

Celebrate the Spring Lantern Festival! This gentle picture book explores the special bond between children and their grandmothers, all against the backdrop of Chinese mythology and holiday celebration. A must-read for fans of Drawn Together or I Dream of Popo!...

Item No. 9780063217652
$19.99
Thanking the Moon (Hardcover) - Autographed
Lin, Grace

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

This simple, young, and satisfying story follows a Chinese American family as they celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.

Each member of the family lends a hand as they prepare a moonlit picnic with mooncakes, pomelos, cups of tea, and colorful lanterns. And everyone sends thanks and a secret...

Item No. 9780375861017
$18.99
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The Boy and the Bindi
Shraya, Vivek

In this beautiful children's picture book by Vivek Shraya, author of the acclaimed God Loves Hair, a five-year-old South Asian boy becomes fascinated with his mother's bindi, the red dot commonly worn by Hindu women to indicate the point at which creation begins, and wishes to have one of...

Item No. 9781551526683
$17.95
The Boy of the Three Year Nap
Snyder, Dianne

Last chance! This book is out-of-print and we don't have many copies left. Get it while you can!

Lazy Taro gets his comeuppance. "The pictures, handsome in every respect, are done in Japanese style, and complement a well-crafted story." -- Booklist, starred review
Item No. 9780395440902
$16.95
The People Shall Continue
Ortiz, Simon J

Republished for its fortieth anniversary, this powerful story by renowned Acoma Pueblo poet and storyteller Simon J. Ortiz traces the history of Native / Indigenous people of North America from the time of creation to the present.

Many, many years ago, all things came to be....

Item No. 9780892391257
$11.95
Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World
Edwards, Carolyn McVickar
A collection of twelve traditional tales from around the world that honor the "return of the light" that takes place on the winter solstice

The winter solstice, the day the "sun stands still," marks the longest night and the shortest day of the year, and it comes either on December 20th...

Item No. 9781569243602
$14.00
The Rough Face Girl
Martin, Rafe
In an Algonquin village by the shores of Lake Ontario, many young women have tried to win the affections of the powerful Invisible Being who lives with his sister in a great wigwam near the forest. Then came the Rough-Face girl, scarred from working by the fire. Can she succeed where her beautiful...
Item No. 9780698116269
$7.99
Sea-Ringed World PB
Esperon, Maria Garcia
Batchelder Award Honor Book
School Library Journal Best of the Year
Kirkus Best of the Year
Booklist Editors' Choice
Evanston Public Library's 101 Great Books for Kids
Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best
ABC Group Best Books for Young Readers

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Item No. 9781646141517
$16.99
The Ugly Vegetables (Hardcover)
Lin, Grace
In this charming story about celebrating differences a Chinese-American girl wishes for a garden of bright flowers instead of one full of bumpy, ugly, vegetables.

The neighbors' gardens look so much prettier and so much more inviting to the young gardener than the garden of "black-purple-green...

Item No. 9780881063363
$16.95
The Ugly Vegetables (Paperback) - Autographed
Lin, Grace

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

In this charming story about celebrating differences a Chinese-American girl wishes for a garden of bright flowers instead of one full of bumpy, ugly, vegetables.

The neighbors' gardens look so much prettier and so much more inviting to the young gardener than the garden of "black-...

Item No. 9781570914911
$7.95
The Village That Vanished (paperback)
Grifalconi, Ann
Young Abikanile and all of the villagers of Yao feel safe hidden deep within the African jungle. But word has come that the slavers are on their way! Abikanile looks to her mother and her grandmother for strength and guidance. These two brave women come up with a plan to fool the slavers and...
Item No. 9780142401903
$6.99
Wise Fool-Autographed
Archer, Micha

Autographed by illustrator, Micha Archer

A retelling of twenty-two Middle Eastern folktales about Mulla Nasreddin Hoca, a wise man remembered for his insightful and humorous stories.

Item No. AUTOMICH2
$16.99
To Market To Market
A much-loved Tara classic children's title is released in paperback for the first time. In India, a little girl goes to her local market, and her mother gives her a pocketful of change. But the girl has no idea what to buy - perhaps 'something funny, nice or even strange'. But among the rich and...
Item No. 9788192317137
$8.95