This is How We do It
Author Matt Lamothe
One day in the lives of seven children from around the world. Follow the lives of children from Peru, Iran, Uganda, Italy and Russia, this book explores the games played like freeze tag, or jump rope. The games may sound familiar, but this book provides a view into traditions that may differ but also reflect common experiences that unites all children.
Let’s Eat! Mealtime Around the World
Author Lynne Marie
Thirteen countries, including Sweden Pakistan Nigeria and tells what children in these countries eat, breakfast, lunch and dinner. This book also gives facts about the countries, not all food related features recipes that encourages children to try different food.
Every Month is a New Year
Author Marilyn Singer
New Year occurs at different times around the world. in America the new year is January 1st, but not everyone celebrates the New Year on the same day. The Chinese New Year is celebrated In January or February. Nowruz, the Iranian New Year is in March and Rosh Hashanah the Jewish New Year is in September or October. This book highlights the diversity of celebrations of the new year around the world.
My Bed: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep Around the World
Author Rebecca Bond
This book offers enchanting ways to fall asleep. Children may think everybody sleeps on the same kinds of bed, this book explores different types beds used around the world. Lovely rhymes and hand stitched illustrations lulls the reader into the ways children in Japan or Canada nestle down to sleep whether on mattresses or hammocks.
Me Llamo Gabito-Life of Gabriel Garcia
Author Monica Brown
Nobel Prize in Literature. Book tells the life of Gabriel García Márquez, (born March 6, 1927, Colombia—died April 17, 2014, Mexico), Colombian novelist and one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
Me Llamo Celia- Life of Celia Cruz
Author Monica Brown
Book tells the life of Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso (October 21, 1925 –July 16, 2003), known as Celia Cruz, was a naturalized Cuban American singer and one of the most popular Latin artists of the 20th century.
Drum Dream Girl
Author Margarita Engle
A true story about the childhood of Millo Castro Zaldarreago, a Chinese African-Cuban girl that broke the traditional taboo against female drummers. Girls cannot be drummers, so she practiced in secret.
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author Harriet Jacobs
Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery in Edenton, North Carolina in 1813. When she was a child, her mistress taught her to read and write. Her owner, like most would threaten to sell the children of female slaves to coerce them into obedience. Harriet refused to obey and hid in a tiny crawlspace under the roof of her grandmother's house, pretending to have run away. After staying there for seven years she was finally able to escape.
Dear America Series, is a series of historical fiction novels for children and teens Many stories would be appropriate for older girls as some subject matter is mature. Books cover what life for girls and young women were like, the struggles they endured. These books capture life from a different time and illustrates the challenges of children growing up in a new nation. The stories are told as diaries in more than 34 books including:
- Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic, 1912
- Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Diary of Hattie Campbell, The Oregon Trail, 1847
- A Coal Miner's Bride: the Diary of Anetka Kaminska
- The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777