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The Secret Sky: A Novel of Forbidden Love in Afghanistan

by Atia Abawi

An eye-opening, heart-rending tale of love, honor and betrayal from veteran foreign news correspodent Atia Abawi

Fatima is a Hazara girl, raised to be obedient and dutiful. Samiullah is a Pashtun boy raised...


One Bird

by Kyoko Mori

I try to see him among a migrating flock--he will take the loneliness of my room on his long journey; each whistling note he makes will be a little of my sadness falling over the ocean, to be swallowed in the...


Chook Chook: Saving the Farm

by Wai Chim

The third book in the Chook Chook series set against the backdrop of rural China

 

It’s Chinese New Year, and for Mei and her family things are looking grim. It’s been another bad harvest and a disappointing...


Father's Chinese Opera

by Rich Lo

The Chinese opera is anything but boring. Songs, acrobatics, acting, and costumes make the opera a truly spectacular show to behold. Spending a summer backstage at his father’s Chinese opera, a young boy is...


Stonecutter

by Jon J. Muth & John Kuramoto

This adaptation of a Chinese folktale begins with a man's dissatisfaction with his life. Weary of being a stonecutter, he becomes many things in his quest for authority, each time finding that greater power...


The Year of the Fortune Cookie

by Andrea Cheng & Patrice Barton

The third chapter book sequel to The Year of the Book and The Year of the Baby, eleven-year-old Anna takes a trip to China and learns more about herself and her Chinese heritage.


A Time to Dance

by Padma Venkatraman

Padma Venkatraman's inspiring story of a young girl's struggle to regain her passion and find a new peace is told lyrically through verse that captures the beauty and mystery of India and the ancient bharatanatyam...


The Last Kappa of Old Japan: A Magical Journey of Two Friends

by Sunny Seki

The Last Kappa of Old Japan is a warmly written and beautifully illustrated children's book that introduces many aspects of traditional Japanese culture and folklore, while teaching an important lesson about...


Spirit of a Mountain Wolf

by Rosanne Hawke

Fourteen-year-old Razaq Khan lives in the Pakistani tribal area of Kala Dhaka, Black Mountain. When an earthquake devastates his family home, Razaq's dying father tells him to travel to his uncle Javaid. A man...


The Sultan's Tigers

by Josh Lacey

Sequel to Island of Thieves, this new, action-packed middle grade adventure novel set in India is the perfect trip for reluctant readers.


The City of Death

by Sarwat Chadda

"A fabulous, action-packed modern take on Indian mythology. I can't wait to read more!" -- Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series, on THE SAVAGE FORTRESS Ash escaped THE SAVAGE FORTRESS . . . but can...


Mishan's Garden

by James Vollbracht & Janet Brooke

In a village high above the clouds, where nobody's happy and nothing grows, a little girl dreams of a garden flourishing behind her father's house. Every day the cynical villagers watch and mock the little girl....


The Year of the Baby

by Andrea Cheng & Patrice Barton

In the fully-illustrated sequel to The Year of the Book, Anna's family adopts a baby from China. When her new sister fails to thrive, Anna and her best friends Laura and Camille create a science project...


The Boy and the Tigers

by Helen Bannerman & Valeria Petrone

When a little boy named Rajani ventures into the jungle, he runs into several tigers who make him give them his fine new red coat, blue trousers, purple shoes with crimson linings, and even his green umbrella!...


The Vine Basket

by Josanne La Valley

Mehrigul, 14, is a Uyghur, a tribal group scorned by the Chinese communist regime. Against obstacles that include her embittered father and her obligations to their farm, she has three weeks to make the baskets...


The Tigers of the Kumgang Mountains: A Korean Folktale

by Kim So-Un & Jeong Kyoung-Sim

The Tigers of the Kumgang Mountains is a Korean folktale that has been handed down by word of mouth from one generation to the next. It has been told by grandparents to their grandchildren huddled on the heated...


Under the Moonlit Sky

by Nav K. Gill

Its the spring of 1984 and life is getting exciting for young and beautiful Esha. However, one day changes everything, and she must fulfill her fathers last wish, taking her to a place she never dreamed of visiting:...


In the Palace of the Khans

by Peter Dickinson

A thrilling new adventure for young adults by internationally celebrated and prizewinning author, Peter Dickinson. Nigel's father is the British ambassador in Dirzhan, a small country up among the mountains...


Tokyo Friends

by Betty Reynolds

Katie is a young American girl living in present-day Tokyo. One day, as she walks her dog, she meets Keiko, a young Japanese girl, and her brother Kenji. Together they explore the city and its surroundings as...


Many Lands, Many Stories: Asian Folktales for Children

by Ruth Ra & David Conger

For thousands of years, children and adults the world over have loved to tell and listen to folktales. Each country has its own set of interesting stories, and it is especially enjoyable to discover tales that...