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Listen, Slowly

by Thanhha Lai

This remarkable and bestselling novel from Thanhha Lai, author of the National Book Award–winning and Newbery Honor Book Inside Out & Back Again, follows a young girl as she learns the true meaning of family....


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...


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...


Subway Girl

by P. J. Converse

He is shy. Unassuming. Inexperienced.

She is Subway Girl. Cool. Unattainable.

From the moment he sees her on a Hong Kong subway, Simon is intrigued by Amy, but he doesn't have the nerve to talk to her. When he...


Indie Girl

by Kavita Daswani

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD INDIE KONKIPUDDI HAS ALWAYS DREAMED OF BECOMING A FASHION REPORTER. She'd do anything to land an internship with glamorous Celebrity Style magazine -- even babysit publisher Aaralyn Taylor's...


Blood Ninja II

by Nick Lake

Now that the vile Lord Oda is dead, Taro and his friends are safe in the mountain lair of the ninjas. Or so they think. When a homing pigeon arrives with news of Taro's mother's whereabouts, Taro sets out for...


My Brother, My Sister, and I

by Yoko Kawashima Watkins

The author of the critically acclaimed SO FAR FROM THE BAMBOO GROVE continues her autobiography, describing the hardships, poverty, tragedies, and struggles of life for her and her two older siblings, living...


Judy and the Moons of Korea

by Audrey McKim

By telling a fun story about a little girl named Judy, this multicultural children's book is a great introduction to Korean culture and festivals.

When Judy and her parents spent a year in Korea, she had a wonderful...


Under the Moonlit Sky

by Nav K. Gill

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


Carpe Diem

by Autumn Cornwell

In this delightful romantic adventure, a 16-year-old overachiever learns how to seize the day.

"I've got my entire life planned out for the next ten years — including my PhD and Pulitzer Prize," claims 16-year-old...


Naming Maya

by Uma Krishnaswami

West meets East

Although Maya has done her best to avoid it, she is spending part of her summer in Chennai, India, with her mother, who is trying to sell her grandfather's old house. Soon Maya is drawn into a...


Tokyo Friends

by Betty Reynolds

This multicultural children's book is a a kid-friendly introduction to Japanese culture!

Katie is a young American girl living in present-day Tokyo. One day, as she walks her dog, she meets Keiko, a young Japanese...


Sadri Returns to Bali

by Elisabeth Waldmeier & Susan Tuttle-Laube

With beautiful illustrations done in the traditional Balinese style, this multicultural children's book celebrates an important Balinese festival.

The Galungan festival in Bali marks the victory of dharma (order)...


Ai Li Goes to School

by Eleanor Liu & Aytbubu Badahshanova

The title comes from the Chinese proverb Those who are destined to meet are connected by an invisible red thread. It may stretch, twist, or tangle but will never break. This book recounts events and circumstances...


My Star: “Btr- Born to Rock"

by Choi Minyeo

The names of the members that are in the group BTR Born to Rock are: Shin Light (L), Gu Minam, Jang Teakhyun, Kang Kee and Seok Kihyun. The one that Im really in love with is L. Once I found out about the group...


Rachel's Visit to Japan

by Pam Leasure

Rachels Visit to Japan is about a young girl who has the opportunity to go on an exciting trip to Japan with her friends and their parents. They visit many of Tokyos attractions and learn much about Japanese...


Black and White

by Bryan Peppin

Bryan was born into an "Anglo-Indian" family in 1952. His schooling was completed in 1968, exclusively in "Anglo-Indian" schools, which, up to that point in time at least, were identifiably "Anglo-Indian". Growing...


Sadri Returns to Bali: A Tale of the Balinese Galungan Festival

by Elisabeth Waldmeier & Susan Tuttle-Laube

With beautiful illustrations done in the traditional Balinese style, this multicultural children's book celebrates an important Balinese festival.

The Galungan festival in Bali marks the victory of dharma (order)...


Japanese Fairy Tales

by Yei Theodora Ozaki

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture.

The rich world of Japanese fantasy is very apparent...


Origami Peace Cranes

by Sue Dicicco

Origami Peace Cranes is a multicultural children's story about the capacity for friendship in all of us and the power that small things have to make a big difference.

When Emma moves to a new town, she's afraid...