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Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)
Oknokwo is a tribal leader in an Ibo village in Nigeria. This books begins with him already having obtained good standing in the society with wealth,...more
May 27, 2013
May 27, 2013
On the Jellicoe Road
Well, I'm an official fan of Melina Marchetta now. I just love how she weaves two stories together--one from the past that explains the future one. Of...more
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Jun 26, 2010
A Greyhound of a Girl
Mary, Scarlett, Emer, and Tansey are the four women in this book and the entire book is about them.
Mary is a teenager.
Scarlett is Mary's Mother.
Jun 14, 2012
May 29, 2012
Little White Duck : a childhood in China
Love graphic novels in color and this one is no exception.

Na Liu tells the tale of her childhood in China. It is a short book. Only 108 pages.

My favo...more
Dec 28, 2012
Dec 28, 2012
Tender Morsels
The reviews on goodreads piqued my interest in Margo Lanagan. I read over and over again that she is a beautiful writer of dark subject matter that is...more
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Jun 13, 2010
Whenever I start a book by Jeannie Baker, I'm always a bit freaked out by her collages. They look real and also not. That combination always does me i...more
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba
I read The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom and loved it. This book of verse is told much the same way. Each poem is from the poin...more
Sep 13, 2012
Sep 24, 2010
Red Scarf Girl
**spoiler alert** Ji-Li has written a fantastic memoir with simple language about her family's experience in the Cultural Revolution in China under Ch...more
Jun 09, 2013
Jun 10, 2012
In Darkness
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao gives a good background on the rocky history in the Dominican Republic as well as showing the current state of th...more
Mar 12, 2013
Nov 10, 2012
Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask: A Bilingual Cuento
Carlitos is going to see his first Lucha Libre match with Papa Lupe and Tio Vicente. He learns that los Rudos are the bad guys in the match, who cheat...more
Mar 20, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
The Property
A grandmother and granddaughter visit Poland to reclaim property lost in World War II. They both end up leaving richer both personally and financially...more
Dec 15, 2013
Dec 15, 2013
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
A quick read.

Sadako lives in Hiroshima and survived the atomic bomb blast that killed her grandmother and changed her city forever. She's an energeti...more
Jan 16, 2013
Jan 02, 2013
Nasreddine tries to go to the market in a variety of different ways to keep townspeople from making fun of him and his father: letting his father ride...more
Jun 18, 2013
May 18, 2013
Erandi's Braids
Tarascan women in the state of Michoacan, Mexico took a lot of pride in their long thick hair that they kept in two braids. Would they sell their hair...more
Aug 16, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
The House Baba Built: An Artist's Childhood in China
I loved this book. The complexity of the illustrations, the layers, the photographs, the floor plans of Baba's house, and life with family with the ba...more
Oct 28, 2011
Oct 28, 2011
Tamarind Woman
This book is told from two different points of view: the eldest daughter and the mother. The daughter tells the story the first half of the book and t...more
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
The Cat's Table
This was a short, but slow read. I want to describe it as a snapshot of a young boy's life on a ship on the way to his new life in England, but it is...more
Mar 28, 2012
Dec 25, 2011
The Black Book of Colors
A book about colors in black and white...and braille. This book uses all the senses to describe how all the colors feel, smell, taste, and what vision...more
Sep 13, 2011
Sep 01, 2011
The Stranger
**spoiler alert** It took me forever to read this book because I was constantly stopping to read other books. I couldn't stand the narrator in this bo...more
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Oct 21, 2009
The Lover
A short book, but pure torture to read. It had potential. The French in Asia, the tension of race and culture, but somehow this little book spends pag...more
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May 24, 2010
Griffin and Sabine (Griffin & Sabine Trilogy #1)
I loved this book. I love that it is composed of postcards and letters that you have to remove from envelopes. I love that it has parts (the letters)...more
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Jun 15, 2010
How do you define the most important moments in your life? This graphic novel follows the life and death (several times over) of Bras de Oliva Domingo...more
Feb 29, 2012
Jul 10, 2011
I Am Different
"Can you find me?" is translated in sixteen languages. Each page comes with a pronunciation guide, a brief history of the language, and a search and f...more
Mar 20, 2012
Feb 11, 2012
Sea of Poppies (Ibis Trilogy, #1)
Dag-nab-it! This is the first in a trilogy and the following two books aren't even written yet! Who knows when Ghosh will get around to them either.

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Aug 18, 2010
A really nice wordless picture book in two colors: blue for the ocean and gray pencil for the people and birds. A girl plays and challenges the waves...more
Feb 24, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
The Tooth Fairy Meets El Ratón Pérez
The tooth fairy and El Raton get into a little a tussle over a tooth. A look at both American and Latin traditions.

This was a little too silly for me...more
May 18, 2013
Apr 12, 2013
Susan, raised a thief, becomes involved in a plot to steal the money of a rich young lady called Maud.

I have to say that this is by far my favorite y...more
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Jun 11, 2010
The Herd Boy
Malusi is a herd boy in a small village in . A snapshot of his life and also into the life of Nelson Mandela, who also came from a humble background....more
Jan 22, 2013
Dec 18, 2012
Nabeel's New Pants: An Eid Tale
This book has short text, lots of repetition, and a short glossary of Muslim terms. Even though Eid is a religious holiday, there isn't much informati...more
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May 12, 2010
Going to Mecca
A good introduction to the pilgrimage to Mecca, but it left me wanting more information!

Very short text on each page with interesting cut-out illustr...more
Nov 09, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
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