Around the World (Chapter Books)

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Anna Hibiscus

by Atinuke

Anna Hibiscus lives in amazing Africa with her mother, her father, her baby twin brothers, and lots and lots of her family. Join her as she splashes in the sea, prepares for a party, sells oranges, and hopes to see sweet, sweet snow!
J3 Atinuke

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Bronze and Sunflower

by Wenxuan Cao

Taken in by a poor family in a rural village after the death of her father, Sunflower bonds with the family's only child, Bronze, who has not spoken since being traumatized by a terrible fire.
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by Supriya Kelkar

Gandhi asks for one member of each family to join the fight for independence from the British, and when Anjali's mother is jailed for doing so, Anjali must step out of her comfort zone to take over her mother's work. 
J FIC Kelkar
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Listen, Slowly

by Thanhha Lai

Assisting her grandmother's investigation of her grandfather's fate during the Vietnam War, Mai struggles to adapt to an unfamiliar culture while redefining her sense of family. 
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Nine Open Arms

by Benny Lindelauf

When the Boon family moves into an old, ramshackle house at the very edge of a small town in the Netherlands, Oma Mei, the grandmother of seven motherless children, relates the house's remarkable origin in the 1860's. 
J FIC Lindelauf
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Pippi Longstocking

by Astrid Lindgren

Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey -- but without any parents -- at the edge of a Swedish village.
J FIC Lindgren
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Juana and Lucas

by Juana Medina

A spunky young girl from Colombia loves playing with her canine best friend and resists boring school activities, especially learning English, until her family tells her that a special trip is planned to an English-speaking place. 
J FIC Medina
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Drawing from Memory

by Allen Say

A Caldecott Medalist presents a graphic novel chronicling his own journey as an artist during WWII, when he was shunned by his father, who didn't understand his son's artistic leanings, but was embraced by Noro Shinpei, Japan's leading cartoonist.
JB Say