Diversity in Books: Ages 6-10
James Dashner returns to the New York Times bestselling series!
Erdas is a land of balance. A rare link, the spirit animal bond, bridges the human and animal worlds. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan each have this gift — and the grave responsibility that comes with it. But the Conquerors are trying to destroy this balance.
When the American government forces the Cherokee Nation westward, their journey becomes known as the Trail of Tears.
Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico — she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers.
Naomi Soledad Leon Outlaw has had a lot to contend with in her young life, her name for one. Then there are her clothes (sewn in polyester by Gram), her difficulty speaking up, and her status at school as "nobody special." But according to Gram, most problems can be overcome with positive thinking.
In June of 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed on the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept it.
It's the summer of 1939. Two Jewish sisters from Vienna — 12-year-old Stephie Steiner and 8-year-old Nellie — are sent to Sweden to escape the Nazis. They expect to stay there six months, until their parents can flee to Amsterdam; then all four will go to America.
2012 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor Book
Caldecott Medalist Allen Say ("Grandfather's Journey") presents a stunning graphic novel chronicling his journey as an artist during WWII, when he apprenticed under Noro Shinpei, Japan's premier cartoonist.
Joseph Bruchac's Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back celebrates the seasons of the year through poems from the legends of such Native American tribes as the Cherokee, Cree, and Sioux.
No matter how hard he tries, Walnut doesn't see as well as others do. So when he and the other boys of his tribe must prove they're ready to be adults by the accuracy of their arrow shooting, Walnut's worried. With practiced use of his other senses, Walnut earns the respect of his people, as well as his adult