Set in the "bush" of Alaska, a new teacher surprises her one-room school house students by appreciating their culture--Athapascan Indian--and capturing their interest in learning about other cultures. With her inspired teaching, she wins their hearts and teaches them to read and write. Will she stay or leave like all the other teachers?
A young Japanese boy learns about the traditions of Christmas from his mother in this tender story. As he watches her create origami cranes for the tree, she describes the customs that she celebrated when she lived in California.
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson
by Pam Munoz Ryan
Though Marian Anderson had been performing to diverse and enthusiastic audiences in Europe, Marian had to sing to segregated audiences in the United States. With the support of the Roosevelts, Marian was finally allowed to sing at the Lincoln Memorial, and later was the first African-American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera.
In this beautiful book, simple poems and woodcuts illustrate each full moon in a year's cycle. Native Americans named each of the twelve moons based on what was happening in nature when the moon was full.
In rural New Hampshire, ten-year-old Willard meets the young Babe Ruth. As World War I and the Depression pass by, three generations of Willard's family follow Babe's stellar baseball career until his very last season.
Read Aloud, Read to Self
by Robert Munsch
The author responded to a young person's letter requesting that he write a story about a wheelchair. In Zoom!, a girl saves the day with her 92 speed wheelchair.