A boy who enjoys music and fun at his grandparents' homes ends the quiet in his own by persuading his grandfathers, who immigrated from different countries, to get out their accordions and play. Includes author's note about his own immigrant grandparents.
"At the mountain's base sits a cabin under an old hickory tree. And in that cabin lives a family -- loving, weaving, cooking, and singing. The strength in their song sustains them through trials on the ground and in the sky, as they wait for their loved one, a pilot, to return from war."--Amazon.
""Bad Hair Does Not Exist!/"Pelo Malo No Existe!" - is a book with an anti-bullying message that reinforces respect for individualism. Hispanic and Black children are exposed to the divisive and bullying term, "bad hair," within their own communities.The term "bad hair" or "pelo malo" is used to describe hair that is usually of curlier texture or of a thick and coarse density. This is irresponsible and often contributes to a child's low self -esteem,...
"A little girl uses rhyming verse to describe the unique traits of her autistic friend. Benny likes trains and cupcakes without sprinkles, but he can also be fussy sometimes. The narrator doesn't mind, however, because "true friends accept each other just the way they are". A gentle story encouraging children to appreciate and accept out differences."--Page  of cover.
When the old women complain about having only dry, tasteless crowberries to use for the fall feast, Anana, a Yupik Eskimo girl, uses a little magic to provide luscious cranberries, blueberries, raspberries, and salmonberries.
Despite her grandmother's wise words about how moving to a new place can be both bitter and sweet, Hannah feels only bitterness as she tries to get used to her new house. But when she sees the new home in the soft light of the Shabbat candles and a new friend reaches out with a special gift, Hannah begins to realize that sweetness can come from unexpected places. Includes author's note about Jewish traditions.