Are you Participating in the Global Read Alouds?



"The GRA is an invitation into a world that we can share together.  An invitation into a story that will shape our experience, that will help us speak books with one another in order for us to understand each other better."

~Pernille Ripp (The Global Read Aloud)

Picture books by Yuyi Morales:

In this illustrated picture-book autobiography, award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story.
Catalogue #: 171485 
Price: $29.82

Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book
Just a Minute:
A Trickster Tale and Counting Book
In this version of a traditional tale, Senor Calavera arrives at Grandma Beetle's door, ready to take her to the next life, but after helping her count, in English and Spanish, as she makes her birthday preparations, he changes his mind.
Catalogue #: 167101
Price: $26.51

Nino Wrestles the World

Nino Wrestles the World

Lucha Libre champion Nino has no trouble fending off monstrous opponents, but when his little sisters awaken from their naps, he is in for a no-holds-barred wrestling match that will truly test his skills.
Viva FridaCatalogue #: 96815
Price: $18.64

Explores the famous artist's life, and illuminates the laughter, love, and tragedy that influenced her work.
Catalogue #: 97798
Price: $28.72

Little Night = Nochecita

At the end of a long day, Mother Sky helps her playful daughter, Little Night, to get ready for bed.
Catalogue #: 5781576
Price: $8.83 (Paperback)

Novel Selections:

Stella Diaz Has Something to Say
Front Desk
Voter's Choice: 
Stella Dias Has Something to Say 
By Angela Dominguez
Stella Diaz wants to be friends with the new boy in class, but sometimes she accidentally speaks Spanish instead of English and pronounces words wrong, which makes her turn roja.  In addition, she has to get over her fear of speaking in front of the class.
Catalogue #: 181434
Prices $16.24

Middle Grade:
Front Desk
By Kelly Yang
Desperate for work and money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California, even though the owner, Mr. Yao is a nasty skinflint who exploits them; while her mother (who was an engineer in China) does the cleaning, Mia works the front desk and tries to cope with demanding customers and other recent immigrants -- not to mention being only one of two Chinese in her fifth grade class, the other being Mr. Yao's son, Janson
Catalogue #: 182491
Price: $17.34

The Bridge Home

Middle School: 
The Bridge Home
By Padma Venkatraman
Four determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Chennai, India.
Catalogue #: 184479
Price: $27.42

The Marrow ThievesYA: 
The Marrow Thieves
By Cherie Dimaline
In a futuristic world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the dreamlessness has led to widespread madness.  The only people still able to dream are North America's Indigenous people, and it is their marrow that holds the cure for the rest of the world.
Catalogue #: 182091
Price: $25.03


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