Written as a novel in verse, this beautifully crafted story tells of how 10-year old Ha and her family are forced to flee Vietnam after the fall of Saigon in 1975. Traveling by boat, then through two refugee camps, Ha and her family end up living in Alabama. Based on the author's personal memories, readers experience Ha's struggle to learn a new language, fit into a new and very different culture, and leave the memories of her homeland and start anew. This is a great book for understanding the struggle to fit into a new culture. Recommended for grades 4-8.
Explore the sun and moon in one book! Supports both Common Core and STEM standards, and also includes recipes, activities, and a glossary. Recommended for Grades 1-3.
This first book in a new fantasy series by N.D. Wilson revolves around Sam Miracle, whose life is made up of dreams that come to him when he is wide awake. In these dreams, he is transported to another place and time where he can be a courageous hero instead of a foster kid with two bad arms. Things are about to change, though, when he and his friend meet the mysterious Father Tiempo, who helps him become a “time walker” and discover the truth about his past. Recommended for grades