Category Archives: Based in other cultures

A Girl Called Dog by Nicola Davies

This was one of my summer reads. I enjoyed the tale of how Dog and her friends escaped the clutches of her evil uncle and with some unexpected help. Dog, a little girl, lives in a pet shop with the … Continue reading

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Vision of Beauty: The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker by Kathryn Lasky

How many children know the history or woman behind communally used straightening hair products?  Not many. In my opinion this books offers the opportunity explore, science, history and business through this biography of a pioneering black woman who came up … Continue reading

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Spike and Alienson by Malaika Rose Stanley illustrated by Sarah Horne

An alien story with a twist. I usually avoid reading books about aliens but I’m glad that I read this one because, it make me laugh and it also made my husband laugh when I retold the story to him. … Continue reading

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Gervelie’s Journey A Refugee Diary by Anthony Robinson and Annemarie Young

Published when Gervelie was thirteen; this diary tells us about a young girl’s life in a war torn country, and the difficult if not traumatic decisions her parents made in order to keep her safe. We are exposed to the … Continue reading

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The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland and Tatsuro Kiuchi

Set against the background of the Vietnamese civil war we have a young girl who has to flee her country to escape possible persecution, taking with her a Lotus seed, a symbol of a lost way of life. This young … Continue reading

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