Reviews and Blog Posts: multicultural

Sky high : the true story of Maggie Gee

by Marissa Moss

Reviewer Rating:
4

Maggie Gee grew up watching the planes take off at Oakland airport, dreaming of taking to the air herself. In 1941, she got her chance to join the WASP, the Women Airforce Service Pilots, one of only 2 Chinese American women accepted into the rigorous program. Maggie's true story of...

Skunk girl

by Sheba Karim

Reviewer Rating:
0

Nina Khan is the only Asian, the only Muslim, at her small town high school in Deer Hook, NY. She has good friends, but as she gets older, it feels like the differences between her and them get more and more pronounced. They're allowed to date. She's not. Their free...

Where the mountain meets the moon

by Grace Lin

Reviewer Rating:
0

Minli lives in a poor village and her family is the poorest of all. Her mother always sighs for riches, but her father is rich with stories that he tells. One day, Minli sets off to find the Old Man of the Moon at the Never-Ending Mountain who will tell...

Young samurai : the way of the warrior

by Chris Bradford

Reviewer Rating:
0

It is 1611, Jack and his father are employed as sailors headed for Japan when their ship is damaged in a storm and pirates take it over, killing everyone but Jack. Spared because he is so young, Jack is taken to the home of a prominent samurai where he feels...

No castles here

by A. C. E Bauer

Reviewer Rating:
3

Augie scrapes by, trying to be invisible and not attract the notice of the bullies in his neighborhood. Recent events in his life are making Augie more noticeable. He has a new friend, Walter, from the Big Brother program. He's joined the school chorus. And he's been reading a seemingly...

North of beautiful

by Justina Chen Headley

Reviewer Rating:
4

Terra has lived her whole life according to maps–the maps her father is obsessed with, the port wine stain birthmark on her face, the path her father has decided she should take. Terra has her own ideas about art, beauty, and getting out of her small Washington town, but her...

Ten things I hate about me

by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Reviewer Rating:
0

Jaime just wants to fit in. Rather than deal with the harassment and racism her other classmates of Arab descent face, she dyes her hair blonde, puts in contacts that make her eyes blue and doesn't tell people much about herself. She has a horrible secret: she's of Lebanese-Muslim descent...

Emiko superstar

by Mariko Tamaki

Reviewer Rating:
0

Reaching a crossroads in her life, Emiko is searching for her identity. Catching a flyer in the mall, she decides to check out a performance art hangout called "The Factory" where people wear crazy costumes and are self proclaimed "Freaks." Intrigued by this strange world, Emiko musters up the courage...

Everywhere the cow says "Moo!"

by Ellen Weinstein

Reviewer Rating:
0

If I asked you what a duck says, you would say "Quack, quack!" But in Spain, kids say the duck says "Coo-ah, coo-ah!" This cool book tells you all about the different ways kids around the world make animal sounds. Only one animal is the same everywhere - the cow!...

The dragon's child : a story of Angel Island

by Laurence Yep

Reviewer Rating:
0

What if you didn't know your dad and he came to take you away? That's what happened to Gim Lew. He lived in a small village in China with his mother and sisters. All the men and boys in his family lived in America and sent money back to their...

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