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Moon Runner
Author: Carolyn Marsden
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763677124
Pages: 112
Year: 2015-05-12
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Take Me with You
Author: Carolyn Marsden
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763637394
Pages: 160
Year: 2010
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Raised in an Italian orphanage in the years following World War II, a biracial girl named Susanna and her best friend Pina want to be adopted but fear being separated.
Silk Umbrellas
Author: Carolyn Marsden
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763671916
Pages: 144
Year: 2014-02-11
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Eleven-year-old Noi is learning to paint like her grandmother. She and her older sister, Ting, spend many rapt hours in the jungle watching as Kun Ya paints delicate silk umbrellas to sell at the market. But one day Kun Ma and Kun Pa announce that Ting must start working at a local radio factory to help support the family. As the days and weeks pass, Noi anxiously sees her own fate reflected in her sister’s constricting world. Can Noi find a way to master her fear of failure and stand up for her gift — and Kun Ya’s tradition — before the future masters her?
The Quail Club
Author: Carolyn Marsden
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763634220
Pages: 138
Year: 2008
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Now in fifth grade, Oy wants to do a Thai dance at the school talent show until Liliandra threatens to kick her out of their club if they do not perform an American-style skit together.
Author: Carolyn Marsden
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763648205
Pages: 209
Year: 2011
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While big changes are coming to her Mexican village, 9-year-old Rosalba hears that the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world in 2012 and dreams of an ancient Mayan boy, eyes bound in a shamanistic ritual, who hints at what Rosalba can do to make a difference.
Drita, My Homegirl
Author: Jenny Lombard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0142409057
Pages: 135
Year: 2008
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When ten-year-old Drita and her family, refugees from Kosovo, move to New York, Drita is teased about not speaking English well, but after a popular student named Maxine is forced to learn about Kosovo as a punishment for teasing Drita, the two girls bond.
Author: Carolyn Marsden
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763656224
Pages: 224
Year: 2011-09-27
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Rosalba is a nine-year-old Mayan girl living in rural Mexico. Like her mother and grandmother, she weaves stories of her people onto blouses, ensuring that the age-old traditions continue. But new influences are entering her life. A ladina girl from the city, visiting with her scientist father, passes on the astonishing news that the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world in 2012. Rosalba knows nothing about that, but her village is faced with a bulldozer tearing through the forest, dying wildlife, and cornfields in danger. Rosalba’s new friend tells her she must do something to help, but what? As she ponders, she dreams of an ancient Mayan boy, eyes bound in a shamanistic ritual, who hints at a way she can make her voice heard. Interweaving a contemporary story with a mythical dream narrative, Carolyn Marsden spins a gripping tale of friendship, cultural identity, and urgent environmental themes.
The Jade Dragon
Author: Carolyn Marsden, Virginia Shi -Mui Loh
Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media
ISBN: 1630834262
Pages: 176
Year: 2014-05-30
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Ginny is sure the new girl in her second-grade class will be her best friend. After all, Stephanie is Chinese, just like Ginny. But Ginny soon discovers some puzzling things about Stephanie: she doesn't like Chinese food, she hates her straight black hair, and even more surprisingly, her parents are not Chinese. Drawing on Virginia Loh's real life story, the authors poignantly capture Ginny's dilemma as she navigates between her culture and her friendship.
Bird Springs
Author: Carolyn Marsden
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101157143
Pages: 128
Year: 2007-05-17
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Eleven-year-old Gregory and his family had to leave the Navajo reservation at Bird Springs—the only home they've ever known—and move to a motel in Tucson, Arizona. Gregory misses his absent father, but he likes school, particularly art class with the kind teacher. He also makes a new friend, Matt, who promptly informs him art class is really art therapy and that Gregory is staying in a shelter, not a motel. Even though Matt can be outspoken, he's just what Gregory needs now. He's honest and generous with his allowance so they can ride the Ferris wheel at the carnival. Award-winning author Carolyn Marsden paints a poignant story of a little boy who, as he confronts the more painful aspects of his past, is filled with a sense of hope.
The White Zone
Author: Carolyn Marsden
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
ISBN: 1467732257
Pages: 192
Year: 2013-08-01
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Nouri and his cousin Talib can only vaguely remember a time before tanks rumbled over the streets of their Baghdad neighborhood—when books, not bombs, ruled Mutanabbi Street. War has been the backdrop of their young lives. And now Iraq isn't just at war with Americans. It's at war with itself. Sunnis fight Shiites, and the strife is at the boys' doorsteps. Nouri is Shiite and Talib is half Sunni. To the boys, it seems like only a miracle can mend the rift that is tearing a country and a family apart. In early 2008, Iraq experienced a miracle. Snow fell in Baghdad for the first time in living memory. As snow covered the dusty streets, the guns in the city grew silent and there was an unofficial ceasefire. During these magical minutes, Sunni and Shiite differences were forgotten. There was no green zone, no red zone. There was only the white zone. Against this real-life backdrop, Nouri and Talib begin to imagine a world after the war.
My Own Revolution
Author: Carolyn Marsden
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763653950
Pages: 174
Year: 2012
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Quietly rebelling against the communist regime in 1960s Czechoslovakia, 14-year-old Patrick listens to contraband Beatles records and spray-paints slogans until party interference forces his family to make a dangerous decision.
My Own Revolution
Author: Carolyn Marsden
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763662127
Pages: 192
Year: 2012-10-09
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In 1960s Czechoslovakia, Patrik participates in and rebels against the communist regime, knowing that anyone could become an enemy in the blink of an eye. Fourteen-year-old Patrik rebels against the communist regime in small ways whenever he gets the chance: spray-painting slogans, listening to contraband Beatles records, even urinating on a statue of Lenin under cover of night. But anti-Party sentiment is risky, and when party interference cuts a little too close to home, Patrik and his family find themselves faced with a decision — and a grave secret — that will change everything. As the moments tick toward too late, Patrik takes his family’s fate in hand, risking everything for a chance at freedom. Examining the psychological toll of living under an authoritarian regime, Carolyn Marsden allows readers to experience both Patrik’s persistent worry and his hope for better things. >
The Buddha's Diamonds
Author: Carolyn Marsden, Thây Phâp Niêm
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763680613
Pages: 112
Year: 2016-01-05
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Every day, Tinh heads out to sea with his father to catch fish for their family and the market. While he may miss his simple life, flying kites with other children on the beach, Tinh is proud to work alongside Ba. Then a fierce storm strikes, and Ba entrusts Tinh to secure the family vessel, but the boy panics and runs away. It will take courage and faith to salvage the bamboo boat, win back Ba’s confidence, and return to sea. This graceful tale lyrically narrates a young Vietnamese boy’s literal and spiritual coming-of-age.
Author: Carolyn Marsden, Philip Merlin Matzigkeit
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763635758
Pages: 189
Year: 2009
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The strong friendship between two boys, one black and one white, who live on a mission in Rhodesia, begins to unravel as protests against white colonial rule intensify in 1964.
When Heaven Fell
Author: Carolyn Marsden
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763674303
Pages: 192
Year: 2014-09-23
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Every day nine-year-old Binh sells fruit and sodas to the girls whose families can afford to send them to school, and every night she returns to her one-room home to share a simple meal with her family. Everything changes, however, when her grandmother tells Binh she had a daughter during the war, a child who was sent away to America as a little girl. Now Di Hai Ñ BinhÕs aunt, a teacher Ñ is coming to visit, and Binh canÕt help but wonder what luxurious gifts she will bring. Yet when Di Hai arrives, there are so many confusing things about her: sheÕs taller than the men, sheÕs not married, and her presents are mere trinkets that could have come from Third AuntÕs tourist shop! Still, Binh secretly hopes Di Hai will take her to live in America. Can her aunt live up to her expectations? Carolyn Marsden tells BinhÕs story with warmth and sensitivity as she ushers readers into the life and dreams of a young Vietnamese girl.

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