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Other Words for Home

Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative’s home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises.

Other Words for Home

Jasmine Warga
(J Fiction - J Warga)

Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative’s home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises.

Resiliency

Lucky Broken Girl

A young Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl is adjusting to her new life in New York City when a horrific car accident leaves her in a body cast. Inspired by the author’s childhood, this story contains cultural diversity and shows inspiring strength and resilience.

Lucky Broken Girl

Ruth Behar
(J Fiction - J Behar)

A young Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl is adjusting to her new life in New York City when a horrific car accident leaves her in a body cast. Inspired by the author’s childhood, this story contains cultural diversity and shows inspiring strength and resilience.

Resiliency

Glasshouse of Stars

Inheriting First Uncle’s home after he dies tragically and unexpectedly, eleven-year-old Meixing and her family immigrate to the New Land, where it will take all of Meixing’s resilience and bravery to finally find her place of belonging in this new world.

Glasshouse of Stars

Shirley Marr
(J Fiction - J Marr)

Inheriting First Uncle’s home after he dies tragically and unexpectedly, eleven-year-old Meixing and her family immigrate to the New Land, where it will take all of Meixing’s resilience and bravery to finally find her place of belonging in this new world.

Resiliency

Ancestor Approved : Intertribal Stories

Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride.

Ancestor Approved : Intertribal Stories

Cynthia Leitich Smith
- editor
(J Fiction - J Ancestor)

Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride.

Resiliency

Maurice and his dictionary: A True Story

Beginning in 1940, when the Nazi Army invaded Belgium, this story follows one refugee family’s courage and resilience in the face of violence and racism.  Cary Fagan writes about how his father Maurice kept his dictionary and his determination to get an education throughout the challenges he faced.

Maurice and his dictionary: A True Story

Cary Fagan
(Juvenile Nonfiction Graphic Novel - J-GN 940.5318 Fagan)

Beginning in 1940, when the Nazi Army invaded Belgium, this story follows one refugee family’s courage and resilience in the face of violence and racism.  Cary Fagan writes about how his father Maurice kept his dictionary and his determination to get an education throughout the challenges he faced.

Resiliency

Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people--but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, learned to play soccer, left home at age thirteen to provide for his family, and, eventually, became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing four hundred miles across Ghana in 2001, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability.

Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

Laurie Ann Thompson
(J Nonfiction - J 362.4092 Tho)

Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people--but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, learned to play soccer, left home at age thirteen to provide for his family, and, eventually, became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing four hundred miles across Ghana in 2001, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability.

Resiliency

Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain

After growing up during the French Revolution and following her dream of studying mathematics, Sophie Germain became the first woman to win a grand prize from the Royal Academy of Sciences.

Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain

Cheryl Bardoe
(J Nonfiction - J 921 Germain Bar)

After growing up during the French Revolution and following her dream of studying mathematics, Sophie Germain became the first woman to win a grand prize from the Royal Academy of Sciences.

Resiliency

Fifty Cents and A Dream

When Booker T. Washington arrived at the Hampton Institute to study writing, he had only fifty cents and a dream. The former slave overcame many hardships in his pursuit of a college education.

Fifty Cents and A Dream

Jabari Asim
(J Nonfiction - J Washington Asi)

When Booker T. Washington arrived at the Hampton Institute to study writing, he had only fifty cents and a dream. The former slave overcame many hardships in his pursuit of a college education.

Resiliency

Malala's Magic Pencil

As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil that she would use to make everyone happy or erase the smell of garbage from her city. As she grew older Malala saw that there were more important things to wish for and realized she could work hard everyday to make her wishes come true.

Malala's Magic Pencil

Malala Yousafzai
(J Nonfiction - J 921 Yousafzai You)

As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil that she would use to make everyone happy or erase the smell of garbage from her city. As she grew older Malala saw that there were more important things to wish for and realized she could work hard everyday to make her wishes come true.

Resiliency

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