As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam.Find in catalog
Kalayaan, a Great Philippine Eagle shot by a hunter, is rescued by kind villagers and eventually released back into the wild with his companion Pinpin, in a book that focuses on the conservation efforts of the Philippine Eagle Foundation.Find in catalog
Lazo Gilmore, Dorina K.
Writers often draw on their families for inspiration. They may write directly about the experiences of their family members or they may just draw details (the author named the main character after her grandmother Cora), events or feelings from their family members. Write a story that draws inspiration from your family. It can be a true story or based on your imagination using real details from your life.Find in catalog
When Mai feeds the caged birds at a Buddhist temple in Vietnam, her simple act of kindness starts a chain of thoughtful acts that ultimately comes back to her. Includes author's note explaining the Buddhist concepts of karma and samsara, or the wheel of life.Find in catalog
YOUTH AND TEEN BOOKS
Set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world, Christina Soontornvat's twist on Victor Hugo's Les MisÔerables is a dazzling, fast-paced adventure that explores the difference between law and justice -- and asks whether one child can shine a light in the dark.Find in catalog
During the summer before seventh grade, Kaia, who enjoys living in Southern California, visiting the beach with her family, and creating movie make-up effects, makes a film with her friends to win a contest and hopefullly prevent her beloved great-grandtather from moving back to the Philippines.Find in catalog
Cruz, Marie Miranda
After surviving a fire in which her father dies, Nora and her mother live in a cemetery, but when her mother disappears and a loan shark steals her savings, Nora finds support from her cemetery neighbors to earn some money and search for her mother.Find in catalog
Villanueva, Gail D.
In one week Sabrina will be eleven-years-old and she would really like to get her estranged parents and her older sister Nadine together for the celebration, especially since the black butterfly landing on her locket has convinced her that she is going todie; Sabrina and her friend Pepper come up with a bucket list, and enlist Nadine's help--but aspiring reporter Nadine is working on a story about the Philippines' war on drugs, and she has uncovered something that may endanger them all, and prove the butterfly is indeed a harbinger of death in Manila.Find in catalog