Julian, a young Cuban boy, experiences the violent revolution and watches mobs throw out his family's furniture and move into their home. This book focuses on the challenge of refugee children maintaining a sense of self in their new cultural home. This includes geography, historical patterns, the single-party system, politics, economy, regionalism, differences in rural and city cultures, ethic identities, environmental challenges, education, the legal system, special administrative regions, globalization, and Chinese relations with Taiwan. Ungermann 1963 Factual account of Balto, Togo, and how man helped man to beat the Diphtheria Epidemic. The Big Caribou Herd: Life in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by Bruce Hiscock 2008 The author-illustrator follows a herd of Caribou through the year, presenting to his life in the Alaskan wilderness. A great act of kindness by the doctor allows the family to finally reach America.
The immigrant meets others, learns of their experiences and expands his worldview. Written in English, the novel tells the story of Tsomo, a young Bhutanese woman who embarks on the difficult and lonely journey of life. Exploring Cultures Through Art: China and Japan by Diana Granat Grades 3-5 Help students gain a deeper understanding of these fascinating cultures with hands-on activities. And when Sohail decides to send his son to a madrasa, the conflict between brother and sister comes to a devastating climax. Not all of the boys survive the journey.
On the night that Soo prepares for her freedom trip, she bids her mother a tearful farewell and begins a journey during which she will travel by train and foot to reach the border with South Korea. Product Description: First-grader Hassan has only recently arrived in the United States after he and his family were forced to flee Somalia, and he deeply misses the colorful landscape of his former home in Africa. Her father was killed in the war and she and her mother travelled to a refugee camp in Thailand, where they lived for four years before emigrating to the United States. Along the way, Carter met people from 56 different ethnic backgrounds that he believed portrayed the soul of China. Filled with suspense and heartache, the story is a tribute to those who set out for freedom — and those who stay behind. This is a novel that explores the nature of class and identity in the post-colonial world through a narrative rich in imagery and wrought in a confident, graceful prose.
But the rather ordinary happiness of their lives was threatened as the war in Kosovo grew nearer. The fighting lasted until 1975, when the communists overran the south and took its capital, Saigon. Based on a true story of a young girl, Aisling Shepherd, her first 5 years of mushing, and her dream of racing in Iditarod. Learning Vietnamese becomes a fun adventure for kids with the reward system. Mai Ya's Long Journey follows Mai Ya Xiong, a young Hmong woman, from her childhood in Thailand's Ban Vinai Refugee Camp to her current home in Wisconsin. I loved it as an adult too and there are two sequels.
Vietnamese food is a blend of Chinese and styles and features seafood and homegrown fruits and vegetables. Ages 4 — 8 The Adventures of Balto By Patricia Chargot 2006 Chargot allows the reader to gain a richer understanding about Balto and the role he played in the 1925 Serum Run. At its narrowest point, Vietnam is only 30 miles 48 kilometers wide. Aguilar, an unemployed literature professor who has resorted to selling dog food for a living, returns home from a short trip to discover that his wife, Agustina, has gone mad. If your kids are fans of Curious George, this book is an excellent way to help them understand the how the experience of refugees in wartime has affected them personally.
This lively collection includes something for everyone: origin stories, tales of mejenkwaad and other demons, tricksters, disobedient children, wronged husbands, foolish suitors, and reunited families - all relaying the importance of traditional Marshallese values and customs. Start with My Two Blankets. War between the North and South ensued, and other countries, including the , , and , soon became involved. Ages 9 — 12 Life in the Arctic by Sheldon Brooks 2004 Brooks defines the Arctic, and tells how life survives in this extreme environment. Ages 5 and older Dogs of the North by Alaska Geographic Society Vol 14, No 1, 1987 Alaskan working dogs and their history are detailed in this reference book, which includes photographs and biographies of sled dogs and mushers. Walking and writing, journey and journal, mirror one another to produce a calligraphic, magical work: a palimpsest of various languages and cultures, highlighting Abdelwahab Meddeb's beguiling mastery of both the Western and Islamic traditions.
We encourage you to use these stories as a resource in informing yourself or your students about the challenges that refugees may face in their new lives. Because of this, it is important to be well informed about China prior to visiting. But life in her peaceful Sudanese village is shattered when the Janjaweed arrive. Beckwith and Lyon offer a poignant look at real and imagined war from a child's point of view. Two of Vietnam's largest rivers, the Mekong in the south and the Red in the north, end at the South China Sea in huge swampy plains called deltas.
The drawings, paintings and poetry offer a sampling of the beautiful cultural art created through the centuries. Vivid and sweeping illustrations portray traditional Chinese life and battle. Fighting ended in 1954 with the partition of the country into communist North and non-communist South Vietnam. Lion Dancer by Kate Waters and Madeline Slovenz-Low Grades Pre K-1 On the Lunar New Year, six-year-old Ernie will perform a special dance for the first time. Sailing through narrow channels guarded by soldiers, shark-infested waters, and days of painful heat and raging storms, Santiago and Angelina face an almost impossible voyage hundreds of miles across the open ocean, heading for the hope of a new life in the United States. Product Description: When guerrilla soldiers strike Santiago's Guatemalan village, they destroy everything in their path — including his home and family.
Born Keinan Abdi Warsame in Somalia, he grew up in Mogadishu. And maybe old enough to go to school in Nyala — Amira's one true dream. This moving tribute to the Hmong people is richly enhanced by a breathtaking, intricate story cloth woven for the book by pa'ndau artist You Yang. Vietnam's main exports include crude oil, seafood, rice, shoes, wooden products, machinery, electronics, coffee, and clothing. The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds by Jonathan Spence Regarding China, many Westerners have many generalizations and misconceptions.
In prose that is both raw and compelling, it tells the story of Beth Heke, a Maori woman struggling to keep her family from falling apart, despite the squalor and violence of the housing projects in which they live. Mai narrates this story of going to Vietnam with her mother, who was an orphan refugee from Vietnam. Unfortunately for him, but to the delight of the reader, his story is filtered through a rather unsympathetic female narrator who refuses to show our hero the attention he feels he deserves. These regions are home to most of the country's people and provide fertile ground to grow rice and many other crops. With today's emphasis on cultural diversity, this series provides stimulating observations on the lifestyles of far ranging countries. It is powerfully evocative of life within the Baltic States during the Soviet occupation, and of the challenge to artists to express their individuality whilst maintaining at least an outward show of loyalty to the dominant ideology. Each story within A Thousand Years of Good Prayers has a unique theme that sums up a certain area of China's political and cultural atmosphere.