Published this month just in time for us to celebrate the accomplishments of NASA’s Perseverance rover landing on Mars.
Little Mole, new to the neighborhood, longs for a friend. On the day of the first snow fall, he comes across a little Snowball. A magical journey begins with Little Mole taking the Snowball-- re-shaped to resemble Little Mole himself and similarly outfitted with a hat-- home on the bus. The snowball melts, of course. Little Mole tells his tale of loss to his Grandma. The next morning, he awakens to her call that a special visitor is outside: Snowball, shaped like Little Mole. A whimsical tale of friendship.
Told in alternating chapters, sixth-grade classmates Sara and Elizabeth narrate their experiences as the daughters of immigrants. Credible stories of prejudice and cultural adjustments and code-switching, told with verve and sincerity. Lots of mouthwatering descriptions of Pakistani food, as the girls take an afterschool cooking class.
Joining the field of books on climate change, this one focuses on the new world we’re creating. The challenge the author proposes we face is: Can we change nature, this time in order to save it?
In 2012, an American found within a box of Halloween decorations an SOS note, handwritten in broken English by the Chinese prisoner who had made the item.
This person, Sun Yi, was arrested for his activism after joining a forbidden meditation practice. He was sent to work in a labor camp where he was starved, tortured, and forced to work more than 15 hours a day. You will not want to buy from China again.