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Angel Child, Dragon Child
by Michele Maria Surat
Ur, an immigrant child from Vietnam, tries adjusting to a new life in America. A heartfelt, gentle, and realistic story.
Grades K–3
Paperback, 40 pp.
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The Red Scarf Girl Guided Reading Set
by Ji-Li Jiang
In 1966, when author Ji-Li Jiang was twelve, she was an outstanding student and leader. She had everything: brains, the admiration of her peers, and a bright future in China's Communist Party. As the Cultural Revolution began to pervade her life, she and her family ran into trouble, as having wealth and intelligence became dangerous. Humiliated and scorned by former friends and neighbors, they live in constant terror of arrest until, with the detention of her father, Ji-Li faced the most difficult choice of her life.

This guided reading set contains 6 copies of this book.
Grades 4–8
Supplementary Collection
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The Star Fisher Guided Reading Set
by Laurence Yep
When Joan Lee and her family move to West Virginia, they plan to open a laundry and start bright new lives. But the first words they hear are harsh words of discrimination. With a mixture of humor and heartfelt emotion, Joan Lee tells the astonishing story of her courageous family and of how she finds a friend who makes all the difference.

This collection contains 6 paperback copies of the same book.
Grades 2–6
Supplementary Collection
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Fa Mulan
by Robert D. San Souci
This retelling of an ancient Chinese legend is the inspiring tale of a young heroine who poses as a soldier and rises to the rank of general. Vivid and sweeping illustrations portray traditional Chinese life and battle.
Grades PreK–2
Paperback, 32 pp.
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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
by Betty Bao Lord
Shirley Temple Wong, a young Chinese girl, immigrates to New York in 1947 and assimilates into a strange new culture of schoolyard toughs, stickball games, and the Brooklyn Dodgers. "The story is warm and pleasant, and young readers will love Shirley." — The New York Times Book Review.
Grades 2–6
Paperback, 176 pp.
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The Journal Of Wong Ming-Chung
by Laurence Yep
Experience the Gold Rush's excitement and hardships along with Wong Ming-Chung, a Chinese boy who ventures across the ocean to seek fortune for his family. Though he feels alienated by the other miners, Wong chases his dreams. An award-winning author journals Wong's achievement as he discovers physical and spiritual wealth.
Grades 4–8
Hardcover, 224 pp.
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Lion Dancer
by Kate Waters, Madeline Slovenz-Low
On the Chinese New Year, six-year-old Emie will perform a special dance for the first time. An intimate look at a Chinese household as the family shares a proud moment with Emie.
Grades PreK–1
Paperback, 40 pp.
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Lady of Ch'iao Kuo
by Laurence Yep
Lady of Ch'iao, known as Princess Redbird, must serve as interpreter to the Hsien and Chinese people in order to save them both from a savage tribe. Chronicling her growth as a young woman and popular leader of her people, the princess's journal shows how she learns from her role models, discovers the power of an education, and strives for peace in her homeland.
Grades 4–8
Hardcover, 300 pp.
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The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13559, Mirror Lake Internment Camp, California, 1942
by Barry Denenberg
When the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, Ben Uchida is stripped of his identity, assigned a number, and herded into an internment camp for years. Ben's journal encourages tolerance and shows how family, friends, and even baseball can help the human spirit endure a dark period in American history.
Grades 4–8
Hardcover, 160 pp.
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Asian Collection: 6 Books
Set Includes

  • Dragon's Gate
  • Hiroshima
  • The Moon Bridge
  • Eagle Song
  • I Am an American
  • Sadako and the Thousand Paper
  • Cranes
Grades 4–6
Paperback Collection
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Asian Collection: 6 Books
Set Includes

  • Baseball Saved Us
  • I Hate English!
  • Ming Lo Moves the Mountain
  • Fa Mulan
  • Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story From China
  • Yoko
Grades K – 3
Paperback Collection
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China
by Diana Granat, Stanlee Brimberg
Designing a Dynasty Chart, exploring China by sampan boat, and painting Scroll Landscapes are just a few of the compelling activities in this comprehensive curriculum unit. Written by teachers from the acclaimed Bank Street School for Children, this book explores Chinese history, geography, philosophy, religion, language, and art. Each chapter features background information, teaching strategies, hands-on activities, and reproducibles, including maps and primary sources.
Grades 4–8
Paperback, 96 pp.
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Japan: Picture a Country Series
by Henry Pluckrose
With no more than one picture per page and a very simple accompanying text, this book aims to give a flavor of Japan and introduces key facts and features.
Grades K–3
Paperback, 32 pp.
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Exploring Cultures Through Art: China and Japan
by Diana Granat
Help students gain a deeper understanding of these fascinating cultures with hands-on activities. Your students will love creating Noh masks, handmade paper, scroll landscape paintings, banners, puppets, and much more!
Grades 3–5
Paperback, 64 pp.
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Culture Kit Japan: Activities, Projects, Map, Poster & Audiotape
by Mary Oates Johnson , Linda Scher
Explore the fascinating culture of Japan with this complete theme unit. Includes a colorful map, a large poster, a 64-page information activity book, and an audiocassette featuring songs, stories, even a Japanese lesson.
Grades 1–4
Supplementary Collection
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Culture Kit China: Activities, Projects, Poster, Audiotape, and Map
by Mary Oates Johnson , Linda Scher
Explore the rich culture of China with this complete theme unit. Includes a colorful map, a large poster, an audiocassette with songs and stories, and a 64-page information activity book with recipes, games, literature links, and more.
Grades 1–4
Supplementary Collection
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Look What Came from China
by Miles Harvey
This elementary-level book explores, in a very simple fashion, the foods, words, inventions, toys, games and sports, religion, music, and crafts that China has contributed to the world. .
Grades K–3
Paperback, 32 pp.
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Look What Came from Japan
by Miles Harvey
This elementary-level book explores, in a very simple fashion, the foods, words, inventions, toys, games and sports, religion, music, and crafts that Japan has contributed to the world. .
Grades K–3
Paperback, 32 pp.
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Crafts of Many Cultures: 30 Authentic Craft Projects From Around the World
by Aurelia Gomez
Easy-to-do art projects using readily available materials in this illustrated guide! With cultural background information and extension activities.
Grades 1–6
Paperback, 112 pp.
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Read-Aloud Plays: Immigration: 5 Short Plays for the Classroom With Background Information, Writing Prompts, and Creative Activities
by Sarah J. Glasscock
Give students the opportunity to connect our country's history with their own lives. These fact-based plays describe Irish immigrants escaping starvation in the 1850s, Chinese immigrants arriving through Angel Island, and more. Includes background information, discussion questions, and writing prompts. Fully reproducible.
Grades 4–8
Reproducible, 64 pp.
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Mapping Out the World
Give students a glimpse of the world with this child-friendly atlas and wall map.
The Scholastic Atlas of the World includes more than 80 maps, hundreds of color photographs, and thousands of statistics. Each spread has its own unique index so students can find specific information about landmarks and cities without flipping to the back. The atlas compares every country with North America with facts on life expectancies, distances, or time zones.
Grades 2–8
Supplementary Collection
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