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The Name Jar
Yangsook Choi

Dragonfly Books, 2003

The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she? Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells the class that she will choose a name by the following week. Her new classmates are fascinated by this no-name girl and decide to help out by ...
  
  











  



  
What I Like About Me!
Allia Zobel Nolan

Reader's Digest, 2009

This fun-loving book proves to kids that, in a world where fitting in is the norm, being different is what makes us special. The kids in What I Like About Me! are as different as night and day. And, guess what? They love it. Some adore the fact that their braces dazzle and gleam, others feel distinguished when they wear their glasses. Still others wouldn't trade their big feet for a lifetime of free video games. A mylar mirror embedded in the ...
  
  











  



  
The Skin You Live In
Michael Tyler

Chicago Children's Museum, 2005

With the ease and simplicity of a nursery rhyme, this lively story delivers an important message of social acceptance to young readers. Themes associated with child development and social harmony, such as friendship, acceptance, self-esteem, and diversity are promoted in simple and straightforward prose. Vivid illustrations of children's activities for all cultures, such as swimming in the ocean, hugging, catching butterflies, and eating ...
  
  











  



  
Broken Soldier: A Military Romance Short (Wounded Love Book 1)

Clara Frost, 2014

Rafael Carpenter left behind everything in Afghanistan when his unit was nearly annihilated. Now he’s back home, trying to fit the pieces back together, and learning to survive with the injuries that nearly took his life. Still recovering from the loss of her boyfriend a year ago, curvy Emily isn’t ready to meet another man, even if one would have her. But her best friend Christa isn’t the sort to take ‘no’ for an answer, and when ...
  
  











  



  
Creating A Love (The Griffin Brothers Book 3), 2014

Taking a chance on love… Photographer Candi Marcus never wanted more than a casual hookup or one night stand. Until she met artist Owen Griffin. For the past two years, she’s only been with him. But it’s still just sex, or at least that’s what she’s told her friends. When he says he wants more, she can finally admit that she loves him. Facing the past… Protecting Owen from the illegal street art he did as a teen has already ...
  
  











  



  
Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books)
Mem Fox

HMH Books for Young Readers, 2006

“Little one, / whoever you are, / wherever you are, / there are little ones / just like you / all over the world.” So begins the Australian author Mem Fox’s joyful picture book Whoever You Are , a celebration of the world’s diverse cultures, both our similarities and differences. Leslie Straub’s innovative, colorful, folk art–style oil paintings of children from all corners of the globe are bordered with photographs of hand-carved, ...
  
  











  



  
Always (Wesson Rebel M.C. Series)

Hot Ink Press, 2014

I never understood the phrase there’s a thin line between love and hate, until Dallas Wesson and I, became us. The beautiful green-eyed biker with the broken soul tantalizes me with glimpses of the man behind the vest. He‘s gravity. I have no choice but to return to him, regardless of what it costs me. Our story is messy, unconventional, uninhibited, and insane. Still, it’s real, and until now it’s always been more than enough. I’m ...
  
  











  



  
Say When (Something More Book 1)

Shifting Sands Publishing, 2014

WINNER OF THE 2014 INDIE ROMANCE CONVENTION BEST SWEET ROMANCE ***Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and mature situations. Not intended for young adult readers.*** He told me to say when, but I can’t. Not with Andrés. It’s so hard to say anything when he’s trailing feather soft kisses down my neck, or when his touch sends hot currents of lust rippling across my skin. Then there’s the way he smiles and offers ...
  
  











  



  
America Street: A Multicultural Anthology of Stories

Persea, 1993

"It is a treat to have [these stories] pulled together here, reflecting as they do the dignity of individuals and the strength of family bonds across different cultures."— School Library Journa l Welcome to America Street, where every story is as vital and unique as the friends, neighbors, and relatives we encounter every day. Here are fourteen stories about young people told by some of America's best storytellers: Duane Big Eagle, Toni Cade ...
  
  











  



  
STRONGER (Runaway Book 1), 2013

Jasmine had all but given up on life after a rough period of time defined by a string of physical and sexual abuse. Drugged. Sold. Betrayed. It’s at rock bottom when she meets the man who might be able to save her from everything — including herself. Nate King is a writer, young, compassionate, and good-looking. He’s drawn to Jasmine immediately, offering her a place in his home — and heart. He makes it his mission to take care of ...
  
  











  



  
The Man Who Killed Me

Gryy Brown Press, 2014

A Short Story covering two hundred years of pain: Born a slave in the antebellum South, Oney has spent the last century and a half trying to make the world a better place. It isn’t easy and it’s a calling that often requires the killing of her own kind. Being a member of a modern day elite vampire killing brigade helps. While Oney’s position in the group is well established, one of her (reluctantly) human teammates feels the need to ...
  
  











  



  
A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America
Ronald Takaki

Back Bay Books, 2008

Upon its first publication, A Different Mirror was hailed by critics and academics everywhere as a dramatic new retelling of our nation's past. Beginning with the colonization of the New World, it recounted the history of America in the voice of the non-Anglo peoples of the United States--Native Americans, African Americans, Jews, Irish Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and others--groups who helped create this country's rich mosaic ...
  
  











  



  
White Lies : Part 1, 2014

Tia Marshall looks for love in all the wrong places. After having her heart broken for the last time she decides to change teams. When she stares into Rich's blue eyes she thinks he will be the perfect vacation from the norm they are from two different worlds. No one in Tia's life can know about this interracial love affair. Tia goes the extra mile to keep things a secret but lies can only stay hidden for so long. Will Tia face the truth ...
  
  











  



  
All You'll Ever Need (Jenkins Family Series Book 2)

Amaris Publishing LLC, 2014

A woman wants what a woman wants… Quick-witted, sassy, construction worker, Jada (JJ) Jenkins, loves the finer things in life. She’d rather be in designer clothes and stilettos than sporting steel-toe boots and a hard hat. She hates getting dirty and worst, sweating. Jada’s ready to quit her job and marry a wealthy man who’s able to support her shopping addiction and her expensive taste. She’s not looking for love, only a ...
  
  











  



  
Anya's Wish: A Prequel to Chasing Anya (Island Adventure Romance)

The Writers' Suite, 2013

One man. One woman. One wish. After five years in a dead-end relationship, the last thing Anya needs is a man to upset her ordered existence. A quiet, Christmas season with family is all that’s on her agenda, until her job puts her in contact with Christophe Mondesir, who refuses to play by her rules. Caught between an interfering ex, a secret that gives her anxious moments, and a man with the power to make her forget promises to ...
  
  











  



  
Victoria's Beginning (Breaking the Line Books Book 1)

Breaking the Line Books, 2013

Set early in the time of America’s burgeoning Civil Rights Movement, Breaking the line: Victoria’s Beginning follows the life of young Christian girl, Victoria Roberts. Victoria is born to Black parents, Tess and Clyde who despise that Victoria looks more White like her wealthy paternal grandfather, Paul Roberts. Rejected at an early age by her parents, Victoria is sent to Dallas to live with her childless aunts, Charlotte and Mary. ...
  
  











  



  
The Colors of Us
Karen Katz

Square Fish, 2002

A positive and affirming look at skin color, from an artist’s perspective. Seven-year-old Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when she and her mother take a walk through the neighborhood, Lena learns that brown comes in many different shades. Through the eyes of a little girl who begins to see her familiar world in a new way, this book celebrates the differences and similarities that ...
  
  











  



  
Hide 'N Seek

Yvonne Harriott, 2014

Private Investigator, Marklynn Brooks has a major problem and this time it’s personal. Her sister, Sydney, is missing and the trail leads to Dalton Beck, CEO of Beck Security Systems. He denies any involvement in Sydney’s disappearance, but with the evidence stacked against him, can she believe him? As she races against time to find her sister, she’s not only in danger of losing Sydney she’s also in danger of losing her heart. ...
  
  











  



  
Peter's Chair (Picture Puffins)
Ezra Jack Keats

Puffin, 1998

Generations of children have read, re-read, and loved Ezra Jack Keats?s award-winning, classic stories about Peter and his neighborhood friends. Now, for the first time, Peter?s Chair, A Letter to Amy , and Goggles! are available in paperback exclusively from Puffin. ?A more charming or contemporary child than Peter...is hard to bring to mind.? -- Library Journal
  
  











  



  
The Space Between (The Book of Phoenix 1)

Ang'dora Productions, LLC, 2013

New Adult Paranormal Romance by bestselling author Kristie Cook ** Mature Content ** Recommended for ages 16+ due to sexual situations and language First installment of the Book of Phoenix series. Get all three parts today! When Life Falls to Pieces, Answers Lie in the Space Between After a month-long dance tour overseas, Leni returns to Georgia to care for her great-uncle, only to find him gone, their home empty, and any evidence he ...
  
  











  








   



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