Top Ten Tuesday: Book Set Outside the U.S.

19 Jul

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This Top Ten Tuesday topic couldn’t have come at a more perfect time as I’m trying so hard to find words to describe how I’m feeling about all that has been happening in the news – race relations in the U.S., terrorist attacks around the world… I feel so much and have so few words.  So, without being able to figure out how to talk about it, I thought that this was something that I could do – share books that teach kids and teens about experiences outside of the U.S.  Look for other lists to be coming out over the next few weeks as I continue to share diverse booklists that teach kids empathy, kindness and really promoting books that show kids a world they may not be familiar with or books that provide teachable moments about the diverse world these kids live in and will experience for their whole lives.  So, I went a little over the 10 titles, but found some amazing stories that need to be shared with kids around the world.

  1. Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan by Mary Williams
  2. Monsoon by Uma Krishnaswami
  3. Mirror by Jeannie Baker
  4. Drum Dream Girl by Margartia Engle
  5. Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams
  6. One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference by Katie Smith Milway
  7. Rain School by James Rumford
  8. Planting the Trees of Kenyal The Story of Wangari Maathai by Claire A. Nivola
  9. 14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy
  10. The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle by Jude Isabella
  11. Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins
  12. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
  13. A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
  14. Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins
  15. I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosín
  16. Shooting Kabul by N. H. Senzai
  17. The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
  18. Serafina’s Promise by Ann E. Burg
  19. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
  20. One Half From the East by Nadia Hashimi
  21. Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  22. Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez
  23. Boys Without Names by Kashmira Sheth
  24. Under the Persion Tree by Suzanne Fisher Staples
  25. Sold by Patricia McCormick

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish


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