When Dimple Met Rishi - Sandhya Menon

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Dimple is anxious to prove her independence and coding skills, and bristles at her mother’s desire to find Dimple a good Indian husband. Rishi’s a traditionalist willing to yield to his family’s demands and study engineering rather than art. They’re both first-generation Americans born to Indian parents who are longtime friends and who want their children to follow in the traditions of their culture. This lively romantic comedy about what happened When Dimple Met Rishi (Simon & Schuster, $17.99) will capture the hearts of its readers. Narrated with wit and wisdom in both teens’ voices, Sandhya Menon depicts young people caught between personal and cultural identities. Ages 14-17.

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ISBN: 9781481478687
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 30th, 2017

Malala: Activist for Girls' Education - Raphaele Frier, Aurelia Fronty

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Early one morning in 1997, the first child of Ziauddin Yousafzai of Mingora, Pakistan, was born. Although many fathers in his country would have preferred a male child, Ziauddin believed that all children deserve an education; he was proud of his daughter, who by the time she was eleven was known around the world as Malala: Activist for Girls’ Education (Charlesbridge, $17.99). Raphaele Frier’s account of Malala’s life, translated from the French by Julie Cormier, is expertly tailored for a young audience. Aurelia Fronty draws inspiration from the folk art of South Asia to create warm-toned illustrations that invite readers to immerse themselves in Malala’s world. Photographs, additional biographical information, and excerpts from Malala’s writing conclude this handsome and inspiring biography. Ages 7-10.

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By Raphaële Frier, Aurélia Fronty (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781580897853
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Published: Charlesbridge - February 7th, 2017

Black Cat & White Cat - Garralon Claire

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Black Cat & White Cat (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $7.99) are neighbors. Black Cat lives in a white house, while White Cat lives in a black house. Both can be easily seen when they’re at home... but what happens when they each visit the other’s abode? They become invisible! While that’s fine during hide-and-seek, it makes playing any other game quite difficult. The colorful solution to this quandary rewards the cats with a new and vibrant environment. Claire Garralon’s bold, simple shapes and succinct text, presented in a sturdy board book, will both engage young children and sustain the interest of the adults in their lives. Ages 1-3.

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ISBN: 9781492637813
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - June 7th, 2016