Browse Abstracts (12 total)

| by Bridges, Shirin Yim

Ruby is known for wearing red and being an exceptionally bright student. Even during a time in China when ...most girls were never taught to read and write. However, Ruby's grandfather hires a teacher to come to the house, making it possible for any grandchild living in the house to learn. This initiates a desire in Ruby to attend university, a place that women in China were not encouraged to go.\r\n*Based on a true story of the author's grandmother.

| by Winnick, Karen B.

A brave girl takes a brave journey on a horse through the night. Find out how her brave actions helped America while at war with the British.

| by Kessler, Cristina

Residents of a Sudanese village rejoice when a traditional water storage method is replaced by modern technology, but Fatima's grandmother knows there is no substitute for the reliability of the baobab tree.

| by Carter, Don

In the morning trucks, such as dump trucks, bulldozers, cement mixers, tow trucks, cranes, and rollers, go to work. Learn about types of machines, sizes, colors, and numbers. At night, the trucks are finished working for the day.

| by Stadler, Alexander

A young girl receives a trunk full of costumes for her birthday. Her new found love for acting has her trying out for the school play. On the day of auditions she gets stagefright. While, at first she is disappointed with the outcome, she makes the best of it in the end.

| by Leedy, Loreen

The mayor of Beaston tries to find out what is wrong with his city. He discovers that there is too much litter and trash. The community gets together and figures out ways to solve the problem.

| by Miles, Miska

Annie's grandmother tells her that as soon as her weaving is finished, she will return to the the earth. Annie tries to find many ways to avoid the completion of the weaving; however, she realizes at the conclusion of the story that fate and life cycles are inevitable.

| by Burton, Virginia Lee

This story is about Mike and his steam engine, Mary Anne. They were the best digging team around. But soon gas, electric and diesel engines were invented and she was no longer the best. Mike still thought she was a great steam engine and together they dug the site for the new town hall, where today Mary Anne sits proudly.

| by Burton, Virginia Lee

A small house, that was built in the country, dreams about the city. Soon, with new technology and progress, the city builds up around the house. The house is sad and dreams about the country side. Finally, the house is removed from the city and moved back to the country again.

| by Baker, Jeannie

A wordless book that depicts changes occurring outside a window throughout one boy's life.

| by Ringgold, Faith

While Melody and her aunt's adopted son, Lonnie, are playing hide-and-seek, they stumble upon something magical. They discover that her aunt's paintings can speak. Each of the paintings is a portrait of a famous African-American woman, who tells Melody and Lonnie of their accomplishments.

| by Stanley, Diane

The town sheriff adopts eight orphans to save them from the mean Ms. Stump, but there are a few problems. Pa is not too good at cooking and his cleaning is quite shabby. The orphans one wish is for him to get married. One of the orphans, Sweetness, believes a letter that arrived in the mail is the answer.
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