History & Geography
The thrilling story of William Carey, pioneer missionary to India and the "father of modern missions."
A millworker, Mary Slessor became a pioneer missionary in Africa, not only teaching people about Christ, but helping to put an end to twin-killings and other brutal practices.
Hudson Taylor was only 21 when he sailed from England. He had already learned he could trust God with the last coin in his pocket; he would need that faith as he set out to evangelize the Chinese. A thrilling true story of daring, danger and dependence on God.
Readers / Literature
A Chinese boy is separated from his family and is "adopted" by sixty American airmen.
An upper-middle class, white American boy is brought face-to-face with the values, beauty--and challenge--of living among another people: the Eskimos of Barrow, Alaska.
A Japanese boy must face life after escaping a tidal wave that destroys his family and village.
A little cat and his master, a compassionate artist, bring about a special Buddhist miracle. Written from a Buddhist perspective.
Whelan. In Leningrad in 1941, Georgi and his family prepare for Hitler's troops to invade. Troops go to the front; Mama goes, as a nurse, to help. His sister travels with the Hermitage's paintings to a safe holding. And Georgi stays and helps with the transport across Lake Ladoga to keep the people in the city alive. A vivid portrayal of life under siege. Beautiful.
A winning story of an Arabian horse from North Africa and his adventures in France and England.
Whelan. Living in Leningrad in 1991, Tanya's parents must work hard to feed their family. With the Soviet Union on the cusp of enormous change, there is plenty of politics to discuss. Tanya, a young dancer with the Kirov Ballet, considers defecting, as her friend encourages her, when the company goes to Paris.
Classic story of adventure.
The author worked on the edge of the Saudi Arabian desert in the 1970s.
A touching story about a Chinese boy who fails his fishing village's traditional test of manhood. Will he ever find a place in society considering his fear of the sea?
An Anglo Australian girl finds herself thrown into contact with an aboriginal girl of the same age who has no use for Anglos. The culture shock for both girls is great, but they come to trust one another by pursuing a common goal in an exciting adventure.
Fascinating historical fiction that closely follows the truth about a brave 15-year-old Japanese fisherman, Manjiro Nakahama, who is shipwrecked far off the coast of Japan, is brought to the United States, and, upon returning home, paves the way for Commodore Perry's successful "opening of Japan" to the United States in 1853.
When Liyana's father decides to move his contemporary Arab-American family from St. Louis to Jerusalem, Liyana's life turns upside down. Liyana is an outsider who doesn't understand the culture around her. Then she befriends a Jewish boy (a friendship silently forbidden in that land), and things really start to get interesting.