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Anywhere but paradise by Bustard, Anne 

BTSB Prebound(Egmont, 2015)

BTSB #: 178331 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 3.7 MG Lexile: 550

Subjects: Middle schools - Fiction School stories Bullying - Fiction Ethnic relations - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Tsunamis - Fiction Hawaii - History|y1959- - Fiction

Summary: In 1960 twelve-year-old Peggy Sue and her family move to the island of Oahu, and she is finding it anything but paradise, because from the first day at school she is bullied and made fun of by the Hawaiian children, and she is worried sick about her beloved cat who is in mandatory quarantine--and then the tsunami hits Hilo where her parents have gone on business.

Child of dandelions by Nanji, Shenaaz 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2010)

BTSB #: P01025 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-13   

Subjects: Amin, Idi,|d1925-2003 - Fiction East Indians - Uganda - Fiction Ethnic relations - Fiction Uganda - History|y1971-1979 - Fiction

Summary: In Uganda in 1972, fifteen-year-old Sabine and her family, wealthy citizens of Indian descent, try to preserve their normal life during the ninety days allowed by President Idi Amin for all foreign Indians to leave the country, while soldiers and others terrorize them and people disappear.

52.24 *

Lines we cross by Abdel-Fattah, Randa 

Paperback(Scholastic Press, 2018)

BTSB #: 040204 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 4.8 UG RC: 5.3 9-12 Lexile: 690 HL

Genres: Multicultural Family Life

Subjects: Refugees - Fiction Immigration and emigration - Fiction Muslims - Australia - Fiction Family life - Australia - Fiction Love - Fiction Ethnic relations - Fiction Australia - Fiction

Summary: Michael's parents are leaders of a new anti-immigrant political party called Aussie Values which is trying to halt the flood of refugees from the Middle East; Mina fled Afghanistan with her family ten years ago, and just wants to concentrate on fitting in and getting into college--but the mutual attraction they feel demands that they come to terms with their family's concerns and decide where they stand in the ugly anti-Muslim politics of the time.

9.01 *

Orange for the sunsets by Athaide, Tina 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins, 2019)

BTSB #: 074780 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.1 MG RC: 3.4 3-5 Lexile: 600

Genres: Historical Fiction

Subjects: Amin, Idi,|d1925-2003 - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Social classes - Fiction Ethnic relations - Fiction East Indians - Uganda - Fiction Family life - Uganda - Fiction Forced migration - Uganda - Fiction Uganda - History|y1971-1979 - Fiction

Summary: In alternating voices, friends Asha and Yesofu, one Indian and one African, find their world turned upside-down when Idi Amin decides to expel Asian Indians from Uganda in 1972.

20.76 *

Vine basket by La Valley, Josanne 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013)

BTSB #: 536766 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
AR: 5 MG RC: 4.5 6-8 Lexile: 740 F&P: Z

Genres: Family Life

Subjects: Basket making - Fiction Father-daughter relationship - Fiction Farm life - China - Fiction Ethnic relations - Fiction Uighur (Turkic people) - Fiction China - Fiction

Summary: Life has been hard for fourteen-year-old Mehrigul, a member of the Uyghur tribal group scorned by the Chinese communist regime, so when an American offers to buy all the baskets she can make in three weeks, Mehrigul strives for a better future for herself and her family despite her father's opposition.

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