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Real Teens Around the World

Read what life is really like around the world in one of these great books!


A Game For Swallows : To Die, To Leave, To Return
A Game For Swallows : To Die, To Leave, To Return

During the civil war in Lebanon, the city of Beruit is split (between Christians and Muslims), and so is Zeina's family. One night her parents don't come home after dodging sniper fire and other dangers to get to the other side of the city. The neighbors join together to comfort the children, telling stories about what their lives used to be like in Beruit, comparing them to the present and the future.


Maiden Voyage
Maiden Voyage

When Tania drops out of High School she decides to sail around the world...by herself. Read about her amazing journey as the first American woman, and youngest ever, to sail around the world alone.


Come Back to Afghanistan : A California Teenager's Story
Come Back to Afghanistan : A California Teenager's Story

Californian teen Said Akbar travels with his father to Afghanistan, Said's birthplace, right after the United States' invasion in 2001.


What the World Eats
What the World Eats

A photographic collection exploring what the world eats featuring portraits of twenty-five families from twenty-one countries surrounded by a week's worth of food.


Red Scarf Girl : a Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
Red Scarf Girl : a Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

An outstanding student and much admired leader of her class, Ji-Li Jiang was poised for a shining future in the Communist party until the Cultural Revolution of 1966. Told with simplicity, innocence and grace, this unforgettable memoir gives a child's eye view of a terrifying time in 20th-century history--and of one family's indomitable courage under fire.


Chinese Cinderella : The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter
Chinese Cinderella : The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter

It's hard enough being a girl in China, but life for Adeline is even tougher when she is considered to be bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her. Things only gets worse when her father remarries and her new stepmother treats her only with neglect and contempt in this real-life Cinderella story.


Japan Ai : a Tall Girl's Adventures in Japan
Japan Ai : a Tall Girl's Adventures in Japan

A professional animator with a passion for all things cute, Aimee captures the world of Japanese pop-culture in a manga journal that is both adorable and breathtaking. This rapid-fire adventure is full of everything fans of Japan dream of seeing.


When I Was a Soldier: a Memoir
When I Was a Soldier: a Memoir

What is it like to be a young woman in a war? At a time when Israel is in the news every day and politics in the Middle East are as complex as ever before, this story of one girl's experience in the Israeli National Army is both topical and fascinating.