Growing Up in Vietnam
Author: Quang Nhuong Huynh
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
As a young boy growing up in the hills of central Vietnam, Nhuong’s companion was Tank, the family water buffalo. When bullies harassed Nhuong, Tank sent them packing. When a wild tiger threatened the entire village, Tank defeated it. He led the herd and adopted a lonely puppy. Tank was Nhuong’s best friend. Nhuong gives readers a glimpse of himself when he was their age, and tells a thrilling story of how he and Tank together faced the dangers of life in the Vietnamese jungle which was their home.
Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
Category: Energy development
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: Peace Hill Press
Chronoligcal history of the Modern age, from 1850 to 2000.
Modern-Day Classics from C.S. Lewis to Lemony Snicket
Author: Rob Reid
Publisher: American Library Association
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Best-selling author Rob Reid makes reading aloud to children and teens easy by selecting titles in high-interest topics published between 2000 and 2008. Inspired by Reid's popular column in Book Links magazine, this time-saving resource includes plenty to engage your audiences and reinvigorate programs!
An Integrated Approach
Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Describes hundreds of Web sites for elementary-level social studies students, in areas such as the world, families and friends, neighborhoods and communities, regions near and far, and the history of the United States.
Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time
Author: Jamie C. Martin
Young children live with awe and wonder as their daily companions. But as they grow, worries often crowd out wonder. Knowing this, how can parents strengthen their kids’ love for the world so it sticks around for the long haul? Thankfully, parents have at their fingertips a miracle vaccine—one that can boost their kids' immunity to the world’s distractions. Well-chosen stories connect us with others, even those on the other side of the globe. Build your kids’ lives on a story-solid foundation and you’ll give them armor to shield themselves from the world’s cynicism. You’ll give them confidence to persevere in the face of life’s conflicts. You’ll give them a reservoir of compassion that spills over into a lifetime of love in action. Give Your Child the World features inspiring stories, practical suggestions, and carefully curated reading lists of the best children’s literature for each area of the globe. Reading lists are organized by region, country, and age range (ages 4-12). Each listing includes a brief description of the book, its themes, and any content of which parents should be aware. Parents can introduce their children to the world from the comfort of home by simply opening a book together. Give Your Child the World is poised to become a bestselling family reading treasury that promotes literacy, develops a global perspective, and strengthens family bonds while increasing faith and compassion.
Author: Gary Marvin Davison,Barbara E. Reed
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Social Science
Discusses the traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts of Taiwan.
Empowering Others Through Sustainable Lending
Author: Marilyn A. Fitzgerald
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
"If I Had a Water Buffalo" poignantly explores the critical difference in outcomes when offering a hand up rather than giving a handout. A seemingly simple request for a water buffalo by an impoverished rice farmer proves to be the catalyst for Dr. Fitzgeralds global and unending journey in search of a better way to meet the needs of people less fortunate. Woven with both triumph and tragedies, encompassing undertakings in Indonesia, Eastern Europe, South America, and Bangladesh; "If I Had a Water Buffalo" artfully lays out why the approach to helping those in need must incorporate the personal empowerment of the beneficiaries over charity often creating harmful dependency.,
Author: Margery Wolf
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
A water buffalo wanders onto the landing field of the Taipei airport just as an airplane lands.Two of the survivors of the crash, a Chinese-born professor of Chinese Literature and an American graduate student going to Taiwan to do ethnographic fieldwork, become friends during their stay in the hospital. After their release the friendship continues and in time enlarges to include similarly lonely people, such as the Fongs--a brother and sister who as children saw their parents executed on the streets of Shanghai; Professor Li's nephew and his adopted sister who were destined by Taiwanese tradition to be married; Chen Chieh, a superb cook who holds this unusual family together with her amazing food and has her own secrets; and a few others. Their time together on Taiwan has its share of joys and tragedies that draw the group even closer together in what they call their family. When members of that family marry, they all go to California to celebrate the happy event just in time for a major earthquake that devastates the small city of Santa Rosa and draws the two Fongs, both doctors, into the emergency immediately following the wedding.
Author: Michael M. Levy
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
Category: American literature
This work provides scholars and teachers of children's literature with useful information on the children's books that discuss Southeast Asians, including Vietnamese, Cambodian, Thai, Lao, Hmong and Mien.