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Asia
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Schoolage
Books
Ruby's wish by:Shirin Yim Bridges
In China, at a time when few girls are taught to read or write, Ruby dreams of going to the university with her brothers and male cousins.
Nadia's Hands by:Karen English
A Pakistani-American girl takes part in her aunt's traditional Pakistani wedding.
The sons of the Dragon King : a Chinese legend by:Ed Young
The nine immortal sons of the Dragon King set out to make something of themselves, and each, with help from a watchful father, finds a role that suits his individual strengths.
All the way to Lhasa : a Tale from Tibet by:Barbara Helen Berger
A boy and his yak persevere along the difficult way to the holy city of Lhasa and succeed where others fail.

Notes: Based on a story told to the author by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche.
The Girl who wore too much : a folktale from Thailand by:Margaret Read MacDonald
Spoiled and vain, Aree cannot decide which of her many silken dresses and lavish jewels to wear to the dance, so she wears them all.

Notes: Text given in both English and Thai.

The road to Mumbai by:Ruth Jeyaveeran
Shoba and her pet monkey, Fuzzy Patel, set out overnight by flying bed to attend Fuzzy's cousin's wonderful wedding in Mumbai, India.
Lily's garden of India by:Jeremy Smith
Lily discovers a new path in one of her favorite places, her mother's exotic garden, and the plants there teach her about the culture, festivals, food, and drink of their homeland, India.
Songs
Craft
The Kids' Multicultural Art Book: Art and Craft Experiences from Around the World
Other
Other Craft Ideas
* Marigold Necklace for the Nepali New Year
* Dragon Masks
* Panda Bears
* Wind Sock
* Tangram
* Butterfly
* Working with colored rice