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  Emmanuel Osofu Yeboah, Advocate for Ghana's Disabled Population
Written by
Adam Woog
Emmanuel Osofu Yeboah was born with a deformed leg in Ghana, where people with disabilities are considered burdens to society. In 2001, Emmanuel devoted himself to changing this view and biked one-legged 370 miles around Ghana. Through continued efforts, he has forever changed his nation's treatment and view of people with disabilities.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
 
  The Emperor and the Nightingale
Shih-ming Chang (Illustrator), Kuang-ts’ai Hao (Reteller)
The story of an emperor who learns that some things are worth more than immortality.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  The Empty Pot
Written by
Demi
A Chinese tale of honesty rewarded.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Encounter
Written by
Jane Yolen
Told from a young Taino boy's point of view as Christopher Columbus lands on San Salvador in 1492, this is a story of how the boy tried to warn his people against welcoming the strangers.
[Grade Level: 2 - 6]
 
  Eskimo Boy: Life in an Inupiaq Eskimo Village
Written by
Russ Kendall
The story of a young boy who lives on an island where his people have lived for 4,000 years.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  Facing Down the Tough Stuff
Written by
Jacqueline L. Harris
Young authors with learning disabilities, serious illness, blended families and friendship struggles share their stories. The end of the book includes teaching ideas and discussion questions.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  Fairy Tales of Eastern Europe
Neil Philip (Author), Larry Wilkes (Illustrator)
 
  Families Are Different
Written and Illustrated by
Nina Pellegrini
An adopted Korean girl discovers that her classmates have different types of families.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
 
  Family
Isabell Monk (Author), Janice Lee Porter (Illustrator)
Hope's new and unusual dessert blends well with the traditional dishes prepared by her cousins and Aunt Poogee at their annual summer get-together.
[Grade Level: K - 2]
 
  Farmworker's Friend: The Story of Cesar Chavez
Written by
David R. Collins
The life and accomplishments of the labor activist who helped organize migrant farm workers.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
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