Shanté Keys and the New Year's Peas

People, Identity & Culture
Gail Piernas-Davenport
Marion Eldridge
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Albert Whitman & Company
People, Identity & Culture

In this multicultural New Year's story, Shanté searches the neighborhood for black-eyed peas—which symbolize good luck—for her family's celebration dinner. On her journey, she learns about Chinese New Year and Diwali, as well as how January 1st is celebrated by other members of her community. The author includes additional pages of information about diverse New Year's traditions and special foods.

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Under My Hijab

Hena Khan

As a young girl observes six very different women in her life who each wear the hijab in a unique way, she also dreams of the rich possibilities of her own future, and how she will express her own personality through her hijab.

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