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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Hello, Universe

Erin Entrada Kelly

A disaster leads Kaori, Gen, and Valencia on an epic quest to find missing Virgil. Through luck, smarts, bravery, and a little help from the universe, a rescue is performed, bullying behavior is put in its place, and friendship blooms.

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