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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When Aidan Became a Brother

Kyle Lukoff

When Aidan was born, everyone thought he was a girl. After he realized he was a boy, Aidan and his parents fixed the parts of his life that didn't fit anymore, and he settled happily into his new life. Then Mom and Dad announced they're going to have another baby and Aidan wants to do everything he can to make things right for his new sibling from the beginning.

When Aidan Became a Brother