Childhood: Books for or about children in different cultures around the wor

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List created to help planning the Q2 2021 Reading Globally theme read. Please feel free to add anything you think might be relevant, ideally adding a comment to say why you think so!
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4 reviews
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kidzdoc, thorold, proserpinarex, cindydavid4
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thorold: Small boy in PR Congo
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4,530 members
185 reviews
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markon, kidzdoc, spiphany, cindydavid4
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markon: Told from the perspective of a 15-yo girl, the child of a family in which her father is a devout Christian & respected businessman on the outside & a rigid & violent man in the household.
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730 members
11 reviews
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markon, kidzdoc, thorold, cindydavid4
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kidzdoc: author's childhood in Nigeria
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2,053 members
45 reviews
3.9
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markon, kidzdoc, thorold, cindydavid4
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thorold: Growing up in Zimbabwe
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702 members
23 reviews
½ 3.4
3 Members
spiralsheep, Dilara86, cindydavid4
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spiralsheep: Classic autobiographical novel of childhood in colonial French Guinea. Note: my copy is titled The African Child.
Dilara86: Growing up in West Africa, in the first part of the 20th century
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6,901 members
253 reviews
½ 4.3
3 Members
markon, cej1027, nrmay
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nrmay: coming of age in Tehran
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223 members
5 reviews
4.1
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Dilara86, spiphany, cindydavid4
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Dilara86: A Kyrgyz childhood
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1,794 members
33 reviews
3.9
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markon, merrystar, cindydavid4
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merrystar: a childhood in Australia
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4,895 members
84 reviews
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kidzdoc, thorold, cindydavid4
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thorold: Rushdie’s take on the Arabian Nights
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714 members
91 reviews
½ 4.3
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spiralsheep, cej1027, cindydavid4
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spiralsheep: Children's book about the first female drummer in Cuba.
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6,154 members
361 reviews
½ 4.4
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367 members
1 review
½ 4.3
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19,680 members
372 reviews
3.9
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1,110 members
27 reviews
3.9
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kidzdoc, thorold, cindydavid4
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thorold: First part of Coetzee’s fictionalised autobiography
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77 members
½ 3.6
2 Members
LolaWalser, ahef1963
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LolaWalser: Russian/Soviet children's classic by a great modernist writer (not a children's author). Made into a play, film, ballet etc.
ahef1963: I used to own a copy of this. I bought it as a child at the Russian exhibit at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. I wonder where this book is now?
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330 members
6 reviews
3.8
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kidzdoc, spiphany, cindydavid4
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kidzdoc: Author's account of his childhood in colonial Kenya
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70 members
7 reviews
½ 3.3
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karenb, cej1027
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karenb: A young kid being a kid in Côte d'Ivoire, in a series of vignettes. Akissi is Aya's young sibling.
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2,996 members
132 reviews
4.1
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kidzdoc, thorold, cindydavid4
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kidzdoc: lovely story about a young girl and her grandmother on a small island in the Gulf of Finland
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235 members
5 reviews
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proserpinarex, spiphany, nrmay
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nrmay: teenage boy in Damascus, Syria. YA
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1,726 members
64 reviews
3.9
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145 members
5 reviews
½ 4.3
2 Members
proserpinarex, Dilara86
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Dilara86: Hampâté Bâ's childhood memoirs
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410 members
14 reviews
3.8
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1,872 members
23 reviews
½ 4.3
3 Members
Dilara86, nrmay, cindydavid4
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Dilara86: Or any other book from Dorling Kindersley's Children Just Like Me series
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658 members
30 reviews
3.8
3 Members
markon, spiphany, cindydavid4
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markon: Coming of age in Nigeria during civil war. Ijeoma learns that love between girls/women is taboo.
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1,825 members
35 reviews
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thorold, spiphany, cindydavid4
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spiphany: Adventures in 1920s Germany. Kästner also wrote an autobiographical text about growing up in pre-WWI Dresden, "When I Was a Little Boy", as well as numerous other classic children's books.
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561 members
2 reviews
½ 3.6
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markon, spiphany, cindydavid4
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spiphany: How the modern concept of childhood emerged in the first place.
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37 members
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markon, spiphany, cindydavid4
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spiphany: Because the idea of "childhood" as a separate phase of life isn't the same everywhere or at all periods of history
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1,289 members
13 reviews
4.2
2 Members
merrystar, cej1027
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merrystar: Children in rural Sweden; a wonderful book by the author of Pippi Longstocking
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765 members
39 reviews
½ 3.4
2 Members
kidzdoc, cindydavid4
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kidzdoc: 2020 Booker International Prize novel narrated by a young girl in a family in grief after the accidental death of the oldest son.
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210 members
6 reviews
3.8
2 Members
thorold, cindydavid4
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thorold: Germany, 1930s, perfect title for this theme!
cindydavid4: Really that is a perfect tite for this theme!
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2,852 members
103 reviews
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proserpinarex, nrmay
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nrmay: Afghanistan. 1st of 4 in the series.
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9,004 members
201 reviews
3.8
4 Members
markon, thorold, spiphany, cindydavid4,spiralsheep ,LolaWalser
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thorold: You don’t have to approve, but it is the book that gave millions of westerners an idea of what it might be like to be a child in India
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1,062 members
15 reviews
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LolaWalser, proserpinarex
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LolaWalser: Gorky's masterpiece, lyrical and brutal, with a grandmother as magnificent and important as Proust's.
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737 members
31 reviews
3.9
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LolaWalser, proserpinarex
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LolaWalser: Fantastic series of graphic novels about a Franco-Arab boy's childhood between Libya, Syria and France.
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1,722 members
17 reviews
½ 3.7
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merrystar, cej1027
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merrystar: Fictionalized autobiography of an American child living in China
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961 members
29 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
kidzdoc, cindydavid4
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kidzdoc: A group of reform school boys are forced to fend for themselves after their community is evacuated due to a plague
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545 members
31 reviews
4.1
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
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spiralsheep: Novel about a privileged childhood in Burundi disrupted by civil war.
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2,679 members
78 reviews
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markon, cej1027
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markon: First in a children's series written by Native American about Native Americans.
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837 members
13 reviews
3.9
2 Members
markon, thorold
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666 members
38 reviews
½ 3.7
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1,418 members
45 reviews
3.9
2 Members
karenb, spiphany
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karenb: A young Maori girl in Aoteroa New Zealand. (The movie was based on this book.)
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1,288 members
206 reviews
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cej1027, nrmay
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nrmay: children in Japanese-occupied Korea, WWII era.
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205 members
7 reviews
½ 4.3
2 Members
merrystar, cindydavid4
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merrystar: Autobiography of the author's childhood in British-ruled India
cindydavid4: Her Far Pavillions is one of my all time fav books and itself a book that could be included in the theme. This title looks very interestijg and i want to read it
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205 members
25 reviews
4.1
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
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spiralsheep: Mythic children's fantasy. Mexican author and illustrator.
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26 members
½ 3.6
2 Members
proserpinarex, Dilara86
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Dilara86: Children growing up in an Angolan shanty town
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1,283 members
61 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
spiphany, ahef1963
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9 members
2 reviews
½ 4.5
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
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spiralsheep: Children's retelling of a traditional Greenlandic Inuit story.
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55 members
1 review
4.2
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
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spiralsheep: Children's story by Nicaraguan author. Translated into several languages.
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15 members
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Dilara86, spiphany
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Dilara86: Mongolian childhood
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878 members
176 reviews
3.8
2 Members
cej1027, nrmay
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nrmay: Japanese family flees Korea at the end of WWII.
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33 members
2 reviews
3.9
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
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spiralsheep: Children's story by the first woman Pacific Islander to publish a book. Frisbie also wrote the autobiographical novel Frisbees of the South Seas.
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906 members
39 reviews
4.2
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proserpinarex, nrmay
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nrmay: Hindu child living during the 1947 partition of India. Newbery Honor Book.
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12 members
1 review
½ 3.5
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
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spiralsheep: Children's book set in what is now the Central African Republic. I haven't read it but it's reputedly a classic.
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2,976 members
74 reviews
3.8
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2,313 members
59 reviews
4.1
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nrmay
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nrmay: Arranged-marriage in India. National Book Award winner. YA
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474 members
6 reviews
½ 3.6
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Ifland
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spiralsheep
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spiralsheep: Childhood in El Salvador.
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7 members
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Tess_W
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2,408 members
20 reviews
3.8
2 Members
kidzdoc, spiphany
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kidzdoc: semi-autographical account of a childhood in Algeria
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1,106 members
53 reviews
3.8
2 Members
kidzdoc, spiphany
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kidzdoc: A group of brothers in Nigeria disobey their father's instructions and fish in a dangerous section of their town's river
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943 members
12 reviews
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103 members
9 reviews
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proserpinarex, nrmay
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nrmay: gay teenage girls in Iran. YA
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285 members
21 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
kidzdoc, spiphany
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spiphany: Teenage Russian immigrant in Germany; several other books by the author feature teenage protagonists, e.g. "Just Call Me Superhero".
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1,085 members
25 reviews
3.9
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113 members
2 reviews
3.2
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proserpinarex, nrmay
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nrmay: young boy in war-torn Cambodia.
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104 members
3 reviews
3.9
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thorold, nrmay
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908 members
7 reviews
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478 members
24 reviews
½ 3.7
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437 members
10 reviews
3.9
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nrmay
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nrmay: India. YA
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142 members
14 reviews
4.2
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4,059 members
217 reviews
½ 4.3
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LolaWalser
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LolaWalser: American childhoods. African American boys in Alabama who were sent to juvenile institutions, often for little reason, and subject to abuse.
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1,544 members
29 reviews
½ 3.6
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spiralsheep
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spiralsheep: Novel about growing up in Antigua.
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347 members
41 reviews
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kidzdoc
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kidzdoc: A 9 yo Mauritian boy of Indian emigrants befriends another boy of his age, who is also an emigrant from another, very troubled, background.
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93 members
5 reviews
3.8
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LolaWalser
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LolaWalser: Abdeslam, a Moroccan boy of 11 and a runaway narrates his adventures. The story was shaped by Paul Bowles, who "discovered" Mrabet.
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70 members
2 reviews
3.8
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LolaWalser
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LolaWalser: An unusual work within the opus of the Caribbean (Trinidad) Marxist historian C. L. R. James.
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1,633 members
28 reviews
½ 3.7
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nrmay
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nrmay: Africa. Newbery Honor Book. YA
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527 members
15 reviews
4.2
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204 members
15 reviews
3.8
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Dilara86
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Dilara86: Tuvan-Mongolian childhood
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1,237 members
18 reviews
½ 3.4
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306 members
11 reviews
½ 4.5
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nrmay
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nrmay: Teens fleeing Guatemala. YA
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1,551 members
50 reviews
4.2
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nrmay
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nrmay: Teenage girl in Nigeria.
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3,747 members
156 reviews
4.2
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nrmay
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nrmay: children in Sudan.
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2,809 members
158 reviews
4.1
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nrmay
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nrmay: Nepali girl sold into sexual slavery in India. YA
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479 members
12 reviews
4
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spiralsheep
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spiralsheep: Children's book. I've never read this but am assured by RG members LW and AM that it's good.
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313 members
5 reviews
½ 3.7
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nrmay
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nrmay: Jewish children in German-occupied France, WWII. And others by Matas.
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5,022 members
350 reviews
½ 4.3
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nrmay
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nrmay: Lithuanian family sent to Siberian labor camp, WWII. YA
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10 members
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cej1027
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139 members
10 reviews
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nrmay
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nrmay: 12-year-old boy in Bolivia. Sequel is [Sacred Leaf]
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329 members
2 reviews
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nrmay
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1,595 members
37 reviews
3.8
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nrmay
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nrmay: young girl in Pakistan; 1st in a series. YA
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1,189 members
37 reviews
4.2
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488 members
28 reviews
½ 4.5
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397 members
12 reviews
½ 3.7
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nrmay
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nrmay: Refugee Afghan girl in Pakistan. YA
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424 members
28 reviews
4.1
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1,851 members
35 reviews
3.8
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nrmay
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nrmay: Ireland during the Potato Famine, 1845. 2 more in the series.
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2,523 members
143 reviews
4.1
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spiphany
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1,687 members
24 reviews
½ 3.6
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spiphany
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1,387 members
42 reviews
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spiphany