Global Book Collection

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Literacy has the power to bring the world together. When we give children stories that highlight different cultures and experiences, we widen their perspectives from an early age. That's why we're sharing the first volume of Room to Read's free digital Global Book Collection for all of the little global citizens in your life. 

When I Am Happy

What makes you happy? One young boy shows us the things that make him happy; from his mother's hot thyme mankousha to his grandfather’s olive field. Come along and share his happiness! Written by Hiyam Abu Adas; illustrated by Haya Halaw

An Amazing World

This story brings turbans to life with an informative tale of the many kinds commonly worn in India. Written by Manju Gupta; Illustrated by Ajanta Guhathakurta

Langutani's Trick

Follow the story of a South African boy who comes up with a creative solution to keep the local baboons from destroying his family’s crop. This book was originally written in Xitsonga by Langutani Christopher Makhubele; Illustrated by Stephen Wallace

The Ok Om Bok Festival

Every year communities in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrate the Ok Om Bok Festival. Explore how Nhây and her family ready for the day’s festivities in this fun-filled story. Written by Kim Hải; illustrated by Lê Hoàng Long, Lê Nam Đã

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Dive into four of our original children's titles from South Africa, Vietnam, India and Jordan. Students in our Literacy Program love these stories and we know the children in your life will too!

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