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Nina Bonita

Ana Maria Machado - 1995
    "Black is beautiful" to a little white rabbit and while trying to discover the secret that will make him black, readers get a funny, yet educational introduction to genetics. Full color.

Alibi School

Jeffrey McDaniel - 1995
    This book contains the poem “Grace”, which the Poetry Society of America chose for their Poetry in Motion series to entertain public transit passengers in major metropolitan areas.

Shin's Tricycle

Tatsuharu Kodama - 1995
    Shin's uncle is able to get him the impossible: the tricycle he desperately wants. He is riding the wonderful, brand-new tricycle when the atom bomb is dropped. Shin is found in the rubble, holding on to his treasure. He dies later that day, ten days before his fourth birthday. The tricycle now sits in the Peace Museum in Hiroshima.

The Streets are Free

Kurusa - 1995
    There are no parks where they live, and the children must play in the streets. They ask the mayor for an empty lot to build a playground, but all they get are campaign promises. They know that they are the only ones who will make something happen, so they get their friends and family involved until the whole barrio unites to create a space of their own.

Travelers' Tales India: True Stories

James O'Reilly - 1995
    Some have said India stands for "I’ll Never Do It Again." Many more are drawn back time after time because India is the best show on earth, the best bazaar of human experiences that can be visited in a lifetime. India dissolves ideas about what it means to be alive, and its people give new meaning to compassion, perseverance, ingenuity, and friendship. India—monsoon and marigold, dung and dust, colors and corpses, smoke and ash, snow and endless myth—is a cruel, unrelenting place of ineffable sweetness. Much like life itself. Journey to the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, the world’s biggest party, with David Yeadon and take "A Bath for Fifteen Million People"; greet the monsoon with Alexancer Frater where the Indian and Pacific Oceans meet; track the endangered Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros through the jungles of Assam with Larry Habegger; encounter the anguish of the caste system with Steve Coll; discover the eternal power of the "monument of love," the Taj Mahal, with Jonah Blank; and much more.


Abraham Marie Hammacher - 1995
    Orig. $49.50.

The Whispering Cloth: A Refugee's Story

Pegi Deitz Shea - 1995
    A young Hmong girl in a Thai refugee camp in the mid-1970s finds the story within herself to create her own pa'ndau.

Grace & Family

Mary Hoffman - 1995
    When Papa invites her to visit him in the Gambia she dreams of finding the kind of family that is idealised in stories. But she finds that families are what you make them.

Carlos and the Squash Plant / Carlos y la planta de calabaza

Jan Romero Stevens - 1995
    Set in northern New Mexico, young Carlos refuses to take a bath after his farm work each day, until a plant sprouts in his ear.

Laxmi's Vegetarian Kitchen (Tr)

Laxmi Hiremath - 1995
    Original. IP.

Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America's Holocaust Museum

Edward Tabor Linenthal - 1995
    This lively, honest, behind-the-scenes account details the emotionally complex fifteen-year struggle surrounding the museum's birth.

Augustine: Major Writings

Benedict J. Groeschel - 1995
    Benedict J. Groeschel, shows how Augustine's influential work is just as relevant today as it was 1,600 years ago. A charming and accessible approach to the master, Augustine combines a variety of translations with Groeschel's own reflections and insight.