Stories Pulled from World Headlines - Summer 2022 - Collection of 5


Our collection comes beautifully packaged in our signature blue Lion & Dragonfly box to make a perfect gift.

And remember - our books give back! For every five books we sell, we donate one to a superhero teacher working in an underfunded community. 

We love the power of picture books to gently introduce children to some of the more difficult issues around the world.  From Syria to Ukraine, and right here in our own backyard, these gorgeous stories would be great for children five years old and above. 

Areli is a Dreamer: Areli leaves Mexico as a child to join her parents and brother in New York, where she grows up undocumented. Based on the author's life story, this important perspective on illegal immigration, family, and what it means to be American should be a staple in your family's collection. 

Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers: In this magical, fantastical story, Loujain dreams of flying to a field of millions of sunflowers, but in her country only boys are allowed to fly. Inspired by the true story of Loujain Al-Hathloul who fought to change the laws of Saudi Arabia that made it illegal for women to drive, kids will want to climb into this stunning story of finding your power and fighting for change.

Lubna and Pebble: This one will take your breath away. Lubna and her best friend, a smooth white pebble, arrive with her father in the World of Tents, waiting for a new home. A thoughtful, poignant introduction to the struggles of refugee families, this beautiful story brims with hope and love.

Nour's Secret Library: During the Syrian civil war, Nour and her community find solace in a secret library. Based on a true story and inspired by the author's own experience during the Lebanese Civil War, this exquisitely-illustrated book will open your family's eyes to the power of imagination and the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

I Hate Borsch!: All Ukrainians are supposed to love borsch—but what if you hate the red stuff? A young girl despises Eastern Europe's most beloved soup, but when she immigrates to the United States, American food leaves her feeling empty. One day she discovers borsch recipes in an old suitcase and decides she'll give that beet soup a second chance.  Imaginatively illustrated with splashes of borsch-bright red, this book captures the will encourage readers to ponder how history, heritage, and food can shape our identities.