When Rosemary Wells was about ten years old, she heard a story about a rocking chair. It had been carved by her great-great-grandfather, Sam, more than a hundred years before. Sam had left his home in Germany and gone to America where he found work as a carpenter in a small family shop. When that family welcomed a son, Sam made a beautiful wooden chair for mother and child to rock in. He carved the German word ” Willkommen”, meaning “Welcome” in the chair. The chair’s real story inspired the author to create a wonderful historical book about the diversity immigrants in America. In this book, as following the real story, a treasured wooden chair is passed down from family to family with each new owner carving the word “Welcome” in a new language. >>> Rosemary Wells’s books in SHI collection, and Jerry Pinkney′s books in SHI collection.
著者のRosemary Wellsが10歳のころに、彼女はロッキングチェアの話を聞いた。それは、彼女の高祖父サムが百年以上も前に製作したものであった。サムは故郷のあるドイツを離れるとアメリカへ移り、小さな店の大工としての職を見つけた。サムに初めての子どもが生まれた時、母と子の為に美しい木製のロッキングチェアを作り、椅子の背に”ようこそ！”とドイツ語で彫った。この椅子の実話が著者に、アメリカにおける多様なる移民たちの歴史を語る本の創作に意欲を与えた。この絵本では実話に継続して、大事な木製の椅子が様々な家族に受け継がれ、所有者が変わる度に新しい言語の”ようこそ！”が椅子に彫られ増えていく。＞＞＞SHIコレクションにあるRosemary Wellsの作品と Jerry Pinkneyの作品。
By Tom Percival ( Bloomsbury Children’s Books – 2019 )
Ravi never minded being the smallest in his family until….one day, Ravi’s short arms can’t reach the monkey bars, he can’t find anyone during hide-and-seek. And he’s too little to ride the big slide. Ravi is so mad-so ferocious, roaring Tiger! Tigers can do anything they want! But who want to play with someone who won’t share or behave? Ravi is about discover something very important about voicing his feelings. >>>On the last page, found advices from the author. Tom Percival’s books in SHI collection.
By Tom Percival ( Bloomsbury Children’s Books – 2018 )
Ruby is a happy, curious, imaginative girl. But one day, she finds something unexpected : a Worry. It’s not a very big Worry at first. But every day it grows a little bigger…and the Worry is enormous and is all she can think about. But when Ruby befriends a boy she discovers that everyone has Worries, and not only that, there’s great way to get rid of them too. >>>Tom Percival’s books in SHI collection.
America, do you love me? Do you love my black? Do you love my brown? Do you love my pride? With a bold, poetic text and rich, extraordinary oil paintings, acclaimed author-artist Daria Peoples-Riley asks readers to timely – and timeless – questions. >>> Author’s Note is on the last pages.
By Margarita Engle, Illustrated by Raúl Colón (Simon & Schuster books for Young Readers – 2021 )
For many years people have arrived on the shores of a country called America from all corners of the world all under the light of Lady Liberty’s radiant flame. Coming with hopes, dreams, and determination, generations of immigrants have made their new country diverse, vivid, and welcoming. With inspiring words are interpreted by glorious artwork, this book is to celebrate the diversity background of families ho built America. >>> In the Author’s note telling about Indigenous people and African American who were not immigrants.
Lulu’s leg is broken, but she is OK. Bonnie Bear has a matching yellow cast. She finds new ways to do ordinary things-like taking a bath or wearing her favorite pants. Lulu grows bored and grumpy by day. Eventually, it’s time to get the cast off, but Lulu’s not ready. Without her cast, she is worry to move her leg. A visit from Grandpa, a well-timed letter, and the power of healing all help get Lulu back on her feet.
By Mo Willems, Illustrated by Amber Ren (Hyperion Books for Children-2019）
A series of events, some seemingly very significant, lead to a young girl attending a life-changing concert. This book presents the power of music which is connected inter-generation and all human beings.
By Thomas Peacock, Illustrated by Annette S. Lee ( Minnesota Historical Society Press-2019 )
Two young Ojibwe brothers, Niigaanii and Bineshiinh, look to the stars and spin stories, some inspired by Uncle and some of their own making, as they remember their grandmother. With bold and beautiful artwork and thoughtful words, readers are guided to spiritual and timeless space of Ojibwe’s world.>>> On the last page, the glossary of Ojibwe language is found.
By Hena Khan, Illustrated by Mehrdokht Amimi ( Chronicle Books LLC – 2022 )
From one sun to countless stars, the gentle introduction to number also celebrates the many diverse traditions of the Muslim world, encouraging readers young and old to reflect upon – and count – their many blessings. >>> Glossary and Author’s note found on the last pages. Hena Khan’s books in SHI collection.
Diwali, the festival of lights, comes from India and Archie’s favorite holiday. She loves that is reminds people about light and hope and strength. This year, Archie has invited some school friends to her family’s party. She’s excited and worried at the same time – what if they don’t like the holiday as much as she does? >>> More information about Diwali found on the last pages.