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One week’s worth of food by various cultures


A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
by Ishmael Beah (Sierra Leone)

The Bite of the Mango
by Mariatu Kamara with Susan McClelland (Sierra Leone)

The Bishop of Rwanda: Finding Forgiveness Amidst a Pile of Bones
by John Rucyahana (Rwanda/Burundi Genocide)

The Translator: A Tribesman’s Memoir of Darfur
by Daoud Hari

Kisses from Katie
Katie Davis

Children’s Books:

Children Just Like Me
by Barnabas & Anabel Kindersley
UNICEF: Global

Brothers In Hope
by Mary Williams/Gregory Christie

A Country Far Away
by Nigel Gray/ Philippe Dupasquier

When Africa Was Home
by Karen Lynn Williams/Floyd Cooper

Listen to the Wind
by Greg Mortenson/ Susan L. Roth
The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea

Dumpling Soup
by Jama Kim RAttigan/ Lillian Hsu-Flanders
Hawaiian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese

Moja Means One – Swahili Counting Book
by Muriel Feelings/Tom Feelings
East Africa

Hats, Hats, Hats
by Ann Morris/ Ken Heyman

We Share One World
by Jane E. Hoffelt/Marty Husted

Whoever You Are
by Mem Fox

Every day all over the world, children are laughing and crying, playing and learning, eating and sleeping. They may not look the same. They may not speak the same language. Their lives may be quite different. But inside, they are just like you.

International Books:

Three Cups of Tea
by Greg Mortensen and David Oliver Relin (Pakistan/Afghanistan)

Half the Sky
by Nicholas P. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (Women/Global)


An African Realizes a Dream in America
Dr. Benson Karanja, president of Beulah University in Atlanta, went from being janitor to the president at the same university


Hotel Rwanda

Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager in Rwanda, secretly used his position and intelligence to shelter over a thousand refugees during the genocide crisis.

Blood Diamond

This movie gives a glimpse of the widespread issues with blood diamonds in Sierra Leone, which led to the civil war.


Black Gold
Ethiopian Coffee Documentary

The Devil Came on Horseback
The Darfur Crisis: Take Action Now – Bear Witness To Genocide

Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Documentary from Liberia

War Dance
Documentary film of Uganda, depicting the suffering of child soldiers and their resilience brought through music (PG 13)

God Grew Tired of Us
Sudanese Lost Boys documentary (appropriate for all ages)

Emmanuel’s Gift
One man brings dignity to the disabled of Ghana, riding a bicycle across his country with one leg. (appropriate for all ages)

Invisible Children (Uganda) A movement seeking to end the conflict in Uganda and stop the abduction of children for use as child soldiers.


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