Author: Linda D. Delgado
Publisher: Heliographica (2003)
Pages: 150 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
I don't want to go to public school! I don't need diversity! Ten-year-old Rose protests to Dad and Grandma. What is diversity, anyway? she wonders crossly.
Rose's dad wants her to meet kids of different races, cultures and religions. He says the new school will be an adventure. No way! Only a grown-up would tell a kid that going to a new school is an adventure. But, could he be right? It doesn't take Rose long to find out. The first week of school, Rose befriends Camelia, a Muslim Egyptian-American, Ruby, a Protestant Vietnamese National and Christina, a Catholic Hispanic-American.
Who knew diversity could be so much fun?! Not all of Rose?s classmates like her new friends. Operation Proof is Rose's plan to nab a bully. Another plan almost lands Rose and friends in big trouble when they visit Meteorite Crater.
While Rose courageously faces losing a dear friend and struggles with sadness when old friends seem to change, she realizes that being a friend is as important as having friends.
Islamic Rose Books include original recipes, interesting facts about places Rose, her family and friends visit and a glossary of Islamic words and definitions. www.widad-lld.com