Mira's Curly Hair by Maryam Al Serkal
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Mira doesn't like her hair. It curls at the front. It curls at the back. It curls everywhere! She wants it to be straight and smooth, just like her Mama's. But then something unpredictable happens . . . and Mira will never look at her mama's hair the same way again!
Leila in Saffron by Rukhsanna Guidroz
When Leila looks in the mirror, she doesn’t know if she likes what she sees. But when her grandmother tells her the saffron beads on her scarf suit her, she feels a tiny bit better. So, Leila spends the rest of their family dinner night on the lookout for other parts of her she does like.
Pedro Keeps His Cool by Fran Manushkin
It is snowing and Pedro and his friends go the park to have some fun in the snow; his snow figure and snow angel are not successful, but Pedro knows he is a great sledder--and he is determined to help Roddy overcome his fear of sledding on the big hill.
The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar
Harpreet Singh has a different color for every mood and occasion, from pink for dancing to bhangra beats to red for courage. He especially takes care with his patka--his turban--smoothing it out and making sure it always matches his outfit. But when Harpreet's mom finds a new job in a snowy city and they have to move, all he wants is to be invisible. Will he ever feel a happy sunny yellow again?