Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw (Henry Holt and Company, 2011). Pen Pals Elliot and Kailash discover that even though they live in different countries—America and India—they both love to climb trees, own pets, and ride school buses. (Grade 5 & under).
Award Status: Winner, 2012
Award Category: Younger Readers
Author: Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
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