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"If the book we are reading does not wake us, as with a fist hammering on our skulls, then why do we read it? Good God, we also would be happy if we had no books and such books that make us happy we could, if need be, write ourselves. What we must have are those books that come on us like ill fortune, like the death of one we love better than ourselves, like suicide. A book must be an ice axe to break the sea frozen inside us."

—Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Austrian writer, The Metamorphosis, The Trial

 
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Cultural Diversity

Native American Planet Youth
Listen to the sounds of the Comanche Flute, and learn about the customs and culture of Native Americans.

African-American World
Learn about African-American culture through an interactive game, e-cards that include African-American history, and hearing about African-American heroes who have made a powerful difference in the world.

Africa for Kids
Make your own music on a thumb piano, create your own African mask and listen to a Swahili folktales.

Wonders of the African World
Prepare for an interactive journey across the globe as you begin your Quest for the Magic Calabash. Before going, create your own Adinkra cloth to wear, decorated with the traditional Ashanti Symbols.

Make-A-Hero
Choose the skin color and background of your hero, From Vador helmet to Egyptian loin cloth, there are plenty of costumes to decorate your hero with.

My Hero
Who are your heroes? Explorers, Writers, scientists, and … dogs? Check out these people who have had a powerful impact on those around them and have helped shaped our world into what it is today.

Virtual Quilt
Schools and students have put together these patches to tell something about the area in which they live. Come and look and add a patch of your own.

Military Kids
Are you a military kid on the move? It can be hard leaving behind your house and friends. This site has advice on saying goodbye, planning to move, and making new friends after you've moved.

Indian Health Services Kids Page
Hear about old Native American tales and myths. Explore their ancient culture and customs. And learn about how to stay safe and healthy.

 

Our World 

Traveling Around the World
(The Greatest Places?) Spend the night in a space hut on the world's largest island. And listen to the call of a lemur or the hiss of a giant cockroach on Madagascar.

Peace Corps Kids World
What is the Peace Corps? How can I make a difference? Read about how kids like you are making a difference across the globe.

Kids Volunteer
- Help build homes, volunteer with 4-H, and donate your used clothes to children in Sri Lanka.

Kids Recycle
Learn what others are doing to reduce waste. Make a poster, or create your own logo to promote recycling in your area.

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