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Tales from Africa and Asia give students a taste of the diverse cultures of the world. Koumba’s Cars — In a Congolese city famous for its artists, clever 10-year-old Koumba makes toy cars out of any materials he can find. Students follow Koumba as he tries to raise enough money for a train trip from his home in Brazzaville to visit relatives. The Real Karate Kid — Meet 11-year-old Yeye, a native of Shanghai. Why is it so important to her grandfather that she carry on the family tradition of martial arts training?