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Books for Children

Novels for Learning | Books for Teaching | Books for Organizing

Many of our children's books are full color and introduce young readers to important issues involving self-esteem and community.
   
BK-AIFA.jpg Book: "A is for Activist"
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An ABC book for kids of all ages, that you, the unflinching progressive with a child/children in your life, can truly enjoy reading over and over and over again. Every night. A perfect holiday, birthday, any occasion gift for child and adult, activist or progressive, or anyone just starting to think critically about issues and the ways of the worlds. Written and illustrated by Innosanto Nagara
• For a brief interview with the author, click on the book title above . . .



   
BK-GDSL.JPG Book: Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors
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by Hena Khan, Mehrdokht Amini (Illustrator)

Magnificently capturing the colorful world of Islam for the youngest readers, this breathtaking and informative picture book celebrates Islam's beauty and traditions. From a red prayer rug to a blue hijab, everyday colors are given special meaning as young readers learn about clothing, food, and other important elements of Islamic culture, with a young Muslim girl as a guide. Sure to inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures, Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns is equally at home in a classroom reading circle as it is being read to a child on a parent's lap.

Publication date: 6/6/2012
Hardcover, full color, 32 pages
Age range: 3 - 7 Years



   
BK-LAH.jpg Book: Lend a Hand: Poems About Giving
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by John Frank, London Ladd
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A collection of original poems centered on giving and spontaneous acts of kindness, which also incorporate larger themes of community, intergenerational relationships, young mentors, and care for the environment. Acts of kindness happen every day, but often go unnoticed with the exception of the giver and receiver. In this book, every day acts of kindness are celebrated in a special way for the reader of this delightful book to see. Each page contains an anecdote about kindness in some capacity whether it is about training a service dog, a group of girl scouts serving the community by picking up trash, a young man helping an old man on a bus, a student sharing a sandwich with a classmate, and many more inspiring examples.



   
bk-mish.gif Book: The Mishomis Book: The Voice of the Ojibway
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by Edward Benton Banai. The major intent of the Mishomis Book is to provide to the reader an accurate and undistorted account of the culture, history and philosophy of the Ojibway Nation so that people of all nations can also benefit from these teachings which have endured from antiquity. Eddie explains that this is the first book written in this manner, "from oral tradition, and I hope it is only the beginning. I firmly believe it is time for Indian people to come forward with teachings, prophecies and insight. It is time to talk with our Brothers and Sisters of other nations, colors and beliefs. The world family is at a time when ideas and philosophies of yesterday may be the key to the family future." Ages 8-14, 114 pages.
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by Margy Burns Knight. Talking Walls is a unique addition to the field of children's literature: it introduces young readers to different cultures by exploring walls around the world, showing the impact of walls on the people who build and are divided or unified by these partitions. In Talking Walls, vibrantly colored pastel illustraions portray the way children live with these walls. We wander into a dark cave with four French children to discover the amazing Lascaux cave paintings. An Australian aboriginal youth shows us how each generation in his family has added images of their hands to a wall of paintings going back thousands of years. A child tucks his folded prayer between the stones of the Western Wall in Jerusalem listenig for a an answer.
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BK-LTAR.jpg Book: Let's Talk about Race
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by Julius Lester. Paperback, 32 pages. OUT OF PRINT • LAST 5 COPIES

I am a story.
So are you.
So is everyone.
Julius Lester says, "I write because our lives are stories. If enough of these stories are told, then perhaps we will begin to see that our lives are the same story. The differences are merely in the details." Now Mr. Lester shares his own story as he explores what makes each of us special. Karen Barbour's dramatic, vibrant paintings speak to the heart of Lester's unique vision, truly a celebration of all of us. • Click on book title for review ad more info about the author

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bk-parhab.gif Book: Las paredes hablan
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Mary Burns Knight. Las Paredes Hablan es una original contribucion a la literatura infantil. Introduce a los jovenes lectores a diferentes culturas mediante la exploracion de muros, murallas o paredes, y tambien a traves del impacto de estas paredes en la gente que las construyo, y la union o la division de las persona a causa de ellas. Las llamativa ilustraciones a pastel de Las Paredes Hablan muesrtan a los ninos que vene cerca de ellas. Nos perdemos en una oscura caverana junto a cuatro ninos franceses para descubrir las sorprendentes caverna de Lascaux. Un joven aborigen de Australia nos muestra como cada generacion de su familia fue agregando las huellas de sus manos a una pared llena de dibujos que tienen miles de anos. Un nino introduce un papelito enrollado con sus plegarias entre las piedras del Muro de los Lamentos en Jerusalen, y espera un respuesta
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bk-ekb.jpg Book: Everyone's Kids' Books: A Guide to Children's Literature
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by Nancy Braus and Molly Geidel. A guide to Multicutural, Socially Conscious Books for Children. A great reference of brief and informative descriptions of kids' books, including recommended age levels. A great place to start finding good books for your kids. Paperback. 231 pages.
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BK-WWV.jpg Book: If the World Were a Village
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A Book about the World's People.

Written by David J. Smith, Illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong.

"If the World Were a Village" tells us who we are, where we live, how fast we are growing, what languages we speak, what religions we practice and more. So come and learn about our global village. What you find out may surprise you! (taken from inside cover)
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bk-hh.gif Book: Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
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by Kathleen Krull. Illustrated by Yuyi Morales. Hardcover.

Cesar Chavez is known as one of America's greatest civil rights leaders. When he led a 340-mile peaceful protest march through California, he ignited a cause and improved the lives of thousands of migrant farmworkers. But Cesar wasn't always a leader. As a boy, he was shy and teased at school. His family slaved in the fields for barely enough money to survive.

Cesar knew things had to change, and he thought that--maybe--he could help change them. So he took charge. He spoke up. And an entire country listened.

This beautifully illustrated book is recommended for ages 6-9

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bk-hhs.gif Cosechando esperanza: La historia de César Chávez (paperback)
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This Spanish-language edition of the award-winning "Harvesting Hope" tells the story of Hispanic civil rights leader Csar Chavez.

by Kathleen Krull, Yuyi Morales, F. Isabel Campoy (Translator), Alma Flor Ada (Translator). Paperback.

Cesar Chavez is known as one of America's greatest civil rights leaders. When he led a 340-mile peaceful protest march through California, he ignited a cause and improved the lives of thousands of migrant farmworkers. But Cesar wasn't always a leader. As a boy, he was shy and teased at school. His family slaved in the fields for barely enough money to survive.
Cesar knew things had to change, and he thought that--maybe--he could help change them. So he took charge. He spoke up. And an entire country listened.
This beautifully illustrated book is recommended for ages 6-9.

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BK-WTP.jpg Book: Wangari's Trees of Peace : A True Story from Africa
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by Jeanette Winter • 2008 • Hardcover Picturebook

As a young girl growing up in Kenya, Wangari was surrounded by trees. But years later when she returns home, she is shocked to see whole forests being cut down, and she knows that soon all the trees will be destroyed. So Wangari decides to do something—and starts by planting nine seedlings in her own backyard. And as they grow, so do her plans...

This true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is a shining example of how one woman’s passion, vision, and determination inspired great change.

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BK-FFP.jpg Book: The Fight for Peace: A History of Antiwar Movements in America
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Ted Gottfried • 136 pages • 2006
Reinforced sturdy library binding • A book to donate to your local elementary, middle, high school or public library, in this era of tight budgets for public education. Reading level: Grade 7; Interest range: Grades 5 - 12.
There is no other book specifically on this subject avaiable for young and teen readers.
"A readable, engaging resource for reports that will also appeal to general readers." – Starred, Booklist
• "A well-organized, well-documented resource." – School Library Journal
Throughout U.S. history. antiwar activists have gathered and lobbied to prevent armed conflict. Often their work put them at odds with the majority population. Sometimes their antiwar positions gave their opponents reason to question the activist' loyalty to the U.S.
THE FIGHT FOR PEACE traces the work of antiwar activists from the Revoluionary War (1776-1783) to the conflict in Iraq in the 2000's. This book shines light on the U.S. peace movements and organizations that developed in the 1800's, as well as the international pacifist groups that bucked the majority in the 1900's. No other books present this history (besides Howard Zinn's classic 1980 "A People's History of the United States") The book also gives voice to those who argue that some causes are worth fighting for. In so doing, The Fight For Peace makes us face the ongoing tension between those who fight wars and those who fight to preserve peace.
• Click on title for two full reviews from School Library Journal and Booklist.

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BK-MOMOES.jpg Book: Momo (in Spanish)
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In Spanish. 274 pages. with 23 line drawing illustrations (not included in the English language edition) Paperback. (English edition out-of-print in the U.S.) 236 pages. Paperback.

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