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Book cover of 1 HEN - HOW A SMALL LOAN MADE A BIG DIFF
1 HEN - HOW A SMALL LOAN MADE A BIG DIFF
By: katie milway | Published: February 2008

Inspired by true events, One Hen tells the story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana who turns a small loan into a thriving farm and a livelihood for...

Inspired by true events, One Hen tells the story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana who turns a small loan into a thriving farm and a livelihood for many. After his father died, Kojo had to quit school to help his mother collect firewood to sell at the market. When his mother receives a loan from some village families, she gives a little money to her son. With this tiny loan, Kojo buys a hen. A year later, Kojo has built up a flock of 25 hens. With his earnings Kojo is able to return to school. Soon Kojo's farm grows to become the largest in the region. Kojo's story is inspired by the life of Kwabena Darko, who as a boy started a tiny poultry farm just like Kojo's, which later grew to be the largest in Ghana, and one of the largest in west Africa. Kwabena also started a trust that gives out small loans to people who cannot get a loan from a bank. One Hen shows what happens when a little help makes a big difference. The final pages of One Hen explain the microloan system and include a list of relevant organizations for children to explore. One Hen is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.

Theme: Character Education, Citizen Kid Series

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    9781554530281
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
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    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of ABCS OF QUEER HIST
ABCS OF QUEER HIST
By: seema yasmin | Published: April 2024

A Through-the-Alphabet Celebration of Queer History in the US, from the Publisher of the New York Times Bestseller The ABCs of Black History In a...

A Through-the-Alphabet Celebration of Queer History in the US, from the Publisher of the New York Times Bestseller The ABCs of Black History In a beautiful picture book brimming with P for Pride, writer and poet Seema Yasmin and illustrator Lucy Kirk celebrate all the joys and challenges of queer history in the United States through lively, rhyming verse and bright, colorful illustrations. This is a book of people, of ideas, of accomplishments and events. It's a book about Allies and Ancestors, about Belonging and Being accepted, about Hope, Knowledge, and Love. About historic moments like Stonewall, and how it changed the world. And all about Trailblazers, like Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, Josephine Baker, Harvey Milk, Barbara Jordan, George Takei, Elliot Page, and Sally Ride. And ultimately, it's a book to help kids learn a different kind of ABCs-not just words like apple, ball or cat, but rather the essence of what it means to be diverse, to be equitable, to be inclusive. That no one counts unless we all count, and how we must open our eyes and ears, minds and hearts, to hear everyone's story and understand and celebrate their experience.

Theme: LGBTQ2S+

  • ISBN
    9781523518548
  • Binding
    Hardcover
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    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of ACTIVISTS ASSEMBLE - WE ARE ALL EQUAL
ACTIVISTS ASSEMBLE - WE ARE ALL EQUAL
By: shannon weber | Published: January 2021

What is equality? A big question to answer and an even bigger topic to implement. Activists Assemble - We Are All Equal explains what it is to be a...

What is equality? A big question to answer and an even bigger topic to implement. Activists Assemble - We Are All Equal explains what it is to be a citizen, how important it is to treat, and be treated, as equal within the society, and how you can use your voice to champion equality. Discover the history of equality—both the successes and the tragedies, meet past and present faces who overcame discrimination to be a voice for us all, and explore ways you can make a difference and challenge inequality. Important topics such as disabilities, gender, religion, and race are discussed, giving readers all the information and practical advice needed to get their voices heard. An activity section gives readers the opportunity to explore equality further: they can test their equality knowledge, start important conversations using the "discussion time" questions, as well space to write down their thoughts and observations.

Theme: Activism

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    9780753476925
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    Paperback
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    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of ACTIVISTS ASSEMBLE - WE ARE ALL EQUAL
ACTIVISTS ASSEMBLE - WE ARE ALL EQUAL
By: shannon weber | Published: January 2021

What is equality? A big question to answer and an even bigger topic to implement. Activists Assemble - We Are All Equal explains what it is to be a...

What is equality? A big question to answer and an even bigger topic to implement. Activists Assemble - We Are All Equal explains what it is to be a citizen, how important it is to treat, and be treated, as equal within the society, and how you can use your voice to champion equality. Discover the history of equality—both the successes and the tragedies, meet past and present faces who overcame discrimination to be a voice for us all, and explore ways you can make a difference and challenge inequality. Important topics such as disabilities, gender, religion, and race are discussed, giving readers all the information and practical advice needed to get their voices heard. An activity section gives readers the opportunity to explore equality further: they can test their equality knowledge, start important conversations using the "discussion time" questions, as well space to write down their thoughts and observations.

Theme: Activism

  • ISBN
    9780753476932
  • Binding
    Hardcover
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    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of AFGHANISTAN - COUNTRY PROFILES
AFGHANISTAN - COUNTRY PROFILES
By: amy rechner | Published: January 2019

With two official languages and many different ethnic groups, Afghanistan is a diverse country with a rich and ancient history. Delicious food,...

With two official languages and many different ethnic groups, Afghanistan is a diverse country with a rich and ancient history. Delicious food, thrilling sports, and festive celebrations are hallmarks of Afghani life, despite decades of war. This title introduces young readers to modern-day life and culture in this complex nation. Narrative openings take readers to major landmarks. Special features on recipes, activities, and languages further connect readers to the culture of the country. Landmark sidebars list top landmarks. Detailed country maps show city locations and physical features. World maps point out continent locations. Climate sidebars show capital city temperatures. Animal profiles show range maps and conservation status bars for popular animals. Language sidebar with foreign words and pronunciations.

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    9781626178397
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    Hardcover
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    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of ALL 13 - INCREDIBLE CAVE RESCUE OF THE T
ALL 13 - INCREDIBLE CAVE RESCUE OF THE T
By: christi soontornvat | Published: October 2020

A unique account of the amazing Thai cave rescue told in a heart-racing, you-are-there style that blends suspense, science, and cultural insight. On...

A unique account of the amazing Thai cave rescue told in a heart-racing, you-are-there style that blends suspense, science, and cultural insight. On June 23, 2018, twelve young players of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach enter a cave in northern Thailand seeking an afternoon's adventure. But when they turn to leave, rising floodwaters block their path out. The boys are trapped! Before long, news of the missing team spreads, launching a seventeen-day rescue operation involving thousands of rescuers from around the globe. As the world sits vigil, people begin to wonder: how long can a group of ordinary kids survive in complete darkness, with no food or clean water? Luckily, the Wild Boars are a very extraordinary "ordinary" group. Combining firsthand interviews of rescue workers with in-depth science and details of the region's culture and religion, author Christina Soontornvat--who was visiting family in Northern Thailand when the Wild Boars went missing--masterfully shows how both the complex engineering operation above ground and the mental struggles of the thirteen young people below proved critical in the life-or-death mission. Meticulously researched and generously illustrated with photographs, this page-turner includes an author's note describing her experience meeting the team, detailed source notes, and a bibliography to fully immerse readers in the most ambitious cave rescue in history.

Theme: Survival

  • ISBN
    9781536209457
  • Binding
    Hardcover
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    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of AMER IMMIGRATION - OUR HIST OUR S
AMER IMMIGRATION - OUR HIST OUR S
By: kathleen krull | Published: June 2021

Award-winning author Kathleen Krull takes an in-depth historical look at immigration in America--with remarkable stories of some of the immigrants...

Award-winning author Kathleen Krull takes an in-depth historical look at immigration in America--with remarkable stories of some of the immigrants who helped build this country. With its rich historical text, fascinating sidebars about many immigrants throughout time, an extensive source list and timeline, as well as captivating photos, American Immigration will become a go-to resource for every child, teacher, and librarian discussing the complex history of immigration. America is a nation of immigrants. People have come to the United States from around the world seeking a better life and more opportunities, and our country would not be what it is today without their contributions. From writers like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, to scientists like Albert Einstein, to innovators like Elon Musk, this book honors the immigrants who have changed the way we think, eat, and live. Their stories serve as powerful reminders of the progress we've made, and the work that is still left to be done.

Theme: Immigration

  • ISBN
    9780062381125
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    Paperback
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    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of AT SCHOOL
AT SCHOOL
By: paul harrison | Published: June 2023

Looking forward to class and working with your friends, then come look inside and let's all learn... At School. Window on the World is a series of...

Looking forward to class and working with your friends, then come look inside and let's all learn... At School. Window on the World is a series of titles aimed at giving very young children a basic knowledge and understanding of how children live around the world. Each title contains minimal text and stunning photographs featuring children from all over the world in everyday situations. Key sales points: Encourages young children to learn about and respect other cultures Simple text ideal for reading aloud Great book for sharing Perfect for diversity and inclusion

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    9781840897791
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    Paperback
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    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of BANANA-LEAF BALL - HOW PLAY CAN CHANGE
BANANA-LEAF BALL - HOW PLAY CAN CHANGE
By: katie milway | Published: April 2017

Separated from his family when they were forced to flee their home, a young East African boy named Deo lives alone in the Lukole refugee camp in...

Separated from his family when they were forced to flee their home, a young East African boy named Deo lives alone in the Lukole refugee camp in Tanzania. With scarce resources at the camp, bullies have formed gangs to steal what they can, and a leader named Remy has begun targeting Deo. Then one day a coach gathers all the children to play soccer. Though Deo loves soccer and has even made his own ball out of banana leaves, he's unsure at first about joining in when he sees Remy on the field. But as Deo and the other boys get drawn into the game, everything begins to change. Their shared joy in playing provides the children --- including Remy --- with a sense of belonging. ?Ball by ball, practice by practice, children who were once afraid of each other laugh together,? the book explains, and ?no one feels so alone anymore.? Based on a true story, Katie Smith Milway's inspiring tale shows how a desperate situation can be improved by finding common ground through play. It provides a perfect starting point for discussing the social justice issues surrounding the growing number of refugees worldwide. Award-winning Shane W. Evans's artwork powerfully and poignantly personalizes for children the experience of refugees. Furthermore, the book examines the value of using sports to build pro-social behavior, particularly as it relates to bullying. By depicting characters who change and evolve over the course of the story, kids of all backgrounds and experiences will find something positive to relate to. The back matter contains information about the ?real? Deo, instructions for games that build trust and inclusion through play, and suggestions for how to support play-based nonprofit organizations.

Theme: Social Justice , Citizen Kid Series

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    9781771383318
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    Hardcover Canadian
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    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of BAREFOOT BOOKS AMAZING PLACES
BAREFOOT BOOKS AMAZING PLACES
By: miralda colombo | Published: September 2020

Explore the stories of fifteen incredible landmarks, from Angkor Wat to Stonehenge to the Colosseum, in this comprehensive illustrated guide. Readers...

Explore the stories of fifteen incredible landmarks, from Angkor Wat to Stonehenge to the Colosseum, in this comprehensive illustrated guide. Readers will get to know the people who built these places of wonder, the best ways to visit them and their mysteries that still puzzle historians today.

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    9781646860678
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    Hardcover
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    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of BARRIO RISING - THE PROTEST THAT BUILT C
BARRIO RISING - THE PROTEST THAT BUILT C
By: maria aguila | Published: April 2024

A vivid historical fiction account of the community activism behind San Diego's Chicano Park—home to the largest outdoor mural collection in...

A vivid historical fiction account of the community activism behind San Diego's Chicano Park—home to the largest outdoor mural collection in the U.S.—and just one example of the Mexican American community’s rich history of resistance and resilience. Barrio Logan, one of San Diego’s oldest Chicane neighborhoods, once brimmed with families and stretched all the way to the glorious San Diego Bay. But in the decades after WWII, the community lost their beach and bayfront to factories, junkyards, and an interstate that divided the neighborhood and forced around 5,000 people out of their homes. Then on April 22, 1970, residents discovered that the construction crew they believed was building a park—one the city had promised them years ago—was actually breaking ground for a police station. That’s when they knew it was time to make their voices heard. Barrio Rising invites readers to join a courageous young activist and her neighbors in their successful twelve-day land occupation and beyond, when Barrio Logan banned together and built the colorful park that would become the corazón of San Diego's Chicane community.

Theme: Diversity, BIPOC

  • ISBN
    9780593462072
  • Binding
    Hardcover
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    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of BE THE CHANGE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
BE THE CHANGE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
By: megan kopp | Published: October 2014

Suggests ways for children to think and act environmentally, from creating a compost pile to planting trees. "About this title" may belong to...

Suggests ways for children to think and act environmentally, from creating a compost pile to planting trees. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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    9780778706328
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    Paperback Canadian
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    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of BE THE CHANGE IN THE WORLD
BE THE CHANGE IN THE WORLD
By: lisa dalrymple | Published: October 2014

In this innovative title, young readers learn what it means to be a citizen of the global community. From water wells in Africa to global disaster...

In this innovative title, young readers learn what it means to be a citizen of the global community. From water wells in Africa to global disaster relief, children will learn about different needs around the world and discover their own abilities to make the world a better place. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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    9780778706342
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    Paperback Canadian
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    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of BE THE CHANGE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
BE THE CHANGE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
By: megan kopp | Published: October 2014

This empowering title will help readers discover that they have the ability to create positive changes in their communities. Inviting text and...

This empowering title will help readers discover that they have the ability to create positive changes in their communities. Inviting text and relatable examples prompt children to learn what it means to be a citizen of a community and find meaningful ways to act for the common good. Ideas include creating artwork to brighten up a local retirement facility and donating old books to a library or reading program. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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    9780778706366
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    Paperback Canadian
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    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of BE THE CHANGE IN YOUR SCHOOL
BE THE CHANGE IN YOUR SCHOOL
By: shannon welbourn | Published: October 2014

Suggests ways that children can help out in school, from helping to prevent bullying to starting a gardening club. "About this title" may belong to...

Suggests ways that children can help out in school, from helping to prevent bullying to starting a gardening club. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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    9780778706380
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    Paperback Canadian
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    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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