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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 many. A...

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

  • ISBN
    9781554530281
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of 1 WELL - THE STORY OF WATER ON EARTH
1 WELL - THE STORY OF WATER ON EARTH
By: rochelle strauss | Published: February 2007

Seen from space, our planet looks blue. This is because almost 70 percent of Earth's surface is covered with water. Earth is the only planet with liqu...

Seen from space, our planet looks blue. This is because almost 70 percent of Earth's surface is covered with water. Earth is the only planet with liquid water --- and therefore the only planet that can support life. All water is connected. Every raindrop, lake, underground river and glacier is part of a single global well. Water has the power to change everything --- a single splash can sprout a seed, quench a thirst, provide a habitat, generate energy and sustain life. How we treat the water in the well will affect every species on the planet, now and for years to come. One Well shows how every one of us has the power to conserve and protect our global well. One Well is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.

Theme: Global Issues, Citizen Kid Series, Environment, Activism

  • ISBN
    9781553379546
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of 111 TREES - HOW 1 VILLAGE CELEBRATES
111 TREES - HOW 1 VILLAGE CELEBRATES
By: rina singh | Published: October 2020

A boy grows up to make positive change in his community. After suffering much heartache, Sundar decides change must come to his small Indian village. ...

A boy grows up to make positive change in his community. After suffering much heartache, Sundar decides change must come to his small Indian village. He believes girls should be valued as much as boys and that land should not be needlessly destroyed. Sundar’s plan? To celebrate the birth of every girl with the planting of 111 trees. Though many villagers resist at first, Sundar slowly gains their support, and today, over a quarter of a million trees grow in his village. A once barren, deforested landscape has become a fertile, prosperous one where girls can thrive. Sure to plant seeds of hope in children. Improving the world is within everyone’s reach.

Theme: India, Environment, Citizen Kid Series, Social Justice , Global Issues

  • ISBN
    9781525301209
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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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 Tanza...

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

  • ISBN
    9781771383318
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of CHILD SOLDIER - WHEN BOYS & GIRLS ARE US
CHILD SOLDIER - WHEN BOYS & GIRLS ARE US
By: jessica humphreys | Published: September 2015

Michel Chikwanine was five years old when he was abducted from his school-yard soccer game in the Democratic Republic of Congo and forced to become a ...

Michel Chikwanine was five years old when he was abducted from his school-yard soccer game in the Democratic Republic of Congo and forced to become a soldier for a brutal rebel militia. Against the odds, Michel managed to escape and find his way back to his family, but he was never the same again. After immigrating to Canada, Michel was encouraged by a teacher to share what happened to him in order to raise awareness about child soldiers around the world, and this book is part of that effort. Told in the first person and presented in a graphic novel format, the gripping story of Michel's experience is moving and unsettling. But the humanity he exhibits in the telling, along with Claudia Dávila's illustrations, which evoke rather than depict the violent elements of the story, makes the book accessible for this age group and, ultimately, reassuring and hopeful. The back matter contains further information, as well as suggestions for ways children can help. This is a perfect resource for engaging youngsters in social studies lessons on global awareness and social justice issues, and would easily spark classroom discussions about conflict, children's rights and even bullying. Michel's actions took enormous courage, but he makes clear that he was and still is an ordinary person, no different from his readers. He believes everyone can do something to make the world a better place, and so he shares what his father told him: ?If you ever think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito.?

Theme: Citizen Kid Series

  • ISBN
    9781771381260
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of ELEPHANT KEEPER - CARING FOR ORPHANED EL
ELEPHANT KEEPER - CARING FOR ORPHANED EL
By: margriet ruurs | Published: October 2017

When teenaged Aaron discovers a baby elephant nearly drowning in the swimming pool at the guest lodge where he works, he acts quickly and manages to s...

When teenaged Aaron discovers a baby elephant nearly drowning in the swimming pool at the guest lodge where he works, he acts quickly and manages to save the animal just in time. The rescued baby is brought to an elephant orphanage for care, and given the name Zambezi. Though Aaron has been raised to think of elephants as dangerous to humans and their crops, on a visit to the orphanage, he learns that illegal poaching of these animals is threatening them with extinction, and the orphanage is trying to prevent that from happening. And when Aaron is offered a job at the orphanage, his life is suddenly transformed, as he discovers a bond of friendship with Zambezi and his lifelong vocation as an elephant keeper. Inspired by the real-life Aaron and Zambezi at the Lilayi Elephant Nursery in Zambia, author Margriet Ruurs has created a moving story that powerfully demonstrates the plight of endangered animals everywhere. Pedro Covo's stunning illustrations add a level of depth and haunting beauty to the story and the animals. Three nonfiction spreads interspersed throughout the story explore facts about elephants, ivory poaching and elephant orphanages. The back of the book contains ways children can help endangered wildlife. Useful tools include a table of contents and a glossary. This beautifully illustrated nonfiction book spans the curriculum, from life sciences to global awareness to environmental stewardship. It also offers a unique perspective for character education lessons on empathy, caring and responsibility on a larger scale.

Theme: Social Justice , Citizen Kid Series, Activism

  • ISBN
    9781771385619
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of GOOD GARDEN
GOOD GARDEN
By: katie milway | Published: September 2010

After Maria Duartes' father leaves the farm to find work and she must plant next year's crop, her teacher instructs her on how to terrace the land and...

After Maria Duartes' father leaves the farm to find work and she must plant next year's crop, her teacher instructs her on how to terrace the land and use compose to improve her garden so that her family can have enough food for the coming year.

Theme: Activism, Diversity, Advanced Picture Book, Citizen Kid Series

  • ISBN
    9781554534883
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of IF AMER WERE A VILLAGE
IF AMER WERE A VILLAGE
By: david smith | Published: August 2009

By narrowing down the United States' population to a village of one hundred people, the author offers up statistics about nationalities, familes, reli...

By narrowing down the United States' population to a village of one hundred people, the author offers up statistics about nationalities, familes, religion, occupations, wealth, health, age, and energy use.

Theme: Citizen Kid Series

  • ISBN
    9781554533442
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - Countries (including Life In)
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Book cover of IF THE WORLD WERE A VILLAGE
IF THE WORLD WERE A VILLAGE
By: david smith | Published: February 2011

By narrowing down the world's population to a village of one hundred people, the author offers up some surprising statistics about religion, food, wat...

By narrowing down the world's population to a village of one hundred people, the author offers up some surprising statistics about religion, food, water, nationalities, language, age, and education.

Theme: Global Issues, Big Ideas, Citizen Kid Series

  • ISBN
    9781554535958
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL
By: jessica humphreys | Published: September 2020

The UN designated October the 11th as the International Day of the Girl, a day to increase awareness of problems that affect girls around the world an...

The UN designated October the 11th as the International Day of the Girl, a day to increase awareness of problems that affect girls around the world and to encourage progress toward gender equality. 9 stories inspired by the real-life experiences of girls from all over the globe bring to light the importance of this day. Each story is set in a different country and sensitively describes an inequity faced by a character and how she addressed it. Their powerful, and empowering, experiences will stir the activist in every child.

Theme: Girl Power, Diversity, Global Issues, Citizen Kid Series

  • ISBN
    9781525300585
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of IQBAL & HIS INGENIOUS IDEA
IQBAL & HIS INGENIOUS IDEA
By: elizabeth suneby | Published: May 2018

It's monsoon season in Bangladesh, which means Iqbal's mother must cook the family's meals indoors, over an open fire. The smoke from the fire makes b...

It's monsoon season in Bangladesh, which means Iqbal's mother must cook the family's meals indoors, over an open fire. The smoke from the fire makes breathing difficult for his mother and baby sister, and it's even making them sick. Hearing them coughing at night worries Iqbal. So when he learns that his school's upcoming science fair has the theme of sustainability, Iqbal comes up with the perfect idea for his entry: he'll design a stove that doesn't produce smoke! With help from his teacher, Iqbal learns all about solar energy cooking, which uses heat from the sun to cook --- ingenious! Has Iqbal found a way to win first prize in the science fair while providing cleaner air and better health for his family at the same time? Award-winning author Elizabeth Suneby's thoroughly researched and inspiring story introduces young children to the problems associated with open-flame cooking in the developing world, as well as background information on sustainable technology. Part of the CitizenKid collection, this book uses the common experience of a science fair project to help children recognize that they, too, can help make the world a better place through innovative thinking and creative problem solving. The artwork by Rebecca Green, filled with details of everyday life in a Bangladesh village, beautifully evokes a sense of place and culture. Iqbal offers a perfect example for the character education subject of initiative. End matter includes information about clean cookstoves, a DIY solar cooker activity and a glossary.

Theme: Citizen Kid Series, Inventions, Social Justice , Activism

  • ISBN
    9781771387200
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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Book cover of MIMI'S VILLAGE
MIMI'S VILLAGE
By: katie milway | Published: August 2012

After Mimi's sister almost dies from drinking dirty water, Mimi and her family begin a series of measures to make their village a healthier place, inc...

After Mimi's sister almost dies from drinking dirty water, Mimi and her family begin a series of measures to make their village a healthier place, including such things as boiling water, using bed nets, getting vaccinations, and eating better food.

Theme: Social Justice , Big Ideas, Citizen Kid Series

  • ISBN
    9781554537228
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of ON OUR WAY TO OYSTER BAY - MOTHER JONES
ON OUR WAY TO OYSTER BAY - MOTHER JONES
By: monica kulling | Published: September 2016

Though eight-year-old Aidan and his friend Gussie want to go to school, like many other children in 1903, they work twelve hours, six days a week, at ...

Though eight-year-old Aidan and his friend Gussie want to go to school, like many other children in 1903, they work twelve hours, six days a week, at a cotton mill in Pennsylvania instead. So when the millworkers decide to go on strike, the two friends join the picket line. Maybe now life will change for them. But when a famous labor reformer named Mother Jones comes to hear of the millworkers' demands, she tells them they need to do more than just strike. ?Troubled by all she had seen, Mother Jones wanted to end child labor. But what could she do? Why, organize a children's march and bring the message right to President Theodore Roosevelt at his summer home in Oyster Bay, of course!? Written by Monica Kulling, with vibrant illustrations by Felicita Sala, this nonfiction picture book uses an entertaining story about fictitious characters to bring a real event in history to vivid life. The actual march raised awareness across North America and contributed to the passage of the first child labor laws. It offers an excellent model for how ordinary people, including children, can make a difference by standing up for what's right. For lesson planning, there's more about Mother Jones, the march and child labor laws at the end of the book. There's also information about child labor today and concrete suggestions for getting involved and helping, making this book perfect for discussions about social justice, activism and citizenship.

Theme: Child Labour, Citizen Kid Series

  • ISBN
    9781771383257
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of PLANET ARK
PLANET ARK
By: adrienne mason | Published: April 2013

A latest entry in a series dedicated to inspiring children to be better global citizens explains how young people can be modern-day Noahs who protect ...

A latest entry in a series dedicated to inspiring children to be better global citizens explains how young people can be modern-day Noahs who protect the world's plants and animals from extinction by making small but significant changes in everyday habits.

Theme: Citizen Kid Series

  • ISBN
    9781554537532
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Science - Earth, Ecology & Ecosystems
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Book cover of RAZIA'S RAY OF HOPE
RAZIA'S RAY OF HOPE
By: elizabeth suneby | Published: September 2013

Razia dreams of getting an education, but in her small Afghan village, girls have not been allowed to attend school for many years, when a new girls' ...

Razia dreams of getting an education, but in her small Afghan village, girls have not been allowed to attend school for many years, when a new girls' school opens in the village, Razia must convince her family to let her attend.

Theme: Afghanistan, Citizen Kid Series

  • ISBN
    9781554538164
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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