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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

  • ISBN
    9781553379546
  • Format
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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3 CUPS OF TEA
By: greg mortenson | Published: January 2007

The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’...

The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools—especially for girls—that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson’s quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.

Theme: War/Children and War, School, Global Issues, Poverty

  • ISBN
    9780143038252
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    Paperback
  • Category
    Adult Fiction
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Book cover of ALL THE WATER IN THE WORLD
ALL THE WATER IN THE WORLD
By: george lyon | Published: November 2010

Faucet             well raincloud              sea … from each of these comes water. But where does Wat...

Faucet             well raincloud              sea … from each of these comes water. But where does Water go? To find out, honey, turn the page, dive in      with tongue            or toes,  with eyes and ears and nose— and wonder at the flow of this great world’s life story.

Theme: Environment, Global Issues

  • ISBN
    9781416971306
  • Format
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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ALL YOU GET IS ME
By: yvonne prinz | Published: December 2010

Sixteen-year-old Roar has been yanked from her city life and,suddenly, she's a farm girl, albeit a reluctant one, sellingfigs at the farmer's market a...

Sixteen-year-old Roar has been yanked from her city life and,suddenly, she's a farm girl, albeit a reluctant one, sellingfigs at the farmer's market and developing her photographs in arickety shed. Caught between the lure of a troublemaking friendnamed Storm, falling in love with a brooding, easy-on-the-eyesL.A. boy, and her complicated feelings about her father's humanrights crusade on behalf of undocumented Mexican farm workersthat challenges the fabric of the farm community, Roar is goingto have to tackle it all--even with dirt under her fingernails.

Theme: Prejudice, Death & Grief, Global Issues, Romance

  • ISBN
    9781554685141
  • Format
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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BLUE SWEATER
By: jacqueline novogratz | Published: February 2009

For the first 5,000 copies of The Blue Sweater purchased, a $15 donation per book will be made to Acumen Fund, a nonprofit that invests in transformat...

For the first 5,000 copies of The Blue Sweater purchased, a $15 donation per book will be made to Acumen Fund, a nonprofit that invests in transformative businesses to solve the problems of poverty. The Blue Sweater is the inspiring story of a woman who left a career in international banking to spend her life on a quest to understand global poverty and find powerful new ways of tackling it. It all started back home in Virginia, with the blue sweater, a gift that quickly became her prized possession--until the day she outgrew it and gave it away to Goodwill. Eleven years later in Africa, she spotted a young boy wearing that very sweater, with her name still on the tag inside. That the sweater had made its trek all the way to Rwanda was ample evidence, she thought, of how we are all connected, how our actions--and inaction--touch people every day across the globe, people we may never know or meet. From her first stumbling efforts as a young idealist venturing forth in Africa to the creation of the trailblazing organization she runs today, Novogratz tells gripping stories with unforgettable characters--women dancing in a Nairobi slum, unwed mothers starting a bakery, courageous survivors of the Rwandan genocide, entrepreneurs building services for the poor against impossible odds. She shows, in ways both hilarious and heartbreaking, how traditional charity often fails, but how a new form of philanthropic investing called "patient capital" can help make people self-sufficient and can change millions of lives. More than just an autobiography or a how-to guide to addressing poverty, The Blue Sweater is a call to action that challenges us to grant dignity to the poor and to rethink our engagement with the world.

Theme: Global Issues, Poverty

  • ISBN
    9781594869150
  • Format
    Hardcover
  • Category
    High School - Social Studies
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BROKEN MEMORY
By: elisabeth combres | Published: October 2009

IRA Notable Books for a Global Society selection Hiding behind an armchair, five-year-old Emma does not witness the murder of her mother, but she hea...

IRA Notable Books for a Global Society selection Hiding behind an armchair, five-year-old Emma does not witness the murder of her mother, but she hears everything. And when the assassins finally leave, the young Tutsi girl somehow manages to stumble away from the scene, motivated only by the memory of her mother's last words: "You must not die, Emma!" Eventually Emma is taken in by an old Hutu woman who risks her own life to hide the child. Emma stays with the old woman and a quiet bond forms between the two, but long after the war ends, the young girl is still haunted by nightmares. When the country establishes courts to allow victims to face their tormenters in their villages, Emma is uneasy and afraid. But through her growing friendship with a young torture victim and the gentle encouragement of an old man charged with helping child survivors, Emma finds the courage to return to the house where her mother was killed and begin the journey to healing.

Theme: Global Issues

  • ISBN
    9780888998934
  • Format
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of EARTH BOOK
EARTH BOOK
By: todd parr | Published: March 2010

"I take care of the earth because I know I can do little things every day to make a BIG difference..." With his signature blend o...

"I take care of the earth because I know I can do little things every day to make a BIG difference..." With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitiviy, Todd Parr explores the important, timely subject of environmental protection and conservation in this eco-friendly picture book. Featuing a circular die-cut Earth on the cover, and printed entirely with recycled materials and nontoxic soy inks, this book includes lots of easy, smart ideas on how we can all work together to make the Earth feel good - from planting a tree and using both sides of the paper, to saving energy and reusing old things in new ways. Best of all, the book includes an interior gatefold with a poster with tips/reminders on how kids can "go green" everyday. Equally whimsical and heartfelt, this sweet homage to our beautiful planet is sure to inspire readers of all ages to do their part in keeping the Earth happy and healthy.

Theme: Environment, Global Issues

  • ISBN
    9780316042659
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    Hardcover
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    Picture Book
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EARTH MAGIC
By: dionne brand | Published: February 2006

Inspired by her childhood in Trinidad, acclaimed poet and writer Dionne Brand conjures the world of the Caribbean in her first book of poetry for chil...

Inspired by her childhood in Trinidad, acclaimed poet and writer Dionne Brand conjures the world of the Caribbean in her first book of poetry for children. The sounds and smells of market day, the blazing sun, the joyful beat of much-awaited rain and a girl who dares to do better. These are just some of the stories and characters brought into focus in this captivating collection of poems. Originally published in 1979, these poems are an eloquent, unsparing tribute to the lives of the Caribbean people and the power of nature. Simple chants and schoolyard skipping songs alongside more sophisticated poems reveal a place of beauty and hardship where life moves in harmony with the elements. With vibrant collage paintings and poignant line drawings by Eugenie Fernandes, Earth Magic will cast a spell over readers of all ages.

Theme: Global Issues

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    9781553377061
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    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Poetry
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Book cover of EXCEPTIONAL WOMEN ENVIRONMENTALISTS
EXCEPTIONAL WOMEN ENVIRONMENTALISTS
By: frances rooney | Published: September 2007

Theme: Environment, Global Issues

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    9781897187227
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    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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Book cover of EYEWITNESS ENDANGERED ANIMALS
EYEWITNESS ENDANGERED ANIMALS
By: dk | Published: September 2010

Eyewitness: Endangered Animals takes a look at creatures around the world that are currently threatened with extinction, along with the ways that we c...

Eyewitness: Endangered Animals takes a look at creatures around the world that are currently threatened with extinction, along with the ways that we can help them survive. Starting with an overview of biodiversity and the web of life, the book then examines the threats facing a wide range of species, including polar bears, sea turtles, tree frogs, river dolphins, jaguars, pandas, gibbons, and the California condor.

Theme: Global Issues, Good for Reluctant Readers

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    9780756668839
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    Hardcover
  • Category
    Science - Animals
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Book cover of FIREBOAT
FIREBOAT
By: maira kalman | Published: August 2005

The John J. Harvey fireboat was the largest, fastest, shiniest fireboatof its time, but by 1995, the city didn't need old fireboats anymore. So the Ha...

The John J. Harvey fireboat was the largest, fastest, shiniest fireboatof its time, but by 1995, the city didn't need old fireboats anymore. So the Harvey retired, until a group of friends decided to save it from the scrap heap. Then, one sunny September day in 2001, something so horrible happened that the whole world shook. And a call came from the fire department, asking if the Harvey could battle the roaring flames. In this inspiring true story, Maira Kalman brings a New York City icon to life and proves that old heroes never die.

Theme: Global Issues

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    9780142403624
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    Picture Book
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GENERATION US
By: andrew weaver | Published: April 2011

Theme: Global Issues, Environment

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    9781554698042
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    Adult Fiction
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GLEAM & GLOW
By: eve bunting | Published: August 2005

Inspired by real events, master storyteller Eve Bunting recounts the harrowing yet hopeful story of a family, a war - and a dazzling discovery.

Theme: War/Children and War, Character Education, Science Themes, Global Issues

  • ISBN
    9780152053802
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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Book cover of HUMAN FOOTPRINT
HUMAN FOOTPRINT
By: ellen kirk | Published: March 2011

What is your human footprint? Well, it's 13,056 pints of milk, 28,433 showers, 12,888 oranges, 14,518 candy bars, and $52,972 worth of clothes, all in...

What is your human footprint? Well, it's 13,056 pints of milk, 28,433 showers, 12,888 oranges, 14,518 candy bars, and $52,972 worth of clothes, all in one lifetime. Makes you want to step more lightly on the planet! Perfectly timed for Earth Day, this book doesn't preach or judge, but simply shows kids—in an exciting, visual way—how humans interact with the environment and how we can lessen our impact. Astonishing photography captures the full picture of consumption, documenting all the diapers you wore as a baby, the bread you'll eat in a lifetime, and the cans you'll recycle, based on national averages. Tying in with a National Geographic Channel production, Human Footprint is colorful and fun—yet also manages to be a powerful tool for kids to visualize the dimensions of consumption.

Theme: Environment, Global Issues

  • ISBN
    9781426307676
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Category
    Science - Earth, Ecology & Ecosystems
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Book cover of I CAN SAVE THE EARTH
I CAN SAVE THE EARTH
By: alison inches | Published: September 2008

A new “green” series!: Little Green Books will educate children on what they can do to be more eco-friendly. The books in this line will b...

A new “green” series!: Little Green Books will educate children on what they can do to be more eco-friendly. The books in this line will be made from recycled materials, and the storylines will cover subjects such as improving the environment, learning about endangered animals, recycling, and much more. Meet Max the Little Monster. He is a cute, furry green monster who is an environmental nightmare. Among other things, he leaves on all the lights, keeps his computer plugged in, blasts the TV, hoards his old toys and uses so much toilet paper it clogs the toilet until finally, his excessive ways cause a power outage. With no TV to watch, computer to play on, video games to play with, Max finds there is a whole big world outside that he can make a difference in the environment. Kids can follow Max the Little Green Monster's journey to environmental awareness and learn tips on how they can become little green monsters themselves. A kid-friendly glossary of terms is included in the back of the book. This 8x8 paperback is perfect bound and will be printed on 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper with soy-ink. The paper is FSC certified.

Theme: Environment, Science Themes, Global Issues

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    9781416967897
  • Format
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  • Category
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