FICTION:Gr.4-9 When Lacey Little Bird hears about a project to help grandmothers in Africa who are raising their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS, she is determined to help by sewing purses and bags to sell. Based on a true story.
Nonfiction/Gr.4 and up A hands-on guide to the magic and majesty of British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest, with suggestions for activism in any community.
In the first frames of this brilliant graphic biography, Willow Dawson plunges readers into the rugged world of Canada's western pioneers, taking us into the early life of Nellie McClung as the child of homesteaders, and follows her on her path to becoming a teacher, a crusader, a suffragette and eventually the first female Member of Parliament.
No Natives Allowed!” The sign blared at the young Tlingit girl from Alaska..those words stayed with Elizabeth Peratrovich all her life. They also made her determined to work for change. In 1945, when Elizabeth was 34 years old, she gave a powerful speech before a packed session of the Alaska Territorial Legislature. Her testimony about the evils of racism crowned years of work by Alaska Native People and their allies and led to passage of Alaska's landmark Anti-Discrimination Act...
FICTION:Gr.5-8 Jack loves everything about Coppertown except its thriving mining industry, which long ago drove nature out of the town, but when a strike threatens to close the mine, Jack's family and others may be forced to leave for new jobs and homes.
FICTION:Gr.5-9 Diego is taken in by the Ricardo family -- poor coca farmers who provide a safe haven while he recovers from his ordeal in the jungle. But even that brief respite comes to an end when the army moves in and destroys the family's coca crop -- and their livelihood.Diego eventually joins the cocaleros as they protest the destruction of their crops by barricading the roads, confronting the army head on.
FICTION:Gr. 5-9 A twelve-year-old Indian immigrant in New York City and a Kentucky coal miner's son become pen pals, and eventually best friends, through a series of revealing letters exploring such topics as environmental activism, immigration, and racism.
Nonfiction/Gr.5-8 Seven riveting profiles bring to life the inspirational stories of people who followed their moral compass so they could make the world a better place.
FICTION/Gr.4-8:When Nott City is taken over by a harsh governor, Ignomus Crown, and her parents disappear, twelve-year-old Robyn Loxley flees for her life and joins a group of children trying to take back what is rightfully theirs in this futuristic retelling of Robin Hood.
FICTION:Gr.4-8 In northern California, Julian Carter-Li and his friends old and new fight to save a grove of redwoods from an investment company that plans to cut them down.
Nonfiction/gr.5-8:For many children around the world, getting an education is only a distant dream. War, poverty, discrimination, and violence are seemingly insurmountable obstacles to going to school. But there is hope. Fight to Learn presents the uplifting stories of the incredible people whose vision and drive have made the dream of education come true for many.
Nonfiction/gr.4-8 Because I am a Girl is a global initiative from Plan International to end gender inequality, promote girls' rights and lift millions of girls out of poverty. This book illustrates the Because I am Girl call to change by telling stories of girls around the world.
the story of immigrant workers who have come to the United States without papers. Every day, these men and women join the work force and contribute positively to society. The story is told via the ancient Mixtec codex—accordion fold—format.
Being a good citizen means standing up for what's right-and here's just the way to start. This guide features change-maker tips, tons of DIY activities, and stories about the kids who have paved the way before, from activists like Malala Yousafzai and Claudette Colvin to the everyday young people whose habit changes triggered huge ripple effects. So make a sign, write a letter, volunteer, sit-in, or march! There are lots of tactics to choose from, and you're never too young to change the…
In How I Resist, readers will find hope and support through voices that are at turns personal, funny, irreverent, and instructive. Not just for a young adult audience, this incredibly impactful collection will appeal to readers of all ages who are feeling adrift and looking for guidance.