Activists & Activism - K-6

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Fiction and nonfiction books found in the Doucette Library appropriated for Kindergarten to grade 6.

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Buy The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng by Kayla Harren, Sophia Gholz and Read this Book on Kobo's Free Apps. Discover Kobo's Vast Collection of Ebooks and Audiobooks Today - Over 4 Million Titles! Great Stories, True Stories, Second Grade Books, Third Grade, Trade Books, Thing 1, Educational Activities, Nature Activities, Boys Who

As a boy, Jadav Payeng was distressed by the destruction deforestation and erosion was causing on his island home in India's Brahmaputra River. So he began planting trees. What began as a small thicket of bamboo, grew over the years into 1,300-acre forest filled with native plants and animals. Full color.

A Voice for the Spirit Bears: How One Boy Inspired Millio. Books About Kindness, Funny Books For Kids, Kids Book Club, Spirit Bear, Global Awareness, Science Curriculum, Fiction And Nonfiction, Children's Book Illustration, Illustrations

This inspiring true story is based on the early life of Simon Jackson, who as a teenager founded the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition to save the spirit bears. The organization, which had started out as a small community of friends and classmates, eventually grew to a include 60 million members in 85 countries.

Malala wishes for a magic pencil to draw things to make others happy. Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai promotes gender roles, resilience & courage. Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize, Pbs Kids, Children's Picture Books, Penguin Books, Strong Girls, John Green, Kids Education, Ethereal

This beautifully illustrated volume tells Malala’s story for a younger audience and shows them the worldview that allowed Malala to hold on to hope even in the most difficult of times.

Buy Free as a Bird by Lina Maslo at Mighty Ape NZ. The inspiring true story of Malala Yousafzai, human rights activist and the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, from debut author/illustrat. Date, Mighty Girl, Right To Education, Human Rights Activists, Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize, What Book, Women In History, Nonfiction Books

In Pakistan, some believed girls should not be educated. But Malala and her father were not afraid. She secretly went to school and spoke up for education in her country. And even though an enemy tried to silence her powerful voice, she would not keep quiet. Malala traveled around the world to advocate for the right to education and equality of opportunity for every person. So everyone could be as free as a bird.

The Banana-Leaf Ball: How Play Can Change the World by Katie Smith Milway, illustrated by Shane W. Evans Publisher: Kids Can. African Boy Names, Refugee Crisis, Refugee Week, Refugee Camps, Thing 1, Play Soccer, Soccer Ball, Character Education, Young Boys

Forced to flee his 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. One day a coach gathers the children to play soccer. Though Deo loves soccer and has even made his own ball out of banana leaves, he's unsure about joining when he sees Remy. But as Deo and the other boys begin to play, everything begins to change.

Letters to a prisoner, Jacques Goldstyn ; translated by Angela Keenlyside. Wordless Picture Books, Wordless Book, Reading Club, Kids Reading, New Children's Books, Good Books, Human Rights Organizations, Book Reviews For Kids, Solitary Confinement

A wordless story about the power of hope and the written word. Inspired by Amnesty International’s letter-writing campaigns to help free people who have been jailed for expressing their opinion, the book tells the story of a man who is arrested during a peaceful protest. In solitary confinement, he begins to despair—until a bird delivers a letter of support written by somebody outside the prison. Every day more missives arrive until the prisoner escapes his fate on wings made of letters.

Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary (Trophy Picture Books (Paperback)) Fiction And Nonfiction, Children's Picture Books, Running For President, Stories For Kids, Need You, Some Words, Special Needs, Paperback Books, Special Education

Election season is here and Monster is ready to vote! But why cast your ballot when you can run for president instead? With speeches, debates, and a soapbox or two, Monster's newest tale is a campaign encouraging kids to take a stand and fight for what they believe in.

Buy Pocket Change: Pitching In for a Better World by Michelle Mulder and Read this Book on Kobo's Free Apps. Discover Kobo's Vast Collection of Ebooks and Audiobooks Today - Over 4 Million Titles! Book Of Changes, Youth Services, Feeling Helpless, Best Authors, Fiction And Nonfiction, Getting To Know You, Worlds Of Fun, Book Lists, Pitch

What if you could meet all your consumer needs while, at the same time, get to know your neighbors and protect the environment? Around the world, people are questioning consumerism and moving toward more sustainable lifestyles. Pocket Change explores how growing a cabbage can fight poverty, how a few dollars can help ten families start their own businesses, and how running errands for a neighbor can help you learn to become a bike mechanic.

Read "Operation Redwood" by S. Terrell French available from Rakuten Kobo. Clandestine e-mail exchanges, secret trips, fake press releases, and a tree-house standoff are among the clever stunts a. Date, Nature Study, Reading Levels, Chapter Books, Read Aloud, Fiction Books, Stunts, Social Justice, The Ordinary

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.

The sea king -- Before Cousteau -- Cousteau's early life -- Exploring in wartime -- Voyages on the Calypso -- The conservationist -- Cousteau's inventions -- Life at sea -- After Cousteau -- Cousteau's legacy. Fiction And Nonfiction, Water Systems, Literacy, Science, Activists, Explore, Inventions, Salt, King

The sea king -- Before Cousteau -- Cousteau's early life -- Exploring in wartime -- Voyages on the Calypso -- The conservationist -- Cousteau's inventions -- Life at sea -- After Cousteau -- Cousteau's legacy.

Buy I Am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon by Baptiste Paul, Elizabeth Zunon, Miranda Paul and Read this Book on Kobo's Free Apps. Discover Kobo's Vast Collection of Ebooks and Audiobooks Today - Over 4 Million Titles! New Books, Good Books, Books By Black Authors, Bountiful Garden, Fiction And Nonfiction, The Life, Reading Online, Books Online, Audio Books

Discover the true story of how environmentalist Farmer Tantoh is transforming the landscape in his home country of Cameroon. When Tantoh Nforba was a child, his fellow students mocked him for his interest in gardening. Today he’s an environmental hero, bringing clean water and bountiful gardens to the central African nation of Cameroon. Authors Miranda Paul and Baptiste Paul share Farmer Tantoh’s inspiring story.

Spring After Spring : How Rachel Carson Inspired the Environmental Movement by Stephanie Roth Sisson - ESSENTIAL Rachel Carson, Mighty Girl, Spring Books, Early Readers, Book Format, Women In History, Book Nerd, Biography, Nonfiction

Spring after spring : how Rachel Carson inspired the environmental movement - University of Calgary

"As a child, Rachel Carson lived by the rhythms of the natural world. Spring after spring, year after year, she observed how all living things are connected. And as an adult, Rachel watched and listened as the natural world she loved so much began to fall silent. Spring After Spring traces Rachel’s journey as scientist and writer, courageously speaking truth to an often hostile world through her book, and ultimately paving the way for the modern environmental movement." --;Suggested for…

CC Cycle Week 24 - Cover image for Hector : a boy, a protest, and the photograph that changed apartheid / Adrienne Wright. Best Children Books, Childrens Books, Free Books Online, Reading Online, Apartheid, Peaceful Protest, New Law, What Book, Early Readers

Heartbreaking yet relevant, this picture book presents poignant story behind the 1976 photograph that exposed the ugliness of South Africa's apartheid to the world and sparked change. Full color. Publisher

Armando y la escuela de lona azul Cover. Translated from Armando and the Blue Tarp School, Armando y la escuala de lona azul is a testament to the pursuit of dreams and the power of one person to make a difference in the lives of others. Spanish Words For Kids, Learn Spanish, Spanish Class, Hispanic Heritage Month, Preschool Books, Character Education, Read Aloud, Great Books, Childrens Books

Armando and his father are trash-pickers in Tijuana, Mexico, but when Señor David brings his "school"--a blue tarp set down near the garbage dump--to their neighborhood, Armando's father decides that he must attend classes and learn. Based on a true story.

 Twenty-two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank. by Jamel Akib. ISBN JLG Level: NE : Nonfiction Elementary (Grades A Banker, a Painter, and a Music Maker: Inspirational Picture Book Biographies │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go 100 Books To Read, Twenty Two, Jamel, Children's Literature, Book Publishing, Book Lists, Reading Lists, Human Rights, New Pictures

A biography of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, who from a young age was determined to make difference in the world and eventually revolutionized global antipoverty efforts by developing the innovative economic concept of micro-lending. Includes an afterword and author's sources.

The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families. By: Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore. Orbis Pictus Honor Book What kind of trees feed your family? Best Children Books, Childrens Books, Young Children, Trees To Plant, Tree Planting, Social Transformation, Arbour Day, Character Education, Album

A cumulative verse, alternating with additional narrative, describes the ecological and social transformation resulting from the work of Dr. Gordon Sato, a Japanese American cell biologist who made saltwater and desert land productive through the planting of mangrove trees in the tiny African country of Eritrea.