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Resources categorized as Type: Children's Books

Book cover: Si, Se PuedeBook cover: Si, Se Puede

!Si, Se Puede!/Yes We Can!

by Diana Cohn

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 8, 2012 | Filed under Activism, Children's Books, Early Childhood, Elementary, Human Rights, Resources, Spanish

A chronicle of the April 2000 Janitor Strike in Los Angeles, told through the eyes of a young boy whose mom is one of those striking workers. More

Book cover: 'Twas the Night Before ThanksgivingBook cover: 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

by Dav Pilkey

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 10, 2012 | Filed under Animal Protection, Children's Books, Early Childhood, Elementary, Resources

School children visit a turkey farm and befriend the turkeys. When they learn what’s planned for their new friends, they must try to save the turkeys from certain doom. More

Book cover: 101 ChangemakersBook cover: 101 Changemakers

101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed U.S. History

by Michele Bollinger and Dao X. Tran, eds.

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 2, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

The editors of “101 Changemakers” have created an accessible and useful book to help  “share empowering history and ideas with our children.” As they say, “Children do learn in  school about a handful of advocates… More

Book cover: 5 ElephantsBook cover: 5 Elephants

5 Elephants

by Rob Laidlaw

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 24, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Language Arts, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Elephants are complex, intelligent beings who have family units and a culture. Elephants are also some of the most-hunted animals on earth, as their tusks are highly sought after, they are considered “pests” or trophies… More

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8th Grade Superzero

by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 26, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Due to an unfortunate incident at the beginning of school, Reggie is determined to keep a low profile. But when his church youth group gets involved in helping people who are homeless at a local… More

Book cover: A Boy and a JaguarBook cover: A Boy and a Jaguar

A Boy and a Jaguar

by Alan Rabinowitz

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Communication, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Resources, Science

“Alone in the forest with the animals, I am at home.” Alan feels broken. He stutters … except when he talks to animals, like the jaguar at the Bronx Zoo. It makes Alan sad to… More

Book cover: A Child's GardenBook cover: A Child's Garden

A Child’s Garden: A Story of Hope

by Michael Foreman

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 21, 2013 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Elementary, Media & Culture, Peace, Resources, Social Studies/History

When a young boy discovers a tiny green shoot amidst the rubble and ruin that has become his home after a violent conflict, he nurtures the plant (a grapevine), until it grows so large that… More

Book cover: A Home for KelseyBook cover: A Home for Kelsey

A Home for Kelsey Coloring Book

by Grey2K USA Education Fund

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 4, 2013 | Filed under Animal Protection, Arts, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Resources

When Connie and Bruce happen upon a truck full of greyhounds, they learn about the dark side of greyhound racing and decide to look into adopting a rescued greyhound. “A Home for Kelsey” is a… More