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“The Wild Robot” Offers Compassion, Courage, and a New Kind of Family

Written by Lauren Allison | No Comments | Published on June 2, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Lauren Allison “The Wild Robot” (276 pgs, grades 3-6) by award-winning author, Peter Brown, is the story of a robot named Roz who, after a shipwreck, washes up on an island inhabited by animals…. More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Do Something Good That Scares You

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on May 28, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Marsha Rakestraw “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” (Christopher Robin to Pooh) ~ A.A. Milne Last week I did… More

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Ruby on the Outside

by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 1, 2016 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

Ruby Danes is about to start middle school with a secret: Ruby’s mother is in prison. Until now, Ruby has kept her secret close to her heart. No one knows about her struggle to understand… More

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Iqbal: A Novel

by Francesco D'Adamo

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 1, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

“Iqbal: A Novel” (120 pgs, gr. 4-7) is a fictionalized account of a real life hero, the courageous Pakistani boy Iqbal Masih, who fought for the freedom of child slave laborers. The story is told… More

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Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

by Laurie Ann Thompson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 15, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Books, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History

Emmanuel was born happy and healthy … except he only had one strong leg. “Most people thought he was useless, or worse — a curse.” But his mother loved and believed in him and told… More

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Caminar

by Skila Brown

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 29, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

“Caminar” (193 pgs) is the story of a young boy named Carlos growing up in Chopán, Guatemala. The story begins in 1981, as the army and rebel forces are traveling through the area around Chopán…. More

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Wonder

by R.J. Palacio

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 1, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

In “Wonder” (310 pgs, grades 4-8), Auggie has a facial abnormality that has made the first years of his life difficult; in the words of Auggie: “Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.” Having been previously… More

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Razia’s Ray of Hope

by Elizabeth Suneby

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 16, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

When Razia learns that her village is building a new school for girls, she longs to attend. Everyone in the family but her grandfather seems to think there are reasons she shouldn’t go. When Razia… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Boys Without Names”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 28, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Lauren Allison and Marsha Rakestraw In “Boys Without Names” by Kashmira Sheth (2010, grades 5-9, 305 pgs), Gopal’s family has hit hard times in their village in rural India. Good weather brought good crops,… More

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Boys Without Names

by Kashmira Sheth

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 19, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

In “Boys Without Names” (305 pgs), Gopal’s family has hit hard times in their village in rural India. Good weather brought good crops, but that drove prices down, leaving his family unable to pay their… More