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Book cover: Our RightsBook cover: Our Rights

Our Rights: How Kids Are Changing the World

by Janet Wilson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 11, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

This book offers brief profiles of children around the world who are working to help people in need, including other children.  Examples include Nujood from Yemen, who speaks out about child marriage; Hanwood from South… More

Map Your World

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 4, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Health, Human Rights, Language Arts, Math, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Websites

Inspired by the documentary “The Revolutionary Optimists” Map Your World offers a curriculum and resources to help teachers empower their students to explore local and global issues that matter, to write surveys, collect data, and… More

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Off to Serve

by Richard Galentino

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 28, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Elementary, Health, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

“Volunteer, teach, donate, create, care, contribute, build, help, lift-up, develop, give back, and make a difference in the world.” Richard Galentino’s rhyming illustrated book for graduates or those interested in public service offers an inspiring… More

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Chained

by Lynne Kelley

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 13, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

In order to help his sick sister and to protect his mother from an abusive employer, Hastin gets a job as an elephant caretaker in a circus. But as soon as he arrives at the… More

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One White Dolphin

by Gill Lewis

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 30, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science

Kara’s life is full of troubles. Her scientist mother has been missing for a year, her father is about to lose his job, and they’re living with Kara’s aunt and uncle, who are about to… More

Book cover: Luz Makes a SplashBook cover: Luz Makes a Splash

Luz Makes a Splash

by Claudia Davis

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 23, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science

Luz’s community is experiencing a major heat wave and drought, so water is in short supply and water conservation measures are in place. When Luz and her friends discover that their favorite pond is all… More

Book cover: Annie Glover is NOT a Tree LoverBook cover: Annie Glover is NOT a Tree Lover

Annie Glover is NOT a Tree Lover

by Darleen Beard

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 6, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

When Annie Glover reluctantly chains her grandma to a bent elm tree, she is instantly embarrassed. Couldn’t her grandma choose to chain herself to a tree that wasn’t directly outside of her classroom’s window? Elmer… More

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Solutionary Spotlight: Stop with the “Boys” and “Girls” Toys in My Happy Meal

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 5, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

When she was 11, Antonia Ayres-Brown decided to do something about the fact that when her family went to the McDonald’s drive-thru they were always asked if they wanted the “boy’s” or “girl’s” toy with… More

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Tua and the Elephant

by R.P. Harris

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 29, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History

During an exploration of the night market, while her mother is working as a waitress, 10-year-old Tua finds a small hole in the wall that leads her to a bustling city street where she encounters… More

Book cover: Miss Fox's Class Goes GreenBook cover: Miss Fox's Class Goes Green

Miss Fox’s Class Goes Green

by Eileen Spinelli

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 18, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Early Childhood, Education, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Resources, Science

When Miss Fox arrives at school via her bicycle, her students learn that Miss Fox is “going green.” Soon everyone in class is working to make choices that can help the earth, and their message… More