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Book cover: One White DolphinBook cover: One White Dolphin

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

Book cover: Maggie's Second ChanceBook cover: Maggie's Second Chance

Maggie’s Second Chance

by Nancy Furstinger

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 21, 2013 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Elementary, Resources

Nearly ready to give birth, Maggie the dog is discovered abandoned by her family. When her puppies are all adopted out but Maggie is scheduled to be killed, a group of students band together to… More

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Solutionary Spotlight: 10-Year-Old Blogger and Activist Hannah Alper

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 1, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

If you need a little inspiration for your week, check out 10-year-old solutionary Hannah Alper. Not only does she have an amazing blog, Call Me Hannah, that’s (usually) focused on environmental and human rights issues,… More

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One Small Step: Volunteering as a Humane Educator

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 19, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

When it comes to launching into humane education, inertia and trepidation can take hold: What if I don’t know enough/I’m not good enough? What if my audience is bored/annoyed/traumatized? What if someone disagrees with me?… More

Precious Knowledge

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 29, 2013 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Education, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“Most of the books, you pick up a history book, and you don’t really see any other cultures in there but, you know, most Caucasian, white people. … Sometimes I feel like the education system… More