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Her name is Purple, and she is the only dash of colour in William's gray yard. She asks his name, and when he answers ""Um, well,"" she dubs him Umwell the Gray, then leads him on an exploration of a world that is always new and beautiful to eyes that can see. This story is a celebration of the ever-present newness and change around and within us. Because newness is more readily discernible in nature than in human lives, the story relies on Purple's guidance through the natural world to build a bridge to William's inner world. Umwell the Gray can't see what Purple sees in a falling leaf, a cloud, a swirling stream, a tidepool. She is demanding, challenging, frustrating, but compelling. Though he doesn't understand her, he wants to be around her. Bit by bit the world comes to life for him, and as it does, Rebecca Evans's palette evolves from gray to multihued. At last Umwell becomes William, but a different William than he was before. He is a new boy, looking out upon a new world.
What kind of bird has a beak like a jackhammer? A woodpecker! What kind has a beak like a straw? A hummingbird! This playful picture book keeps readers guessing as they discover how birds' beaks resemble-and can be used like-tools.
When acid rain falls from the sky and piles of plastic overtake the streets, how will we survive? Follow the narrative of children in the not-too-distant future dealing with a planet in peril to learn the real-life consequences of trashing our planet in the present. These hi-lo adventures are a perfect way to explore environmental science and inspire readers to take action beforeitÎs too late.
Safiya and her mother have never seen eye to eye. Her mother doesn't understand Safiya's love of gaming, and shy Safiya doesn't think she has anything in common with her vibrant, sometimes volatile mother. But when her mother falls into a coma, Safiya's whole world shifts. She finds herself dreaming about an unfamiliar setting and a rebellious girl who's distinctly familiar. Gradually she realizes that she's experiencing her motherÎs memories of her childhood in Kuwait. As Safiya unlocks these memories the way she would unlock levels in a game, she finds a path to accepting loss and embracing who she isÑsomeone not so different from her mother after all.
Growing up is hard enough. But it can be made even more difficult by social issues such as bullying, prejudice, and social media pressures. Fortunately, these are problems that many other adolescents can relate to, which means there are resources to help. Finding the confidence to face these challenges can also inspire others. This empowering set will show you how!
Henrietta Szold founded Hadassah, the Jewish women's social justice organization, in 1912, determined to help the starving families she saw in Palestine. Hadassah served everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, or national origin, and continues its mission to this day.
Written on a napkin and released just months after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the song ""Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)"" became an anthem and rallying cry for the civil rights movement, as well as a celebration of Black culture and community. The song was penned in 1968 by singer James Brown in response to the rising racial tensions throughout the United States. Now, in first-person lyrical text, the iconic song speaks for itself, narrating the elements and moments that inspired its creation.
Everyone makes mistakes, and Harry Coover is no different. A brilliant scientist, Harry keeps making the same extra-sticky mistake, but he begins to wonder whether it's not such a mistake after allà
After his mother goes missing, twelve-year-old science lover Finn discovers that the women in his family are time travelers. To find his mom, he'll have to put his trust in something bigger than logic.
Make A World of Origami in this super fun series. Clear, step-by-step instructions and photos guide readers as they learn to fold animals and plants from habitats around the world. Fun facts teach the reader more about the creatures and places in each book as they work their maker muscles. Just grab some paper and get folding at home or in the classroom.