She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true. Preaching to the Chickens: Lewis 32 pp, Nancy Paulsen Books, John wants to be a preacher when he grows up—a leader whose words stir hearts to change, minds to think, and bodies to take action. So he preaches to his flock, and they listen, content under his watchful care, riveted by the rhythm of his voice. John Lewis is now a Georgia congressman, who is still an activist today. La Paz is a happy, but noisy village. A little peace and quiet would make it just right.
So the villagers elect the bossy Don Pepe as their mayor. Before long, singing of any kind is outlawed. Even the teakettle is afraid to whistle! Instead, he does what roosters were born to do. Separate Is Never Equal: Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education , Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California.
Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California. This book celebrates thirteen American women who helped shape our country through their tenacity, sometimes through speaking out, sometimes by staying seated, sometimes by captivating an audience. The first is that he and his big brother, Ernie, are leaving Brooklyn for the very first time to spend the summer with their grandparents all the way in Virginia!
The second surprise comes when Genie figures out that their grandfather is blind. Then Ernie lets him down in the bravery department. Ages 10 and up.
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William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. For Arturo, summertime in Miami means playing basketball until dark, sipping mango smoothies, and keeping cool under banyan trees. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime.
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Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, , she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.
No one expected her to survive. Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. Based on a true story. Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz.
Out of one of the darkest chapters of human history comes this extraordinary story of courage and hope. Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! In this accessible guide with an introduction by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Marley Dias founder of BlackGirlBooks explores activism, social justice, volunteerism, equity and inclusion, and using social media for good.
Drawing from her experience, Marley shows kids how they can galvanize their strengths to make positive changes in their communities, while getting support from parents, teachers, and friends to turn dreams into reality. Focusing on the importance of literacy and diversity, Marley offers suggestions on book selection, and delivers hands-on strategies for becoming a lifelong reader.
But Nora is stubborn: Related reading for discussion available here. Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea.
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It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out. In this delightful and heartwarming throwback to the big-family novels of yesteryear, a large biracial family might lose their beloved brownstone home, but win it back with an all-out charm offensive. The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on st Street.
So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have eleven days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince the dreaded Beiderman just how wonderful they are. And all is fair in love and war when it comes to keeping their home. Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class.
Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her bullying seems isolated at first, things quickly escalate, and reclusive World War I veteran Toby becomes a target of her attacks. She will soon need to find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount. Palacio pp, Knopf Books for Young Readers, August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school.
Now Disney is taking this beloved fantasy to the silver screen! With an all-star cast that includes Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, and newcomer Storm Reid, the major motion picture bring the world of Wrinkle to life for a new generation of fans. The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu: In the s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that were crumbling in the trunks of desert shepherds.
But then Al Qaeda showed up at the door. His heroic heist is a reminder that ordinary citizens often do the most to protect the beauty of their culture. His story is one of a man who, through extreme circumstances, discovered his higher calling and was changed forever by it. Beartown by Fredrik Backman pp, Atria Books, People say Beartown is finished.
A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, and in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning.
All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain.
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