In simple rhyming text a young Muslim girl and her family guide the reader through the traditions and colors of Islam. Yasmeen has a wonderful time celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with her family and friends. A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community. As a young girl observes that each of six women in her life wears her hijab and hair in a different way, she considers how to express her own style one day.
Even though he is confined to a wheelchair, a Pakistani boy tries to capture the most kites during Basant, the annual spring kite festival, and become "king" for the day. Includes an afterword about the Basant festival. Clinically-depressed Darius Kellner, a highschool sophmore, travels to Iran to meet his grandparents, but it is their next-door neighbor, Sohrab, who changes his life. Tells the story in pictures of a family newly immigrated to the United States and the challenges of starting a life in a new place. No one will help the Little Red Hen make the Passover matzah, but they all want to help her eat it.
Includes information about Passover, a recipe for matzah, and a glossary of Yiddish words used in the story. High school senior Leo Caraway, a conservative Republican, learns that his biological father is a punk rock legend. Celebrates a toddler's increasing knowledge of the world, such as that rocks are heavy and flowers are light. Recipes for all types of vegetarian dishes are accompanied by information and advice on vegetarian diet and quotes from teenage vegetarians. A mother describes the increasing accomplishments of her five-year-old, from crying and sleeping, to riding a tricycle, then preparing for school.
A biography of the African-American woman who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympics. Kushnir has synthesized over 25 years of experience to present this step-by-step manual which focuses on the positive aspects of each individual child's behavior. Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government. A young girl tries to persuade her father that he is the one who should sleep in a special, little bed while she shares the big bed with Mommy.
The Caregivers chronicles the daily experiences--heart-breaking, poignant, and redemptive--of ordinary Americans as they face their final life passages. Unbored is the guide and activity book every modern kid needs. Vibrantly designed, lavishly illustrated, brilliantly walking the line between cool and constructive, it's crammed with activities that are not only fun and doable but also designed to get kids engaged with the wider world. Fascinating facts, figures, and pictures highlight informative text about some of the most interesting and extreme jobs that use technology. Young readers will learn what kind of training it takes to be a roller coaster designer, how much money a space robotics engineer makes, and what exactly a wind turbine technician does!
On the first day of kindergarten, Joon's teacher mistakes Joon, who has short hair and is wearing trousers, for a boy, something she finds very upsetting until she figures out a way to let everyone know who she is. A toddler's antics keep his mother busy as she tries to feed him, watch him on the playground, give him a bath, and put him to bed. Finley Hart is sent to her grandparents' house for the summer, but her anxiety and overwhelmingly sad days continue until she escapes into her writings which soon turn mysteriously real and she realizes she must save this magical world in order to save herself.
Presents the life of nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks who became the youngest known child to be arrested for picketing against Birmingham segregation practices in A first-hand account of the author's lifelong struggle for civil and human rights spans his youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr.
A collection of inspirational offerings detailing the experiences of people who have left unfulfilling jobs outlines four fundamental steps to pursuing one's dreams, revealing how others have managed the risks, emotional fallout and setbacks of living life on their own terms. Farmer Evan and his dog do everything together and, especially, in the garden but when his dog passes away Evan lets his garden fill with weeds until a pumpkin vine brings new hope.
Think of every item in your house-- and every item you bring in-- as calories in food. To maintain weight, calories in must equal calories out. To lose weight, calories in must be less than calories out. New habits must be developed; psychological issues must be addressed; and sensible rewards must be established.
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This yearlong plan can help you organize your way to a clean and lean house. Ling and Ting are identical twins that people think are exactly the same, but time and again they prove to be different. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. Even when the class bully at her new school makes fun of her, Molly remembers what her grandmother told her and she feels good about herself. In , during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.
A girl confides to her mother that her best friend is treating her badly, and together they figure out what to do about it in a story that also includes a note to parents and teachers, as well as related resources. With help from his father, older brother, and teacher, D. Maya gets help from a school counselor when the new student she has tried to befriend upsets her, as she has other students, by spreading rumors, saying hurtful things, and sharing information that is not hers to share. Sophie tries to fast for Ramadan for the first time, but her grumbling stomach and her little brother's cookies are too much and she must find a different way to celebrate.
Cherishing the special broom resting above her hearth for its representation of the slave heritage that once forbade legal marriages, Ellen prepares for her parents' triumphant registry at a Reconstruction-era courthouse as lawful husband and wife and proudly carries the broom so that they can repeat a cultural wedding tradition. Amy hurt her knee in a race.
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Now she's back on the team, but will have to get her confidence back in order to compete. Emily introduces her younger brother, Ben, to butterflies, which he calls "flying flowers," and when his illness makes him too weak to go see them she draws him pictures, but after his death she no longer wants to draw happy things. Includes note to parents. Every night Amira asks Allah to make everything chocolate, and on Eid ul-Fitr she discovers her wish has come true, but at a price. Tired of being overlooked, Millie takes on a loud and obnoxious personality, which makes people notice her--for a little while.
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A boy is excluded from joining his friends' pet club because of his unusual pet. Now it is time for a boy and his tiny pet elephant to show them what it means to be a true friend. Depicts families of different colors and orientations as they play at a park, swim, and celebrate at a block party. Jack's predictable existence on Freedom space station is transformed when Kit, the Earthie rat, enters his life and enlists him and a sensitive robot in an effort to outwit the Company.
Teased for his fair coloring, eleven-year-old Jimmy McClean travels with his maternal grandfather, Nyles High Eagle, to learn about his Lakota heritage while visiting places significant in the life of Crazy Horse, the nineteenth-century Lakota leader and warrior, in a tale that weaves the past with the present.
Includes historical note and glossary. When Aunt Mattie dies, best friends Lottie and Herbie console each other and celebrate Aunt Mattie's life by scattering her ashes and preparing her favorite snack--peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with bananas.
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When his boy soprano voice begins to change, Piemur is drafted by Masterharper Robinton to help with political work and is sent on missions that lead him into unusual and sometimes dangerous adventures. Pursuing her dream to be a Harper of Pern, Menolly studies under the Masterharper learning that more is required than a facility with music and a clever way with words. Sequel to Dragonsong. On the planet Pern, after her father forbids her to indulge in music in any way, fifteen-year-old Menolly, runs away and takes shelter with the planet's fire lizards who, along with her music, open a new life for her.
Through sweet, simple prose and vivid illustrations, this book encourages positive behavior as children see how very easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love on a daily basis.
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Discovering that Alva is tied to organized crime, and learning that no law enforcement agency would touch him, Metcalf creats the high tech Hardware armor that enabled him to work against Alva. Ten days before the start of kindergarten, a preschooler cannot tie her shoes by herself and fears the worst. Lola reads story books to her new baby brother Leo, and even though Mommy and Daddy are busy, they still have time to read to Lola at bedtime. When Old Turtle dies and is taken back by the sea, his friends remember that he was a wonderful teacher and friend who made his world a better place.
Turn a plastic cup into a pinhole camera using waxed paper, a rubber band, and a thumbtack. Build a swinging wave machine using a series of washers suspended on strings from a yardstick. Or construct your own planetarium from an empty potato chip canister, construction paper, scissors, and a pin. Each project has a materials list, detailed step-by-step instructions with illustrations, and a brief explanation of the scientific principle being demonstrated. Martin Luther King, Jr. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality.
Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued by racial discrimination.
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He aimed to put a stop to it. He became a minister like his daddy, and he preached and marched for his cause. Abraham grew up in a loving family many years earlier, in a Europe that did not welcome Jews. He found a new home in America, where he became a respected rabbi like his father, carrying a message of peace and acceptance.
Here is the story of two icons for social justice, how they formed a remarkable friendship and turned their personal experiences of discrimination into a message of love and equality for all.
Growing up in the segregated town of Clarksville, Tennessee, in the s, Alta's family cannot afford to buy her new sneakers--but she still plans to attend the parade celebrating her hero Wilma Rudolph's three Olympic gold medals. The third book in the Franklin School Friends series is a fast and funny story about sports, friendship, and sibling rivalries.
Join a young boy and his father on a daring journey from Mexico to Texas to find a new life. When Bilal and his sister transfer to a school where they are the only Muslims, they must learn how to fit in while staying true to their beliefs and heritage. A young man unravels the mysteries of his father's death and entire identity after learning he may have been a victim of a suicide bombing, in a graphic novel set in modern Israel. Unable to celebrate the holidays in the wake of his older brother's death in a gang-related shooting, Lolly Rachpaul struggles to avoid being forced into a gang himself while constructing a fantastically creative LEGO city at the Harlem community center.
Helps children deal with grief by showing how a young boy explores his feelings about loss and sadness after the death of his pet. A young boy celebrates family, friendship, and fun by telling about some of the everyday things for which he is thankful. Dreamers is a celebration of what migrants bring with them when they leave their homes and it's a story about family, both beautiful and powerful.
Hoping that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy, a little boy finds that instead it helps make a new friend. In this graphic depiction of nuclear devastation, three survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima--Gen, his mother, and his baby sister--face rejection, hunger, and humiliation in their search for a place to live.
When Pete, a talented bass player, moves from playing in the high school jazz band to playing in a popular rock group, he finds the experience exhilarating even as his new fame jeopardizes his relationship with girlfriend Margare. In the months after her sister dies, seventeen-year-old Lennie falls into a love triangle and discovers the strength to follow her dream of becoming a musician. With spare text and breathtaking oil paintings, If You Plant a Seed demonstrates not only the process of planting and growing for young children but also how a seed of kindness can bear sweet fruit.
Three stories in which a little boy does everything fast, from brushing his teeth to making friends to running races. From the moment Donovan wakes in the morning, he painstakingly prepares for his special role in the wedding ceremony of his two mothers.