#ToteChallenge: Young people investigate the problems caused by plastic shopping bags, then propose solutions they can take to address the problems. They brainstorm uses for plastic bags. This lesson gives guidelines to design a reusable shopping tote out of an old T-shirt using engineering, problem-solving, creativity, and communication. They take action for the common good by using and sharing their project and by educating the community about problems and solutions to the plastic bag crisis. 

School is a community where diversity is celebrated and people of all backgrounds, abilities, and appearances are welcome. This book is a rhythmic colorful tour of the first day of school and all of the activities taking place. The pages are ...

In this book, Jerome discovers the magic of words all around him and begins a journey to collect all types of words. Jerome talks with family, friends, neighbors, classmates and almost anyone he meets to collect their favorite words. Jerome finds words so interesting, he...

"The world needs your voice. If you have a brilliant idea... say something! If you see an injustice... say something!" This easy to read “call to action” for youth ages 4 and above explores the many ways that a single voice can make a difference. Each of us, each and every day, have the...

This is a story about how the author “fell in love with her hair.”  When she was a little girl, her mother would often comb her hair in the evening before bed. She would make herself comfortable sitting on the floor between her mom’s knees and relax as her mom oiled her scalp,...

“Zuri’s hair let’s her be her! It coils and kinks to perfectly match a princess tiara or a superhero cape. But an extra special day calls for an extra special style!  Comb in hand, Daddy steps in to help Zuri find the perfect fit.”  Hair...

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