What is our responsibility in the world? To Alice Rumphius, her responsibility was to do something to make the world more beautiful. But what does that mean to her and what does it mean to you?
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A passion for service can begin at a very young age. “The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver” chronicles the inspirational life of George Washington Carver. This beautifully illustrated book goes beyond Carver’s acclaim as a scientist, celebrating his triumphs in the face o
Every year a group of students from Mrs. Randall’s class gets to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This year, the lucky students will be those who write the best letter pleading their case.
In this true story, Bryan Stevenson fights injustice and champions wrongfully incarcerated Black men on death row with special attention given to the case of Walter McMillian.
"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.
We all recognize that every child is born to be uniquely themselves, but we also recognize the call to conform and minimize differences. This book challenges children (and maybe adults too) to embrace the many ways we can all be our best selves. Every child is&n
Little Dreamers makes a very meaningful connection for girls, young and old, who dream of their future and the impact they would like to make in our world. Everyone wants to do some great. We all dream about where we can "make a difference." The women featured in this book we
“In a society where being an African American and female meant being an outsider or sometimes invisible, these women dared to go after what they wanted, to demand what they deserved. Some of them were reluctant leaders, while others were not even aware of their bravery, but their legaci
Jacqueline Woodson has created a beautiful story about the confusion of children over racial tension. One of the most touching things about this book is that it is the children who give us hope for the future.
This cautionary tale about conflict may be read on different levels for different ages. The factions formed over how to butter bread serve as a reminder that we can find common ground if we look for it. We can solve problems and respect differences in others.