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Grandpa stops a war

2019

by Susan Robeson and Rod Brown

""Daddy always said it takes a man of peace to stop a war." Based on the true story of Paul Robeson's visit to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War, comes this recollection of his bravery and activism by his granddaughter, Susan Robeson, with her debut book. When Susan was a child her father and grandfather told her family stories over and over. Grandpa Paul was a great man, a singer with a deep and rumbling voice, a man of peace and principle who worried about the safety of the children and families living in countries at war. His songs were always full of emotion, and evoking the African-American spirituals of his own father's childhood, he was able to communicate even with people who didn't speak the same language. Though it was dangerous, Robeson went to Spain and traveled to the front lines of the war (in a Buick!). There, he asked the soldiers to set up speakers facing the fighters on both sides of the battlefield. And then he sang.... With gorgeous illustrations from the fine artist Rod Brown, When Grandpa Stops A War celebrates the activism and achievements of the great Paul Robeson, and shows readers the power of art in times of discord and war."--Provided by publisher

Biography Cross Group Oppression & Resilience

Let’s go to the farm!

2017

by Caryl Hart and Lauren Tobia

Red boots, green boots, swishing through the hay. Bee and Billy are so excited ... They're on the farm today! Join friends Billy and Bee in the second instalment of a brand- new "First Experiences" series set in the urban city centre. Today let's go to ... the farm! Billy and Bee are so excited to meet the animals. It's boots on quick, as there are lambs to be fed, piglets to be played with and hen's eggs to be hatched! An introduction to first animals and a lively celebration of a toddler's first farmyard experience, this delightfully rhythmical read-aloud text for the very youngest of readers is paired with gorgeously fresh artwork from Anna Hibiscus illustrator, Lauren Tobia.

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