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"In this delightful history book, Ms. Melange takes her students through the tumultuous, often ignored origins and cultural impact of Haiti. Tackling their fight of independence and the country’s struggles thereafter, Fridays with Ms. Melange provides a nuanced, thoughtful look at history that celebrates Haiti’s unique culture and diverse heritage." -- publisher
Da'Monte's friend Jasmine is always teased because she wears strange clothes. Da'Monte saw Jasmine being teased by Marco, but he did nothing to protect her. When his grandmother hears about what happened, she gives Da'Monte an old hoodie that seems to give him the power to intervene and protect bullied kids from Marco
"When Dee-Dee finds herself excluded from various activities and clubs by the other kids, she and her teacher come up with a plan to show what good friends are and how they should treat each other."--Amazon.com
Kamal tries everything to avoid his school trip to the live reptile exhibit, but nothing works. His fear of being teased is almost as big as his fear of reptiles. Finally, in desperation, he communicates in a way everyone understands. His teacher and classmates respond to his outburst with support, finally understanding that he needs their help in order to feel comfortable.
When his friend Joseph finds money in the schoolyard and intends to keep it, Devon thinks he should turn it in, and when they discover that their friend Lin lost the money, they both face a tough choice.
Explores the life and achievements of Althea Gibson, the first African-American woman to win the Wimbledon Cup.
Regardless of whether they have heard of jazz or Art Tatum, young readers will appreciate how Parker uses simple, lyrical storytelling and colorful, energetic ink-and-wash illustrations to show the world as young Art Tatum might have seen it. Tatum came from modest beginnings and was nearly blind, but his passion for the piano and his acute memory for any sound that he heard drove him to become a virtuoso who was revered by both classical and jazz pianists alike. Included in the back matter is a biography and bibliography.
A picture book biography of Muhammad Ali, this work traces Ali's boxing career. Showing him in the ring with many of his famous opponents, it also explains how he got interested in boxing.
"Sometimes when children are sad, it can be difficult for them to imagine ever feeling happy again. Playing at the water table is fun. But Erik thinks getting splashed is not fun. When his sleeve gets wet, Erik gets sad, and he can't imagine ever being happy again. Then, with a classmate by his side, Erik becomes absorbed by a new idea : to make the water disappear. As it vanishes, Erik discovers his happiness has reappeared, like magic. Airdah -taroo! This story provides a helpful reminder to children that sadness is a temporary feeling. The book contains a page of information to help you connect the story to children's experiences, which makes it a great teaching tool for your classroom or child care setting."--
"Written in Wé McDonald's own words, The Little Girl with the Big Voice is a powerful story about a girl who courageously embraces her uniqueness and discovers her true voice--overcoming personal struggles and great challenges. Wé's story inspires kids to work to fulfill their dreams and to expand their own understanding of themselves and the world around them."--Publisher's website