"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.
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.
"When Ben and his friends see a new face at school, they aren't quite sure how to react. Ben thinks it means big trouble, but he quickly learns that sometimes things aren't always what the seem. Follow along as three friends learn about their new School Resource Officer and the role she plays in keeping students safe while they learn and play."--Back cover "A School Resource Officer has a diverse role in the school community and has many duties and responsibilities. This book teaches kids about the important role their school resource officers play to protect them and their school. Becky Coyle learned firsthand how children can misunderstand officer's roles in schools through her work as an elementary school resource officer. It inspired her to create this School Safety series to explain school safety concepts to young children in a fun and engaging way."--Amazon
A tool to talk about current and historical oppression and bullying in the United States while focusing on the important role kids can play using creativity and self love as a base to develop strength during difficult times. Ink & Watercolor Illustrations. Back matter with additional resources.