Bird, an artistic young African American boy, expresses himself through drawing as he struggles to understand his older brother's drug addiction and death, while a family friend, Uncle Son, provides guidance and understanding.
"Exquisite artwork and an exceptionally tender text showcase the special bond between a mother and her daughter. Every day after school, Luisa goes to Walter's World of Beauty to watch her mama work--cutting, coloring, and curling customers' hair. Before they go home, Mama puts her tip money in a special envelope for Luisa--for college. She wants to give Luisa the world! But Luisa has a plan of her own. For Mama's birthday, Luisa wants to give Mama the world. . . . This touching story of a loving child and a single, hard-working mother is sure to be a favorite of families everywhere."--Amazon.com
"A little girl misses having anyone to play with on the beach - until she realizes she can create a companion of her own. But what will she do when her sand sister must return to the sea? This touching story is all about the power of the imagination."--Amazon
"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.