In a one-of-a-kind brilliantly illustrated children's book that's based on a true story, veteran television journalist Cheryl Wills tells a powerful tale about her enslaved ancestor who fought for his freedom as a soldier during The Civil War. Overflowing with lessons of perseverance and the power of one's imagination, the book also meets common core standards, includes depth of knowledge questions and a handy glossary. Edited by an Ivy -league educated and award winning teacher, The Emancipation of Grandpa Sandy Wills is a story that students and teachers alike will cherish for the entire school year. Young readers will be captivated by the emotional narrative which is spun from Cheryl's real-life career as a television anchor who researches what turns out to be her biggest scoop ever: tracking down her great- great-great grandfather Sandy Wills --
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.
"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.
When Lauren gets angry with her father for having their dog Scout spayed, dashing her hopes of having the fun of raising puppies, Lauren's dad takes her to an animal shelter to show why they made the decision not to breed Scout.