City Green by Dyanne Disalvo-Ryan
One girl’s motivation and cheery attitude buoys this picture book about urban renewal and community action. With her warm, hopeful text and inviting illustrations, DyAnne Disalvo-Ryan shows how a whole neighborhood blossoms when people join together and get involved. A helpful page of instructions for starting a community garden is also included.
A Book of Coupons by Susie Hoch Morgenstern
Monsieur Noel is an old, unconventional eighth-grade teacher who gives coupon books for things like dancing in class and sleeping late. Because these coupons are going bound to get him in trouble with the military discipline of Principal Incarnation Perez, the students and teacher have to deal with this opposition together.
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A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara
A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents’ values of community, equality, and justice. This engaging little book carries huge messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while teaching them a love for books–
Liz On The Move By Tracey West and Joanna Cole
Liz from the Magic Treehouse series is back to help her friend. Her curiosity leads her to great ideas!