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.
Andy and the Lion : a tale of kindness remembered or the power of gratitude by James Daugherty
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beatty
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.