How can we make the world a better place? This inspiring resource for middle-grade readers is organized as a dictionary; each entry presents a word related to creating a better world, such as ally, empathy, or respect. For each word, there is a poem, a quote from an inspiring person, a personal anecdote from the authors, and a "try it" prompt for an activity.
This second poetic collaboration from Irene Latham and Charles Waters builds upon themes of diversity and inclusiveness from their previous book Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship. Illustrations from Iranian-British artist Mehrdokht Amini offer readers a rich visual experience.---from the publisher
120 pages 978-1541557758 Ages 8-12
Keywords: poetry, identity, diversity, diverse books, inspiration, inclusiveness, empathy, social justice, community, change, quotes, respecting others, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, Social Studies Curriculum, multicultural, values, Character Building Curriculum