One Family of Man

One Family by George Shannon and Blanca Gomez presents a fascinating introduction into counting with a twist. The reader meets many types of family; each is one example of one kind of family. We discover that a family can include a range of individuals, colors, ethnicities, and even species and still be one family! This offers a delightful riff on inclusion when it comes to recognizing the many types of families that are common today--and a few more unusual ones. The concept is clear: each is one example of a family.

Kids Find Inner Lion: the Strength of the Hero Within

Inside of each of us lives an Inner Lion. Sometimes he is dormant but he is always there waiting for us to tap into our powerful potential. Even adults often struggle to remember this "hero within." It's vital to help children discover their Inner Hero.which exists in all of us regardless of our stature or age. These books highlight the power children have to efect change, sstand up for themselves and appreciate their unique abilities.

Families: Each is Special and Unique and Deserves Respect

teacher asks the class to share what each student feels makes their family special. Told through the words of a little girl, the story begins, "I went last because..." What a powerful opening. Who among us hasn't wanted to go last because we feared not fitting in or felt our situation was something to be embarrassed by, ashamed of, or which others might find inferior in some way? I'm guessing as children we all had some of these kind of moments. (Perhaps even as adults, we've had times when our stomach clenched as we imagined how others might judge our looks, our homes, our families ... us.)

We Are All Born Free

We Are All Born Free: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights edited by Amnesty International illustrated by several award-winning and world-famous artist. It affirms the fundamental rights of all human beings in simplified a child-friendly version. The book builds on this foundation...