Dictionary for a better world : poems, quotes, and anecdotes from A to Z
|Format:||Print Book 2020|
|Availability:||Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 9 copies|
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.
"Latham and Waters's personal stories are plainspoken and relatable . . . and the suggested actions, accessible. . . The approach creates multiple pathways for engagement. Extensive supplementary materials include an index of poetic forms."--starred, Publishers Weekly
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Conduct of life
-- Juvenile literature.
Conduct of life.
|Publisher|| Minneapolis :2020
Amini, Mehrdokht, illustrator.
Age: 8-12, Grade 4-6.
119 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Included bibliographical references (pages 112-115) and index.