Epatha knows she's the perfect pick for the lead in the new Sugar Plum ballet. But her dream role isn't as fabulosa as she imagined. When she tries to spice up the choreography with her free-spirited style it's up to the rest of the Sugar Plum Ballerinas to keep Epatha's toes in line. Will Epatha listen to her friends or can she convince the other ballerinas that her way is the best?
Who's been sitting in the chairs, eating the porridge, and is still sleeping in the bed? Three bears discover a little intruder in their home—and, like Goldilocks, young readers will find this retelling just right!
Felita's parents promise she will love their new neighborhood. Only Abuelita, her grandmother, understands how much Felita will miss her old block, and her best friend Gigi. But her new neighbors taunt and tease Felita and her family because they are from Puerto Rico. First published twenty years ago, Felita's compelling story has resonance for kids today.
Gloria is best friends with Julian and his little brother Huey, and she has as much to say as they do. There's the parrot that ruins the Valentine for her mother; Huey's dog, who needs to be cured of his squirrel obsession; and what happens when classmate Latisha tricks Gloria, Julian, and Huey-but they don't know until it's too late! Fans of Ann Cameron's best-selling chapter books about Julian and Huey will love Gloria, too.
When Phil sees another kid wearing his brother's jacket, he assumes the jacket was stolen. It turns out he was wrong, and Phil has to ask himself the question: Would he have made the same assumption if the boy wearing the jacket hadn't been African American? And that question leads to others that reveal some unsettling truths about Phil's neighborhood, his family, and even himself.
'Lois and Wilma are proud of their father's brand-new gold Cadillac, and excited that the family will be driving it all the way from Ohio to Mississippi. But as they travel deeper into the rural South, there are no admiring glances for the shiny new car; only suspicion and anger for the black man behind the wheel. For the first time in their lives, Lois and her sister know what it's like to feel scared because of the color of their skin.
Loving The Me I See: Empowering Self-Esteem Book For Preteen and Adolescent Girls. Troubled, confused, used, and abused. This is the emotional profile of so many preteen and adolescent girls who are suffering from low self-esteem. They silently but frantically cry, desperately weeping behind the scenes until they slowly begin to look for love, answers, attention, acceptance, and approval in all the wrong places. Why? Because they are driven by low self-esteem and a lack of self-love and self-respect. Sound familiar? Angela Clay is the author of Loving The Me I See. Her easy-to-read (129 pages) book takes adolescent girls on an enlightening and educational self-esteem excursion not just for a moment--but for a lifetime. It was written to inspire and encourage young girls from all walks of life--all races and all cultures--to begin building and maintaining healthy profiles of positive self-esteem. The author sends a much-needed message of hope and resilience to hungry hearts in this simple but genuinely uplifting book. Author, Angela Clay passionately encourages and inspires young girls to begin building and maintaining healthy profiles of positive self-esteem. Readers will be empowered by this well-crafted book as they begin to understand who they are as persons, the value of their self-worth, and what they must do to respect, love, and esteem themselves.
I am Reggie... Life from the eyes of an exceptionally different boy is an anti-bullying children's book that will give the reader education and perception from the eyes of a special needs child. It's okay to be different. This book will enlighten readers about the gift that comes along with being unique. Different is not less than, but instead beautiful and set apart.
Freedom is not free, but the high price has been paid by the ultimate sacrifice of our men & women of our Armed Forces. In 'Good Morning Honey, Goodbye Daddy, Goodnight Sweetheart' one serviceman demonstrates the transition from being a family man, to being on the front line, and again being a father. He certainly has the strength of a man, the heart of a lion, yet the tenderness of a child. Often times these brave souls are asked, "What are you better at, being a parent or serviceman?" And confronted with the question, many would respond with, "I give my all to be the best at both. And with that, succeeding at one helps me excel at the other." Defeating the War on Terror, this story is a modern day uplifting children's tale. It's a story to bond our military families together from the separation of answering the call of duty. See how one brave man unhesitatingly fights for our freedom. Learn how he & his daughter endure parting one another, but are kept together through a common bond. And smile as his homecoming silently dries her tears.