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10 books about community
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We're Better Together: A Book About Community (Highlights Books of Kindness) by Eileen Spinelli
Category: Emotions & Feelings
This book was published this year by Highlights Press and takes approximately 0.9 hours to read.
Cooperation, helping, and working together are beautifully illustrated in this book that demonstrates the joys of community and teamwork for young readers. We're better together when we play, when we make music, and when everyone pitches in. This celebration of coming together to solve problems, support communities, and honor everyone's differences is perfect for young children who are learning about empathy and cooperation. With durable cardstock pages and approachable language, this book will help spark meaningful conversations at home or in the classroom.
Indestructibles: My Neighborhood: Chew Proof · Rip Proof · Nontoxic · 100% Washable (Book for Babies, Newborn Books, Safe to Chew) by Maddie Frost
Category: Explore the World
This book was published 3 years ago by Workman Publishing Company and takes approximately 0.4 hours to read.
Built for the way babies read. Sweet, soothing books, uniquely designed for safety and convenience, Indestructibles are printed on lightweight, nontoxic paper material, easy to clean (even dishwasher safe), and 100% chew, rip, bend, and drool proof. In My Neighborhood introduces babies to the concept of community as they meet the friendly people in their neighborhood. Delightful for babies to page through on their own or with Mom or Dad or an older sibling, this books, with its bright pictures and minimal text, is ideal for expecting parents, baby showers, or as a welcome-home gifts for a newborn.
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy
This book was published 5 years ago by HMH Books for Young Readers and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.
What good can a splash of color do in a community of gray? As Mira and her neighbors discover, more than you might ever imagine! Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, California,Maybe Something Beautifulreveals how art can inspire transformation--and how even the smallest artists can accomplish something big. Pick up a paintbrush and join the celebration!
Windows by Julia Denos
This book was published 4 years ago by Candlewick and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
Before your city goes to sleep, you might head out for a walk, your dog at your side as you go out the door and into the almost-night. Anything can happen on such a walk: you might pass a cat, or a friend, or even an early raccoon. And as you go down your street and around the corner, the windows around you light up one by one until you are walking through a maze of paper lanterns, each one granting you a brief, glowing snapshot of your neighbors as families come together and folks settle in for the night.
National Geographic Readers: Helpers in Your Neighborhood (Pre-reader) by Shira Evans
This book was published 3 years ago by National Geographic Kids and takes approximately 0.8 hours to read.
Describes the various people and their jobs in your neighborhood.
Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 by Ibram X. Kendi
Category: Black & African American
This book was published this year by One World and takes approximately 17.6 hours to read.
"A 'choral history' of African Americans covering 400 years of history in the voices of 80 writers, edited by the bestselling, National Book Award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain. Last year marked the four hundredth anniversary of the first African presence in the Americas--and also launched the Four Hundred Souls project, spearheaded by Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Antiracism Institute of American University, and Keisha Blain, editor of The North Star. They've gathered together eighty black writers from all disciplines -- historians and artists, journalists and novelists--each of whom has contributed an entry about one five-year period to create a dynamic multivoiced single-volume history of black people in America"--
Beyond Conversations About Race: A Guide for Discussions With Students, Teachers, and Communities (How to Talk About Racism in Schools and Implement Equitable Classroom Practices) by Washington Collado
This book was published this year by Solution Tree Press and takes approximately 5.9 hours to read.
Written by a collective of brilliant authors, this essential work provokes respectful dialogue about race that catalyzes school-changing action. The book masterfully weaves together an array of scenarios and discussions, and directly addresses challenging topics such as discomfort, violence, advocacy, bias, and responsibility. The authors call on their lived experiences and, most important, their work with tens of thousands of educators, leaders, and students to help all of us do better in our schools and communities. Learn how to talk about race in the classroom and advocate for racial equity in schools: Recognize the presence of systemic racism in schools and understand why racism is such an uncomfortable topic for many. Use scenarios and effective discussion questions to encourage challenging conversations. Learn how to advocate for underserved communities and those who suffer under racism. Resist racial stereotypes and promote equity in the classroom. Take appropriate action based on challenging conversations. Ultimately develop classrooms, schools, and districts into safe, anti-racist educational strongholds and promote positive learning experiences for marginalized students. Contents: Acknowledgments Table of Contents About the Authors Introduction: How to Get the Most out of This Book Part 1: Getting Ready for Challenging Conversations Chapter 1: Why Is Talking About Race So Hard? Chapter 2: Why Is Discomfort Required? Chapter 3: Why Scenarios as an Educational Tool? Chapter 4: How Can We Create a Safe Space for Conversation? Chapter 5: How Will Faculty and Staff Set the Standard for Challenging Conversations? Part 2: Using Scenarios for Important Conversations Chapter 6: Talking About Bias--How Can I Be Biased When I'm Not a Racist? Chapter 7: Talking About History--How Does the Shadow of 1619 Affect Us Today? Chapter 8: How Can Something Be My Responsibility When It's Not My Fault? Chapter 9: Talking About Advocacy--What Is My Duty to My Friends? Chapter 10: Talking About Law Enforcement--How Do Police Officers Help Us? How Do They Sometimes Hurt Us? Chapter 11: Talking About School--Where Are the Black People? Chapter 12: Talking About Violence--How Can We Talk About Terrible Things? Part 3: Moving From Discussion to Action Chapter 13: How Do We Engage Our Communities? Chapter 14: How Can We Advocate for Change? Chapter 15: Facing Disappointment and Loss--Why Isn't Being Right Enough? Chapter 16: How Do We Create Equity Consciousness? Chapter 17: The Next Chapter--How Do We Shift From Opposing Bigotry to Practicing Anti-Racism? References and Resources Index
The Berenstain Bears: Jobs Around Town (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights: A Faith Story) by Stan Berenstain
Category: Home Schooling
This book was published 10 years ago by Zonderkidz and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
Brother and Sister Bear speculate on all the things they could grow up to be, including a bus driver, farmer, scientist, singer, and computer programmer.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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