Dictionary for A Better World : Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes From A to Z

Dictionary for A Better World : Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes From A to Z

eBook - 2020
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Baker & Taylor

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.

Publisher: Carolrhoda Books, 2020.
Edition: Original
ISBN: 9781541590816
Call Number: EBOOK AXIS 360
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Bib Control Number: 1112393


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JCLChrisK Jul 15, 2020

What a wonderful book! 50 alphabetical spread-long entries for words such as Dialogue, Hate, Peace, and Vulnerable, each composed of 5 parts: a short poem, a definition of the poem's form, a related quote from a famous person or book, a paragraph in which one of the two authors discusses what the word means to them, and a "Try It!" prompt to put the idea into action; plus wonderful illustrations and art design. So much variety within the format, of tone, style, and topic. So many layers of ways to encounter the book and consider the topics. I want to buy it for my kids when they are old enough.


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