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Mae Among the Stars

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Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0063055708
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A beautiful picture book for sharing and marking special occasions such as graduation, inspired by the life of the first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison. An Amazon Best Book of the Month! A great classroom and bedtime read-aloud, Mae Among the Stars is the perfect book for young readers who have big dreams and even bigger hearts. When Little Mae was a child, she dreamed of dancing in space. She imagined herself surrounded by billions of stars, floating, gliding, and discovering. She wanted to be an astronaut. Her mom told her, "If you believe it, and work hard for it, anything is possible.” Little Mae’s curiosity, intelligence, and determination, matched with her parents' encouraging words, paved the way for her incredible success at NASA as the first African American woman to travel in space. This book will inspire other young girls to reach for the stars, to aspire for the impossible, and to persist with childlike imagination.

My Journey to the Stars

My Journey to the Stars Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott Kelly
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0735263493
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My Journey to the Stars by Scott Kelly Summary

In this debut autobiographical picture book, celebrated astronaut Scott Kelly describes how he -- and his twin brother -- grew up to achieve his dream of becoming an astronaut. As Scott Kelly prepares to blast back to Earth after a record-breaking year spent on the International Space Station, he thinks about what brought him here and what awaits him at home. Scott's partner-in-crime is his twin brother, Mark. They spent their childhood getting in and out of scrapes. They had a talent for finding trouble and taking risks, which turned out to be great training for the biggest risk of all -- space travel. Along the way to becoming astronauts, they learned to be peacemakers, to stay calm in the toughest of times, to support their family, to work hard and take small steps towards their goals. Scott learned that he needed people to believe in him, as his principal did, even though he was at first a terrible student who couldn't sit still. All of these skills served him well during his year on the ISS, where he and his crew ran 400 experiments and he himself became a test subject. The sacrifices Scott made, the dangers he faced and the sight of our beautiful planet from space made coming home even sweeter.

I Am Brown

I Am Brown Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ashok Banker
Editor: Lantana Publishing
ISBN: 1913747123
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I Am Brown by Ashok Banker Summary

I am brown. I am beautiful. I am perfect. I designed this computer. I ran this race. I won this prize. I wrote this book. A joyful celebration of the skin you're in—of being brown, of being amazing, of being you.

Common Threads

Common Threads Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Huda Essa
Editor: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 1534146296
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Common Threads by Huda Essa Summary

Adam and his family spend an exciting day at the colorful and bustling Eastern Market. But when Adam gets briefly separated from Mom and Dad, he mistakes a friendly, diverse cast of characters for his parents in their traditional Muslim clothing--and shows that we all have more in common than you might think. This nearly-wordless picture book celebrates diversity and community in vibrant, dynamic art.

To the Stars! The First American Woman to Walk in Space

To the Stars! The First American Woman to Walk in Space Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carmella Van Vleet,Dr. Kathy Sullivan
Editor: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
ISBN: 168444702X
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To the Stars! The First American Woman to Walk in Space by Carmella Van Vleet,Dr. Kathy Sullivan Summary

Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Kathy Sullivan wanted to go everywhere. She loved blueprints and maps. She loved languages and the ocean. She didn’t like the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” She wanted to explore and do exciting things that girls weren’t supposed to be able to do. Only men had the exciting jobs. Kathy liked fishing and swimming; flying planes and studying science. That’s what she liked and that’s what she decided to do with her life. She followed her heart and eventually became a NASA astronaut and the first woman to walk in space. Kathy wanted to see the whole world and so she did: from space! Backmatter includes further information about Dr. Sullivan and her career, as well as other famous firsts made by women astronauts.

Natsumi!

Natsumi! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Lendroth
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 069819649X
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Natsumi! by Susan Lendroth Summary

Natsumi is small but full of big exuberance, and puts her girl-power to good use when she discovers a Japanese tradition as energetic as she is. When Natsumi's family practices for their town's Japanese arts festival, Natsumi tries everything. But her stirring is way too vigorous for the tea ceremony, her dancing is just too imaginative, and flower arranging doesn't go any better. Can she find just the right way to put her exuberance to good use? This heartwarming tale about being true to yourself is perfect for readers who march to their own beat.

The Stars of Whistling Ridge

The Stars of Whistling Ridge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cindy Baldwin
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006300643X
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This enchanting story about magic, family, and the meaning of home from the award-winning author of Where the Watermelons Grow is perfect for fans of Corey Ann Haydu and Natalie Lloyd. Ivy Mae Bloom is almost thirteen years old, her name is almost a complete sentence, and her family’s RV is almost a home. That’s one too many “almosts” for Ivy. She desperately wants a place to put down roots, but it’s her mama’s job as a fallen star to tend the magic underpinning the world—a job that’s kept Ivy’s family living on the road since before Ivy was born. After Ivy steals Mama's entire supply of wish jars in the hopes of finding a place to call home, disaster strands her family in Whistling Ridge, North Carolina, with Mama's star sisters. Ivy falls for Whistling Ridge immediately—she just needs to convince her parents to stay. But something is draining the magic from the town, and the star sisters can't pinpoint it. Ivy and her new friends find a clue in Whistling Ridge's history that might explain the mysterious threat...but if Whistling Ridge’s magic is fixed, Mama will need to move on. Ivy is faced with an impossible decision: How can she help the star sisters lift the curse if it means losing her best chance at a forever home?

The Thing About Bees

The Thing About Bees Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shabazz Larkin
Editor: Lerner Publishing Group
ISBN: 1430144491
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The Thing About Bees by Shabazz Larkin Summary

An exploration of the importance of bees in our world is offered through the author's lyrical observations to his young sons, often with analogies between the insects and children, and always beautifully presented with unconditional love for them both.

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kai Cheng Thom,Kai Yun Ching
Editor: arsenal pulp press
ISBN: 1551527111
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From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Cheng Thom,Kai Yun Ching Summary

In the magical time between night and day, when both the sun and the moon are in the sky, a child is born in a little blue house on a hill. And Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can't decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star? At school, though, they must endure inquisitive looks and difficult questions from the other children, and they have trouble finding friends who will accept them for who they are. But they find comfort in the loving arms of their mother, who always offers them the same loving refrain: "whatever you dream of / i believe you can be / from the stars in the sky to the fish in the sea." In this captivating, beautifully imagined picture book about gender, identity, and the acceptance of the differences between us, Miu Lan faces many questions about who they are and who they may be. But one thing's for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same. Kai Cheng Thom is a writer, performance artist, and psychotherapist in Toronto. Her first poetry book, a Place Called No Homeland, was published in 2017. Kai Yun Ching is a community-based organizer, educator, and illustrator in Montreal. Wai-Yant Li is a ceramics artist and illustrator in Montreal.

Parker Looks Up

Parker Looks Up Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Parker Curry,Jessica Curry
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534451870
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Parker Looks Up by Parker Curry,Jessica Curry Summary

A New York Times bestseller! A visit to Washington, DC’s National Portrait Gallery forever alters Parker Curry’s young life when she views First Lady Michelle Obama’s portrait. When Parker Curry came face-to-face with Amy Sherald’s transcendent portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery, she didn’t just see the First Lady of the United States. She saw a queen—one with dynamic self-assurance, regality, beauty, and truth who captured this young girl’s imagination. When a nearby museum-goer snapped a photo of a mesmerized Parker, it became an internet sensation. Inspired by this visit, Parker, and her mother, Jessica Curry, tell the story of a young girl and her family, whose trip to a museum becomes an extraordinary moment, in a moving picture book. Parker Looks Up follows Parker, along with her baby sister and her mother, and her best friend Gia and Gia’s mother, as they walk the halls of a museum, seeing paintings of everyone and everything from George Washington Carver to Frida Kahlo, exotic flowers to graceful ballerinas. Then, Parker walks by Sherald’s portrait of Michelle Obama…and almost passes it. But she stops...and looks up! Parker saw the possibility and promise, the hopes and dreams of herself in this powerful painting of Michelle Obama. An everyday moment became an extraordinary one…that continues to resonate its power, inspiration, and indelible impact. Because, as Jessica Curry said, “anything is possible regardless of race, class, or gender.” **FOREWORD BY ARTIST AMY SHERALD**

This Is How We Do It

This Is How We Do It Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matt Lamothe
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 145215340X
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This Is How We Do It by Matt Lamothe Summary

Follow the real lives of seven kids from Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia for a single day! In Japan Kei plays Freeze Tag, while in Uganda Daphine likes to jump rope. But while the way they play may differ, the shared rhythm of their days—and this one world we all share—unites them. This genuine exchange provides a window into traditions that may be different from our own as well as a mirror reflecting our common experiences. Inspired by his own travels, Matt Lamothe transports readers across the globe and back with this luminous and thoughtful picture book.

The Girl Who Could Dance in Outer Space - An Inspirational Tale About Mae Jemison

The Girl Who Could Dance in Outer Space - An Inspirational Tale About Mae Jemison Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maya Cointreau
Editor: Earth Lodge
ISBN: 1944396179
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The Girl Who Could Dance in Outer Space - An Inspirational Tale About Mae Jemison by Maya Cointreau Summary

The Girl Who Could Dance in Outer Space is the second book in The Girls Who Could Series. It tells the tale of young Mae Jemison, the creative girl who became a doctor, an engineer, a dancer, and an astronaut. Mae Jemison teaches us that art and science are natural expressions of creativity and imagination. Nurture them both, and go where your dreams take you! The Girls Who Could is a fun, colorful series of stories about real women who have made a difference in the world through inspired action. By giving young girls examples of people who have done big, amazing things, children grow up with a template of achievement upon which to grow and expand their own dreams and goals. Praise for The Girl Who Could Talk to Computers: "Love love love this book! It is perfect for my small neice, who is always building and doing puzzles -- I can't wait for more books from this authors for kids." "This book is a huge hit at home with at my toy store. Kids love the simple, bright pictures. Grown-ups love the intelligently written rhymes that get across the main message and accomplishments of Grace Hopper's innovative life, without boring or confusing the children. There are sixteen, 4-line stanzas, each accompanied by an illustration. The book is perfect for young kids that are just starting to read, and I really like how it is geared towards inspiring girls, yet the drawings and story is not pink and frilly, so it can just as easily be read to boys, too. The main message of the book is that when you use your head "nothing's impossible, you can do it, you bet!""

The Wheels on the Bus at Christmas

The Wheels on the Bus at Christmas Pdf/ePub eBook Author:
Editor: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0593174879
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The Wheels on the Bus at Christmas by Summary

The favorite children's song "The Wheels on the Bus" gets a Christmas twist! Let's ride the bus on Christmas Eve! Who will we find inside? Grab a ticket and hop aboard the most Christmas-y bus ride ever! Families will love creating a new Christmas tradition as they sing along to this joyful, boistrous, holiday version of the classic song "The Wheels on the Bus". With a gaggle of adorable Christmas passengers, including reindeer, elves, snowmen, Christmas cookies, and of course Santa himself as the bus driver, this bright and festive book is sure to have children eager to read it (and sing it!) again and again. Peek-through "windows" in the front cover give kids a sneak glimpse of the characters they'll find inside. And don't miss the companion book The Wheels on the Bus at Halloween!

Shark Lady

Shark Lady Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jess Keating
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492642053
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Shark Lady by Jess Keating Summary

One of New York Times' Twelve Books for Feminist Boys and Girls! This is the story of a woman who dared to dive, defy, discover, and inspire. This is the story of Shark Lady. One of the best science picture books for children, Shark Lady is a must for both teachers and parents alike! An Amazon Best Book of the Month Named a Best Children's Book of 2017 by Parents magazine Eugenie Clark fell in love with sharks from the first moment she saw them at the aquarium. She couldn't imagine anything more exciting than studying these graceful creatures. But Eugenie quickly discovered that many people believed sharks to be ugly and scary—and they didn't think women should be scientists. Determined to prove them wrong, Eugenie devoted her life to learning about sharks. After earning several college degrees and making countless discoveries, Eugenie wrote herself into the history of science, earning the nickname "Shark Lady." Through her accomplishments, she taught the world that sharks were to be admired rather than feared and that women can do anything they set their minds to. An inspiring story by critically acclaimed zoologist Jess Keating about finding the strength to discover truths that others aren't daring enough to see. Includes a timeline of Eugenie's life and many fin-tastic shark facts! The perfect choice for parents looking for: Books about sharks Inspiring nonfiction narrative books Role model books for girls and boys Kids STEM books

Be a King

Be a King Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1681191954
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Be a King by Carole Boston Weatherford Summary

You can be a King. Stamp out hatred. Put your foot down and walk tall. You can be a King. Beat the drum for justice. March to your own conscience. Featuring a dual narrative of the key moments of Dr. King's life alongside a modern class as the students learn about him, Carole Weatherford's poetic text encapsulates the moments that readers today can reenact in their own lives. See a class of young students as they begin a school project inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and learn to follow his example, as he dealt with adversity and never lost hope that a future of equality and justice would soon be a reality. As times change, Dr. King's example remains, encouraging a new generation of children to take charge and change the world . . . to be a King.

Quiet Please, Owen McPhee!

Quiet Please, Owen McPhee! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Trudy Ludwig,Patrice Barton
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0399557156
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Quiet Please, Owen McPhee! by Trudy Ludwig,Patrice Barton Summary

From the author-illustrator team who brought you The Invisible Boy comes the story of a boy who won't stop talking--until he gets laryngitis. You don't have to be a chatterbox to appreciate this tale of listening and learning. Owen McPhee doesn't just like to talk, he LOVES to talk. He spends every waking minute chattering away at his teachers, his classmates, his parents, his dog, and even himself. But all that talking can get in the way of listening. And when Owen wakes up with a bad case of laryngitis, it gives him a much-needed opportunity to hear what others have to say. From the author-illustrator team behind The Invisible Boy comes a bright and lively picture book that captures the social dynamics of a busy classroom while delivering a gentle message about the importance of listening.

Pig the Winner

Pig the Winner Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Aaron Blabey
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338285912
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Pig the Winner by Aaron Blabey Summary

The world's greediest pug won't play fair, and he'll do just about anything to win!

Fostering Computational Thinking Among Underrepresented Students in STEM

Fostering Computational Thinking Among Underrepresented Students in STEM Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jacqueline Leonard,Jakita O. Thomas,Roni Ellington,Monica B. Mitchell,Olatokunbo S. Fashola
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000408892
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Fostering Computational Thinking Among Underrepresented Students in STEM by Jacqueline Leonard,Jakita O. Thomas,Roni Ellington,Monica B. Mitchell,Olatokunbo S. Fashola Summary

This book broadly educates preservice teachers and scholars about current research on computational thinking (CT). More specifically, attention is given to computational algorithmic thinking (CAT), particularly among underrepresented K–12 student groups in STEM education. Computational algorithmic thinking (CAT)—a precursor to CT—is explored in this text as the ability to design, implement, and evaluate the application of algorithms to solve a variety of problems. Drawing on observations from research studies that focused on innovative STEM programs, including underrepresented students in rural, suburban, and urban contexts, the authors reflect on project-based learning experiences, pedagogy, and evaluation that are conducive to developing advanced computational thinking, specifically among diverse student populations. This practical text includes vignettes and visual examples to illustrate how coding, computer modeling, robotics, and drones may be used to promote CT and CAT among students in diverse classrooms.

Ready-to-Use Resources for Mindsets in the Classroom

Ready-to-Use Resources for Mindsets in the Classroom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Cay Ricci
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 100049571X
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Ready-to-Use Resources for Mindsets in the Classroom by Mary Cay Ricci Summary

Ready-to-Use Resources for Mindsets in the Classroom provides educators with tools they need to help students change their thinking about their abilities and potential. This updated 2020 edition of the book features ready-to-use, interactive tools for students, teachers, parents, administrators, and professional development educators. Parent resources include a sample parent webpage and several growth mindset parent education tools. Other resources include: mindset observation forms, student and teacher "look fors," critical thinking strategy write-ups and samples, and a unique study guide for the original book that includes book study models from various schools around the country. The updated edition also includes a guide to 100 picture books and 50 extended texts that contribute to growth mindset thinking. This book is perfect for schools looking to implement the ideas in Mindsets in the Classroom so that they can build a growth mindset learning environment. When students believe that dedication and hard work can change their performance in school, they grow to become resilient, successful students. This book contains many of the things that schools needs to create a growth mindset school culture in which perseverance can lead to success!

The Responsive Writing Teacher, Grades K-5

The Responsive Writing Teacher, Grades K-5 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Melanie Meehan,Kelsey Sorum
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1071840894
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The Responsive Writing Teacher, Grades K-5 by Melanie Meehan,Kelsey Sorum Summary

"This book is an instructive call to action for all of us who need to be reminded of what hope enacted as classroom practice can look like." — Cornelius Minor Every classroom is shaped by the skills, languages, social and cultural identities, perspectives, and passions of the children within it. When you approach writing instruction with a deep understanding of children in your classroom, everything else—assessment, planning, differentiated instruction, mentor and shared texts—begins to fall into place. And you can teach writing with inclusion, equity, and agency at the forefront. Authors Melanie Meehan and Kelsey Sorum show you how to adapt curriculum to meet the needs of the whole child. Each chapter offers intentional steps for responsive instruction across four domains: academic, linguistic, cultural, and social-emotional. Features include: Inspiration, classroom examples, and scaffolded tips for creating individualized resources Customizable information-gathering and planning tools, classroom charts, and writing samples Space for making notes and working through ideas Links to online content, including printable templates Just as you adapt instruction to your students, this book adapts to you. The authors designed every guide, tool, and resource to be usable in its original form, or customized as you see fit. This indispensable resource will make responsive instruction actionable—and your students feel valued and heard as they recognize the possibility and power they have as writers.