The World’s Poorest President Speaks Out edited by Yoshimi Kusaba, illustrated by Gaku Nakagawa

Published by Enchanted Lion Books Summary:  It’s 2012, and world leaders have gathered in Brazil for the Rio+20 Summit to discuss climate change and the environmental crisis.  “One after another, they gave speeches, but no one says anything new.”  Then José Mujica, president of Uruguay, steps to the podium.  Described as “the world’s poorest president” […]

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The Little Book of Presidential Elections by Zack Bush and Laurie Friedman

THE LITTLE BOOK OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS by Zack Bush and Laurie Friedman Illustrated by Sarah Van Evera Picture Book ages 4 to 8 This topical title has a dual mission. Not only does it take young readers  step-by-step through the process  of electing the president of the United States, it also provides a clear,  kid-friendly explanation […]

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We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom, illustrated by Michaela Goade

Published by Roaring Brook Press Summary:  The Ojibwe narrator has been taught by her Nokomis (grandmother) that water is sacred, “the first medicine”.  A prophecy tells of a black snake that will destroy the land, poisoning the water and killing plants and animals.  Now it seems as though that prophecy has come true, and the […]

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