A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things. By the author of the celebrated picture book A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis.
When an emergency requires money that would have bought food, Lulu goes to school hungry, affecting her concentration and behavior, but she is determined to defeat the Hunger Monster. Includes information on how to fight hunger
Molly and her mom do not always have enough food, so when they visit their local food pantry Molly she sees her classmate Caitlin who is embarrassed to be there, so Molly helps Caitlin realize everyone needs help sometimes
Meet the Hunger Heroes: Toots the Bean, Chip Ninja, Tammy the Tomato, and Leonard, a wedge of cheddar cheese, ready to save kids-even cranky, annoying ones-all over the world while flying around in their taco hovercraft! It's a typical Monday when the Hunger Heroes get the call: a kid in Mrs. Sternbladder's class missed breakfast and isn't allowed to have snacks! How will he pass his math test, study for spelling, or play soccer at recess if his stomach is growling out of control? Hunger Heroes to the rescue!"
Shares the story of Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Muta Maathai, who founded the Green Belt Movement through which everyday Africans combat environmental degradation. Illustrated by the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist of Moses. 30,000 first printing.
After Maria Duartes' father leaves the farm to find work and she must plant next year's crop, her teacher instructs her on how to terrace the land and use compost to improve her garden so that her family can have enough food for the coming year
Learning from his uncle Willie that there are less fortunate people in the world and the importance of helping them, a young boy volunteers for a day's work at a soup kitchen and learns how he can make a difference. Reprint. Reading Rainbow.
When Mountain Girl states that the family is poor, her parents describe to her the richness in the natural things around them, such as the desert hills and blooming cactus, which makes Mountain Girl realize that her family is more wealthy than anyone in the world. Reprint.
"A distinctive new voice: Rex Ogle's story of starting middle school on the free lunch program is timely, heartbreaking, and true. Free Lunch is the story of Rex Ogle's first semester in sixth grade. Rex and his baby brother often went hungry, wore secondhand clothes, and were short of school supplies, and Rex was on his school's free lunch program. Grounded in the immediacy of physical hunger and the humiliation of having to announce it every day in the school lunch line, Rex's is a compelling story of a more profound hunger -- that of a child for his parents' love and care. Compulsively readable, beautifully crafted, and authentically told with the voice and point of view of a 6th-grade kid, Free Lunch is a remarkable debut by a gifted storyteller"
A poem cycle that reads as a novel narrates the story of fifteen-year-old Billie Jo and her battle against the elements during the Oklahoma Dust Bowl of 1934. By the author of The Music of Dolphins. Reprint. Newbery Medal
Academically gifted Deza Malone and her family embark on a journey to find her job-seeking father when he goes missing and end up in a shanty town in Flint, Michigan. By the Newbery Medal- and Coretta Scott King Medal-winning author of Bud, Not Buddy and The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963.