A movement begun a decade ago by American activist Tarana Burke, #MeToo went viral in 2017, changing the way people look at sexual harassment and assault of women. This compelling title encourages readers to examine silence breaking and the multiple issues related to the issues of power, gender equality, and violence.
Our views and opinions on many things are heavily influenced by our culture and what we see in the media. They can even shape how we see ourselves, including what is an acceptable or desirable body. Using relatable examples, this timely title explores the body image messages we receive from movies, video games, magazines, and social media, and how they affect our self-esteem.
Cultural beliefs surrounding illness and societal beliefs about how we should offer health care are discussed in this fascinating addition to the Our Values series. Discussions about the treatment of common diseases, as well as topics of interest, such as how a cast is made, are compared and contrasted with the way health care is provided throughout the world.
What are moral and legal rights and how are they recognized in our society? This engaging title explores what having “rights” means, while pointing out that we can’t have rights without also having responsibilities. A discussion about standing up for your rights will help readers understand the importance of individual rights and how they must be protected.
The boys play some basketball
Nat is all set to ride in a chaser truck at the hot-air balloon festival until he meets a killdeer family.
Jeff is upset about moving to a landlocked state until he "finds his waves."
Playing basketball helps a boy find friends in a new hometown.
Jake tries to ride a bull that's as fast as lightning.
This girl finds a surprising way to make friends at a new school.
Brad taught his younger sister how plants grow from seeds but what about the pencil stub bits of crayons and the other things she's planted?
Jenny plays confidently and boldly after watching and imitating the skillful players on the opposing water-polo team.
Jamie has offended the most popular girl on the softball team. Will any of the players ever be friends with her?
Dorsi shouldn't leave her lizard's mealworms on a low shelf in the refrigerator, not with a toddler like Travis around.
Amanda overcomes a language barrier and begins to relate to her newly adopted sister.
Malia is chosen to dance in the luau even after making a mistake.
A boy reluctantly ventures out into the pouring rain with his dad to move frogs to safety.
Alan volunteers for night watch at the wildlife-conservation camp--can he overcome his fear?
Alex discovers that a nighttime fishing trip can be fun.
Can thirteen-year-old Kate drive a tractor-load of hay by herself?
Benjamin shows Sheriff Leon how he and his Oma saved the money to pay off the mortgage.
Two friends win more than the Egg Drop Challenge.
Edward is unhappy as a frog. Emily is unhappy as a worm. Can "magic" help both of them?
Abby is her team's staunchest supporter but when will she get a chance to play?
Nina uses her detective skills to solve a tough case.