From everyday clothes to outfits worn only on special occasions, The Clothes We Wear introduces young readers to the incredible variety of clothes, shoes, hats, and jewelry that people wear around the world. From reindeer-skin coats to colorful shawls made from alpaca wool, readers will learn that not everyone buys their clothes online or at a mall! Young readers will also find out how a worn-out T-shirt or jeans that no longer fit can become a new outfit for another child living on the other side of the world.
In The Food We Eat, readers will meet children from around the world and find out what foods they eat, where the foods come from, and how they are prepared. The difficulties many people face in obtaining enough food are also sensitively explored. From gathering fruit in the Amazon rain forest to growing vegetables in a hot, dry African garden, from helping on a family fishing boat to helping milk the family’s yak, readers will gain a fascinating insight into how people obtain the food they need.
Some classrooms are inside a large school building. Others are just a single hut in a rain forest or dusty desert. Some students do their schoolwork on computers or tablets, while others write on chalkboards or in the dusty soil. In Time for School, young readers will get a fascinating insight to school life around the world. Of course, not all children get to go to school, and in this title, readers will also meet some young children who must work to help their families survive, and for whom school is only a distant dream.
In Time to Play, readers will meet children from around the world and find out what games they like to play. From board games to sports, some games are played in only one culture, while others, such as soccer, are loved in countries and cultures worldwide. Many families cannot afford to buy toys, but that doesn’t keep inventive youngsters from making their own toy cars, dolls, bikes, and even soccer balls from trash!
Marie Laveau was known as the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. In the mid-1800s, many people in New Orleans believed that voodoo practitioners could contact the spirits of the dead to ask for their help. Marie Laveau was said to use magical charms and potions to place or remove curses on those she wished to help--or harm! Did this voodoo priestess really have the power to contact the spirit world and cast spells? An exciting narrative format brings a fascinating period of American history to life, with plenty of creepy details to satisfy young horror fans. Chilling photos and illustrations and clear, age-appropriate text will keep readers turning the pages to discover the secrets of the voodoo queen.