This informative book has been newly revised in light of the devastating tornadoes that have swept across the United States over the last few years. 2008 was particularly fierce with clusters of tornadoes forming every month in the first half of the year.
This informative book has been newly revised in light of the devastating earthquakes in 2010 in Chile, Haiti, Turkey, Mexico, and China. This book traces tremors and seismic waves and explains how we have prepared for the unexpected quakes that rock our cities and countryside.
Being responsible means doing the right thing and taking charge. Sometimes it means admitting your mistakes. Sometimes it means taking care of yourself. And sometimes it means taking care of others. As you read this graphic nonfiction book, you'll explore how you can be responsible in your own life. You'll also meet some responsible people who have shown through their actions just what that word means!
Optimism is about being hopeful. It's about believing that things will turn out right even when there's no reason to think so. As you read this graphic nonfiction book, you'll meet some inspiring people who where successful because of they were optimistic. You'll also get a chance to consider how optimistic you would be in situations where a good attitude is hard to achieve-but needed most.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going! This famous phrase is what perseverance is all about. Perseverance means sticking with something even when obstacles stand in your way. It means giving all you've got, and never giving up. In this graphic nonfiction book, you'll meet some amazing people who used perseverance to turn dreams into reality. You'll also the question, What would I do?
What does it mean to be honest? It means telling the truth, of course. It also means acting in ways that don't hurt or mislead others. Being honest isn't always easy! As you read this graphic nonfiction book, you'll be asked to think about how honest you would be in some difficult situations. You'll also meet some strong people who were honest with themselves and others, even when being honest was the more difficult choice.
Inclusiveness is an unusual word. What exactly does it mean? It means accepting and welcoming those who are different. It means allowing everyone to participate, even when there may be reasons not to. As you read this graphic nonfiction book, you'll explore the lives of people who have broken down barriers to make the world a more inclusive place. You'll also consider how inclusive you would be in some equally challenging situations.
Initiative is what gets things done. It's what leads to new inventions. It can also lead to great success! You can show initiative by acting first, by putting in extra effort, or by coming up with a new way to do things. In this graphic nonfiction book, you'll see how having initiative helped some amazing individuals reach their goals. You'll also have a chance to think about how showing initiative can help you reach yours!
What does it mean to step into someone else's shoes? It means you have empathy-you're good at understanding how other people feel. But how does a person learn empathy? And why is it so important? Come explore what empathy is all about with some empathy experts. Think about how you could show empathy to others. And learn about seeing life from a new perspective.
We all need courage in our daily lives. We need it to face danger, and to deal with new challenges and obstacles. But where do we find courage? How can we develop it? As you read this graphic nonfiction book, you'll meet some great people who have faced their fears-and conquered them. You'll also be challenged to think about how you might show courage in your own life!
Cooperation means working together to achieve a common goal. Sports teams cooperate. Scientists cooperate. Entire countries cooperate to make the world a better place. As you read this graphic nonfiction book, you'll be given opportunities to think about how you might cooperate with others to achieve important things. You'll also take a closer look at the lives of a few people who, by cooperating with others, have made some amazing things happen!