How can we make the world a better place? This inspiring resource for middle-grade readers is organized as a dictionary; each entry presents a word related to creating a better world, such as ally, empathy, or respect. For each word, there is a poem, a quote from an inspiring person, a personal anecdote from the authors, and a "try it" prompt for an activity.
This second poetic collaboration from Irene Latham and Charles Waters builds upon themes of diversity and inclusiveness from their previous book Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship. Illustrations from Iranian-British artist Mehrdokht Amini offer readers a rich visual experience.
"Latham and Waters rifle the storehouse of poetic forms ... the approach creates multiple pathways for engagement." - Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
"A creative and inspirational resource suitable for a broad range of ages and uses." - Kirkus Reviews
"Inclusive, thought-provoking ...offers entry points for exploring concepts and issues related to identity, social justice, and making a difference." - School Library Journal
Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes and Friendship