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Tallulah-The Tooth Fairy CEO
This is a fun children's story with beautiful illustrations. We won't say anything if adults want to join us cause Tallulah is good and sassy!
Tallulah the Tooth Fairy is not only the founder and CEO of the largest teeth collecting organization on the planet, Teeth Titans, Incorporated, she's a clever and wildly successful business woman with an affinity for all things dental. A natural innovator and problem solver,... Tallulah finds herself unexpectedly stumped when six year-old Ballard Burchell leaves a note instead of his tooth under his pillow. What's a Tooth Fairy to do when there's no tooth to take?
A is for Activist is not your typical alphabet board book, this one packs a powerful message both visually as well as verbally. Each spread presents a letter and a bit of social commentary urging children to take a stand against war and violence, develop an awareness of our environment, and promote acceptance and equality for all cultures, races, religions, genders, and walks of life. For example, "A is for Activist./Advocate. Abolitionist. Ally./Actively Answering A call to Action." Despite the format, this introduction to social justice is best suited to older children, who will need plenty of explanation and discussion to help them understand issues such as feminism or workers' rights. Nagara relies upon colorful illustrations—many representing the energy behind activism with arms and fists raised—lots of alliteration, and rhyming for each letter and idea. An unusual offering that may plant the seeds for and spark discussions about activism.—Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE
- The DEADMAN'S DANCE explores how small misunderstandings arise in the interaction of two vastly different cultures...and then what happens!
- Many authors have attempted to describe early settlement in Australia, but their efforts remain primarily from the European perspective. Kim Scott, on the other hand, as the son of an Aboriginal father and English mother, was able to authentically deliver from both perspectives exploring the early contact between the Aboriginal Noongar people and the first European settlers. The Deadman Dance is set in the first decades of the 19th century in the area around what is now Albany, Western Australia.