|Come Back, Salmon: How a Group of Dedicated Kids
Adopted Pigeon Creek and Brought it Back to Life**
||Community activism and the environment
||Detailed account of how students saved their town
creek and what lessons they learned while doing it.
|Kids Making Quilts for Kids
||Children helping other children
||Basic information about how children can make quilts
for children who are HIV-positive. Gives facts about AIDS and
suggestions for adult-led discussions about the disease and how
we can help those affected by it.
|Let it Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters*
||Andrea Davis Pinkney
||Black Freedom fighters and civil rights.
||This book is a compilation of short biographies about
black women who fought for their rights and the rights of other
people. The women covered in this book are; Sojourner Truth, Biddy
Mason, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Mary McLeod Bethune,
Ella Josephine Baker, Dorothy Irene Heights, Rosa Parks, Fannie
Lou Hamer, and Shirley Chisholm. Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn.
|Man and Mustang
||Ecological issues and community involvement by prison
||Describes the way that the Bureau of Land Management
rounds up mustang horses and then turned over to prisons to be
"broken." After they are, families adopt the horses.
||Military Duty/Civic Duty
||Child misses her mother who is in the South Korean
Army fighting the North Korean communists. Discusses sacrifices
made by citizens serving in the military.
|Save the Earth: An Action Handbook for Kids
||Environmental issues and community participation
||Handbook outlining young people's efforts to become
involved in environmental issues. Each chapter gives detailed
projects, factual background information, and accounts of relevant
youth efforts taking place across the nation.
|The Kid's Guide to Social Action: How to Solve the
Social Problems You Choose- And Turn Creative Thinking into Positive
||Involvement on social issues through social action
||Handbook for young people who want to change things.
Written by a Salt Lake City elementary school teacher whose students
have effected changes at all levels of government. A true story
and illustrations also accompany each social action model.
|The View from Saturday**
||Compassion, civility, kindness and learning
||Tells the story of a 6th grade teams Academic
Bowl triumph and how then create a small community around their
|Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen
||Compassion and homelessness
||Tells the story of a young boy who is frightened
by homeless people in his neighborhood until he helps his Uncle
Willie out one day at the soup kitchen. The boy gains a new perspective
|We Want Jobs! A Story of the Great Depression*
||Robert J. Norrell
||The Great Depression; Community activism
||The steel factories of Pittsburgh close and thousands
of people lose their jobs. Other businesses close from lack
of customers, and more lose their jobs. This true story
is about one man who becomes a community activist and makes a
difference in the lives of the people of his community.