|Children of the Fire
||Harriette Gillem Robinet
||Children helping other children, community involvement,
and compassion, civility, kindness and learning
||This is a story about a young girl, Hallelujah,
who lives with a foster family after her mother died escaping
to Chicago from a plantation in the South. Through the events
surrounding the three day fire, Hallelujah learns about people
of all colors and classes. She learns to value herself, help others,
and that all people are equal.
|It's Our World Too: Young People Who Are Making
||Citizen Action and extraordinary people
||Nonfiction account of 13 individuals and 3 groups
efforts to work for causes larger than themselves.
|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.
|On the Wings of Peace
||New York: Clarion
||Number of writers and artists have donated their
work to teach young readers about peace and have raised money
through book sales for organizations working for peace.
|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.
||Community involvement and sense of community
||Young Vietnamese girl plants bean seedlings in garbage-strewn
lot. Story takes place in poor urban neighborhood. Elderly woman
in the neighborhood begins to help the girl with her fledgling
garden and soon the entire neighborhood joins in. Now the neighbors
who were once fearful of each other begin to talk to one other
and transform their neighborhood.
|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 paraplegic teacher.
||Tolerance, compassion and community activism
||Karen, a high school student, decides not to follow
the crowd and renews a friendship with a fellow classmate who
has AIDS. Karen's friends shun her because she is friendly with
the student suffering from AIDS. Karen turns to the press to make
a plea for tolerance.
|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.
|Who Cares? Millions Do…A Book About Altruism
||Primarily examines large organizational efforts
such as Habitat for Humanity and stresses how ordinary people
can become involved or start their own organizations.
|Women of Peace: Nobel Peace Prize Winners
||Extraordinary women who have promoted common welfare
and won the Nobel Peace Prize