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Learn the story of TIME PERSON OF THE YEAR Greta Thunberg, the sixteen-year-old climate activist who has sparked a worldwide student movent and is demanding action from world leaders who refuse to address climate change-from acclaimed picture book creator Jeanette Winter. I don't want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic...I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is. When she was fifteen years old, Greta Thunberg's teacher explained to her class that our climate is changing-the earth is getting warmer, the polar ice caps are melting, and life on earth is threatened. Greta was devastated. What could she do? If the grown-ups weren't doing enough to save the planet, Greta would have to demand change herself. So she went on strike, skipping school every Friday to sit outside of the Swedish Parliament building with a sign that read "School Strike for Climate." At first, Greta was the only one. But gradually, more and more students joined her, until her lone protest had sparked a worldwide student movement for action on climate change. Now, a year later, Greta is speaking to audiences of world leaders at important meetings like the United Nations Climate Conference and the World Economic Forum. She is leading the conversation on climate change and sparking worldwide conversation on how to save our planet. Greta is showing everyone that even the smallest person can make a big difference, and this picture book informs and inspires young readers who are beginning to learn about the world around them.
Celebrated picture book biographer Jeanette Winter shares the story of champion tennis players-and sisters-Venus and Serena Williams. Before they were famous tennis stars, Venus and Serena Williams were sisters with big dreams growing up in Compton, California. In the early mornings, they head to the tennis courts, clean up debris, and practice. They compete in their first tournament and they both win. From there, the girls' trophy collection grows and grows. Despite adversity and health challenges, the sisters become two of the greatest tennis players of all time. This inspiring story of sisterhood, hard work, and determination is perfect for budding athletes or any young reader with a big dream.
Get to know Zaha Hadid in this nonfiction picture book about the famed architect's life and her triumph over adversity from celebrated author-illustrator Jeanette Winter. Zaha Hadid grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, and dreamed of designing her own cities. After studying architecture in London, she opened her own studio and started designing buildings. But as a Muslim woman, Hadid faced many obstacles. Determined to succeed, she worked hard for many years, and achieved her goals-and now you can see the buildings Hadid has designed all over the world.
In this incredible true story of a war-stricken country where civilians seem powerless in the face of battle, this feminist and inspirational tale about a librarian's struggle to save her community's priceless collection of books reminds us how, throughout the world, the love of literature can unite us all.
Young Nasreen has not spoken a word to anyone since her parents
A man, his burros, and his books bring joy to children in remote Colombian villages in this inspiring book based on a true story by celebrated picture book creator Jeanette Winter. Luis loves to read, but soon his house in Colombia is so full of books there's barely room for the family. What to do? Then he comes up with the perfect solution-a traveling library! He buys two donkeys-Alfa and Beto-and travels with them throughout the land, bringing books and reading to the children in faraway villages. Complete with an author's note about the real man on whom this story is based.
Above a small town in Mexico, the sun rises like a great marigold,
and one family begins preparations for an annual celebration, " El
dia de los muertos, "the Day of the Dead. Soon they will go out
into the night, join their neighbors, and walk to the graveyard to
welcome the spirits of their loved ones home again. Framed by
decorative borders and peppered with Spanish words, "Day of the
Dead" is a glorious introduction to a fascinating celebration. A
note at the end of the book provides factual information about the
Mother-son team Jonah Winter and Jeanette Winter tell the story of the
Exxon Valdez oil spill and its devastating and lingering effects in
this poetic and timely picture book.
Illus. in full color. "Winter's story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A couple, their son, and two others make their escape by following the song's directions. Rich paintings interpret the strong story in a clean, primitive style enhanced by bold colors. The rhythmic compositions have an energetic presence that's compelling. A fine rendering of history in picturebook format."--(starred) Booklist.
Meet two heroes of Pakistan who stood up for the rights to freedom
and education in these inspirational nonfiction tales from
acclaimed author-illustrator Jeannette Winter. Two stories of
bravery in one beautiful book
"In the Koran, the first thing God said to Muhammad was
Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, her library has been a meeting place for those who love books. Until now. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library--along with the thirty thousand books within it--will be destroyed forever.
In a war-stricken country where civilians--especially women--have little power, this true story about a librarian's struggle to save her community's priceless collection of books reminds us all how, throughout the world, the love of literature and the respect for knowledge know no boundaries. Illustrated by Jeanette Winter in bright acrylic and ink.
"Includes an author's note. "
Experience Arctic chills and warm hugs in this nonfiction picture book about a loving polar bear family from acclaimed author-illustrator Jeanette Winter. At the top of the world, Nanuk the ice bear hunts for food, meets a mate, and hibernates through the winter with her newborn cubs. When spring arrives, Nanuk teaches her beloved cubs how to hunt and swim and survive in the arctic. This new picture book by acclaimed author-illustrator Jeanette Winter is a stunning portrait of a loving polar bear family with a subtle environmental message and an author's note full of polar bear facts.
Jeanette Winter's warm, evocative illustrations make this classic
as delightful to look at as they are to share with little ones, who
will be eager to hear--and see--them again and again.
This nursery rhyme has enchanted children for generations. Now
Jeanette Winter's warm, evocative illustrations make this classic
as delightful to look at as it is to share with little ones, who
will be eager to hear--and see--again and again. -The third and
fourth in a board book series of classic nursery rhymes by an
award-winning illustrator -Perfect gifts for newborns and
Every year Don Pedro and his family make papier-mache skeletons,
or" calaveras, " for Mexico's Day of the Dead" fiesta." From the
"A""ngel" and "D""octor" to the" M""ariachi" and "U""nicornio, "
there's a special "calavera "for each letter of the alphabet. Come
dance with them!
From the time she was a young girl, Georgia O'Keeffe saw the world
in her own way.
Children young and old will delight in the artistic splendor of
this illustrated nonfiction tale from the author of "Henri's
Scissors," which "Booklist "called an "exemplary picture-book
Meet two brave young heroes of Pakistan who stood up for the right to freedom and education in this inspirational nonfiction picture book from acclaimed author-illustrator Jeanette Winter. One country: Pakistan. Two children: Iqbal Masih and Malala Yousafzai. Each was unafraid to speak out. He, against inhumane child slavery in the carpet trade. She, for the right of girls to attend school. Both were shot by those who disagreed with them - Iqbal in 1995, and Malala in 2012. Tragically, Iqbal was killed instantly; Malala miraculously survived and continues to speak out around the world. The stories of these two courageous children whose bravery transcended their youth are an inspiration to all.
Above a small town in Mexico, the sun rises like a greta marigold, and one family begins preparations for an annual celebration, the Day of the Dead. Soon, they will go out into the night, join their neighbors, and walk to the graveyard to welcome the spirits of their loved ones home again.
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