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Inspiring Adults

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People who Make a Difference*

 

Resources:

PeaceStudyCenter: www.peacestudycenter.org

Reading Rockets: Making a Difference http://www.readingrockets.org/articles/books/c660

 

Books:

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Tsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa

My Mom is a Firefighter by Lois G. Gambling

Thanks and Giving by Marlo Thomas

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by D.B. Johnson

Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg’s Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & Susan Roth

Biblioburro: A True Story from Columbia by Jeanette Winter

Mama Miti by Donna Jo Napoli

Fly Free! by Roseanne Thong

Here Comes Darrell by Leda Schubert Wilfrid

Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox

Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman & David Clemesha

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

A Mother For Choco by Keiko Kasza

Tacky The Penguin by Helen Lester

Don't Need Friends by Carolyn Crimi

Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming

Sparrow Girl by Sara Pennypacker

Fireboat by Maira Kalman

Elizabeth Leads the Way (Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote) by Tanya Lee Stone

Eleanor: Quiet No More by Doreen Rappaport

Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of "Brave Bessie" Coleman by Reeve Lindberg

Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers by Kathi Appelt

Worksong by Gary Paulsen

Top Job by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau by Dan Yaccarino

Alfred Nobel: The Man Behind the Peace Prize by Kathy-jo Wargin

Wangari's Trees of Peace: a True Story from Africa by Jeanette Winter

Planting the Trees of Kenya by Claire A. Nivola

The Underwear Salesman: Jobs for Better or Verse by J Patrick Lewis

Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln by Doreen Rappaport

Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope by Nikki Grimes

Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss

My Freedom Trip by Ginger Park & Frances Part

Owen & Mzee: the True Story of a Remarkable Friendship by Isabella Hatkoff & Craig Hatkoff

Rhymes for Annie Rose by Shirley Hughes

Something Beautiful by Sharon Wyeth

The Story of Johnny Appleseed by Aliki

I Got Community by Melrose Cooper

What a Wonderful World by Ashley Bryan (with song from Jazz for Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle & Shake cd)

I Like Your Buttons by Sarah Marwil Lamstein

Larabee by Kevin Luthardt

Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed by Mary Pearson

Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace by James Proimos

 

Bobbie Kalman's books about Emergency Workers, Vets, Firefighters, etc.

Patricia Polacco, eg.

 

*Info compiled from a discussion on PUBYAC.

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