Children - Social Studies

Standing up for Freedom

Two people of Pakistan stood up for freedom and education. They were not politicians or even adults. They were Iqbal and Malala. Two children who wanted the rights given to others.

In Jeanette Winter's newest picture book, Malala A brave Girl from a Pakistan/Iqbal A Brave Boy from Pakistan, we are introduced to these two powerful stories. Open the book on one side: we see Malala Yousafzai. She spoke out so girls could go to school. Flip it over and we see Iqbal Masih. He spoke out against child slavery in the carpet trade. (READ MORE)

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By Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481422949
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Published: Beach Lane Books - November 4th, 2014

Dear Malala

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Dear Malala, We Stand with You Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780553521207
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 28th, 2014

This is a perfect gift for kids of all ages, written to Malala Yousafzai, the recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, in the form of an open letter. The message is simple, “Education is the only solution. Education first. ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz


American Story

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The American Story: 100 True Tales from American History Cover Image
By Jennifer Armstrong, Roger Roth (Illustrator)
$34.99
ISBN: 9780375812569
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 22nd, 2006

Penned by our Saratoga bookseller Jennifer Armstrong, the tales in this volume take their inspiration from many facets of history. Succinct and engaging, this is the perfect introduction for a budding history buff. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery

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By Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481422949
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beach Lane Books - November 4th, 2014

In 1995 a young boy was killed. Recently, a young girl was shot. For doing one thing. Speaking out for freedom. We know the story of Malala: A young girl who wanted to go to school. Wanted her rights as a human being and was shot by the Taliban for her beliefs. Many, however, do not know Iqbal, a young boy who was, at age 4, given to a factory owner to pay his family's $12 debt. Iqbal, when found out he was a free person, spoke out against the slavery of children like him. At age 12 he was shot while riding his bicycle. Two very brave children, trying to just make a better life for others like them. Jeanette Winter's simple text introduces a younger student, and adults, to two great and powerful stories. ~Reviewed Jeanette


Mr. Cornell's Dream Boxes

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By Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781442499003
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Published: Beach Lane Books - August 19th, 2014

Joseph Cornell is my favorite artist, and this book is a lovely introduction to the wonders of his art.
Told in simple sentences and bright pictures, the book tells how Cornell's fantastic creations were inspired by memories and dreams. Wonderful for an art-loving child. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


Viva Frida

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By Yuyi Morales, Tim O'Meara (Photographs by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596436039
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 2nd, 2014

This bilingual picture book biography is so many things it's hard to know where to start. It's a wordless (nearly wordless) book, a celebration of a unique artist, and a joyful fiesta of color and feeling. Rather than a literal interpretation of Kahlo's work, this gem is a distillation of the spirit of Mexico's most beloved painter, rendered in puppets and painted backdrops. Turn the pages slowly and savor each beautiful image. Viva Frida! ~ Reviewed by Jennifer Armstrong


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