Inspired by the Women’s March the estimated 5 million women, men and children marched in 82 countries on January 2017. Once there was a pink hat which was knitted by an old woman. A cat played with it. A baby caught it. A dog swiped it. And a girl found it. And then she wore her pink hat, and everyone else wore one, too!>>> On the last page, found the note about Women’s March.
By Diane C. Mullen, Illustrated by Oriol Vidal (Charlesbridge – 2020)
One little lot sits all alone. Two helping hands push open the fence. Three long days are spent cleaning up! An abandoned lot is transformed as more and more neighbors join together to plant a share community garden.
By Heather Knowles, Illustrated by Annette Marnat (Disney Press – 2016)
Inspired by the film “Disney Moana”. The Ocean is Moana’s friend. It has seen her high and her lows, her joys and her sorrows. It has seen just how much she wants to explore the world and travel the seas. The Ocean knows Moana’s caring heart, her untiring spirit. And it knows, better than most, that Moana is special.
Starting with ”When your heart is heavy…..”and ending with “Hope and light will always prevail for love wins.” The short text message is very clear, simple, and easy to understand, as well as helping with dynamic and heartwarming illustrations. The book is celebrating the diversity of people who are standing strong together because of Love.
By Edwidge Danticat, Illustrated by Alix Delinois (Orchard Books – 2010)
This is the story of Junior, a seven-year-old boy tapped beneath his house after the Port-au-Prince earthquake in Haiti, and his joyous rescue. Junior’s sparkling imagination helps him find the strength to survive. And his courageous spirit will forever inspire readers of all ages.
By Julian Lennon & Bart Davis, Illustrated by Smiljana Coh (Sky Pony Press books – 2019) Jump aboard the white Feather Flier, a magical airplane that can go anywhere on Earth! The Flier’s mission is to transport readers around the world, to engage them in helping to save the environment, and to teach one and all to love our planet. Just press an illustrated button printed on the page and use your imagination power to make the Flier glide through the air or transform into vehicles that will help those in need.>>>In 2007, the author, Julian Lennon founded The White Feather Foundation.
白い羽に乗って、魔法の飛行機が世界中を巡る。白い羽の使命は、読者を世界中で起こっている問題に目を向けさせ、地球環境を守り、この惑星を愛するように世界中の人達に伝えること。ページごとに描かれているボタンを押すと、白い羽は様々な乗り物に姿を変えて助けが必要な場所に運んでくれる。＞＞＞2007年に、著者Julian Lennonが設立したThe White Feather Foundation.
By Susan Lendroth, Illustrated by Bob Kolar (Charlesbridge – 2018) Don your spacesuit, dive through the hatch, and say good-bye to Earth. It’s time for a trip to the Red Planet….this book invite you to space travel and to turn the book as you do for a reading experiences that defies gravity. Each page has an educational information, and more details about travel to Mars found on the last page.
宇宙服を着て、ハッチを潜り抜けて、地球にお別れをしたら赤い惑星への旅が始まる。この絵本は読者を宇宙旅行へ案内してくれる。読み進むうちに、重力の異変に気ずかせてくれる様に、絵本を読む位置も変える必要が出てくる。馴染みのある童謡”The farmer in the dell” に合わせた詩が記載されているが、教育的な解説も各ページにあり、巻末には火星旅行に関する詳しい情報がある。
By Robert Paul Weston, Illustrated by Misa Saburi （tundra – 2018) Sakura loves warm spring days and loves sitting underneath the cherry blossom trees with her grandmother. But now Sakura and her parent are moving to America, and her grandmother staying back in Japan. Told in a series of poems inspired by traditional Japanese verse, this story of one little girl’s immigration experience explores the loneliness of a new home, the healing power of friendship and the joy of finding the familiar in unexpected place.
By Frank Murphy, Illustrated by Kayla Harren (Sleeping Bear Press – 2019) This picture book encourages every boy to embrace all the things that make him unique, to follow his dreams, to be brave and ask for help, to tell his own story and listen to the stories of those around him. In an age when boys are expected to fit into a particular mold, this book celebrates all the wonderful ways to be a boy.
By Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams, Illustrated LeUyen Pham (Candlewick Press – 2008) This book is a lovely introduction to Archbishop Tutu’s unique message of forgiveness and empathy and a beckoning pathway toward joy that even very young readers will delight in following. With warm and beautiful collaboration between authors and illustrator, the message will be able to reach to all children on the earth. >>>Archbishop Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his lifelong struggle to bring equality, justice and peace to his native country of South Africa. The same two authors also wrote: Desmond and the very mean word
この絵本は、ツツ元大主教からのメッセージである、許しと共感と真の喜びを得るための方法を、若い読者にも解かり易く楽しく紹介している。心温まる美しい作品は、制作者達の熱意の賜物であり、世界中の子ども達に貴重なメッセージを届けてくれる。＞＞＞ツツ元大主教は、祖国南アフリカの公平で平等で平和な社会実現の功績が認められ、１９８４年にノーベル平和賞を受賞。この絵本と同じ２人の作者でDesmond and the very mean wordもある。