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I can make a difference : a treasury to inspire our children

Author: Marian Wright Edelman
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Teaches young readers how individual acts of courage, even though small in appearance, can have a great effect on one's life and the lives of those nearby through a review of actions by others in the past and the effects they have had on the world in which we live today. Marian Wright Edelman has drawn from a variety of cultures and peoples to compile these timeless stories, poems, songs, quotations, and folktales  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Literary collections
Quotations
Literature
Quotations, maxims, etc
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marian Wright Edelman
ISBN: 0060280514 9780060280512 0060280522 9780060280529
OCLC Number: 56809464
Description: 112 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: I can make a difference by loving myself and others as God loves us and treating others respectfully and fairly --
I can make a difference by being courageous --
I can make a difference by aiming high and holding on to my ideals --
I can make a difference by caring and serving --
I can make a difference by being honest and telling the truth --
I can make a difference by persevering and not giving up --
I can make a difference by being determined and resourceful --
I can make a difference by being grateful for the gift and wonders of life --
I can make a difference by working together with others --
I can make a difference by being compassionate and kind --
I can make a difference by being nonviolent and working for peace --
I can make a difference by being faithful and struggling for what I believe.
Responsibility: selected by Marian Wright Edelman ; illustrations by Barry Moser.
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Teaches young readers how individual acts of courage, even though small in appearance, can have a great effect on one's life and the lives of those nearby through a review of actions by others in the past and the effects they have had on the world in which we live today. Marian Wright Edelman has drawn from a variety of cultures and peoples to compile these timeless stories, poems, songs, quotations, and folktales that speak to all children to let them know that they can make a difference in today's world.

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A nice addition to any school classroom.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-08-04) Good Permalink

     How can one make a difference?  This book outlines many different ways and the illustrations by Barry Moser are outstanding.  Some of the qualities that are mentioned are:  respect, courage, caring, honest, determination, working together, compassionate, nonviolent,...
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