Picture Books By Topic: making a difference

A Chair for My Mother

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By: Vera Williams
Description: Grandparents, families, cooperation, saving, goal-setting A girl, her mother, and grandmother all contribute coins to the coin jar that will buy a new chair for mama after a fire destroys their possessions.
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Albert the Fix-It Man

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By: Janet Lord
Illustrated by: Julie Paschkis
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Description: Elder valued in community, neighborliness, active older man
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Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story

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By: Bethany Hegedus, Arun Gandhi
Illustrated by: Evan Turk
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Description: t Grandfather Gandhi’s service village, each day is filled, from sunrise to sunset, with work that is done for the good of all. The villagers vow to live simply and non-violently. Arun Gandhi tries very hard to follow these vows, but he struggles with one of the most important rules: not to waste. (from website Grandfather Gandhi.)
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Gabby and Grandma Go Green

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By: Monica Wellington
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Description: Grandparents, environment, recycling, activities, crafts.
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Grandfather Gandhi

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By: Bethany Hegedus, Arun Gandhi
Illustrated by: Evan Turk
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Description: Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace.
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Grandmama’s Pride

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By: Becky Birtha
Illustrated by: Colin Bootman
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Description: Multi-cultural (Af.Am.) strong older role model, activism, human rights, racism, segregation Young African-American sisters visit their grandmother in 1950’s southern U.S. and encounter segregation. Along with many others Grandmama refuses to ride public buses in protest and they manage to effect change in the laws.
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Grandpa’s Soup

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By: Eiko Kadono
Illustrated by: Satomi Ichikawa
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Description: After the death of his wife, an old man gradually realizes that making the soup she used to cook and sharing it with friends eases his loneliness. His resilience and generosity are inspiring.
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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes her Mark

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By: Debbie Levy
Illustrated by: Elizabeth Baddeley
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Description: Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what’s right for people everywhere. This biographical picture book about the Notorious RBG, tells the justice’s story through the lens of her many famous dissents, or disagreements. (from the publisher)
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Kiki’s Hats

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By: Warren Hanson
Description: Joy of giving, creating a better world, leaving a legacy Kiki, an older woman, knits thousands of hats to give away and urges others to share them also.

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Miss Rumphius

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By: Barbara Cooney
Illustrated by: Barbara Cooney
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Description: Growing older, a lifetime, legacies, flowers, planting When still a little girl, Alice Rumphius decided that when she grew up she would visit faraway places, live by the sea and do something to make the world more beautiful–per her grandfather’s advice.
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