Picture Books By Topic: older role model

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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A Plan for the People: Nelson Mandela’s Hope for His Nation

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By: Lindsey McDivitt
Illustrated by: Charly Palmer
Description: Palmer’s powerful paintings complement this inspiring story of sacrifice and loss, devotion and learning, and patience and hard work. McDivitt and Palmer deftly chronicle the ongoing global fight against racism; Mandela’s journey makes for a powerful reminder of the ability to change. (Description from School Library Journal. Starred review)
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A River of Words

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By: Jen Bryant
Illustrated by: Melissa Sweet
Description: Biography/picture book Poets & poetry, biography, vocations, persistence Though he practiced medicine, William Carlos Williams became a recognized poet continuing well into his sixties.
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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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Big Moon Tortilla

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By: Joy Cowley
Illustrated by: Dyanne Strongbow
Description: Grandparents, multicultural (Native Am.), bad days After Marta has had a bad day, her grandmother shares some comforting words of advice. Out of print
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Big Papa and the Time Machine

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By: Daniel Bernstrom
Illustrated by: Shane W. Evans
Description: A journey into African American history: When a little boy is afraid to go to school, his grandfather, Big Papa, takes him away in his time machine—a 1952 Ford—to the times he was scared of something life handed him. That’s called being brave Big Papa says. (Description from Bookshop.org)
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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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Georgia Rises: A Day in the Life of Georgia O’Keefe

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By: Kathryn Lasky
Illustrated by: Ora Eiten
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Description: A day in the life of famous artist Georgia O'Keefe as an active woman in her 90's.
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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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Grandma in Blue with Red Hat

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By: Scott Menchin
Illustrated by: Harry Bliss
Description: When a young boy learns about what makes art special--sometimes it's beautiful, sometimes it's funny, sometimes it tells a story--he realizes that these same characteristics are what make his grandmother special, too. As a result, he finds the inspiration to create his own masterpiece that's one of a kind. (Description-- Abrams Books)
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