'Playful, obstinate and courageously humorous ... hilarious and later heartbreaking' Guardian
'Sweet, funny, highly inventive' Yorkshire Post
The personal, funny and poignant tale of a young refugee, from acclaimed storyteller Benjamin Zephaniah
Acclaimed performance poet and novelist Benjamin Zephaniah's honest, wry and poignant story of a young refugee left in London is of even more power and pertinence today than when it was first published.
Life is not safe for Alem. His father is Ethopian, his mother Eritrean. Their countries are at war, and Alem is welcome in neither place.
So Alem is excited to spend a holiday in London with his father – until he wakes up to find him gone. What seems like a betrayal is in fact an act of love, but now Alem is alone in a strange country, and he must forge his own path...
Brilliantly written and with a real ear for dialogue, fans of Angie Thomas and Malorie Blackman will love Benjamin Zephaniah's novels for young adult readers:
People said the ghost of a drowned girl roamed the hills. Was this the wild-looking child 11-year-old Hilary and her brother Willy glimpsed in the woods? If not, who could she be? A suspense-filled story where truth is hidden around the bend, in the morning mist or over the mountain. Winner of the South Carolina Children’s Book Award.
“This brilliant book combats low confidence and self-esteem and teaches you to use your powers and go from reactive to proactive” (Toy Notes, “30 Inspiring Books That Teach Kids to Love Themselves Always”). From victim to victor. From reactive to proactive. From suffering to succeeding. Martial arts master Phil Nguyen teaches the nine treasures to help children and their parents discover their inner strength so they can deal powerfully with bullying now and face adversity confidently for the rest of their lives. By applying the powerful principles in Bully Busters and Beyond, you can help your children build the self-confidence, self-esteem, and strength of character to go beyond their bullying challenges to lead happy, healthy, and successful lives.
Suki looks like a wilting flower when she is sad or grumpy. However, she soon realizes that she wants to look like a pretty blooming flower by wearing a smile. Suggested for ages 6 and under. For more kids products and free downloads, visit our website at www.icharacter.org
Tyler is angry when his best friend Zack, their team’s hotshot midfielder, leaves to play for the Panthers, an elite travel team. He’s sure the Cougars’ season will tank—before it even begins. The Cougars lose their season opener—and their next game, too. Tyler blames Zack, but it’s clear his team needs a new attitude—and a lot more practice. Can Tyler help make a difference before it’s too late?
This biography for young readers explores the life of the controversial seventh U.S. president, as well as his successes, failures, and legacy.
Born in the Carolina backwoods, Andrew Jackson joined the American Revolutionary War at the age of thirteen. After a reckless youth of gunfights, gambling, and general mischief, he rose to national fame as the general who defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans.
Jackson ran for president as a political outsider, championing the interest of common farmers and frontiersmen. Determined to take down the wealthy, well-educated East Coast “elites,” he pledged to destroy the national bank—which he believed was an engine of corruption serving the interest of bankers and industrialists. A staunch nationalist, he sought to secure and expand the nation’s borders. Believing that “we the people” included white men only, he protected the practice of slavery, and opened new lands for white settlers by pushing the Native people westward.
Jackson, a polarizing figure in his era, ignited a populist movement that remains a powerful force in our national politics.
The book includes selections of Jackson’s writings, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.
“A concise profile that successfully reveals Jackson’s personal complexities and contradictions and his controversial legacy as a public figure.” —Kirkus Reviews
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