Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z
Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z
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Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z

Written by Irene Latham and Charles Waters & illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini
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8 - 12
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120
Page count
960L
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Feb 4, 2020
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How can we make the world a better place? This inspiring resource for middle-grade readers is organized as a dictionary; each entry presents a word related to creating a better world, such as ally, empathy, or respect. For each word, there is a poem, a quote from an inspiring person, a personal anecdote from the authors, and a try it prompt for an activity. This second poetic collaboration from Irene Latham and Charles Waters builds upon themes of diversity and inclusiveness from their previous book Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship. Illustrations from Iranian-British artist Mehrdokht Amini offer readers a rich visual experience.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781541557758
    Publication Date
    February 4, 2020
    Publisher
    Carolrhoda Books (R)
    Page Count
    120
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2019000739
    Lexile® Level
    960L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~W
    Est. ATOS® Book Level
    ~6.3

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