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Michelle Opens Her First Bank Account
A penny saved is a penny earned.
Officially a published author, Michelle has sold out of her books during the Pen Legacy Book Expo at her school and must now decide what to do with all the money she has earned. Does she spend it on the things she wants or save it as she was taught?
Michelle Opens Her First Bank Account unfolds a treasury of ideas that could directly affect your child’s view of the world in which we live. When teaching children about money, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Yet, this story will be an easy and fun way to start.
Introduce your child to a mindful way to value money by joining Michelle on her exciting journey to open a bank account. Teaching responsible money habits like investing, saving and budgeting can help your child mature and grow with confidence.
This empowering story is perfect for children who want to dream big and begin their journey of securing their financial future.
Michelle Sold Zero Books
Writing a book is such an incredible accomplishment! What is even more exciting is when the book is published. However, Michelle is about to find out the challenges of being a published author. Her expectations are high as she prepares to attend her first book expo at her school, Pen Legacy Elementary. She anticipates everyone will want to buy her book.
To her disappointment, Michelle doesn’t sell any books and becomes discouraged, vowing never to write again. Michelle’s mother tries to encourage her not to give up on her gift, but it is Ms. Charron Monaye who changes Michelle’s decision by sharing her success as an author. Michelle uses this information to overcome the obstacles she believes are in her way.
Take this journey as Michelle goes from zero sells to SOLD OUT!
Michelle Goes To Congress
Executive Branch! Legislative Branch! Judicial Branch! Who really runs the world?
Michelle is excited to visit the U.S. Capitol with her class! The students are fascinated by Congress and how it works. Not only are they eager to learn more about the House, Senate and their functions, but excited to show off what they’ve already learned. Will the class impress their teacher – Mr. Cauley, and their tour guide with their knowledge, and what other exciting facts will they learn about our democracy?
Marquis Goes To The Supreme Court
“Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on.”
~ Justice Thurgood Marshall
The day that Mr. Stewart’s students have been eagerly waiting for has finally arrived––a field trip to the Supreme Court! During the tour, Marquis and his classmates are encouraged to ask questions, highlighting the importance of curiosity in the learning process.
How many justices are seated in the Supreme Court? What is the difference between the chief justice and the associate justices? Why do justices wear black robes? These are just a few of the questions that are answered. The students also learn the role the President of the United States plays in the Supreme Court and how justices are elected to serve.
Marquis Goes to the Supreme Court is the perfect literary companion for inquisitive children who want to learn about the Supreme Court’s history and have questions regarding its setup.
Michelle & Her Magical Pen
Michelle is an amazing girl who aspires to be a great writer. She finds much delight in writing day in and day out. However, when her English teacher gives the class an assignment to write a story for a book anthology, Michelle draws a blank. Will Michelle overcome her writer’s block and create a compelling tale, or will she lose her passion to write?
Through playful and vivid fantastical illustrations, Michelle & Her Magical Pen inspires young readers to embrace their love of writing, while allowing their imagination and pen to be their best friend.
Pearl and her Gee’s Bend Quilt
By Tangular Irby
When Pearl schedules a playdate with her friends Sallie and Ella, they have no idea they’re about to travel back in time to Gee’s Bend, Alabama to discover the origin of the beautiful quilts in Grandma’s house. It doesn’t take long for the girls to learn Grandma’s quilts are more than pretty pieces of fabric stitched together to keep them warm; the history behind the family treasures is rich, and bursting with love.
Pearl and her Gee’s Bend Quilt is a journey through art and adventure, stitched together through the eyes of young Pearl, who dreams of creating a quilt of her own one day. Will her friends support Pearl’s dreams of making a quilt? Has she learned enough to do it? And what surprise does Grandma have for the girls that will change everything?
Find out what happens in the heart-warming tale, Pearl and her Gee’s Bend Quilt.
I Respect Difference
By Dr. Art Fields
Something’s different about third-grade teacher Mrs. Brookings when she returns to school from summer break. Their parents have already been informed, but now Mrs. Brookings’ students are about to discover the difference in their teacher, too.
“I Respect Difference” celebrates our differences and how they make us uniquely powerful. Getting an understanding breeds awareness, with celebration and advocacy tagging along for the ride. Jump between the pages with Mrs. Brookings’ class to find what happens when they learn to love and respect DIFFERENCE.