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HELP US HELP OTHERS - 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this book go to help the efforts and mission of The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services - (RAICES). See more information below.
Rereleased as a board book, I Carry Your Heart With Me is a children's adaptation of the beloved e. e. cummings poem which tells the story of a mother carrying her child and then introducing her to the wonders of the world. It is beautifully illustrated by Mati McDonough. This book is definitely one of those inspirational gems that is suitable for all ages, from one to 100.
In her first children's book, artist McDonough imagines the mother-child relationship as the centerpiece for the e.e. cummings poem about love.
Showing the strong bond of love between mother and child, within nature and throughout life, cummings' heartfelt words expressed through McDonough's tender artistic interpretation of this familiar poem and lovely illustrations combine to create a fresh, yet classic, portrayal of love.
First published in 1952, I Carry Your Heart With Me has become a classic, beloved poem that is a timeless tribute to love and how it binds us all — mother, father, child — family:
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
WHY WE ARE SUPPORTING RAICES
For the unconditional love of children, families and our fellow human beings. For respect, dignity, justice and freedom from fear, abuse and worse. For the humane, compassionate, truly caring values that I am so grateful were deeply instilled in me by my family, along with the strong belief that the greatest contribution we can make and the most we can do to give real, lasting meaning to our lives is to do something daily to help others now and to benefit generations in the future.
I think author Nelson Henderson summed things up perfectly: "The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you will never sit."
Because we must. Because turning away is NOT an option.
Why RAICES is So Needed and So Important
Thousands of children are living in detention in the United States. This year alone, nearly 45,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended on the Southwestern US border. Most of these children are fleeing violence and oppression and they are all seeking a better life in the United States.
Children seeking asylum in the United States are often traumatized either before or along their journeys, and all of them are justifiably, as children, ill-equipped to fight for their freedom and prolonged happiness in a system designed to thwart even adult asylum applicants.
As the largest immigration legal services provider in Texas, (where so many have been detained) RAICES attorneys and staff are uniquely suited to address the needs of unaccompanied children.
These kids don’t deserve to go to court alone. They deserve a chance to live a safe and successful life. Children with legal representation are 5 times more likely to win their case for asylum, making an immigration attorney the first and most important step in a child’s fight for asylum.
How RAICES Helps
RAICES is a nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to undeserved immigrant children, families and refugees.
With legal services, social programs, bond assistance and an advocacy team focused on changing the narrative around migration in this country, RAICES is operating on the national frontline of the fight for immigration rights. RAICES defends the rights of immigrants and refugees, empower individuals, families and communities and advocate for liberty and justice.
Crisis Management — Addressing family separating, mass release of detainees and other crises affecting the migrant population
Legal Services - Representing children and families throughout the legal process of immigration
Post-Release & Resettlement Support — Providing case management and resettlement assistance services to immigrants and refugees
Social Services — Connecting people recently released from detention with information, assistance and resources
Advocacy & Communications — Bringing an experienced perspective to the national conversation about immigration policy
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With 50 fantastic recipes that kids as young as 4 years old can prepare entirely on their own, the Do-It-Myself Kids Cookbook: Nothing Hot, Nothing Sharp is a fully-illustrated hardcover book which features a parents prep section outlining the basic things grownups can do such as help lay out ingredients, cover the work surface and what to buy in advance.
The Do-It-Myself Kids Cookbook: Nothing Hot, Nothing Sharp is divided into five sections: sandwiches; snacks; salads, dressings & dips; desserts; and drinks with most of the recipes involve using a plastic knife or a pair of child's scissors to cut things. Each recipe in the cookbook is full of pictures for tools they need, ingredients, and diagrams on how to do things. Plus, the table of contents is in pictures making it easy to understand even if your child isn't old enough to read the chapter titles. They can simply look at the pictures and see which recipe they want to make.
Laurie Goldrich Wolf (see About the Author below) has carefully put this fantastic book with simple and straightforward recipes that will provide endless hours of quality educational and fun time with your kids and, good food too!
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Featuring one of the best-loved and most successful children’s characters of all time, Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic is a timeless treasure sure to bring out the child in every parent or individual who loves imagination.
Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, this book explores the fascinating story behind the development of BooWinnie-the-Pooh and friends through the creative collaboration between author A. A. Milne and illustrator E. H. Shepard.
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The Brower Youth Awards honor some of the best activists in America. Not just the best young activists—but the best activists, period. They have a lot to teach us in this book!
--Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth and founder, 350.org
If you ever thought about wanting to change the world, but didn’t know where to start, then buy this book. It’s an inspiring and practical guide for young people who want to take the first steps toward finding real solutions for the planet.
--Michael Brune, executive director, Sierra Club
Organizers spend decades developing tools and learning systems that Sharon Smith puts at the fingertips of young activists within a weekend.
--Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO, Green for All
I love this book. There’s no time to wait—the world needs you now. Take these strategies and make them your own.
--Adam Werbach, chief sustainability officer, Saatchi & Saatchi
Every day I get hundreds of emails from Story of Stuff viewers, asking what they can do to make a difference in the world. Now I can simply tell them one thing: Read The Young Activist’s Guide to Building a Green Movement + Changing the World. Really, everyone should read this book.
--Annie Leonard, director, The Story of Stuff Project
If you want to make a significant and sustainable impact on the health of our planet, this powerful and practical guide can help. Author and activist Sharon J. Smith (see About the Author) shares proven strategies and lessons learned from the winners of Earth Island Institute’s Brower Youth Awards—America’s top honor for young green leaders. Here are all the tools you need—from planning a campaign and recruiting supporters to raising money and attracting media attention—to turn your ideas into actions and make changes that matter.
Throughout The Young Activist's Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the World, Sharon spotlights stories from youth like Jessie-Ruth Corkins, who saved her school $90,000 by greening its heating system for a science project, and Billy Parish, whose small student group became one of the most influential coalitions in America addressing climate change. These eco-heroes have made headlines for passing legislation, founding nonprofits, and raising millions of dollars for sustainability--all before their twenty-third birthdays. Eco-heroes like Jessie-Ruth Corkins, who saved her school $90,000 by greening its heating system for a science project, and Billy Parish, whose small student group became one of the most influential coalitions in America addressing climate change are just two Youth Award winners profiled in the book.
These eco-heroes have made headlines for passing legislation, founding nonprofits, and raising millions of dollars for sustainability. The Young Activist's Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the World is filled with inspiring stories, great tips and strategic plans. If you want to get something done in your community or on your campus, this is the book to help you combine your passion with energy to make a difference and create positive change in the world. A must read for organizers and activists of any age!
All author proceeds from the sale of this book go to Earth Island Institute’s Brower Youth Awards to support the next generation of young activists.
Shapes is one in a series of MoMA Art Basics for Kids books that introduces young readers and their parents to six visual building blocks--Lines, Shapes, Colors, People, Places and Stories--via an assortment of the great masterpieces of twentieth century art. Shapes isolates shapes to show how they are used by artists an how they contribute to the meaning of art.
Author Philip Yenawine (see About the Author below) has created an "ABC of art" whereby both parents and teachers can play a key role in the learning process by asking questions like, "Can you find buildings? And roofs?" while looking at a Picasso study. By looking at 'shapes' and discussing what ideas and feelings they suggest, adults encourage children to develop creative thinking skills. Other Shapes artists include Seurat, Gauguin, Malevich, Mondrian, Arp, Klee, Smith and Dali.
Philip Yenawine, the longtime Director of Education at The Museum of Modern Art, is currently co-director of Visual Understanding in Education, a developmentally based education research organization.