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|Author||: Kamala Harris|
From Vice President Kamala Harris comes a picture book with an empowering message: Superheroes are all around us--and if we try, we can all be heroes too. Now a #1 New York Times bestseller! Before Kamala Harris was elected to the vice presidency, she was a little girl who loved superheroes. And when she looked around, she was amazed to find them everywhere! In her family, among her friends, even down the street--there were superheroes wherever she looked. And those superheroes showed her that all you need to do to be a superhero is to be the best that you can be. In this empowering and joyful picture book that speaks directly to kids, Kamala Harris takes readers through her life and shows them that the power to make the world a better place is inside all of us. And with fun and engaging art by Mechal Renee Roe, as well as a guide to being a superhero at the end, this book is sure to have kids taking up the superhero mantle (cape and mask optional). Praise for Superheroes Are Everywhere: "This [book] offers a solid message: a superhero could be anyone, including you." --Booklist
|Author||: Kamala Harris|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
From US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris comes a picture book with an empowering message - superheroes are all around us, and if we try, we can all be heroes too - including you! Now a #1 New York Times bestseller. Before Kamala Harris was elected to the vice presidency, she was a little girl who loved superheroes. When she looked around, she was amazed to find them everywhere! In her family, amongst her friends, even down the street - there were superheroes wherever she looked. And those superheroes showed here that all you need to do to be a superhero is be the best that you can be. In this empowering and joyful picture book that speaks directly to children, Kamala Harris takes readers through her life and shows them that the power to make the world a better place is inside all of us. With fun, engaging illustrations by Mechal Renee Roe, as well as guide to being a superhero at the end, this book is sure to have young readers taking up the superhero mantle (cape and mask optional).
|Author||: Kamala Harris|
|Editor||: Chronicle Books|
The old approaches to fighting crime just aren't working. Two thirds of people released from prison commit anothercrime within two years. In Smart on Crime, career prosecutor Kamala D. Harris shatters the old distinctions, rooted in false choices and myths, and offers a compelling argument for how to make the criminal justice system truly, not just rhetorically, tough. Harris spells out the necessary shifts that will increase public safety, reduce costs, and strengthen our communities when our politicians and law enforcement officials learn how to become tough and smart on crime.
|Author||: Mechal Renee Roe|
|Editor||: Doubleday Books for Young Readers|
African-American boys and their cool hair are celebrated in this bright, joyful read-together picture book that will have boys everywhere repeating the book's chorus: "I am born to be awesome " When the stars shine, the world is mine I am born to be awesome My hair is free, just like me I am born to be awesome African-American boys will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhythmic picture book celebrating a diversity of hip black hairstyles. From a 'fro-hawk to mini-twists and crisp cornrows, adorable illustrations of boys with cool curls, waves, and afros grace each page, accompanied by a positive call-and-response affirmation that will make boys cheer. It's a great read-aloud to promote positive self-esteem to boys of all ages, building and growing the foundation of self-love (and hair love ) and letting every boy know that "You are born to be awesome " And look for the companion book for girls, Happy Hair, coming in fall 2019
|Author||: Deb Pilutti|
|Editor||: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)|
In order to be a real superhero, you have to follow some important rules: Rule #1: A superhero must ALWAYS respond to a call for help. Rule #2: Saving the day is messy. But everyone understands. In this handy guide, Captain Magma and his trusty sidekick, Lava Boy, take young readers on an adventure to learn all ten rules of being a good superhero.
|Author||: Robin S. Rosenberg|
|Editor||: BenBella Books|
Unmasking superhuman abilities and double lives, this analysis showcases nearly two dozen psychologists as their essays explore the minds of pop culture's most intriguing and daring superheroes, including Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, and the X-Men. Exposing the inner thoughts that these reclusive heroes would only dare share with trained professionals, heady experts give detailed psychoanalyses of what makes specific superheroes tick while answering such questions as Why do superheroes choose to be superheroes? Why is there so much prejudice against the X-Men mutants? What makes Spider-Man so altruistic? and Why are supervillains so aggressive? Additionally, the essays tackle why superheroes have such an enduring effect on American culture.
|Author||: Ben Vinyard|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Having a big brother that always makes the right decisions is so powerful for any younger sibling to see. This book tells the tale of how being a positive role model can shape the lives of those around you. Everyone goes through difficult situations, it's how you handle them that make you who you are.
|Author||: Mechal Renee Roe|
|Editor||: Random House Books for Young Readers|
Celebrate diversity with this bright, joyful level 1 Step Into Reading book that will have girls everywhere repeating the book's chorus: "I love being me!" Girls will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhyming, Step 1 reader about the joy of being a girl. Featuring a variety of kids and the activities they enjoy - reading, soccer, cooking, swimming, gardening, and more - this easy reader promotes girls' self-esteem, smarts, and strength. Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words for children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. And look for the companion picture books, Happy Hair and Cool Cuts, celebrating girls and boys and their beautiful, natural black hair.
|Author||: Nikki Grimes|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Discover the incredible story of a young daughter of immigrants who would grow up to be the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian American ever elected Vice President of the United States in this moving picture book biography of Kamala Harris. When Kamala Harris was young, she often accompanied her parents to civil rights marches—so many, in fact, that when her mother asked a frustrated Kamala what she wanted, the young girl responded with: “Freedom!” As Kamala grew from a small girl in Oakland to a senator running for president, it was this long-fostered belief in freedom and justice for all people that shaped her into the inspiring figure she is today. From fighting for the use of a soccer field in middle school to fighting for the people of her home state in Congress, Senator Harris used her voice to speak up for what she believed in and for those who were otherwise unheard. And now this dedication has led her all the way to being elected Vice President of the United States. Told in Nikki Grimes's stunning verse and featuring gorgeous illustrations by Laura Freeman, this picture book biography brings to life a story that shows all young people that the American dream can belong to all of us if we fight for one another.
|Author||: Meena Harris|
INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY FROM THE CHILDHOOD OF VICE PRESIDENT–ELECT KAMALA HARRIS! A beautiful, empowering picture book about two sisters who work with their community to effect change, inspired by a true story from the childhood of the author’s aunt, Kamala Harris, and mother, lawyer and policy expert Maya Harris. “A must read for little girls around the world.” —Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts “An inspiring tale.” —Stacey Abrams, Former Minority Leader, Georgia House of Representatives; Founder and Chair, Fair Fight Action “I love this book.” —Megan Rapinoe, Co-Captain, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team One day, Kamala and Maya had an idea. A big idea: They would turn their empty apartment courtyard into a playground! This is the uplifting tale of how the author’s aunt and mother first learned to persevere in the face of disappointment and turned a dream into reality. This is a story of children’s ability to make a difference and of a community coming together to transform their neighborhood. A New York Times bestseller!
|Author||: Sage Michael,Stan Lee|
Review "Revolutionary." -- MSNBC "An ideal pick"-- Midwest Book Review "This is the Harry Potterization of the Self-Help genre." "Undoubtedly the right book for the right time."-- Stan Lee From the Back Cover Whether you choose to fight crime or social injustice, advance in your career, further your education or just be a better you, there is a clear path to success in these pages... and it starts... with you becoming an actual SuperHero. SuperHeroes are everywhere in today's marketplace; Self-Help books more so. This is the first book to combine them both! Stan Lee called it "undoubtedly the right book for the right time." You can be more than you ever imagined and it can be fun. It can be informative... and you absolutely can begin today. Inside you will find 268 pages packed with truly rewarding content. The exercises are challenging, yes. They are meant to be... but they are also fun. You will learn more about who you really are than you ever thought possible. Every detail you need is inside: Training Plans Super Powers You Can Develop Missions to Plan and Accomplish Tools for Your Own Utility Belt Even Gadgets for Your Car! The book is divided into three sections: SuperHero Theory SuperHero Boot Camp Super Powers If you find yourself searching for that next level; if you know you can achieve more but you don't yet know how; if you are ready to leap off that proverbial cliff you are facing but just know that you can fly if you were only given a chance... than this book is definitely for you. I give you, my reader, but one promise: If you follow this book through until the end and you complete every exercise you find inside... you absolutely will become.... a SuperHero
|Author||: Danny Fingeroth|
|Editor||: A&C Black|
Why are so many of the superhero myths tied up with loss, often violent, of parents or parental figures? What is the significance of the dual identity? What makes some superhuman figures "good" and others "evil"? Why are so many of the prime superheroes white and male? How has the superhero evolved over the course of the 20th and early 21st centuries? And how might the myths be changing? Why is it that the key superhero archetypes - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, the X-Men - touch primal needs and experiences in everyone? Why has the superhero moved beyond the pages of comics into other media? All these topics, and more, are covered in this lively and original exploration of the reasons why the superhero - in comic books, films, and TV - is such a potent myth for our times and culture.>
|Author||: Kamala Harris|
A New York Times bestseller From Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris's commitment to speaking truth is informed by her upbringing. The daughter of immigrants, she was raised in an Oakland, California community that cared deeply about social justice; her parents--an esteemed economist from Jamaica and an admired cancer researcher from India--met as activists in the civil rights movement when they were graduate students at Berkeley. Growing up, Harris herself never hid her passion for justice, and when she became a prosecutor out of law school, a deputy district attorney, she quickly established herself as one of the most innovative change agents in American law enforcement. She progressed rapidly to become the elected District Attorney for San Francisco, and then the chief law enforcement officer of the state of California as a whole. Known for bringing a voice to the voiceless, she took on the big banks during the foreclosure crisis, winning a historic settlement for California's working families. Her hallmarks were applying a holistic, data-driven approach to many of California's thorniest issues, always eschewing stale "tough on crime" rhetoric as presenting a series of false choices. Neither "tough" nor "soft" but smart on crime became her mantra. Being smart means learning the truths that can make us better as a community, and supporting those truths with all our might. That has been the pole star that guided Harris to a transformational career as California’s attorney general, as a United States senator, and now as vice president-elect, grappling in every role with an array of complex issues, from health care and the new economy to immigration, national security, the opioid crisis, and accelerating inequality. By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers in THE TRUTHS WE HOLD a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values. In a book rich in many home truths, not least is that a relatively small number of people work very hard to convince a great many of us that we have less in common than we actually do, but it falls to us to look past them and get on with the good work of living our common truth. When we do, our shared effort will continue to sustain us and this great nation, now and in the years to come.
|Author||: Jill Biden|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Joey is the first ever picture book about the young life of Joe Biden, the 47th Vice President of the United States, and includes never before told family stories about the presidential candidate and former vice president’s childhood—written by Jill Biden, his spouse. Joe Biden grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children. His parents always encouraged him and his siblings to be independent and strong. The family moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where at twenty-nine, Biden was elected one the youngest United States Senators ever elected. This is his story.
|Author||: Susann Hoffmann|
An empowering picture book that celebrates the idea that all children can be anything they choose! There are so many ways for kids to be awesome. They can be smart, kind, bold, funny, and so many other things too! With sweet, simple text and bold illustrations, this book showcases just that notion, and delivers a powerful message directly to the reader: You can be anything you want to be! An inclusive and uplifting picture book that celebrates the potential in all of us.
|Author||: John David Anderson|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
The Avengers meets Louis Sachar in this hilarious and action-packed tween novel by John David Anderson, which Publishers Weekly called a "superhero story that any comics fan will enjoy" in a starred review. Andrew Bean might be a part of H.E.R.O., a secret organization for the training of superhero sidekicks, but that doesn't mean that life is all leaping tall buildings in single bounds. First, there's Drew's power: Possessed of super senses—his hearing, sight, taste, touch, and smell are the most powerful on the planet—he's literally the most sensitive kid in school. Then there's his superhero mentor, a former legend who now spends more time straddling barstools than fighting crime. Add in trying to keep his sidekick life a secret from everyone, including his parents, and the truth is clear: Middle school is a drag even with superpowers. But this is all before a supervillain long thought dead returns to the city of Justicia, superheroes begin disappearing at an alarming rate, and Drew's two identities threaten to crash head-on into each other. Drew has always found it pretty easy to separate right from wrong, good from evil. It's what a superhero does. But what happens when that line starts to disappear?
|Author||: Shelly Becker|
|Editor||: Sterling Children's Books|
All kids have trouble getting a grip on their emotions, sometimes even young superheroes! Action-packed illustrations and a dynamite rhyming text reveal the many ways superheroes can resist the super-temptation to cause a scene when they re sad, mad, frustrated, lonely, or afraid. Kids will find plenty of fun ideas in this energetic picture book to help them cope when they re having a bad day."
|Author||: Tom Fletcher|
|Editor||: Random House Books for Young Readers|
Whoosh! A SUPERHERO has landed in YOUR book! Get ready for another lively, interactive read-aloud in the Who's In Your Book series! Use the power of your imagination to unlock this adorable Superhero's powers. But you'd better act fast before The Scribbler ruins your book completely! Readers will enjoy interactively tapping, stretching, and whizzing this book around as they help Superhero defeat the villain and save the day--while discovering the real power of kindness. Bestselling author and musician Tom Fletcher and illustrator Greg Abbott have once again created a creature that readers will fall in love with--and want to play with--again and again! Don't miss a single story in the Who's In Your Book series! • There's a Monster In Your Book • There's a Dragon In Your Book • There's an Elf In Your Book • There's an Alien in Your Book ...and more books to come!