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A Mighty Girl. Gladys West was born into a community of sharecroppers in rural Virginia, but she went on to create mathematical models of the Earth that became the foundation for GPS. But is that really where the journey begins?
Perhaps it began hundreds of years ago because a composer wrote beautiful music that people want to hear over and over again. Or maybe it began when the musicians on the stage picked up their instruments and practiced because they wanted to play every note perfectly.
He wanted to find peace. Valentine's Day is just around the corner and that means it's time for some lovely new tutorials and inspiration! This uplifting new picture book by beloved author Mo Willems celebrates the transformative power of music and how it unites people across distance and time. Sometimes not all items in your order are available for shipment at the same time, and items may be delivered separately. Think of all of the different cultures, beliefs, customs, languages, and personalities. I'd love to hear about it!
But where the girl's journey leads her is to center stage, where her work as a conductor will become the "because" for another young music lover in the future! This uplifting new picture book by beloved author Mo Willems celebrates the transformative power of music and how it unites people across distance and time. This gentle story captures the joy that music brings while showing how chance, persistence, and inspiration all combine to guide this young girl's journey of discovery.
A book that deals with various spiritual issues that will bless your heart this Valentine's Day. Looking at the necessity to share the love of God with others during. A Good Thing--A Book in Honor of Valentine's Day. 1 view. 0. 0. Share. Save. Report 15 Things You Didn't Know The Purpose Of! Factnomenal. 23M views.
For any music lover -- or anyone who wonders what small quirks of circumstance have helped inspire their life's work -- this is a book to treasure. Highly recommended for ages 4 to 8. In this gorgeously illustrated new picture book, which is inspired by Greta Thunberg's environmental activism, a little girl named Greta lives in a beautiful forest threatened by Giants.
For young bookworms, Better World Books has a wonderful program. Young children will love picking out their own well-read books and donating them to Better World.
Those books will be redistributed to kids around the world. You can search for a nearby drop off box or mail a box of books to headquarters.
Get started early to beat the holiday mailing rush. But if you miss this holiday, the book giveaway is great for any time of the year. For global warming, environmental issues, and animals we like the World Wildlife Fund. And what kid wouldn't want to save an elephant, dolphin, or polar bear? The website has a feature that is fun for kids and parents called "WildFinder" which maps the world's animals. You can search by place or species and learn about birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.
Donating is fun too with symbolic animal adoptions, a WWF Endangered Species-of-the-Month Club, and handcrafted items that support sustainable livelihoods. Sure to appeal to young people, Pencils of Promise, or PoP, brings education to kids around the world.
This nonprofit builds schools, trains teachers, and mentors students. You can donate, buy a t-shirt or a backpack, or help spread the word. Be sure to read about Adam Braun, the young founder of this inspiring organization. While backpacking around the world, Adam asked a young person what he wanted most.
The answer? A pencil. Thus an idea was planted, and Adam took it from there. Save the Chimps provides a permanent sanctuary for the lifelong care of chimpanzees rescued from research laboratories, the entertainment industry, and the pet trade. The rescued chimps live on three small islands in Florida. Caged for most of their lives, the chimps now have space, freedom, and companionship. There is even an online shop where you can purchase Save a Chimp clothing or other items.
A small charity, Save the Chimps has an inspiring story to tell, and they do tell it. Your heartstrings will hum with the backstories of the chimps and, by signing up for regular emails, you'll learn about how they all are doing. These chimps become individuals with names and families. The New York Times reports that close to 60 million people around the world have had to leave their homes because of war or persecution.
Many others do so because of drought or floods. It's impossible to look away from the images of desperate people, especially children, that we see on the news every day. One way to help is to support the International Rescue Committee. This holiday season, help supply toilets at refugee camps, support healthcare for a child, or send a girl to school. Just pick a gift and then dedicate it to a person you choose grandma, maybe?
Choose an emailed card, or even better, a printed one that arrives by mail. Books For Africa has one goal, and that is to get as many books as possible into the hands of kids in Africa. They collect books, ship them and get them to children of all ages wherever they are needed.