A Book to Read Empowers Nicaraguans
A group of young children stand strong against peer preasure

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NON-FICTION TO INFORM AND INSPIRE

The concepts of respect and responsibility are at the heart of each of our non-fiction titles. With vivid photos and clear text children are inspired to reflect on important concepts in our lives. All books are paperback.

Los sentimientos

Los Sentimientos/Feelings (preK-1) - Recognizing and honoring our own feelings and those of others is a key skill for developing strong, respectful relationships. In this book, a full-page portrait of a child expressing a strong feeling is followed by a facing page showing the situation that led to this feeling.

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Un día en Pueblo Nuevo

Un día en Pueblo Nuevo/A Day in Pueblo Nuevo (1-4) - This book follows 10 year old Elías throughout his day from the moment he wakes up to help tend the cows to the moment he goes to bed. Children will be able to make connections across cultures with Elías as he helps with chores, goes to school and enjoys playing with his friends. A wonderful introduction to rural life in Central America.

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Las manos no son para pegar

Las manos no son para pegar/Our Hands Help Us (preK-1) - This books features beautiful portraits of young children as they use their hands in positive ways throughout the day. Interspersed is the phrase "Hands are not for hitting. There are better things our hands can help us do." This book offers a positive way to support the message of conflict resolution.

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Lets Eat a Rainbow

¡Comamos un arco iris!/Let's Eat a Rainbow! (1-3) - This book celebrates the rainbow colors of healthy foods. Each color is represented by a natural food with explanations about how its nutrient content supports daily activities and general health. At the end, the color blue is represented by tantalizingly attractive blue candy with the reflection that resisting the temptation is worth the effort because eating too much sugary food causes tooth decay and impacts attention span.

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Me gustaría...

Me gustaría.../I Wish I Could... (K-2) - Here is a book about self-esteem and life goals. Young children often dream big about what they wish they could do. This book honors these dreams and pairs them with a recognition of what skills they are capable of today that will help lead them to their
ultimate goal.

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Yo decido!

Yo decido! (K-2) - It can be difficult sometimes for young children to balance the seemingly conflicting messages “do as you’re told” and “make your own decisions.” This is a book that puts these messages into the context of our desire to keep children physically and emotionally safe. Children need to know they have the right and the power to say “no” to peer pressure and to intimidating adults when activities do not feel safe.

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Yo también puedo

¡Yo también puedo!/I Can Too! (preK-1) - From a very young age children learn from our society that there are certain activities for girls and boys. With a very simple text and engaging photos, this book contradicts these stereotypes.

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El respeto

El respeto (preK-1) - This book features the ways that young children can demonstrate respect at school and at home.

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La responsabilidad

La responsibilidad (preK-1) - This book features the ways that young children can demonstrate responsability at school and at home.

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Amo a mi familia

Amo a mi familia (preK-1) - Jorge introduces the reader to all of his family members and shows how he demonstrates his love by helping out the family.

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Nos gustan los animales

Nos gustan los animales (preK-1) - This book features the domesticated animales common in rural Nicaragua as young children appreciate how each animal helps their families.

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Mi Cuerpo

Mi Cuerpo (preK-1) - This book presents common body parts and how they help us during our day at home and at school. The book promotes respect and responsibility by highlighting the ways our body can help us participate positively at school and at home.

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Las emociones

Las emociones (2-4) - This book explores in greater depth many common emotions and feelings and why it is important to recognize how we feel. Each emotion is presented by a child who shares how he or she should respond to the emotion in a positive way.

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