Getting your hair cut for the first time can be scary. However, watching your dad go first can make it less scary. Jamal and his father go to their local barbershop where the barber uses clippers to cut Jamal's hair short. This perspective of a traditional African American barbershop promotes cross-cultural understanding. The exciting text and fun illustrations are sure to grab the attention of both emerging readers and listeners alike. This book will inspire children to love reading while teaching them proper barbershop behavior.
State governments are relaxing laws about marijuana use for both recreational and medicinal purposes. But just how harmless is this popular drug? This informative volume explores the effects, dangers, and possible benefits of marijuana. Despite what many believe, users can become addicted to marijuana. When young people ingest marijuana, it may negatively affect the way their brain develops. However, marijuana also helps patients with cancer, AIDS, epilepsy, and other conditions. This essential book provides students with up-to-date information about all aspects of marijuana use and suggests age-appropriate resources for those struggling with marijuana addiction.
Although often dismissed as the stuff of tabloids, there are those who maintain that alien abduction is a real danger that many on Earth have already faced. In this volume, two dedicated UFO researchers partner up to present the mysterious alien encounters experienced by their families and others like them, pointing to gaps in government reporting and highlighting as yet unexplained phenomena related to their experiences. The authors encourage readers to keep an open mind as they seek to dispel the skepticism and stigma surrounding the reporting of such incidences while encouraging others to share their stories.
It is no secret that an ever-changing media landscape has changed the ways we create and consume news, but with the rising role of social media and digital technology, misinformation has found more creative ways to sneak into the collective discussion, muddying the waters and leaving readers more confused than ever. With an easy-to-follow outline of what makes news credible, this book summarizes the ways that young readers can stay informed and remain vigilant in a world where conspiracies and fake news run wild.
Readers will discover what you can do at a post office, such as buying stamps, checking a PO box, and sending a letter. The books easy-to-follow text makes it perfect for beginning readers. A photo glossary offers new vocabulary, while a website link page suggests routes to more information.
Will has a lot to say, but he knows from experience that it’s not always safe to say what’s on his mind. At home and at school, with his father and his friends, Will has been gulping down his words for a long time. He doesn’t know how many more words he’ll be able to swallow. Then he meets a writer who won’t take back his words, and Will understands what being brave can mean. As Will’s words begin to flow, he tastes for the first time what self-expression without fear can be.