Dictionary for a better world : poems, quotes, and anecdotes from A to Z / Irene Latham & Charles Waters ; illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Organized as a dictionary, entries in this book for middle-grade readers present words related to creating a better, more inclusive world. Each word is explored via a poem, a quote from an inspiring person, and a short personal anecdote from one of the co-authors, a prompt for how to translate the word into action, and an illustration"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      Words for a better world -- Acceptance -- Ally -- Belonging -- Compassion -- Courage -- Create -- Dialogue -- Diversity -- Dream -- Empathy -- Equality -- Exercise -- Experiment -- Forgiveness -- Freedom -- Fuel -- Gratitude -- (Epitaph for) hate -- Hope -- Humility -- Intention -- Justice -- Kindness -- Laughter -- Listen -- Love -- Mindfulness -- Nature -- Netiquette -- Open -- Pause -- Peace -- Question -- Reach -- Release -- Respect -- Service -- Shero -- Team -- Tenacity -- Upstander -- Vulnerable -- Voice -- (Bear) witness -- Wonder -- Xenial -- Yes -- Zest -- The etymology of progress.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
      Age: 8-12.
      Grade: 4-6.
    • ISBN:
      9781541557758
      1541557751
    • Accession Number:
      2019000739
    • Accession Number:
      on1091235409
      1091235409
    • Accession Number:
      fay.707045
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LATHAM, I.; WATERS, C.; AMINI, M. Dictionary for a better world : poems, quotes, and anecdotes from A to Z. [s. l.]: Carolrhoda Books, 2020. ISBN 9781541557758. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.707045. Acesso em: 21 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Latham I, Waters C, Amini M. Dictionary for a Better World : Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z. Carolrhoda Books; 2020. Accessed October 21, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.707045
    • APA:
      Latham, I., Waters, C., & Amini, M. (2020). Dictionary for a better world : poems, quotes, and anecdotes from A to Z. Carolrhoda Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Latham, Irene, Charles Waters, and Mehrdokht Amini. 2020. Dictionary for a Better World : Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z. Carolrhoda Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.707045.
    • Harvard:
      Latham, I., Waters, C. and Amini, M. (2020) Dictionary for a better world : poems, quotes, and anecdotes from A to Z. Carolrhoda Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.707045 (Accessed: 21 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Latham, I, Waters, C & Amini, M 2020, Dictionary for a better world : poems, quotes, and anecdotes from A to Z, Carolrhoda Books, viewed 21 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Latham, Irene, et al. Dictionary for a Better World : Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z. Carolrhoda Books, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.707045.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Latham, Irene, Charles Waters, and Mehrdokht Amini. Dictionary for a Better World : Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z. Carolrhoda Books, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.707045.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Latham I, Waters C, Amini M. Dictionary for a better world : poems, quotes, and anecdotes from A to Z [Internet]. Carolrhoda Books; 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 21]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.707045

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 March #1

This poetry collection is devoted to life-affirming qualities. Two-page spreads, organized in alphabetical order from acceptance to zest, address positive attributes, aspects of mindfulness and gratitude, acts of kindness and encouragement, and exhortations for inclusion, empathy, and respect. The coauthors take turns providing a personal anecdote for each term, a Try It! scenario (stop and think how another person might feel, problem solve in a different way, investigate a new idea, etc.), and an original poem. These 50 poems take various formats, running from the readily recognizable (acrostic, ode) to the more obscure (villanelle, tricube). Inspirational quotes pop up on every other page, and vivid graphics, featuring torn-paper collage, photographs, and acrylic digital paintings, complement the various fonts that wind across the busy pages. The anticipated audience is children in the upper-elementary grades and middle school. However, any reader who is preparing a presentation or leading a discussion on social behavior, character education, self-actualization, or making a difference will find a trove of accessible and appealing material within these colorful, cheerful pages. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 December #1

"Awash in attempts to help cool our fevered world, we/ Begin simply with words." Each term in this unconventional dictionary receives a four-part exploration alongside Amini's eclectically illustrated spreads: a poem, an inspirational quote, a first-person anecdote from the authors, and suggested "Try It!" actions. Latham and Waters rifle the storehouse of poetic forms, using structure to clarify meaning, for example through a senryu, "Service": "helping hands fill plates/ with meat-and-potato peaks/ hope is gravy." Forms range from the aubade to the villanelle, each explained in a brief caption. Latham and Walter's personal stories are plainspoken and relatable (Latham: "One of the quickest ways to get myself out of a funk is to... get busy serving others"), and the suggested actions, accessible: "Look into service opportunities in your area." The approach creates multiple pathways for engagement. Extensive supplementary materials include an index of poetic forms. Ages 8–12. (Feb.)

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