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Take a moment to remember what you are thankful for with these excellent books currated by our friends at Zoobean! 


Heather Lende
Call Number: 170.44 Len
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Mitch Albom
Description: Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Mitch Albom operates in Port Au Prince. With no children of their own, the forty-plus children who live, play, and go to school at the orphanage have become family to Mitch and his wife, Janine. Chika's arrival makes a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delights the other kids and teachers. But at age five, Chika is suddenly diagnosed with something a doctor there says, "No one in Haiti can help you with." Mitch and Janine bring Chika to Detroit, hopeful that American medical care can soon return her to her homeland. Instead, Chika becomes a permanent part of their household, and their lives, as they embark on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure. As Chika's boundless optimism and humor teach Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learns that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost.
Call Number: 362.734 Alb
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
Description: I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause.
Call Number: JB You
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Sharon M. (Sharon Mills) Draper, Sisi Aisha Johnson
Description: Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory. She can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom, the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged, because she cannot tell them otherwise. Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy, and she's determined to let everyone know it, somehow.
Call Number: J FIC Dra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Oge Mora
Description: When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until all is gone except for her generous spirit.
Call Number: E Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Joseph Bruchac, Marlena Myles, Miranda Paul
Description: This poetry anthology, edited by Miranda Paul, explores a wide range of ways to be grateful (from gratitude for a puppy to gratitude for family to gratitude for the sky) with poems by a diverse group of contributors.
Call Number: J 811.6 Tha
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Shel Silverstein
Description: A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.
Call Number: E Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Mo Willems
Description: "Piggie is determined to thank everyone she knows, but Gerald thinks she will forget someone important"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: Ei Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Todd Parr
Description: Easy-to-read text encourages the reader to find something every day for which to be thankful, from underwear that is just the right size to birthday cakes and the wishes they bring.
Call Number: E Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Traci Sorell, Frané Lessac
Description: Journey through the year with a Cherokee family and their tribal nation as they express thanks for celebrations big and small.
Call Number: E Sor
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
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Find The Good : Unexpected Life Lessons From A Small-town Obituary Writer
Heather Lende
170.44 Len
Thanku : Poems Of Gratitude
Joseph Bruchac, Marlena Myles, Miranda Paul
J 811.6 Tha
Finding Chika : A Little Girl, An Earthquake, And The Making Of A Family
Mitch Albom
362.734 Alb
The Giving Tree.
Shel Silverstein
E Sil
I Am Malala : How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World
Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
JB You
The Thank You Book
Mo Willems
Ei Wil
Out Of My Mind [Audiobook]
Sharon M. (Sharon Mills) Draper, Sisi Aisha Johnson
J FIC Dra
The Thankful Book
Todd Parr
E Par
Thank You, Omu!
Oge Mora
E Mor
We Are Grateful : Otsaliheliga
Traci Sorell, Frané Lessac
E Sor