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Pirate Trains and Gardens of Books!
To Ireland, With Love: an edited collection By Nicole Plyler Fisk
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A collection of thirty short stories for both children and adults. In May 2017, a group of students from the University of South Carolina traveled to Ireland to study fiction. This is one of the... More > results ... along with newfound loves for (among other things) hot tea; castle ruins; and sheep.< Less
When I Grow Up, I'm Going To Vote! By Nicole Plyler Fisk
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Meet Liberty Deen, a girl who knows she and her friends would do a much better job running the government than the US Congress! According to the EIU, the US has recently slipped from a full to a... More > flawed democracy, partly because of declining participation in political processes like voting. My freshman comp class and I hope to get kids excited about politics. We looked up bills that are stalled in Congress, focusing particularly on those of interest to kids. While each of our characters is strongly in favor of the bill he or she discusses, we hope that the message we’ve conveyed is this: despite your stance on an issue, what’s most important is that you’re engaged and informed. All profit from this book will be donated to Upwardly Global, an organization that serves our newest American citizens and work-authorized immigrants. Or, if you prefer, you may list as a comment a charity of your choice, and we'll donate your proceeds to it. Other favorites include Save the Children and She Should Run.< Less
I Had A Home In Syria By Nicole Plyler Fisk
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Meet a Syrian girl who must find a new home when hers becomes too dangerous. She's little, but she has BIG ideas adults need to hear. She's scared, but she's also hopeful that the world can be... More > better. This book is inspired by the story of a displaced Syrian, who is completing her Ph.D. at a state university, here in the USA. The idea behind the book is to explain the Syrian refugee crisis to children in a way that doesn't scare them, but that makes them braver. All proceeds from book sales will be donated to our Syrian friend for her tuition.< Less
The Booktender's Garden By Nicole Plyler Fisk
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The Booktender's Garden is the story of Miss Ellen, a children’s bookstore owner who seems almost magical in her ability to connect to her young readers. An additional element, however, is Miss... More > Ellen’s ability to connect to adult readers by reminding them of their childhood. This book is a celebration of both nostalgia and imagination; it also serves as a commemoration for all those small, privately owned bookstores that have had to close their doors. All profit will be donated to Ellen Mager in Doylestown, PA.< Less
The Pirate Train By Nicole Plyler Fisk
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The Pirate Train tells the story of the Yo-Ho-Matey family whose youngest son upsets their pirating plans (he gets seasick), and they have to re-imagine their life as a result. In the first book, the... More > Yo-Ho-Matey family buys their train and travels to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas to dig for treasure, but each book features a new adventure that further develops the characters and highlights fun destinations for treasure-seekers.< Less