Sometimes the problems of the world seem insurmountable. But in the words of Margaret Mead, 'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.' And sometimes those thoughtful, committed citizens are children. Check out the inspiring stories and informational titles below to see how you can get involved today to help create a better tomorrow.
Kids Make History: A New Look at America's Story
Readers are invited to share the excitement of history as they trace the footsteps of young people who lived through it.
The Loud Silence of Francine Green
In 1949, thirteen-year-old Francine goes to Catholic school in Los Angeles where she becomes best friends with a girl who questions authority and is frequently punished by the nuns, causing Francine to question her own values.
Sylvia Jean, Scout Supreme
Sylvia Jean disguises herself in order to assist a neighbor who does not want her enthusiastic help, but she still might be the only one in her Pig Scout Troop who will not earn a Good Deed Badge.
Boxes for Katje
After a young Dutch girl writes to her new American friend in thanks for the care package sent after World War II, she begins to receive increasingly larger boxes.
The Eco-family's Guide to Living Green
Are you part of an eco-family? Check out each room of a house for what to do and what to change. From light bulbs to shower heads, learn green tips to get your family on the eco-friendly track.
Martin Bridge in High Gear!
Martin's back in two more stories. For their science fair project, Martin's team is going to help save the planet by organizing a beach walk. In the second story, Martin learns what it takes to score an A in teamwork and puts his knowledge of tools to good use as a volunteer at Bicycle Recycle.
Can You Say Peace?
Every September 21 on the International Day of Peace, children around the world wish in many different languages for peace.
A Kids' Guide to Hunger & Homelessness: How to take Action
Kids explore what others in the world (including young people) have done and are doing to address the issues, find out what their community needs, and develop a service project.
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
Upon leaving an oppressive summer camp, twelve-year-old Margaret Rose Kane spearheads a campaign to preserve three unique towers her grand uncles have been building in their back yard for over forty years.
Just Critters Who Care
When Little Critter finds out that one of his neighbors is in need, he rallies his friends and family together to volunteer their help, in an early reader title about community service.
Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace
Seven-year-old Paulie, an ordinary boy, brings peace to his home and school through small acts of kindness, but needs help to achieve his goal of world peace.
You Are The Earth: Know Your World So You Can Help Make It Better
This collection of facts and fables, explains how everything on Earth is connected.