Last Updated: Oct 6, 2016
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
Last Stop on Market Street
Publication Date: 2015-01-08
Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen
Publication Date: 1991-03-01
A boy spends the day with Uncle Willie in the soup kitchen where he works preparing and serving food for the hungry
Fly Away Home
Publication Date: 1991-03-18
A homeless boy who lives in an airport with his father, moving from terminal to terminal and trying not to be noticed, is given hope when he sees a trapped bird find its freedom
Publication Date: 2007-09-11
Jeremy, who longs to have the black high tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are the wrong size
Publication Date: 2001-02-01
A young girl's dream of attending school in her small Ugandan village is fulfilled after her family is given an income-producing goat. Based on a true story about the work of Project Heifer
Publication Date: 2008-02-01
Based on a true story, tells of how a poor Ghanaian boy buys a chicken through a community loan program, which eventually helps lift him, his mother, and his community out of poverty
The Good Garden
Publication Date: 2010-09-01
The Good Garden is the story of one poor farming family in Honduras, who, like their neighbors, cannot be sure they will have enough to eat. When a new teacher comes to town, young Maria learns new farming methods and ways to sell the crops at market that help give her family greater food security. As Maria’s neighbors see the success of her family’s “good garden,” the new practices spread through the community. The Good Garden is a fictionalized story inspired by the work of teacher Don El?as Sanchez, who devoted his life to improving the lot of small farm in Honduras
The Rag Coat
Publication Date: 1991-09-03
Minna proudly wears her new coat made of clothing scraps to school, where the other children laugh at her until she tells them the stories behind the scraps
Simple, upbeat visuals about food waste in America
Showcases amount of food wasted in a growing consumer society.
The Orange Shoes
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
Delly Porter enjoys the feel of soft dirt beneath her feet as she walks to and from school, but after a classmate makes her feel ashamed of having no shoes she learns that her parents and others, too, see value in things that do not cost money
The Hundred Dresses
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
In winning a medal she is no longer there to receive, a tight-lipped little Polish girl teaches her classmates a lesson
Publication Date: 2014-09-01
Best friends Sofia and Maddi live in the same neighborhood, go to the same school, and play in the same park, but while Sofia's fridge at home is full of nutritious food, the fridge at Maddi's house is empty. Sofia learns that Maddi's family doesn't have enough money to fill their fridge and promises Maddi she'll keep this discovery a secret. But because Sofia wants to help her friend, she's faced with a difficult decision: to keep her promise or tell her parents about Maddi's empty fridge.
Filled with colorful artwork, this storybook addresses issues of poverty with honesty and sensitivity while instilling important lessons in friendship, empathy, trust, and helping others. A call to action section, with six effective ways for children to help fight hunger and information on antihunger groups, is also included.
One Potato, Two Potato
Publication Date: 2006-08-08
This retelling of a Chinese folktale pays tribute to the author's Irish heritage, and to the joys of an old marriage, new friendships, and the impulse to share. Using pen and gouache, the artist shows the "simple" characters in all their winning complexity. A very poor, humble couple live so simple a life they share everything, until the husband discovers a pot with magical powers buried under the very last potato in the garden. Mr. and Mrs. ÕGrady are so poor they have just one of everything to share - one potato a day, one chair, one blanket full of holes, and one gold coin for a rainy day. After digging up the last potato in their patch, Mr. O'Grady comes upon a big black object. It's a pot - no ordinary pot, for what they soon discover is that whatever goes into it comes out doubled! Suddenly the O'Gradys aren't destitute anymore. But what they really long for is one friend apiece. Can the magic pot give them that?
Publication Date: 2003-03-01
Three wise monks trick a poor, frightened community into finding happiness by teaching them the magic of generosity.