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Personal and social competency is the set of abilities that relate to students' identity in the world, both as individuals and as members of their community and society. Personal and social competency encompasses the abilities students need to thrive as individuals, to understand and care about themselves and others, and to find and achieve their purposes in the world.

The Little Hummingbird
Format: Hardcover
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

This inspiring children's book-a revised edition of the awardwinning Flight of the Hummingbird-is based on a South American indigenous story about a courageous hummingbird who defies fear and expectations in her attempt to save the forest from fire. The illustrated story is supplemented by a natural and cultural history of hummingbirds, as well as an inspiring message from Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. The evocative artwork by internationally renowned Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas complements the optimistic tale that encourages everyone to take responsibility for their home and the planet.

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The Other Way to Listen
Authors:
Byrd Baylor
Artists:
Peter Parnell
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4;

The Caldecott Honor author/illustrator team that brought readers "The Desert Is Theirs" and "The Way to Start a Day" returns with this tale of truly listening to the world around us. In "The Other Way to Listen", a young boy is eager to learn and an old man is happy to share his wisdom.

Full color Ages 6-9.

$9.99

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The Seven Teachings Stories: Amik Loves School
Artists:
Irene Kuziw
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg;

Amik tells Moshoom about his wonderful school. Then his grandfather tells him about the residential school he went to, much different from Amik’s school. So Amik has an idea….

Amik Loves School is one book in The Seven Teachings Stories series.The Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe—love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty, and truth—are revealed in seven stories for children. Set in urban landscapes, Indigenous children tell familiar stories about home, school, and community.

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$9.95

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The Seven Teachings Stories: Kode's Quest(ion)
Artists:
Irene Kuziw
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg;

Selected for inclusion in the Spring 2015 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens (BBKT) by the Canadian Children's Book Centre.

Kode knows many things, but she doesn’t know one thing: What does respect mean? Who will help her figure out the answer?

Kode's Quest(ion) is one book in The Seven Teachings Stories series. The Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe—love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty, and truth—are revealed in seven stories for children. Set in urban landscapes, Indigenous children tell familiar stories about home, school, and community.

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The Seven Teachings Stories: Misaabe's Stories
Artists:
Irene Kuziw
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg;

Misaabe tells great stories – about trolls, and x-ray glasses, and secret agents, and his super-exciting life. But is real life so bad?

Misaabe's Stories is one book in The Seven Teachings Stories series.The Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe—love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty, and truth—are revealed in seven stories for children. Set in urban landscapes, Indigenous children tell familiar stories about home, school, and community.

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The Seven Teachings Stories: Singing Sisters
Artists:
Irene Kuziw
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg;

Selected for inclusion in the Spring 2015 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens (BBKT) by the Canadian Children's Book Centre.

Ma'iingan knows she is a very good singer. Conflict erupts when her little sister wants to sing just like her.

Singing Sisters is one book in The Seven Teachings Stories series. The Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe—love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty, and truth—are revealed in seven stories for children. Set in urban landscapes, Indigenous children tell familiar stories about home, school, and community.

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The Seven Teachings Stories: The First Day
Artists:
Irene Kuziw
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg;

Selected for inclusion in the Spring 2015 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens (BBKT) by the Canadian Children's Book Centre.

Makwa has to go to a new school … and he doesn’t want to. How will he face his first day?

The First Day is one book in The Seven Teachings Stories series. The Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe—love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty, and truth—are revealed in seven stories for children. Set in urban landscapes, Indigenous children tell familiar stories about home, school, and community.

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The Seven Teachings Stories: The Just Right Gift
Artists:
Irene Kuziw
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg;

Selected for inclusion in the Spring 2015 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens (BBKT) by the Canadian Children's Book Centre.

Migisi loves his Gookom. Can he find the perfect gift to show her how much?

The Just Right Gift is one book in The Seven Teachings Stories series.The Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe—love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty, and truth—are revealed in seven stories for children. Set in urban landscapes, Indigenous children tell familiar stories about home, school, and community.

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The Seven Teachings Stories: What is Truth, Betsy?
Artists:
Irene Kuziw
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg;

Miskwaadesi is puzzled about the teaching Truth. But she knows more than she thinks she does.

What is Truth, Betsy? is one book in The Seven Teachings Stories series.The Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe—love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty, and truth—are revealed in seven stories for children. Set in urban landscapes, Indigenous children tell familiar stories about home, school, and community.

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