Now out: Dictionary for a Better World Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z by Irene Latham; Charles Waters

This inspiring book is geared toward middle school readers. As the title says, it is organized in alphabetical order as a dictionary. Some of the words included in the book are acceptance, compassion, diversity, forgiveness, gratitude, hope, justice, kindness,peace, understanding and more. This title has some lovely illustrations; the book opens with one of flowers in a mug that sets the tone. The first entry is a twenty–six line poem with a line for every letter of the alphabet. Each of the following entries also includes an editorial comment and something to try. One example from the book: The letter C.

Courage

Sometimes

courage can be

getting up to face life’s

stormy world when you’d rather hide

in bed.

Author Charles than comments and there is a Try It!

This book can be read in order or dipped into. Hopefully, readers will be encouraged as they pursue the entries in this book.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this book in exchange for an honest review.

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