The Adventures of Junior and Rubble is a story about a young Haitian-American boy and his dog, Rubble, who have a strong connection to the natural world that began during a shared disaster. This connection allows Junior to do amazing things like manipulate the elements and take on attributes of plants and animals. Through their bond to each other and the earth, they fight to protect the environment. Junior is also aided by his friends, but from whom he feels he must hide his special gifts. With each installment, they overcome new obstacles and dangers to the environment. The stories are both fun and educational, drawing on science as much as fantasy.
The Adventures of Junior & Rubble: The Oil Monster – Part 2
In 'The Adventures of Junior & Rubble: The Oil Monster– Part 2,' Junior discovers another very special connection he has with the Earth, a golden raintree that "refuels" him, giving him the energy to do the amazing things he does. Later, he and his two best friends, Jack and Seth, set out to discover the origin of the oil "slick." They do some research and learn a number of different ways that oil enters the ocean, other than through accidents. The boys decide to track down one of the most likely sources; and, in the process, a new power of Junior's is revealed to Jack and Seth. The boys promise to keep Junior's secret. Now, he is no longer alone with the changes coming over him. This is a story about learning, adventure, friendship and a deep commitment to loving mother nature.
The Adventures of Junior and Rubble - (Part 3 Nemesis)
In the newest installment of The Adventures of Junior and Rubble (#3-Nemesis), we are introduced to Herman Santos, a successful, but unscrupulous businessman. He is everything Junior, Jack and Seth are not. He could care less about the environment and won't let issues like pollution or conservation stand in the way of profits. Junior learns the origins of his golden raintree and receives a very special gift from his Great Uncle Stanley. The boys discover a new, disturbing source of pollution along the coast. As always, Junior, Seth and Jack work together to try to solve the mystery of this threat to the environment. Additionally, two new amazing superpowers are revealed, culminating with an unexpected plot twist!
If You Believe Our Youth Need More Positive Images That Look Like Them, Then Keep Reading...
Right now, we are living in some very interesting times. The social and political climate is extremely volatile, and our children are constantly bombarded with negative imagery. From television to social media, even the print ads are a constant reminder of who they are in this world and where they fit in. Whether we like it or not, the media and literature play such an essential role in shaping the way our children understand race, ethnicity, and social institutions. Often, the lack of positive representation and the "fake news" about those that look like them, on the airwaves, or the daily headlines. Have a profound impact on how they view themselves. This gross misrepresentation has not been lost on the school system. As they, too, have used the classroom as a breeding ground for misinformation. Hence, the reason we have taken it upon ourselves to do our best to educate and change the narrative. To create our own stories and reveal our true history.
This book is:
A book most kids have a hard time putting down because it's inspiring, engaging but, most of all, educational.
A great learning resource for adults and children.
A model of success our youth can feel a sense of pride about, relate to, and hopefully recognize the endless possibilities they can achieve.
A short and easy read but, it's jammed packed with substance.
"How I Met..." is a series for young and early readers about African American inventors, civil rights leaders, black activists, and the many significant contributors, without much fanfare or glory who helped shape the modern world as we know it.
Each book highlights our unsung heroes through the interaction between different members of the "Robinson" family. The goal of the series? To put on full display the amazing things African American's have accomplished throughout history. By doing so, our children will make the connection, that anything is possible if you dream big enough.
In this book, in particular, we acknowledge an African American entrepreneur and pioneer who contributed so much to our society. Sara Breedlove, also known as Madam CJ Walker a brilliant woman, who was actually one of the first woman in America to become a millionaire. This is an important African American story and it was written, with the hope that it will motivate the next generation to find their inner entrepreneur and excel by not only selling product but creating their own.
So, if you want peace of mind knowing that, just a small investment could end up having a big impact. By ensuring kids focus on literacy and the truth about their history, click the buy button. Thank you so much for your support.