Garvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, like he was when he was a kid. Garvey is more interested in science and reading than sports. He finds comfort in food and is teased at home and bullied at school about his weight. With the help of his only good friend, Garvey is able to join the school chorus which becomes a way for Garvey to accept himself, and for his father to finally begin to accept his son.
This is a great book to share with your child and a great way to introduce them to yoga. Readers are presented with a brief riddle of a different yoga position on one page. Turn the page and there is a detailed illustration of a child acting out the pose. Enjoy! Namaste (The spirit in me honors the spirit in you!)
A collective biography of 16 fascinating and diverse men and women of African descent, who have made their mark on American history. These are the stories of people who dared to dream, took risks, and created goals not only for themselves, but for others and the betterment of their society. Perfect addition to any classroom. (Grades 5-8 School Library Journal)